"Alternatively, you can set the ADJ lever to just control ISO."From my experience of using GRD IV, it is not "just control ISO" but "control ISO additionally", which means we nudge the lever left and right without previously pressing it.
minimum shutter speed 1/300 sec ? There must be mistake.
This man was once in Digitalrev.
was he close enough ?
DaveCS: I have played with the camera at my local shop and, to be honest, I liked how it felt in the hand. I've been waiting for a "replacement" to the Ricoh GRD series (yes there's talk of a GRD V with an APSC sensor but I've seen no proof nor any firm confirmation from Pentax/Ricoh). I honestly thought Nikon was dumb for bringing this camera out - I've since changed my mind.
This camera has a lot going for it - not just great IQ as many have stated - the ergonomics (which is what led me to the GRD series in the first place) are ALMOST as good as Ricoh - I would say that the Coolpix A is second only to the GRD in terms of ergonomics. The sensor is ridiculously good and so is the lens on the A - yes it costs more but compare it to the Sigma DP Merills. This camera fits into my pocket has better IQ than my Samsung smartphone and I would enjoy using it. Those are 3 winning reasons right there to look at this seriously.
I totally agree with DaveCS. Ricoh is working very hard, I think, on the GRD V. My intuitive thinking is that some very unique feature is being added on, which will not disappoint its core user. Because otherwise it should have come at the same time of Nikon A. After all, I wish they would conserve the auto SNAP mode in the next generation. This active autofocus mode seems working more or less the same way as the old film rangefinder(TC-1, etc). It is superb useful for street.
MrSkelter: I'm so sick of this. When is Nikon going to give us a pocketable camera with the D800 sensor, a 14-400 zoom lens and 4K video for under $500? It's time to take the lead!
Good job! super ironic!
tkbslc: Ugh, 28mm equiv? Did they not see how "well" the Sigma DP1 sold?
And no 18.5mm f2.8 will not "allow users to shoot with a shallow depth of field to blur backgrounds for professional-looking photos"
18mm f3.5 is what all the kit lenses can do, this gets me a whole 2/3 a stop of "professional" photo ability.
@tkbslcyou totally get the point. This camera is not meant to sell well, but aimed at true photographers who do not need bokeh to let their photo look "professional".
atamola: What the hell are those people at Nikon smoking?
Apparently they haven't registered the V1 fiasco
--------- Lens 28mm f/2.8 ------------(Who the hell was asking for a fixed 28mm f/2.8?!!)- X100/s Fujinon 35mm (equiv) f/2- RX1 Zeiss 35mm f/2- OM-D E-M5 + 34mm (equiv) f/1.8
------- 90% coverage optical viewfinder --------- X100/s leading hybrid viewfinder- RX1 EVF or Zeiss optional - OM-D E-M5 EVF + tilting screen
------- Max Shutter speed 1/2000 ----------- X100/s 1/4000 + Built-in ND- RX1 1/4000- OM-D E-M5 1/4000
-------- Sync speed (???) --------- X100/s 1/4000 !!!!- RX1 1/2000!!!- OM-D E-M5 1/250------ Max FPS: less than 4 ------- X100/s 5/6- RX1 5- OM-D E-M5 9
Bottom-line 1: Not from my pocket.Bottom-line 2: Nikon is completely clueless about what's going on in the market
I just want to say the Coolpix A is designed for a true street shooter, but not a spec perv.
Please verify your sync speed data. I think even EOS 1DX can not do 1/4000s.
Retzius: I am willing to bet that this lens formulation (18.5mm f2.8) for DX format makes an appearance as the long awaited DX wide angle prime lens for their DX SLR line.
I bet not. A 18.5mm f2.8 prime in DX format sounds very nice to a semi-pro/pro, but not to a normal consumer, who determines what product will be on the market.
ybizzle: LOL! Fuji X100S owns this in every way for about the same price! Good thing I ordered mine already! ;)
Fuji loses in terms of pocketability. It is much less offensive as well due to its very small size. Believe me or not, this camera is designed for a true street photographer, but not a appearance perv.
h2k: I still think you shouldn't use "DX format" as a general term of photography, instead say "APS-C format" or "APS-C format (called DX format by Nikon)". By saying "DX format", you're kind of making your self part of Nikon PR and make us believe that "DX format" is a regular, general term.
I see that in the intro to this artice you use first "DX" and then "APS-C" equivalently. But to people unfamiliar with Nikon PR speak, it might not be clear hear that "DX" and "APS-C" mean the same thing.
Yes, it is a small quibble; but i always get nervous when a single manufacturer's PR speak gets adopted as general English, when there is already a clear term without brand affiliation.
@ vFunct. I totally agree with you. For instance, Canon's APS-C format is little bit smaller than the one of Nikon, Sony, etc. Use of DX is more accurate.
when all the people are attracted onto the Coolpix A. I am still get excited for the big improvement on the small little P3XXX series.
I am confused by the Hybrid AF ability of the 50 f1.8 and 30 f3.5 lenses. In the extended review of NEX6, which is just posted before, it is claimed that "Note that this hybrid AF technology is not compatible with any of the fixed focal length E-mount lenses except the high-end Sonnar T* 24mm F1.8 ZA. And existing E-mount zooms will require a firmware update.".
I originally thought Q is made by Casio instead of Pentax
xc1427: I heard that when sigma lens mounted on NEX, it needs 3-4s to power on for the camera. Is that true ???
If so, I wll definitely go sony.
thanks guys, I researched the information. That is on the M43 systems where we find a noticeable start up delay.http://m43photo.blogspot.fr/2012/07/sigma-30mm-f28.html
I heard that when sigma lens mounted on NEX, it needs 3-4s to power on for the camera. Is that true ???
I do think this camera borrows thought from RICOH GRD series, which is the one-hand operationality. This may explain why there is no popular front control ring found on this camera.
the small ok/menu button is still there ...
Cy Cheze: Herd: "Gotta have a hotshoe." And pocketable too? Really now. A compact camera with an oversized flash or viewfinder mounted on a hotshoe makes it top-heavy, awkward, and vulnerable to damage. It's like putting a boat or a luggage crate atop a Mini Cooper or Smart.
As for the choice of a 1/1.7" size lens, as opposed to a 1" one, it remains to be seen whether the 1" doesn't confine a camera to having a narrow aperture, except at the shortest focal length, or else need to be as big as a Nikon V/J device.
Totally agree with Clint
I think RICOH-Pentax has said that the manufacture of compact camera will be left only to Ricoh...