samfan: I really have to try this thing someday. It's like one of those keychain cameras or other funny toy cameras which are so insane you just have to try them.
But I'm also thinking, maybe Samsung had some particular use in mind for this sort of camera. I can't imagine it, but maybe there is something. Because really, Samsung isn't a company which just throws random things at the wall to see what sticks. Look at the NX lenses (very practical lineup). So far, their most crazy camera was the one with the LCD on the front and that one sold like hotcakes.
I also do like vertical grips, and who says you can't have one on a small sensor camera. Maybe there actually is demand for it.
I never really understood why the pro DSLRs have to have integral vertical grips since this wasn't a thing before Nikon F5. Somehow it's now a pro feature even though it doesn't really make that much sense.
@HowaboutRAW: Yes, that's a valid point.
@HowaboutRAW: only few people know the image quality of this cam ATM. However, judging by sensor size and resolution, i think it's safe to make an educated guess here. But who knows, maybe they learnt at Samsung to bend the laws of physics ;)
Ed B: Wow! What is Nikon thinking?
I know I'm just repeating what others have said but $1100.00 for a fixed 28 mm 2.8 lens just isn't going to be a big seller.
28mm F/4, actually...
Ulfric M Douglas: That optical viewfinder is beautiful.
Yeah. Fourhundredandfiftybucks beautiful.
sempull tampush: Interesting specs.Wonder whether the card slots door is as crappy as on its predecessor and other Nikons...
@Timmbits - this IS a possibility, of course :)
pulling them out of my camera bag for instance... :D (pulling a camera out of the bag with lens facing downwards is a real pain in the behind if the door is loose like this)
@marike6: indeed it is. Had problem with it opening all the time on D80 (sorted out DIY style), same problem with my D7000 and have tried on D600 - same issue... I have also tried on Pentaxes, Canons, Olympuses of some friends of mine and guess what - no problem here (to be fair, friend's 5DMkII had somehow loose battery compartment door :)) - often on much cheaper cams. Is it really that much to want this sorted out on $1200+ cameras?
Interesting specs.Wonder whether the card slots door is as crappy as on its predecessor and other Nikons...
rondhamalam: no GPS like 6D .... ?
sorry ... pass
So lack of GPS is a deal breaker for you, not the FX cam being crippled by a DX AF module? Wow...
ZAnton: I use digital cameras for like 6 years. From hundred of gigabytes of my photos I can probably find 2 or 3 with exposure time 1/2000s or faster. Nikon's lack of 1/8000 means nothing to me. Noone will ever use it unless he wants to shoot f/1.2 in midday in Sahara.
I wouldn't have cared about 1/8000 if this cam had offered native ISO50 (or vice versa ;)). Still, it's not a deal breaker but definitely quite a pitty...
sempull tampush: Speaking of enthusiast - how about EVF and and at least 1" sensor?
You seem to be a lot of fun, RPJG :). Since when is V1 enthusiast?
Speaking of enthusiast - how about EVF and and at least 1" sensor?
DrawnByLight: I just can't help thinking that I'd really like Nikon to do an FM digital. One that will take all my old manual glass. *sigh*