Johan1967: Who cares. In practice it doesn't matter at all.
Yes ist does. You are wrong.
Terry Breedlove: I can't think of any reason for a micro SD card slot anymore. That is so old school and nowadays just not needed.
That comment makes exactly zero sense. I cannot see how such reasoning is sound. Why would anyone want to have less options? Especially for storage, which never seems to be enough.
SergioBR: Note 4 ??? (http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-6-Plus-vs-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4-vs-DSLR-blind-camera-comparison-you-choose-the-best-camera_id65832)
Samsung Galaxy S6 ??? (http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-S6-edge-vs-Apple-iPhone-6-Plus_id3968/page/3)
Panasonic CM1 , Lumia 1020, 808 ??? http://smartcam.club/node/3225
I am very interested in the Note 4, because it has a fantastic large display. I think on a smartphone the size and quality of the display is a major factor to consider. Because one of the reasons I would buy one is to have my photos with me all the time for show & tell purposes. So you might consider weighting display quality into your assessment of value with a stronger factor. Also the possibility of using the smartphone for RC and tethering with other equipment is a very big deal for a lot of people I think. I know that it will be for me.
I am looking forward to your review of the Note 4. Thanks.
No EVF is a real problem, from what I understand it makes the Camera unusable in bright light. So even if I want to buy the nx500 that would have me worried.
The next step up is the nx1, which is a bit of a pricey move, considering that there are good alternatives. Something coming in between with EVF?
I see Samsungs strengths in their state of the art technology, the connectivity, they need to leverage that more. Tethering and RC with smartphones. Immediate image processing and display on tablets, TV's etc.
I had a second look at the Canon 5D mk 3 yesterday, and even though the image quality is good or even benchmark, technology wise they are a joke.
Stephan Def: Nikon would be better off to support Darktable.org, its already there and it works. After Nikon discovered that they can no longer continue with Capture-Nx2 they should have changed something conceptually in their Software-Cubicle. Free and open Software is the way to go.
It's obvious that Nikon can't compete in the Software space, they don't have the skill or the experience or the budget apparently.
check this out: https://plus.google.com/+darktable/posts
user base is steadily growing at a nice rate.
@y HowaboutRAW ... I think most people probably would run it on a Mac. However it also runs on a Linux PC.
rugosa: It's free and works well. As usual mostly bitching in the comments section!
Conjecture is more like it. Loss of trust and lack of confidence based on recent events. See also D600 class action lawsuit. You see, its not so much that they had a defect in the product, the real problem was how Nikon management thought they could get away with it. There are more reasons not to trust them, than there are reasons to trust them.
"The reason thet Nikon dumped Capture was the company that owned it decided not to support/distribute it any more. "
I doubt that Story, and Nikon has never come out and said what really happened. Nikon could have bought out the Capture-NX2 product, the IP and the developers working on it. In the real software industry such deals happen all the time, especially if the new owner had no interest in pursuing that product line themselves and could have made some nice cash by spinning it off to Nikon. Looks to me more like someone was stubborn, greedy and unwilling. Its just so much easier to leave customers standing in the rain.
Since you seem to be so clever, please explain why Nikon had to dump Capture-Nx2? (which was really a strong product)
Nikon would be better off to support Darktable.org, its already there and it works. After Nikon discovered that they can no longer continue with Capture-Nx2 they should have changed something conceptually in their Software-Cubicle. Free and open Software is the way to go.
Stephan Def: I'm so underwhelmed I don't know what to say. Wonder whats going on.
its hard to tell what all may be going on, 28MP may very well create a lot of issues with camera shake.
There may also be some issues with backlighting and lens flare. I know when I do backlit scenes that will always flatten the image.
Other than that maybe samsung just needs to treat themselves to a more advanced jpeg engine, which will allow for more tweaking in the settings.
I'm so underwhelmed I don't know what to say. Wonder whats going on.
Thanks for the Interview, it is very good to get a deeper insight into what kind of a company Sigma is. I learned many things from the Interview that I did not know before. Thank You.
I plan to buy one or two of Sigma's lenses. I consider the USB dock to be a key advantage. I think you forgot to mention that Sigma offers a mount conversion service. This is of huge value, all Sigma lenses should participate in that offering.
I found the part about how Sigma has been using Computers for lens design particularly interesting. Good thing that 'Moore's Law' is affecting lens design at Sigma.
I am very confused about the Sigma Foveon Sensor, is it better or not? Why? What about BSI?
Finally I feel though, that it is not enough to produce good hardware, software is also of primary importance. If everybody depends on Adobe to render their final images, then that is not a good situation. There are very good open source packages for image rendering that need to get some key support.
QuarryCat: so true!
a man with the courage to speak out why is fact!Thank you Mr. Iida
Fujifilm has really good prime lenses, but they are all slow and the are all missing stabilization!
And a even better camera with a better AF won't change this on the lenses we have right now. That should be clear.It is not a camera fault alone - so for faster AF they will need new lenses.It was the same with Nikon before AF-S, Sony, Olympus E-Mount and others more.
And Fujifilm needs to think about the stabilization - if the built an even higher resolution sensor - people have to use tripods or very fast times - so it will be better to have stabilization in every lens or even in the body.
And Fujifilm should rethink the aperture - I don't like 1/3 steps, I don't like the loose aperture rings and I dislike the sunshades on Fujifilm lenses.They should be harder and get precise in place.
I tend to agree on some of those points. It seems to be not possible to put stabilization in the body for some reason. Maybe its just the patents, who knows. IBIS would be the perfect solution, however sony is also not doing it and Samsung is also missing this on their Mirroless. It would be interesting to get some more info as to the technical why??
JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.
@JDThomas "@Just a Photographer: The D5300 focuses faster than the XT-1 and it's half the price."
Nope, with a comparable standard zoom it sure isn't half the price.
The point is though that very many Nikon Users are disappointed. Because Nikon is not wholeheartedly giving it their all. Why is it taking Nikon forever to announce the D7200? Where is the enthusiast aps-c Camera loaded with all state-of-the-art innovations available in today's day and age? Such as the latest Toschiba or Sony bsi-Sensor, IBIS, articulating screen, deeper buffer, wifi, nfc, focus peaking etc etc ????
I always enjoy reading Interviews with Toshihisa Iida, please keep them coming. It looks like Fujifilm is having very good success with their strategy, especially that they take care to have excellent color rendering, film simulations etc.
J A C S: " We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors ..."
LOL! This guy would make a very successful used car salesman!
Some of the very best Salesmen I ever met were used Car salesmen working for name brand dealerships, those guys have to kick butt. No irony whatsoever intended.
(unknown member): I have sold my D80. Yes. My first and last, trusty Nikon. I wanted a second hand D90, but the current offers are inconsistent. I would buy a new one if possible... Now, I still have the 700D. I am seriously considering to sell it. So... D80+700D = 760D (good enough camera with top display)? What do you think?P. S.: it might sound stupid, but the sec display is a handy tool...
I just happened to read this thread here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55269447 ...