Andrew Higgins: I'm curious why Panasonic's m43rds range, and the m43 system, has not caught the imagination of photographers like Fuji's X series. Even Olympus seem to have promoted their m43rds cameras a bit better, overall excellent though the m43rds system is, Fuji seem to be winning the format 'war'.
Well its caught my imagination... great multi-vendor format with stacks of nice primes. Most articles about mirrorless I've read see m43 as the benchmark. Who are these unimaginative people of whom you speak ??? :-)
JBurnett: Yay, EVF! I know young'uns often don't care, but we who need reading glasses to properly see the LCD applaud this addition.
most definitely !!!
zenit_b: Key question Does it feature exposure bracketing ? Or have they stripped it out like Nikon have on their 3x00 range? If it's got the bracketing (for basic HDR) then it's probably a worthy upgrade option for people like me with older Rebels. No bracketing, no buy though......
Cheers BaldCol ... I was trying to read this on a 3" phone so I appreciate you checking this out for us... my view then really is "whats not to like ?". This is just another generic rebel at another (probably low) price point. I have found the Rebel range excellent for what it is... just relieved they havn't tried to dumb it down too much (shame Nikon don't take the same approach)
Key question Does it feature exposure bracketing ? Or have they stripped it out like Nikon have on their 3x00 range? If it's got the bracketing (for basic HDR) then it's probably a worthy upgrade option for people like me with older Rebels. No bracketing, no buy though......
Englishman in France: So the Olympus 25mm F1.8 costs £370 without lens hood or storage pouch and the Panasonic 25mm F1.4 costs £430 (amazon uk) with a lens hood and pouch. The price of the olympus lens hood is unknown, but their lens hood for the 45mm is £30. This is not the nifty fifty that the system needs. The price needs to drop.
good point sbszine .. wheras with the oly 45mm the hood is quite a bit extra... The Pana 25mm f/1.4 comes with a hood though (a cute square one)...which given the price it should do I guess ...
hmm... yes I actually got a £50 cashback when I bought my Panasonic 25mm F1.4 which made it about this price. Hopefully the street price will come down though. The 45mm f/1.8 can be got very cheaply now...
Susan Taylor: Simple question--do I need to install this on my computer and if so, why?Seriously I have Picasa and may be getting another program for Christmas, so is there a reason why I should have this on my computer? I have Windows 7 on both the desktop and laptop. Just trying to figure out this.....thanks!
Picasa supports lots of these raw files anyway (seamlessly) so is it worth it? I dont have a complete list but I would guess your existing Picasa supports more than Microsoft do. I would see how things go and only install it if others have had good experiences.
clever use of flash !!! I really like it !!
We have had a sad history of proprietary file formats - CompuServe and Unisys demmanding royalties on GIFs for example. No photographer is going allow a vendor to impose a tax on their own work again. If these guys thing they have a better format make it an open one and dont try and charge people to access their own work. Otherwise the world just isn't interested. Its 2012 not 1982. :-) whatever happened to jpg2000 ? it died.
I keep focusing on the soft smoke coming out to the chimney. This is very fluffy and three dimensional and for me is the focal point of the shot.Perfectly composed, framed and exposed this is a real craftsmen's photo, squeezing the very best out of the Canon 350D sensor ... hope you have made a big print ...I would !!!!!
+1 smartcams - bring 'em on I say - we should have had them years ago. How many times have I had to photograph the LCD of my camera with my smartphone just to post up a photo ? Too many times. Just make sure that the slow laggy nature of smartphone OS-es isn't allowed to slow down our fast snappy cameras.
micahmedia: Nikon produced 30 million S-mount and 1 mount lenses? Really?! I mean what other camera lenses does Nikon make that don't mount on the D600?
I think he may be referring to the non-AI F mount lenses made between 1959 and 1974 ? My understanding is that these will foul the AI coupler on the D600 lens mount. Non-AI lenses WILL mount ok on the low end Nikons ironically (like the D40) because low end DSLRs don't have the AI coupling pin on the lens mount.
Paul Janders: Looked for this info in the DPR preview and also Nikon's website but didn't find it. Does anyone know if the D600 will:
Support the use of non-AF Nikkors by allowing the user to input the maximum f-stop into the menu system like the D300?
Allow for Auto FP high speed sync flash shooting like the D300?
you can see the mechanical AI connector at the top of the lens mount in the photo DPreview have put up. So like the D300 its going to support AI (i.e. manual focus) Nikon lenses... I was surprised the preview didnt draw attention to this ...
Roland Karlsson: Hmmmmm ,,, interesting. Waiting for something like this for some time now. But ... i am not really sure what to make of this thing. I dont understand what it can do.
Its a real camera.It runs Android and have WireLess.It has GPS.
But - it has no phone/3G. Thats rather strange.
And - what parts of the camera can apps access? What can you do with the camera? Can you control all settings from an app? Can you plug in an app so that the ordinary camera app gets a modified behavior? No interesting info!!! Please DPReview (or someone else) tell us whats possible!!!
just set your smartphone up as a wireless access point and leave it in your pocket. The nikon will then have connectivity just like it does on the home wi-fi... assuming good mobile coverage of course. I'm actually quite keen on this idea since I dont need to buy another sim for the camera ...
Deleted1929: Still no exposure bracketing it seems. It's beyond farcical.
Agreed guys this camera is not for us. A shame really because most other things looks good - I like the idea of a small light high res camera.
justmeMN: Once again, Nikon is alone in offering a DSLR with no Automatic Exposure Bracketing. Even many compact cameras have AEB. This is designed as a beginners camera, and beginners need AEB the most, to conveniently handle tricky lighting situations. (And, of course, AEB is also used by people who use HDR software.)
fair comment but I am guessing this cam doesnt have an HDR mode either does it ?
ZAnton: Why everybody is whining about lack of the AEB?It is pretty useless.This all AEB have +/- 2 Stops max. which is way to little for really contrasty scene. If you need +/-2 stops just pull the shadows in LR.When I needed HDR on Canon 350D I just used M and made several shots with 10 Stops range.
hi zanton - glad to hear the 350D get a shout - underated cam IMHO. When I used my 350D taking several HDR shots separately I got significant blurring from the clouds moving between shots... waves are worse. Then I discovered the 350D -2,0,+2 AEB feature that let me take them all in a one second burst ... guess it depends if you have clouds/waves in your shot and how fast they are moving ... I find most of my dramatic shots do have one or the other or both though... key question though ... has the D3200 got AEB or not ?
I have been waiting ages for something like this. Ideally dslr cameras should be running android and let you install editing and uploading apps. issues- really i would want a sim card in there so I could upload photos from anywhere- KEY ISSUE - STARTUP TIME.
We are used to our cameras starting in less than a second. How long to boot up Android ? 30 seconds ? I suspect you would have to leave this camera switched on if you wanted to avoid this which means charging it every day like a smartphone ...
Excellent step in the right direction though...