Very cool Video Barney, way interesting. It looked like lots of fun for you. I've forgotten the 80D into the Video, just watching your Kajak being built up - congrats. ;)
CaPi: I would have given the same recommendations.. Personally I don't like the out of camera jpegs of the Sony.. D3300 could really use an upgrade of the autofocus system.
Yes, after 6 Years, the "old" 39 Point AF System from the D7000, which also does work into the FX D6x0 Series, could be built into the D3300 Successor - it's about time...well, say D3500? The D5500 does have it, and so is it into the D5x00 Series since the D5200. Time to get it into the D3500 Body..or whatever the D3300 Successor would be named.
marc petzold: My deepest condolences for Richards Family, i've read the luminous landscape since around 2003/4 online, very good reviews...and he wasn't really grown old. Richard also "invented" ETTR. Really loved the reviews, YT videos, and his Luminous Landscape Site. Michael would leave a deep hole. RiP Michael.The good ones all leave too early. A very sad Day today. :-((
The Contax N Digital - a legend itself, the Luminous Landscape had one of the very few, really serious Reviews & samples for this (at that time being) only avialable Worlds 1st FF DSLR, it's Philips 6 MP FF Sensor had issues, and into the End it brought much to it that the famous Contax Brand died. Love my C/Y lenses.
The Contax N AF Lenses can being used on eMount for instance with the -very expensive- Fringer Mk. III Adapter (Contax N Mount, with AF)
yes you're right. He'd be deeply missed.
My deepest condolences for Richards Family, i've read the luminous landscape since around 2003/4 online, very good reviews...and he wasn't really grown old. Richard also "invented" ETTR. Really loved the reviews, YT videos, and his Luminous Landscape Site. Michael would leave a deep hole. RiP Michael.The good ones all leave too early. A very sad Day today. :-((
marc petzold: 16 MP onto a very small 1/2.4" Sensor is a heavy load of MP onto that small surface area. Much better would be an 1/1.7" Sensor with 10 to max. 12 MP, like the Pre-2012 (before Sony RX100 1"Sensors became Standard into Prosumer Compact Cams) Cams , for instance Samsung EX-1 from 2010. With nowadays processing algorithms, IQ can be even better.I'd ask for 1" Sensor Standard into better Smartphones, say S7 Series, LG G5, and so on...
I think the better approach is like the S7 cam, 12 MP onto that way small sensor. It would take years to compete with high end compacts for smartphones. And who wants to buy a 700$ smartphone - when it's being outdated just 6 to 12 months later after release? If someone desperately would need a great camera, with the biggest sensor currently into a smartphone, i'd go for the DMC-CM1 Panasonic.
Currently the best Sensor...and the only smartphone with a full 20 MP 1 inch sensor like all these Sony RX10/100 series, FZ1000, G5X, G7X series, and Nikon DL series, RAW of course. Although this huge sensor, the phone size isn't that huge, either way. I'd say it's a prime lens camera (28mm 2.8 Leica Elmarit DC lens with Smartphone abilities - since Fall 2014 already. Why doesn't Sony have their own 1" Sensor inside a Xperia Z Series ? It's odd...
More Pixels onto a especially small sensor size doesn't help into IQ - it's the opposite, worse, compared to a bigger sensor with less MP, because the pixel pitch of the photosites is much small, typical 1,xx μm on current smartphone sensors, and therefore the light gathering ability is worse compared to a physical bigger sensor. Of course, software processing algorithms and the picture processor (asic) comes into place here, too...how good/advanced they are...but you can't overcome the laws of physics, or better said here, optics.A bigger sensor with less megapixels does have a higher S/N, signal-to-noise ratio and therefore better IQ at the end after all.
User3754336485: Nikon D7200 is a curious choice. I would have expected the D5500 instead, guess that $800 to $1200 is a body-only category.
In general I would think the D5500 would prevail over the larger, bulkier D7200 which was only a minor upgrade to the D7100. I own a D7100 and the image quality is excellent so I would expect the same from the D7200, but wouldn't a better consumer choice be the improved user interface (touchscreen) and smaller and lighter D5500?
Just right...but remember, it's not the Camera...Pros can get equal shots out of a D60, for instance. ;)
For example: D800 vs D40x, and one can't tell the difference at this image sizes, for Non-believers here:
The Panasonic Lumix CM1 does feature a Leica 28/2.8 together with a 1 inch 20 MP Sensor, but for a price...way too high. And also with an now way old "KitKat" 4.4 Android based OS.
The PureView 808 have had it's own issues - no RAW, outdated OS, Singlecore 1.3 GHz CPU, and only 512 MB RAM, heck, even no HD Screen, but it was Tech from early 2012 back then. ;)
And, last but not least: Very expensive. But back into it's day, it was considered as the best IQ into a Smartphone.
Its okay, but not great, Lars. Whileas on Compacts people wouldn't buy anything <1 inch Sensor size, it should become standard that also smartphone camera sensors should growing bigger in sensor size..for instance, the Nokia PureView 808 came out early 2012, and does sport a 1/1.2" Sensor - and the Camera/Sensor was 5 years into the making...and that was almost 4 /2 years ago - compare the Sensor size yourself here:
16 MP onto a very small 1/2.4" Sensor is a heavy load of MP onto that small surface area. Much better would be an 1/1.7" Sensor with 10 to max. 12 MP, like the Pre-2012 (before Sony RX100 1"Sensors became Standard into Prosumer Compact Cams) Cams , for instance Samsung EX-1 from 2010. With nowadays processing algorithms, IQ can be even better.I'd ask for 1" Sensor Standard into better Smartphones, say S7 Series, LG G5, and so on...
