kimsch: So you compare a $30.000 camera to a $2.500 camera and the most expensive is better - SHOCKING!
The Hasselblad Lunar must me amazing...
This the dumbest thing ever featured on DPR.
Kowa is back!
Why? The Microsoft phone OS is excellent.
Elandreth: The middle class is shrinking, and most growth is either at the high end or the low end. Just today in the New York Times there's an article about how companies that cater to high-end consumers are booming:
Hassy is probably trying to ride the wave of this demographic shift.
That demographic did not get to the top by being dumb.
If they would implement some sort of bar-code embedding technology like the S5...
Why I am a sucker for this stuff?
Zigmont: "Lensrentals' Roger Cicala has beaten us to testing the Nikon D610 for oil and dust accumulation - concluding its 'certainly no worse than other cameras.' "
Funny how "its" and "it's" are so often employed incorrectly.
Here's the simple rule: "it's" is always (always) and only a contraction of "it is". If you would say "it is", they you can say "it's". Otherwise, it's "its".
In the sentence from the intro, it should be "it's".
BTW, glad to see the D610 is "clean". But once again, Nikon uses us as beta testers and then quickly brings out an update which, of course, we have to pay for.
hoo cers? we al no what he meens. gammer nazzi
tjwaggoner: $3000.00 for a camera that is nothing more than made to look like it holds 35mm film? I mean seriously, are the superfluous knobs really that important to anyone? The adjustments were already there! On dials (a knob thats covered on the top and bottom) and they still are. No menus required. Some say getting back to basics, how? Adding more knobs is getting back to basics?? Some say only older people will want this....maybe but I think it will appeal just as much to those who have never touched a film camera who want to look like they shoot one. Heres a hint: get a film camera and shoot away. You can send your film off and have the photos scanned ready for download the next day. Its really not that glamorous or as romantic as the hipster crowd would like you to think.
Sad to see Nikon has injured you so badly with this camera. I guess you have to buy one and are doomed to suffer with it's perceived lack of innovation?
thx1138: Here is a hypothetical interview with Nikon:
Q: I see this camera uses a 16MP sensor, from the D4, so this must be a flagship sensor too.A: No actually the sensors of the D610 and D800 are much better according to DxOQ: Ah but this low res must allow this camera to shoot very fast, 10fps or better.A: No, actually it shoots at 5.5fps slower than our D610Q: Hmm, but it must have class leading shutter speed, 1/16000A: No, actually it same as our entry level cameras at 1/4000Q: Ummm, err, oh yeah, well it must have the flagship AF system rightA: No, actually it has same AF as D5300 and D610, middle of the roadQ: Ah, but it must have old school battery life and run forever out in the wildsA: No, actually it has a very small battery with below average number of shotsQ: Well it must be very cheap then, cheaper than D610?A: No, actually it is much dearer.Q: Ok, then what is the point of this camera?A: To get old farts to part with a lot of money to relive old time memories.
Pointless low noise characteristics or pointless "potential" (with the right lenses) resolution. Decisions, Decisions...
16 p full frame for less then the D4? Sign me up! Body looks fine to me.
57even: At last D700 users have a "true" replacement with the sensor of the pro model and top rate low light capability. Nice that they also made it a bit more interesting to look at than another amorphous black blob, and I also like the subversiveness of dropping the video mode (which I have never used except to check it worked).
Clear that Nikon are focusing more on demographics now, not just spec sheets. This will be very popular with more "mature" photographers I think, as well as some well heeled hipsters. If it sells well (a 16MP FF camera without video) it will say a lot about prevailing assumptions and may spring a raft of imitations.
Whatever anyone thinks, looks sell product. Any product. This seems to be something that has only recently occurred to Japanese camera companies. Retro chic is of course only one of many directions, but it's had a major impact on the car and motorcycle market, and the X100 proved it can work for cameras too.
Brilliant analysis. Well Said.
AlanG: What can it do, or do better than other Nikon models? Can I use Canon and Leica lenses on it as with a Sony A7? I don't think so!!!
SunnyFlorida: I guess Nikon has to turn a profit on the 1-lemon somehow
I guess that is one way to recover their R&D budget.
Todd Ka: Because the Nikon 1 has been such a hit...
They are still cloning Encad printers, so who knows what they are thinking.
Because the Nikon 1 has been such a hit...
This will be fine as long as MS does not screw the hardware up. Nokia touch screens are the only ones that seem to work for me reliably. The MS OS is also excellent. Smooth, efficient, uncluttered. I don't ever want to go back to android.
I want one.
cinemascope: I love Nokia, but cannot say the same about Microsoft. They can make the best OS in the world for all I care, I still won't give them my money as long as I can buy something else... And it's a pitty, as I'd be more than happy for Nokia to take my dough...Android might not be the best thing since sliced bread, but it's open source (or close enough), and I am a much happier person supporting that open ecosystem than anything else...I also value my privacy and while none of the big three have a great track record, I'd pick Google any day over Apple or MS...Anyway, I might not be your typical phone buyer, but it's not always a matter of technical prowess... Some people will still stand by principle, religion, fanboyism or whatever makes them happy... If someone gave me a WP device for free, I'd give it away to someone else the same day, or I'd sell it without opening the box if I needed the cash...
I switched from Android to a Nokina windows phone. I really like it much better then Android.From a corporate perspective MS is the devil you know. Google is going to take over everything.
Todd Ka: How great would it be to have a Nikon camera phone that is essentially a camera with a phone attached rather then a phone with a camera feature.
It's all about the interface.