I guess we will find out whether Nikon's long absence from this market segment has left them without a substantial market for this product and, if so, whether the D500 is competitive with other offerings. Looking at their $994 Wi-Fi adapter I have to wonder what drugs Nikon management is consuming. I know at least one big Nikon using pro motor sports photog who leased Canon kit for a major international event because his contract required that he be networked at the event for "live" international coverage in much the same way as there is a feed for NBA games by the team photos for feed into NBA.com.
Did I miss information about the sensor? Unless there has been major progress in low light/high ISO performance of the DX sensor, it's time may have passed. There simply is no comparison of the performance of currently available Nikon DX sensors and FX sensors.
Much of the video crowd has already gone elsewhere. I suppose we will see whether this and the D5 are enough to be competitive.
I was surprised at the higher ISO image degradation compared to the E-M5. The difference between the two is noticeable beginning at ISO 3,200 in the test images. At ISO 12,800 all of the cameras images were equally bad.
Lightime81: Maybe the best part of this is that I got a snail-mailed letter about this from Adobe offering me a free year's credit monitoring with... wait for it... Experian! I don't know if anyone's familiar, but I read a story last week about how Experian had been fooled into selling data to a credit theft organization! I admit freely I did not completely understand the article, nor was I that sure about the source (Krebs On Security), so this article could be all wrong, or old news, but there you go.
Sweet! A year of free Experian, which no doubt when the year expires and I forget about it, will start charging me a monthly fee.
And they want your full SSAN. I wonder how secure their server may be. That is why I decided, along with my bank, to simply cancel the card and change numbers.
drdancm: I'm currently still on hold with Experian who is the provider for the complementary 1 yr credit monitoring. This is the fourth time I am on the phone with them and they are still unable to get me to login under my newly created account, at protectmyid.com.
I have wasted at least 4 hrs on the computer and on the phone. It has been 3 days that I have been unable to get the account working. I spoke with 3 different very nice reps who have done all they know to fix the problem but I still get the same message that my login is unsuccessful and I need to either e-mail support or call them at the provided phone number.
I spoke with my bank and we decided to cancel my card and have a new one with a different number be issued. I am still trying to see if Adobe will do something about providing an alternate means of payment that does not involve leaving a credit card number on their server. We shall see.
Joe Ogiba: People keep talking about how small the old film SLRs were but they forget how much larger they were than todays DSLRs like the Pentax K-5 when you add the motor drive. Also with 128GB SDXC card you could shoot much more than the 750 shot bulk film back that was huge.
Photo OM-4 w/motor drive:http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2577/4349554310_99a8c2b8f5_b.jpg
250 bulk film back :http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/om2/images/250mmfilmbkzm.jpg
750 shot bulk film back :http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf2/motordrives/images/bulkfim750250.jpg
When the OM-1 was introduced there was substantial interest in it by the PJ community.
I carried an OM-1 with a wide angle, normal, and 75-150 zoom and it weighed less than an F2 when many others were hauling around an F2. There were worthwhile improvements through the OM-4 and then Olympus abandoned the system. In retrospect it makes the F2 seem the better choice.