Not bad... But not much better than most of the imagery coming out of Africa of late
Vivid1: Couple this camera with a 17 or 24 T/S and you have a landscapers dream... IF it lacks a stop or so of low ISO DR - it will be absolutely no dealbreaker (Landscapers can do multi shots and studio photogs don't need it)
One thing is for sure - this camera IS creating quite a splash - the way this thread has grown is total proof.... I hear people who are non photographers, talk about this 50Mp monster. So congrats to Canon for being the first to break the 50Mp barrier on 35mm format.
Unless you had a Canon next it; you can't make that statement - Canons don't have zero shadow recovery you know... Anyway your sample could EASILY have been done with a simple bracket sequence and proper HDR software (even handheld as several posters have pointed out)
IHV I got news for you, the Pentax has the same DR as the current Canons. So what if it has larger sensor, the image if the same view, will cover the same amount of pixels. Even with d810, which has arguably 1-2 stops extra useful shadow recovery potential, you still need to do at least 3 multiple exposures if your scene has high dr to get the best quality, unless off course you are happy with mediocre results. By far the most landscapes will, off course be within the current Canon's range of shadow lifting.. I'm not saying an extra stop of DR wouldn't be nice, but for 99% of landscapes it is a nice to have and not a dealbreaker (just in case you stuff your exposure up completely)
You will have the same issues with your Pentax and close to the same on 36Mp. If you do your layering properly the problem is small.
IHV: No, defintely not kidding... All you need is some good technique. Maybe you need to read up a bit on ways to stabilize your camera rig... The Pentax is a good option, but very limited lens wise - and you need the same good technique to maximise sharpness Well if being 'controversial' has helped the sales figures, then so be it; but I believe selling brilliant cameras to photographers (as opposed to dpreview pixel peepers) has contributed to them being No 1.
Couple this camera with a 17 or 24 T/S and you have a landscapers dream... IF it lacks a stop or so of low ISO DR - it will be absolutely no dealbreaker (Landscapers can do multi shots and studio photogs don't need it)
Vignes: not sure what's the point of DPR creating this topic. DPR has done the review and Nikon stuffed up their camera. Who is DPR to say worry or no worry when Nikon has acknowledged the issue and are addressing it.
Yes, Nikon has obviously stuffed up as you said (again; and by their own admission this time...) Now it is as if DPReview is trying to cover for them? To those die-hards trying to convince us there is no problem or somehow Canon and others has it too and therefore it is no problem: NIKON HAS ADMITTED IT; THEY ARE FIXING IT... So send in your d750's and move on... IF Canon has a problem, it will be addressed by Canon and its users, not by Nikon fanboys.
...and THIS is dpreview's 'Gold Standard'??? BhwaHahaha. Don't worry Nikon users, there will soon be a d760 to solve all the problems :-)