ThePhilips: "Push the Boundaries" - or more of the same.
Frankly, after the NX1 and the 7D2 I have expected more from the D500.
@ThePhilips A camera with an electronic shutter will almost always be capable of a faster burst rate (fps). Big deal. 10 fps with a buffer of 200 compressed RAW images is about the best you'll find for a DSLR in this class of camera.
@tecnoworld The D500 shoots 10 fps for 200 images compressed RAW. It shoots 10 fps of 78 Uncompressed RAW. Don't know about which SD card, but complaining that you need to buy a fast SD in a pro grade camera is kind of ludicrous. The NX1 has an electronic shutter, big deal, almost all mirrorless cameras with electronic shutters have fast burst modes. But 38 frames is decent for its class, but I think we can agree that the D500 has a bigger buffer.
winkalman: Hopefully 4K video will push this into the "acceptable" quality range and force a 4K Theta from Ricoh sooner rather than later. Depending on price and weight, I could see this being a pretty attractive option for the action cam niche that wants spherical 360º video.
@Wild Shooter The Theta is not weather and water proof, and the video image is extremely soft even in the center of the frame, so no the Theta doesn't win because it's not even an action camera.
princecody: Didn't Ricoh already make this?
The Ricoh Theta is not an action camera meaning it has no weather and waterproofing. It's not 4K so the 360 degree videos are extremely soft. In short, no Ricoh didn't already make this.
Steve oliphant: It is clear to see that not one of you are real photographers or now anything about photography ,yes the lens is over priced but if you are a real naturephotographer you will have advantage to the full 35mm guys as you will be able to shoot at F5.6 of a bear and get his nose to its ears in focus on full 35mm its more like F11 and no the light gathering will be f4 tards.
I guarantee you nature and sports photographers, most of which are shooting FF, are not shooting a f11, that's is totally ridiculous. Or did you miss the bear photography in the Nikon D5 Inspire movie? Judging from the creamy backgrounds, such small apertures as f11 is highly unlikely. And guess what, the eye and ears are in focus.
But m43 should be happy with this lens as previously, most of the telephotos in m43 were variable aperture consumer zooms. Like most Oly lenses, sharpness should be great. From the sample images on here on DPR, bokeh and color/contrast doesn't seem to be same level as Nikon and Canon super telephotos, but that could be a limitation of the sensor. Enjoy.
Neodp: Too big. Sorry.
Too big for whom? What's the point of a tiny A6100 style body when the minute you mount a fast standard zoom or tele, the camera becomes unbearably front heavy and cumbersome?
This camera is built for work, not walk around snapshots.
One reason pros use DSLRs is for good handling with fast zooms and telephotos or did you miss the short D5 film called "Inspired"?
But your comment may have some relevance for users who prioritize convenience. And I guarantee that DPR's D500 review will include the usually inane "Bulky" criticism in the Cons section because for some odd reason reviewers here seem to think the entire photography world consists of casual walk shooting with a short prime.
Aroart: Wow, what on earth are so many loser complaining about.. 4k, 10fps, d5 focus system, tilt touch screen, smartphone conectivity, backlit buttons,pro grade weather sealing and button layout,.. I think Nikon just made the best apsc sensor camera to date.... I own a 7dm2 and a6000 so I'm not a fanboy... you haters need to get a life.... your negative opinions make yourselves seam realy stupid.. stop complaining and start creating ...
@Revenant I did catch the sarcasm and I was replying to both of your comments really. This site has become mostly unbearable for DSLR shooters. Since I never bought into the idea that smaller bodies with big front heavy focus by wire zooms, overpriced primes and lagging EVFs were technological improvements, I try to ignore their chatter.
When the mirrorless fans start trolling DSLR announcements with negativity it means they are secretly drooling.
pictureAngst: Great to see Nikon innovating again - can only be good for the industry and for us
@Photobyrd What too much credit? The Nikon 1 was the first ILC with PDAF on sensor, that is a fact. I didn't say anything about video, I was talking about still image burst mode. The original Nikon 1 V1 shot 60 fps burst mode with AF locked and 30 fps with AF. Of course DPR in their infinite wisdom, couldn't be bothered to give the V1 any Review award, in spite of these groundbreaking features and pretty solid IQ, but that's another story.
Ricoh Theta is 1080p at 30 fps not 4K, it's not waterproof, shock proof, or action camera. So no they didn't.
drh681: Hopping on the tailgate of a trend wagon.
You go Nikon!
Because there market is flooded with 4K 360 degree cameras???
marike6: With all the "what for" complaining, nobody realized that 360 music and news videos all the rage now?
