Photoman: Wait till Sigma release their 85/1.4 lens. 1/4 price and better quality, like their 50/1.4 ART lens.
@Jones, that "junk" glass from Sigma performs better than "original" glass from Nikon and Canon. You are right that there is no guarantee that a Sigma lens will work on a Nikon body released in 10 years from today.
There is however a 100% guarantee that this Carl Zeiss Otus lens will NOT autofocus on anything ever.
Jones, it's more like a Ferrari vs a Mercedes C63 AMG.
Both are crazy fast, but one is a better status symbol, because it costs 5 times as much as the other.
tkbslc: Are 85's really known for problematic distortion?
it's simply not such a huge problem as you try to make people believe - otherwise pros would buy "apochromatic" Zeiss lenses instead of Nikon's/Canon's pro grade gear.
DuxX: Wide aperture portrait lens without AF at 4.000+ $/€ price... pffff. Brainless! Really wish to see comparison between this lens and 85 1.4G and what buyers pay with 3.000+ $/€ extra!?
A point and shoot shooter will never consider buying either a CaNikon 85mm 1.4 lens, or this Zeiss, so in this regard, he is pretty much irrelevant.
someone is obsessed with chromatic aberrations to justify the price tag - everybody else just checks the checkbox in LR to take care of that
Boss of Sony: The lens on my iphone 4 is better than this. Plus it functions as a phone.
Photo Pete: Can't wait for the Otus 600mm f4.0. I've heard the price will be really competitive!
to be fair, considering its price, you surely can afford 3 assistants to accompany you for the rest of your life
Nope. CZ 85/1.4 vs Nikon/Canon 85/1.4 is not the same as a DSLR vs P&S.It's the same as an overpriced Leica rangefinder vs Sony a7R.
G3User: The demise of pro paid photography continues. Now, any soccer mom can have out of focus backgrounds. Again, another reason not to hire a paid photographer. Pro photography, RIP.
right, because everybody wants to have the same boring background on every single picture
(unknown member): Uuuuuuuuugh I'm so sick of seeing those drones everywhere!!!It's just a stupid fad for rich people who don't know what to do with their money!!It's totally useless and also dangerous!!!
@Tord: We were talking about "those drones everywhere" - not this particular model. Of course it will cost a lot more than a toy.
It's a lot cheaper to build one yourself.
I thought Britain banned them, or was it France? Anyway, if it gets out of control, all it takes is an air gun to shot them down.. you don't need a license for that :)
I live in Europe.Here's a toy quadcopter for 38 EUR:http://i.imgur.com/94XmBT8.png
rich ? you can get a toy drone for < $50
Stephen McDonald: Just wait until one of those blades cuts off the model's nose. Of course, that couldn't really happen. Who ever heard of an electronically-controlled device that didn't perform perfectly?
Those tiny plastic blades have no weight and rotate at slow speeds, I don't think these would be capable of cutting anything beyond grass.A real RC helicopter with 650mm carbon fibre blades would be deadly.
zettlers: This one is not for me so I hate it and expect everyone else to do the same!
a microSD -> SD card adapter is usually bundled together with a microSD card, that's not the issue here. The problem is that microSD cards are very awkward to remove and reinsert - because of their size, you often have to use the tip of your nail to push the card deep enough into the slot.MicroSD cards were never meant to be removed from their slot that often.
Sonyshine: A brilliant little action and wildlife camera from Nikon. I really , really want one!
Why is the EVF a separate extra?What on earth were they thinking of with Micro SD cards?
The retail price is hysterically funny - no way will I pay anything near what they want for this camera when my V1 can do most of the things the V3 can do.
I still think this camera is a (potential) winner but Nikon's marketing department need to take a long walk off a short pier...
@Wu Jiaqiu - in my case - "pocketability" - if a camera doesn't fit in my jacket pocket without impairing my comfort, it's too big to be considered a carry everywhere camera. If I need to take a camera bag with a shoulder strap, I might as well take my DSLR instead.I only take my J1 to the beach or areas with higher risk of damage/theft.
Every photographer likes to take and show pictures, that's actually the definition of a photographer. People who don't care about RAW, also don't care about spending 3 times the money over a J1/J2/J3/S1/S2/etc, since they don't get anything significant in return.
I don't dictate anything. It's pretty much common sense that less buttons and controls = camera for beginners, more control options = camera aimed for more advanced shooters.
But you are right about one thing - this POS does not appeal even to those very shooters, that Nikon tried to target with it.
aandeg: Well dpreview does better at hosting trolls than reviewing cameras. At least your good at something!
Camera is not for me and I am a N1 user. Missed the mark as does those fiddly and over priced MFT cameras. Though for them it seems being overpriced is a positive.
which 5 generations old APS-C Nikon outperforms the OMD EM1 ?
Kipplemaster: Could DPReview please start listing lack of USB charging a a con rather than the current practice of listing "lack of included charger" as a con for cameras with have the advantage of USB charging. Particularly for cameras which might be used for travel, for those of use who are not fans of packing random proprietary massive plastic accessories USB charging is a major plus.
@Kipplemaster - every Li-ion battery is a fire hazard - basically every single cellphone model has documented (although rare) cases of battery melting while charging - search for yourself. That's why you should NEVER leave a Li-ion battery in a charger unattended.
I would rather have the battery melt a $50 charger than a $2500 camera.
Those users who would never take the card out of the camera are exactly those clueless newbies who bought the wrong camera.
This is supossed to be an "enthusiast" camera. Meaning RAW. And since the high FPS/fast AF is the only selling point of this camera, that means LOTS of RAWs. And 200-300 MB per minute of video footage.
Not many users will want to waste the camera battery transferring photos/videos over the slow USB2 connection.