RichRMA: Looking at the high ISO samples and test images, it's clear that 24MP is pretty much the limit for an APS sensor. They should probably stop at this point and wait for the technology to catch up a bit.
And when is the 7D Mark II going to be released ? As far as I know it is vaproware.If you want to compare teh 7D Mark II, compare it with the Nikon D400 (again vaporware). That would be a fair comparison, vaporware vs vaporware.
gl2k: Ingenious Nikon. Giving an advanced camera a similar name as their P&S series. Confusing ? Probably. Detrimental effects on sales figures ? Definitely.+Nikon on its suicide path. Last year the devastating price crunch on the V1 = renders V2 unsalable.This year a DX fixed focal length camera with an odd focal length and slow aperture. Topping of the cake is the omitted viewfinder. Even more odd since the V2 just got one because of user complains.+Nikon obviously is not capable of learning from its own mistakes or the mistakes of its competitors.
The V1 always had a viewfinder, the V2 inherited it.
ThomasH_always: A "mini update" for the Least Important Customers of Nikon: The passionate photographers with skills. Or so it looks. We waited for years and years to get the same sensor, which the beginner models had for a long time. Canon is more clever about that: they simply placed the same sensor in all DX cameras, and so the speed of operation, functionality versus size are the differentiators.
But, lets nonetheless see here the Silver Lining: We have a new mid-range DX model at last, our existence has been noticed by Nikon's product planers.
However, the D7000/D600 controls in terms of their ergonomics are not my favorites, and the D7100 does not correct the mess in any significant manner. I really hate this left side mode selector, and the bizarre under wheel even more. Its op in the dark or with gloves is not possible.
What on earth are you talking about ? You are one deluded Canon fanboi.
Stanchung: The 800mm is very nice but is not for everyone.
The 18-35 is a for people who want less weight? Seriously?
Nikon never followed up with a better DX zoom after 17-55. A little more range on the longer end would be nice. Stick to 77mm diameter, no variable aperture zoom please. [There's the 16-85 already.] Choose what's possible-f2.8. 3.5 or f4. VR optional.
Make it a keeper- no excuses Nikon.
The 18-35 is an FX zoom, not sure why you are talking about DX zooms.
Sdaniella: Anyone seasoned/mastered direct 'digital image' sensor exposure determination in the last 12-13 years (PowerShots since 2000, or EOS LV dSLRs since 2005) with Full M/M ISO will be very familiar with 6D's 'digital era' ExpSim LV (or 'digital era' ES-LV of PowerShots) with its EOS-1 Dual controls... and non-interrupting menuless exposure determination creative adjustment controls... 'live preview'... aka (2012/2013)... Canon's "Final Image Simulation" (new name for Exposure Simulation 'ExpSim' LV (Metering Mode/Range: Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor); but a longstanding feature since 2005-EOS-LV-dSLRs and 2000-PowerShot dcams)
repeat, reiterate, improve... continue...
PowerShot users who are Full M/M ISO-Savvy will be comfortable with any EOS LV dSLR, including the ExpSimLV 6D... ExpSimLV XXXD/XXD/M, ExpSimLV 7D, ExpSimLV 5D, ExpSimLV 1D...
none of the Nikons even have EOS-1 Dual controls, never mind the 'odd few' that have Full-Time ExpSim LV... (D3/D4)
sdyue needs a shrink
fberns: Feature-wise a great camera.But the viewfinder is lowest entry level!And the viewfinder is one of the most important parts of a camera, isn't it?
Yes. That is correct and disappointing with this camera.
Stephan Def: NIKON PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE ASKING FOR!
... I don't know what Nikon is thinking: NOBODY was asking for more Megapixels.
I would have considered buying one if it had a motodrive for older Lenses, if it had a manual focus peaking feature for older lenses. Whats also needed is state of the art AF. Everybody knows PDAF does not work by now, the hybrid-AF systems are the future.
So what will I do? ... Buy a Sony Nex Mirrorless for christmas and use my old Nikon Lenses on it (with an adapter) and then I will even have focus peaking.
Nikons Marketing department has a serious Personell problem and it should better be fixed pronto otherwise it will continue to impact their business ability.
Well for sure they are not asking you !
Stephan Def: so what good are more Megapixels if PDAF keeps missing the focus as is the case even on the more expensive "professional" models?
"Interestingly, the D5200 is equipped with a significantly upgraded AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7000"
The AF on the D7000 was one of the most problematic functions of that camera, read the forums and the independent tests, massive complaints about missed focus. So if the new D5200 has the focus functionality of the D7000 how is that an improvement?
And why are you bothered ? As per one of your posts below, all you need is focus peaking for your old manual Nikon lenses ? Why are you worried about auto-focus ?
So you expect Nikon to create a camera based on 'your' needs- I am sorry but they make cameras for the masses, not for one person....When you make statements like these - "Nikons Marketing department has a serious Personell problem and it should better be fixed pronto otherwise it will continue to impact their business ability.", you sound deluded and absurd...
JonSr: D5100 was a D7000 with a few flaw. D5200 sounds like D3200 with a new number. Doesn't sound like an upgrade but a downgrade. That's sad.
"The shift and tilt mirror"... What feature is that ? If you are talking about the minature effect filter , then I think that is done with software ?
VivaLasVegas: Wow D600 has the same AF as the D5200!
No, the D5200 has the same AF as the D600. Unlike Canon, Nikon is generous with trickling down features to its lower priced cameras as well.
Tee1up: Nice upgrade but the D600 still has me more excited.
The D600 would have anyone more excited than the D5200. Of course, it is also a thousand dollars more.. Apples and Oranges...
Mssimo: Would be very nice if it was bigger (same size and style as the D7000 but more plastic) and also share the same viewfinder as the D7000.
I am okay with the size, but I too wished that it had a pentaprism viewfinder like the D7000. However, that would make the camera a bit heavier.
D5200 vs D5100 specs : Higher 24 mpx sensor as compared to 16 mp. Also new 39 pt focus system (borrowed from the D7000). How does it seem to be a downgrade ? Please explain ?
From DPR First impressions :" However a real question mark hangs over the RRP, which (not unusually for a recent Canon product) looks unrealistically high." I hope that Nikon does not follow Canon with its pricing.
Retzius: I think Canon is being very wise in their strategy. It seems to me they have decided to overhaul their lens line and update all the oldies so that when they decide to increase the megapixel count of their cameras they will actually have lenses available that can provide the needed resolution increase. Nikon OTOH, keeps pushing megapixels with the same old lenses that quite frankly look tired on these new sensors. Very wise Canon.
Nikon too is overhauling their prime line up, most recently we have had the 28mm 1.8 G. If Canon decides to wait till they overhaul their lens line and then increase the megapixel count, I believe that they would be pretty late to the party.
Vibrio: my ideal camera would record an image like my eyes see it.
Well said ! That for me is the definition of an ideal camera....
My ideal camera is comprised of features available in cameras currently in the market :
1. Size and form factor : Olympus OM-D
2. Sensor : D 800
3. Auto focus : D 800 / D4
4. OVF : Sony a900
5. Weather sealing : Not important to me.
6. Price : $999.
beautyintheeyes: Kudos to Canon for releasing a camera with so much disruptive potential that it can decimate the competition. It'll sweep all photo awards for 2013/2013. Canon is the most innovative company out there.
I am sure this is in jest ...
mais51: After the disapointment with the crippled D600 Canon just gives me a very good reason to stay with Nikon - compared with the 6D, Nikon D600 is miles better, suddently Nikon D600 becomes so attractive - I'll still hanging out for a D400/D300X, if I go FF then it will be D800E
Superka, what are you smoking ?