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 ?
Fave Photog: Is the purpose of these images to showcase the 24-120/4 or to showcase the abilities of the D600? The answer is obviously the 24-120, or else Nikon's best lenses would have been used: The 14-24, 24G, 35G, 85G, 200G, 70-200VRII, etc.
Another basically useless 'review'/'preview' by DPR.
@Simon, The folks at DPReview could have waited for a couple of more days and put some thought and effort in the preview photographs with a variety of lenses... After all , you are the worlds premier digital photography website !
kapanak: Well, so much for a sub-$2000 Full Frame DSLR.
The sub $2000 slr from Nikon is a creation of Nikon Rumors.. The D600 rumor has come true, the price rumor hasn't.
"Pet Mode (Scene Mode)*8Dogs and cats are automatically detected. By selecting Pet-cat or Pet-dog modes, the camera will automatically detect cats or dogs and focus on their faces. Up to ten dog or cat faces can be detected.
Auto ShutterCapture pets' cute expressions. With Auto Shutter, the camera will automatically shoot when a pet faces the camera head-on. With this function, users won't miss the whimsical antics of their pets. (Auto Shutter can detect only one pet.)"
Wow .... This is progress !!
pca7070: Very poor picture quality is to be expected.
DPReview is doing some good advertorials for Canon these days...
Barry Fitzgerald: Very poorly featured model lacking even the most basic functionality. It's shameful to have a DSLR in 2012 that can't even do exposure bracketing, or HSS. Has almost nothing a new user will need to get into photography, no DOF preview, poorly implemented live view, no wireless flash.
Yet the 24mp sensor seems to "cure all complaints" for some reason. Marketing over substance it is quite obvious that a new users will have no need for 24mp or anywhere near that. It's a sensor and nothing else.
Shame DPR could not give a critical review and dismissed all those points above.
Your definition of basic features is a bit too advanced ... Why dont you post a few alternative entry level DSLR models with these features to enlighten the new user who wishes to start photography straight away with exposure bracketing and wireless flash ?
Ropo16: Marike6 - still desperately trolling. For a Nikon lover you spend a lot of time stirring on the m43 forum.Oh well last gasps of a dinosaur.
One can disagree without being a troll. The points that marike6 discusses are valid and can be debated.
Panasonicus: Apart from the potential (which, if unused, is useless) the 24mp sensor offers there does not seem to be anything to tempt those drifting away from DSLRs to DSLMs (Panasonic G series, Olympus OMd) which offer similar quality in a much smaller and lighter package. With travel being an issue these days due to draconian baggage restrictions size is becoming more important. As a former Nikonian of a few decades I have found the brand drifting toward too much "cheapness" with more and more lenses made in China instead of Japan. The 3200 is quite rightly given an average rating by DPR with no silver award because it offers nothing extraordinary. The potential will not be realised for most as high end Nikon glass is not going to be purchased for an entry level camera. I have made the switch to a Panasonic G3 and find overall quality superior to Nikon and the size and weight advantages plus easy movie mode made the switch a no-brainer for me. DSLMs will kill off entry level DSLRs.
"The potential will not be realised for most as high end Nikon glass is not going to be purchased for an entry level camera."... so does this mean that all camera manufacturers should not intorduce an advanced sensor at this price point ? What if Nikon decides to introduce the D800 full frame sensor into the D3300 ? Should it still get a silver rating because of the assumption that no one will buy glass which can do justice to that sensor ? Is that why Panasonic is nowhere close to Nikon in terms of lens choices, because they decided to only manufacture lenses which do full justice to the pana sensor ?
Jefftan: I read the review. it said 18-55 mm can't deliver the full 24MP resolution but did not do any test to prove itSo this is just an opinion?
All camera reviews are only opinions...
jnk: What - another negative spin by DPR on an otherwise ground breaking entry level camera from Nikon with one of the HIGHEST IQ DX sensor on the market - and everyone here is surprised?
Hint - check out their previous review of Nikon.
DPReview is becoming more of a mirrorless fanboy nowadays... A DSLR like the D3200 still offers the best image quality if you want something smaller and lighter with access to a wide variety of AF-S lenses, not to mention that it is cheaper than mirrrorless..
Ropo16: Forget this hatchet job. Look at Robin Wong real world samples:
The link is not for vegans though !!
Jalebi is the correct word. And compared to the other photographs posted in this challenge, this photo is rubbish. Sorry, but challenges have never been won fairly off late...
Jalebi is the correct word.
Felipe Rodríguez: I like most of the camera's specifications, and I'm sure it will be a killer piece of gear. But... if I would not own such a pile of expensive Canon glass, I would better go with the Nikon D800: nearly the same features but more megapixels (big files are important for me) for less money... I can't even consider a brand switch, but many people can...
You pay extra only for Capture NX2, you do not need that to work with the NEF files, you can use either Lightroom or View NX (which is free) to download and convert the files.
sdyue: Coolpix P series live view... like D800... D700... or any Coolpix... no thx.all one can do is preview 'framing/focus'... with a neutral autogain view... which is unrelated to exposure settings.
if Nikon offers 'exposure simulation live preview', like D3/D3x/D3s... maybe D4... then, i'll consider it... but since they leave out the most advanced ExpSim or ES-LV features, then interest is zero.
in the meantime...PowerShot G/SX/S/A series w/ M modes... ALL OFFER exposure simulation live preview... (a normal feature), in PowerShot G1 to G12, and G1X... as well as 1DsMkIII/5DMkII, 1DMkIII/IV, 1DX, 7D/60D, 600D/550D, etc, etc...
Sony's offer it in their prosumer digicams... too...
so, this leaves Nikon LV in the same company as Fujifilm and Kodak... maybe even Pentax too... and prosumer Olympus and Panasonic (the latter gets it 'part-time' on LX series, but that's it)
@sdyue you seem to be a Canon employee who invented the 'exposure simulation live preview' , as every other post of yours has the same complaint..