dynaxx: I am confused ; I thought CMOS used a rolling shutter unlike the CCD sensor that exposes the entire 44mm X 33m frame simultaneously.
How can the H system lenses with their central ( global ? ) shutters work with both CCD and CMOS ?
CCD colours have always been better ( like the Fuji X-Pro 1, the last DSLR with CCD ) so this seems to be the trade-off versus practicality.
Actually it happens to still photography too. -> http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_shutter
Shunda77: The high ISO performance of this camera is truly impressive, Fuji are now a very serious player in the APS-C market.
True. Fuji has always been a serious player. Maybe too serious for P&S upgraders.
arrr: Who asked for a D4s? *** Nikon where the heck is the D400?!
While we're here, ask for the true D700 replacement as well(cheap(er) DSLR with 16mp D4 sensor).
Jogger: lmao at all the butt-hurt mirrorless evangelicals. the fact is that none of the mirrorless offerings would be able to command a $6000 asking price for a body-only camera.
Some medium format cameras are mirrorless and the asking price starts from 20k. I know they are not really a mirrorless by today's definition, but just saying.
nofumble: ISO 409600 -the ISO scale is way out of date. Next ISO, million, LOL
Next is 819,200. Only after that is 1,638,400.
I think we should begin calling sensitivity by factor instead of multiplying it by 2. x1, x2, x3 ISO base 100 instead of 100, 200, 400.
OzarkAggie: Camera makers have been selling megapixels rather than image quality for far too long. Personally I doubt that anything over 10-12 MP is useful for consumers or even enthusiasts. Just how big an image do you want to print? I have 11x17" prints from a 10 MP camera with good detail. The limiting factor is noise and lens quality.
I do appreciate the option to shift into PASM mode, but never use the multitude of preset "scenes" (ex. Canon S110 with 58 scene modes). Disabling RAW capture on consumer models backfired on Canon given the number of people installing CHDK, yet they continue to deny support for what can only be marketing purposes.
Perhaps the worst decision CMs make is supporting up to a half dozen different consumer lines with overlapping features. The strategy of being all things to all people only leads to confusion in the market place. The CMs have met the enemy and it is them.
For some instances more mp is equal to better quality. Even if the quality is the same, why would someone choose lower mp camera over a higher one?
binauralbeats: Nikon should make a Pure Photography phone. Bolt on some retro-y dials and watch the profits roll in.
Without video, no less.
Hachu21: Don't be sad for those. I guess they are all non-functionning samples. Why?Because all parts should have been glued together before cutting. If not, each half part cannot stand up like that. they should fall appart.What do you think?
Ermm.. make sense.
Frank_BR: It seems that there is a lot of interest, but little information available about how these cuts in half are made. I believe a viable technique could be using what is called "wire saw", where a metal wire impregnated with an abrasive powder (diamond, for example) slowly cuts the workpiece. More information here:
Thanks for the info!
a l b e r t: Nikon is getting caught in a catch-22 situation.
They know that if they develop a competent mirrorless line, it'd kill off their SLR business. But if they don't develop a competent mirrorless line, in 3-5 years, their SLR business will be finished.
At one time, they were really innovating, D3, D3s, D700, D300, D300s. They weren't afraid of cameras (such as D700) having high-end sensor/feature that would cannibalize their top end products. Look what happen now. All they can do is worry and not be able to act.
I'd not be surprised in 5 years' time, Fuji will come out on top with the biggest share of consumer and semi-pro cameras.
Fuji products attract mostly high end users, as the price is a bit steep. I think low end consumer will go for m43rd or NEX.. I mean Alpha E mount. Unless Canikon come up with something similar.
wow, look at that demi-Otus. it's like 80% of it is glass..
helmuto: Picture quality of A7R is really exciting. I started to sell all of my other photographic equipment, so that I can afford more of the FE Zeiss lenses.
Currently I am using LA EA4 with Zeiss F2 24mm prime lens.
I think many of the angry Nikon/Canon users see the coming shift, that within the next years the photographic landscape will change, with Sony becoming one of the leaders.
Canikon position will remain intact, but they may finally embrace mirrorless. They've holding on DSLR for too long already.
munro harrap: Well, as long as you accept the long shutter lag times (Imaging-Resource figures-Dpreview dont do them), and can imagine bracing your left thumb often against a screen that can't reverse for its own protection and has no cover, up to 800 ISO its a useable machine you can put any lens you like on- whereas the Nikon wont do third-party lenses with adaptors.
Personally I feel that were I without my Nikon, I would still hesitate, despite the "any lens can work option" because the noise goes through the roof at 1600 ISO (see snap of kid warming feet-there is a lot of noise even on the feet), and because it obviously does not fit the grip of hands that use cameras, so I would wait until Sony review their design and equal the D800's high ISO image quality.
Judging by the fact that the A900 and then the A850 had the same high ISO noise problems as this brand-new model, we might have a very long wait.
Good low iso image quality- but all cameras since 1999 have that
I have tried this cam at Sony shop and didn't notice any lag. Maybe it is there, but not that slow. For me at least.
Greynerd: A more advanced Sony noise reduction system should scare even the most strong hearted person. Often it is akin to pouring water over the dots in printed output. I often wish my Sony TV would just leave the poorer picture quality alone rather than often turning it in to an even bigger mess.They up the nominal image resolution then have to scrub it to try and clean it up.
Higher resolution means better quality when downsampled, even with the "sony watercolor" effect.
18mp? Uh.. no further comment.
Donnie G: Someone mentioned that cameras with in lens stabilization were not capable of more sophisticated 5 axis stabilization as implemented in Oly's in body stabilization design. WRONG. Check the specs on Canon's G1 X mII. The new Canon gives you 5 axis stabilization with body and in lens IS and without moving the camera sensor around.
So how will ILIS corrects z-axis rotational blur?
Ari Aikomus: Still no High Speed Sync support with external flash??
I think so. That feature is reserved for the higher model.
RyanBoston: I've had this camera since Christmas and love it. The workability in raw is incredible, especially with good glass. Amazing detail and colors! Pulling shadows is amazing.
I've had the D40, D60, D90, D5000, D5100, and T2i. The D5300 is my favorite out of them all and am amazed at the quality of the pics.
Slap a Sigma lens on the D5300 and be prepared to be amazed.
No, he's got love from both Nikon and Sigma.
Vaughn T.Winfree: As a NEX 7 owner, I am not impressed.
I think that's intentional.
love_them_all: The viewfinder trolls will be all over this camera! LOL
Hahahaha.. viewfinder troll must be a subgroup of a larger mirrorless troll community.