GabrielZ: Except maybe slightly increased comfort, for talking on next to your face or storing in a large bum pocket, what's the advantage of such a design? Seems a bit gimmicky to me, a case of doing something with new technology just for the sake of doing it, no matter how Samsung tries to spin it.
1. Lots of people (most, maybe) who utilize a smartphone spend barely any time talking on the thing, myself included
2. If you want to sit on a thousand dollar device, that's up to you. I think it's safe to say that most don't, and that those that do don't have the necessary body mass to have a butt without a curve.
I've got a small smartphone because I'm thin and bigger phones fit really badly in my front pockets. I want this.
Valentinian: Well done for Nikon, except.... its marketing stinks because you cannot buy just the AW1 and the 10mm (equiv. 27mm) ONLY.Underwater snorkeling I would use the 27mm equivalent ONLY -is that me, or anybody else agrees?(also a flash would be useful)
Anything but remote flashes are pretty much useless underwater because they illuminate every. single. little. piece of everything directly in front of the camera.
If they had the foresight to include means to trigger a strobe, I'll be surprised/impressed
gescolar: Waterproof to 15 m is useless for scuba diving. I don't understand which is the market for this camera.
Uh... for every 1 person that scuba dives 500 people snorkel?
Dunno, that might have something to do with it [sarcastic shrug]
Beachcomber Joe: This camera is the result of Nikon misunderstanding their market research. Their research question was "What would you like to see us do with the Nikon 1 system cameras.?". Those queried overwhelminglyresponded "Throw them in the ocean."
Well done, sir.
peevee1: @DPR: the spec says "ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps" - but it is impossible to select ISO 16000 in 1 EV steps from ISO 100.
The nex7 is likely the same. 1 EV steps from 100-12800 and one non-full step to 16000.
beavertown: What is the point to buy the G16?
Sometimes people type LOL and I really honestly doubt that they laughed out loud.
I laughed out loud, Esign.
Rooru S: Hope you can take the lens away from the phone and still take pictures.
There was a demo video from an electronics show where the presenter did exactly that.
brdeveloper: Probably these lenses have a lot of thorium in the glass or other radioactive materials so common in bright lenses that days. I wouldn't keep one inside my room. However, I wouldn't get a cancer playing with one of these for a couple of days.
You could look this up and not leave it to conjecture.
mike kobal: sweet, the PSCamX35mm records up to 450fps, has a global shutter, on the market since Fall 2011. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, wake up and take notes!
Yes. And the only price I could find online was 58,000 euros to get it.
Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic: Put that notepad back down!
The complaining here is just getting unbearable.
If you don't think it's worth the money when you're faced with the need for lenses of a different mount, go ahead and search ebay, risk getting an item not as described (because that never happens to anyone, right) pay your shipping costs, pay the 4% or whatever to ebay and 4% to paypal from the sale of your own lens, and move on with your life.
When you know you've got a great lens, could it just maybe be that $80-$250 to not F around with all the potential perils of ebay might just be worth it?
tkbslc: Awesome. You reap what you sow, right?
I rip what I sew.
Go Sigma Go!
achim k: Flare test:putting a light source just a bit outside the frame may also mean, that reflections may be caused by a surface inside the camera body! I rate the EF 40/2,8 as one of the best flare-resistant lenses I ever had!
I know what he's referring to, and it still doesn't convey a point.
What's your point? Either way, it's a problem.
Didn't read review, don't know what's being referred to, but your post is not really making much sense.
Just another Canon shooter: It is an interesting lens without doubt. But..., it just shows how limiting the APS-C format is, not otherwise: narrow FL range, horrendous OOF rendering near the focus plane, kinda soft and low contrast. The Tamron 24-70/2.8 is very similar in price, weight, and probably price; and is much better in every respect on FF, and has IS.
The whole point of the smaller format is portability. Once you try to match larger formats, you get absurd solutions like this one, or the m43 f/2 zooms.
However any full frame camera with an equivalent lens is significantly higher in price than this with any but the most expensive available bodies.
It's an option. It's not for everyone, but for those that don't want to invest in FF or reinvest in new FF tech it may well be an extremely attractive option.
Between availability of extremely large aperture primes, speed booster/variants, and now large aperture zooms I'm certainly rethinking my own desire and ownership of full frame.
ryansholl: *Obligatory bitching about not having reviewed some other camera*
Presumably combatmedic870 wrote his own online review to combat this deficiency for other potential users.
Barbie Video Girl hasn't been reviewed yet...
DPR is totally dropping the ball!
*Obligatory bitching about not having reviewed some other camera*
Peiasdf: I am sure someone will take it in now that it is in the NYTimes. That said, most of SOHO art scene is just trendiness, not art.
30 years of trendiness is history. Someone's interested.
AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.
He intentionally used the same equipment he is to be replaced by. You've just crapped on your own point in support of his.