Björk: Stonemilker (360 degree virtual reality)
Blue Angels 360 degrees
The Nikon I Am KeyMission video looks way sharper, and better than both of the above videos.
@AbrasiveReducer Who knows why DPR readers are not up on pop culture? Technology challenged? They've never visited a little website called YouTube? They don't read the NY Times so they didn't receive the free 360 Virtual Reality glasses with their subscription? How should I know why camera fans don't know these things?
td_100: Nikon & Canon in denial, heads in the sand, these cameras are evolutions of old tech. I shoot A Nikon D800 and bought a Sony A7 to try and I now reach for that instead of lugging the heavy dslr. The Sony is far from perfect, but it's a big shame that Nikon are not using their great experience and technology to produce cutting edge pro and enthusiast mirrorless full frame cameras and lenses. Wake up Nikon the games moved on and your being left behind.
@MichaelK81 Mirrorless fans assume that everybody shares their desire for tiny camera bodies that become unusably front heavy anytime you mount a decently fast or long zoom on them. They also assume that people share their love of EVF lag and blackout. I've owned a mirrorless camera from practically every camera maker, they are sometimes fun, but never really satisfying as system cameras. And small size is a convenience for travel, but a major drag out in the field. I'll never give up my DSLRs and lenses.
@ThePhillips wrote: "Sony SLTs did 12fps with C-AF for quite some time now. The NX1 from last year - 15fps."
Lol. The Nikon 1 could shoot 60 fps back in 2011. Without having to flip a mirror up and down, Sony SLT 12 fps and NX1 15 fps are nothing groundbreaking. 10fps with a 200 RAW image buffer capacity for a DSLR is damn impressive considering the Canon 1DX shoots 12 fps of 31 RAW files before the buffer is full. The 7D II shoots 10 fps for 25 RAW files before the buffer is full. The NX1 shoots 15 fps for only 22 RAW images. Which is why DPR is correct when it says the D500 pushes the boundaries.
The original Nikon 1 had on sensor phase detect AF, a first for any ILC. Keep in mind that m43 and NEX had already existed for years before the Nikon 1. The Nikon 1 also featured 60 fps, another first. What were you saying about innovation?
Boss of Sony: Unfortunately DSLRs are only really for pros nowadays. Nobody I know wants to lug around a dslr anymore. Even my friend who has been a full time pro photographer for 15 years has switched entirely to Fuji with the x-t1.
@Boss of Sony Consumer DSLR gear is MUCH easier to sell on Ebay, consumer DSLR gear does much higher volume on Ebay than their mirrorless counterparts. Apparently not everyone is as lazy as you and your friends. :-)
With all the "what for" complaining, nobody realized that 360 music and news videos all the rage now?
Mike FL: As I mentioned early that before you give away $500 with Wenmei Hill, take a look if this one works for you:
"Cheap-Ass Bokehlicious Lens - Best lens you'll get for $20!"
Fujian has different FLs' lens with different aperture that down to f1.4. All about $30.
@Mike FL I've done one better than staring at YouTube videos, I've actually owned the Fujian lens. It's a converted CCTV lens which works (barely) up to m43 in 16:9. In 4:3 aspect, on APS-C, it vignettes like crazy. If you like dark corners, that's fine. If your budget doesn't allow for a proper lens, that's fine too. The Lensbaby Velvet will cover through Full Frame. The Lensbaby lenses are extremely popular with wedding shooters on FF. You'd never choose a CCTV designed for a MUCH smaller image circle in such a scenario. Never. The Fujian was all the rage in 2010. Because it was $30 some hobbyists gave it a shot mainly for video. For stills it's extremely soft, it vignettes even on m43, it has 5 aperture blades for ugly bokeh, and it doesn't give the same glow effect as the Velvet. If budget is your priority, $30 will buy a Canon FD 50 1.8, Helios 44-2 or possibly a Nikkor 50 AIS. All of them will blow away any CCTV lens, and all will cover all formats through FF. Cheers.
straylightrun: Nikon, quit playing games and just make a proper mirrorless system.
Don't need no stinkin EVF, no unnecessarily small body in a bison leather half case, don't need instagram and I want my vinyl records back.
Fujjian is a converted CCTV lens. Good luck getting it to cover the image circle of any camera above the Pentax Q. Vignetting free of charge on m43.
Tokina builds what could likely be another of their legendary, pin sharp UWA zooms but with a faster max aperture and people complain. Pointless they say. Another reason I stopped caring about this site long ago.