technicallyTony: I would give points to cameras using buttons and deduct points for a touch screen. How can you adjust from shot to shot if you need to take your eye off the viewfinder? According to the DP review, the low end Nikon produces better RAW images, works better in low light, and has a better build than the Canon, however the Canon with the clunky touch screen handles better. If playing with a touch screen is what you want in photography, use a phone. If spending some extra $$, I'd probably take the D5300, if saving, I'd take the SLT-A58. Yes the A58's EVF is worse in bright light but far better in dim light. Also for beginners, the EVF gives you "what you see is what you get", you know your exposure is close when looking at the scene in the viewfinder, some a graph in the corner of the viewfinder.
With my nose I could make the adjustments without moving my eye.
royston42: Are you sure these are snowflakes, and not just close ups of plastic items? They seem to "perfectly formed" to me, but then, I was ever a cynic.
Snowflakes are perfectly formed as are all cystals
marcmasschelein: When i read thes I don't think these are the answers or professional photographers who earns there living with photography, correction or not?
Dareshooter: The Costa Concordia is one of many wrecks not listed here and with good reason, the article is about a collection that was documented by four generations of a family business. What struck me is that most of the ships in this collection came to grief around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Very dangrous waters far more than its fair share of recks.
kevin_r: The fact that this camera is able to use all the glass from the past 50 years is a sure indication of how Nikon has ripped off its userbase.
They could have made it such that ALL NIKON AF cameras made up to now be able to use the older glass, but they chose to force their supporters to buy new lenses - if this is not greed then I don't know what is.
You can, you just have to use them manually. They took split path some time ago which helped the bodies shrink in size. This is regarded as a good thing. Don't like it buy one of the larger more expensive bodies.
molnarcs: This forum has become unreadable. It's basically a troll fest, with overwhelming negativity. Any attempt at intelligent discussion is drowned in the noise. There is a more intelligent discussion of the new Nikon at Canonrumors (!) than here.
I wish dpreview had a feature where the user name could link to a portfolio. At least we could see who are actually photographers and who are just coach photographers - looks like the majority are the latter :-/
I don't share my photos here but that does not make me a non photographer. Just somebody who does not share very well with other kids.
Allen Yang: I prefer Nikon D7100 to this!
Because it is Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark .
aandegoons: Nice looking large camera. Seems a bit expensive given it's limited photo and lens capabilities.
It would be nice if Olympus could release a camera that would not limit you to certain types of photography. Especially in this price range and size.
The only limit is your imagination
So the winner will be the person least needing of the workshop.
neo_nights: I think people are missing the MAIN point of the article: GET TO KNOW YOUR SUBJECT!
This article's tips can be easily transferred for any other kind of photography. Portrait photographers who get to know their models. Sports photographers who get to know the sport, the location and the athletes they're photographing. Street photography, when you know which time is best to get some pictures (better lighting, more/less people around) and so on.
This article is great and people should open their minds a bit more instead of b*tching "Oh, it's so easy to say those thing when you have a beautiful scenario so close from home".
Yes but if your subject looks like that you are on bonus points already.
G7D: any insite into why they used 7Ds and teleconverters, why go up so high only to zoom in massively??
okay understanding the need to zoom for detail still confused how they got a wide angle at the same time multiple lenses?
but you did it in such a negative fashion
Leonard Cohade: So boring picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Only for Geek
We are all geeks
brianj: Its almost as ridiculous as the size of the DSLR just for taking a child's photo!
The price of that Lens means I think its professional. But I think you could do the same for a lot less money.
JRApprentice: In relation to the Panasonic ZS20 you state
" Image quality is decent, but not outstanding. If you'd prefer better images, with fewer bells and whistles, the ZS20's 'younger brother' the ZS15, is worth a look. "
What on earth is a camera with an inferior image quality to its "younger brother" doing in a recommended list of cameras?? Or have we got to the state where "bells and whistles" matter more than IQ? I bought the ZS15 because it has the same, much praised, sensor as the FZ150 and the IQ of the ZS20 was known to be rubbish.
Come on Dpreview, you can do better than this.
Sorry but the whole point of a camera is image quality, everything is second to that. If the upgrade is infact a down grade then the world is spinning in the wrong direction and the accountants have won.
Mark H: Ranking users by number of posts, even though just initially, is a terrible idea.
Apart from the old adage of 'quality not quantity' - some of the most prolific forum posters are quite often those who are the biggest and most objectionable nuisances on these forums, and such a ranking basis will only encourage them even more.
Anybody mention Pentax?
uw69: Really wish full reviews for this camera were available. DPR is so slow!
Blige! there will be people queuing up like it was an iPad next. Get a life the review will be ready before Christmas and thats all you need to know.
Brings back great memories. I never bothered with poon hill but clearly I missed out.
Lea5: I use the hipstamatic frequently with my IPad2 and I really like it. But when I read "This image was shot with the MegaZuck84 camera (which is free after 'liking' the app on Facebook)." I get a red face. I don't want to be forced to do something on Facebook to get it free. I rather pay for it. I cancelled my Facebook account a few month ago, cause of bad security policies and now this company wants to force me back to Facebook. No thanks! Bad, bad! I think I remove my hipstmatic app from my IPad. There are many other very good "old style camera" alternatives in the appshop.
Facebook is only insecure if you put lots of personal details into their care. Don't tell them your age and they can't share it.
YG1974: Is a pity they didn't put a GPS in the P310. this would boost the camera.
If it a high end, why such a small sensor?
Why this passion for GPS? I can't see how it improves the picture quality.
mainvision: Does any of these cameras have GPS? Couldn't find a mention in the reviews. It's an essential feature for travel photography and I won't buy a camera without an onboard GPS.
Essential ? hardly it might be a would like but surely the critial thing is to get the image. If you don't know where you are or what you are taking pictures of perhaps you need a map.