The D7200 is more than a minor upgrade. I can argue also that your D7100 is also just a minor upgrade to my D7000...get the point? ;) Besides this - the D7200 is better into DR terms, and doesn't have Sensor-Banding issues (which the D7000 also doesn't have) The D5500 doesn't feature Top Display, 2nd Dial, small, dim pentamirror (not Pentaprism 100% OVF, etc..you get the point)D7200 is a way good choice.
For a still Photographer, which doesn't do video, or only seldom, the D7200 is the best bang for the buck since it's introduction. Still being a happy camper with the D7000, and don't see, feel the need for upgrading to the current D7200.
At last, the Nikon 16-80 E VR is better than the Zeiss 16-70 Sony lens in APS-C terms, but also more expensive. Can't work with EVFs, i get eye strain way quickly. Therefore i like a good, quality OVF...and the battery goes always way over the day, for my DSLM, i always need some 3 to 5 spares in my Jacket, which is really annoying.
It's good to have choices, as consumer. The ideal camera never exists, not now, or in 50 years, but one can buy always something preferred for his own needs. :-)
I do still have my D40 - and must say, it still works (very simply) and everyone can make good shots with it. From the size & performance, say the 35/1.8 DX, it's still very good nowadays, even almost 10 years later. ;)
Horrible overpriced, interior quite ugly, and style-wise, this pocket design is ugly, and too huge for this size, too. My thin M65-alike Jacket looks much better, also with metal buttons, and it was a hell lot cheaper. Perhaps ppl buy everything what is tagged with "for Photographers". ;-)
Robbie Corrigan: Are you basing the poor low light AF when combined the the Sigma ART lens? I.e was it more prevalent when used with Sigma rather than a genuine Nikkor?
@Rishitalking about Medium Format Quality, the DP2 Merrill really excels here at lowest ISO, and the D8x0 series is for sure then not a match. ;) But only at controlled conditions (enough light, tripod and ISO 100)
Just an old Proof, from "The Camera Store":
marc petzold: The RX10 III like i've written into the forums before, is for myself the true R1 Successor - albeit 1" and not (almost) APS-C, and quite much more Zoom range (24-600/2.4-4 compared to 24-120/2.8-4.8) but the IQ should be really good enough - and almost 11 Years is a hell lot of time developing a new lens and updated image processing, algorithms inside the Camera from Sony. The only thing what wonders me: the Mt. Rainier ACR-processed shot seems to be way noisy at ISO 250, the JPEG downloaded and a bit played with PS, it comes with less noise, haven't used the RAW.
It's not always the case and can't be said across the board, this way - for instance, check out 28-85 & 35-70 C/Y Contax Zeiss, and 28/2.8, 35/2.8 Distagon & 50/1.7 Planar for example.
Sports Shooter: who's is young enough to remember the Pentax LX? It had a good lens/accessories system build around it. I fell in love with the K1000 and was seriously thinking to get the LX but then I went for the Canon F1.The K-1 sounds like a great affordable FF camera but Pentax is lagging behind with the lens system.
Who is young enough to remember the Pentax MX? :-)
Still, the R1 does great, for real. EVF is way dated, and small swivel Display, but i do love the output it gives me way much. Written before, R2 or R3 with al-mg body, top display, dust / weathersealed, A6300 Sensor and 24-120/2.8 Zeiss T* lens would be very nice - Design like RX10 series, for example.
The RX10 III like i've written into the forums before, is for myself the true R1 Successor - albeit 1" and not (almost) APS-C, and quite much more Zoom range (24-600/2.4-4 compared to 24-120/2.8-4.8) but the IQ should be really good enough - and almost 11 Years is a hell lot of time developing a new lens and updated image processing, algorithms inside the Camera from Sony. The only thing what wonders me: the Mt. Rainier ACR-processed shot seems to be way noisy at ISO 250, the JPEG downloaded and a bit played with PS, it comes with less noise, haven't used the RAW.
Like i've said before - Pentax joined the FF Party at last, but with a bang. It's way cheaper (for the end user) to have a proven, great sensor design (for some "old" 2012 tech 36 MP Sony Sensor, also into the D8x0 Iterations and A7R Mk. I) with current processing algorithms, then always the latest in Sensor tech (Sony A7R Mk. II, Sony RX1R Mk. II), which is correlated with much more costs due a newer, HighEnd Sensor Design (Sony here at this point). With the PixelShift Feature, the K-1 can also compete with Medium-Format like Quality - that was already clear into Fall/Winter 2015.
I'd say it again - the K-1 with all features (mostly IBIS, PixelShift, Body Illumination & AstroTracer) is compared to what the D810 offers a bargain - perhaps the latter one sports a bit better AF System - but Pentaxians are typical Landscape Shooters...more than any other brand.
It's way good to see Ricoh is at this point they're are - Competition is always great, and a benefit for all others.