Meh... more of same. After flakes in my mirror box, which Nikon took too long to own up to, and then bright spots in the next model, I'm done with Nikon until they ROCK something NEW. Take on the A7, Nikon, maybe even the A6000. Until then, you bore me with your tweaks. When the Nikon 1 V3 shows the most design promise, you're in trouble...
Currently LOVING the A77ii and hoping an A99ii follows to kill my last affection for Nikon... FF.
Nikon and Oly used to package thin leather-like straps with a sliding rubber pad. Chromed steel buttons and just enough adjustability. Find one at a yard sale or bargain bin, they pack light, go on/off easily, but there's nothing to fail, and are comfortable enough to use all day. Plus, they were MADE to fit those little triangle thingies (technical term) perfectly. Best strap ever.
Next would be the narrower of the two Domke straps will all steel pivoting hardware and a thick canvas, non-slip strap section. Simple IS better.
i don't know about the rest of europe.But it has been available in the netherlands for quiet some time
OoooooH! RED TRIM pieces!! I'm upgrading now!
I actually prefer the "experience" reviews over the technical ones. I'm more interested in handling and use than splitting hairs between pixel depth and noise at ISO128,763. I also like to hear how it fits well (or not) into the system. I love that my OM-D E-M1 is there for me, but I can grab any accessory and throw it on my E-PL5, or E-P2, with good results. How a A6000 fits in the bag functionally with an A7 or A77 would be interesting. Flash would work, lenses not so good. I'd LOVE an A7 with an A6000 for snaps and easy stuff if the lenses were fully interchangeable, as well as the flashes, etc. The Oly/Panny camp has that down pretty well.
The eye opening on the new camera looks to be substantially smaller than the NEX6. Can you speak to that? To some of us wearing glasses, that's a concern.
It was always fun to copy a folder icon and paste it into Bliss with a title like, "Naked pics of boss" and then upload the modified Bliss. People would see it and try to click on it...bwahahahahaha.
Ah, sophomoric humor...
Also, put the shutdown command into "Start up Items" on a Mac... hours of fun!!
Put aside brand and format rivalries for a minute, and realize what this might have potentially been if Nikon had used a m4/3 chip and mount. That's all, just think of where this might have gone, the lens possibilities, the possible combinations of lens and camera, etc.
THAT would have been a breakthrough "enthusiast's" camera.
Whitefalcon: You can get 2 batteries and a charger on Amazon for $22.00 for this camera making the battery issue mute. I bought some for mine. So that gives you 1000 photos you can shoot.
It's "moot" okay?
It is more subtle than that. I live on Florida's Space Coast, and was lucky enough to get tickets to what turned out to be the last night launch of the Space Shuttle. All geared up and ready, I waited at the closest place even VIPs are allowed. The countdown reached "liftoff" and in that short delay from the time the sound reached us, I was compelled to just lower the camera and take in the sight and sound of that moment. Would I have grabbed a few pics of the launch? Most likely. But others with better access privilege will have pics I can always see. I've never regretted just living that moment without a camera stuck to my face.
I DO agree with the research. You can be so deep into apertures and shutter speeds and DOF and composition that you lose a sense of what's going on. The photo alone can't always capture the enormity of the moment.
CameraLabTester: The lens of the iPhone5 in front of a 4/3 sensor.
Good point...AND iPhone pics have already graced the cover of the NYTimes. I love my BCL! No expectations, just fun.
Bad PS work on the Hasselblad name plate. Dead giveaway.
What brand microphone is that in their pic? Is it any good?
I JUST sold my P7700 to try the P330. I figured no viewfinder, might as well be smaller. I'm SO in on this one, the P7700 gave me great pics!
Brandon Herring: I loved my E10! I owned this before DSLRs were even remotely affordable. It served me great. I really enjoyed it's feel and use.
Same here! I still see them on ebay once in a while and seriously think about nabbing one. I loved it. The E-20 wasn't as nice somehow. I'd tried the Coolpix 5000, and it wasn't nearly as nice. Sad thing is I replaced it a couple of years later with a Nikon D100. What a P.O.S. THAT was.
Hmmm... maybe good with my AWESOME P7700. Wait for the refurb though...
joe6pack: 'She is rather thin for my taste...and I considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop'
Why did she hire the model in the first place???
Is she too thin? I'll let you know after our first date to a nice restaurant. I'd have a chance to get to know her, see her face-to-face (sans PS), and learn more about the PERSON (apparently a novel concept). She's quite attractive, gainfully employed, and confident looking. That's a good start.
People seem to forget the natural selection process in these issues. I see a photo, any photo, and have an opinion, or not. I don't need hoards of photo police and societal watchdogs telling me how to view, what to view, or how to interpret. If enough people like what they see, the publication is a success. If not, reformat and try again. Add fat to a skinny model? I don't care, make your point with the image, manipulated or not. For NEWS, I expect unaltered imagery (within reasonable confines). Do more and risk credibility. Anyone who thinks that photos of celebrities aren't manipulated (in their venue) are blind, and that likely expands to political figures as well when the opportunity avails. Just print your crap, I'LL decide whether you've gone too far. My readership dollars and buying decisions (and those of other readers) will let you know quickly how you're doing.
SRHEdD: I followed the mirrorless trend for about a year. Sold off a D7000 (which was fantastic) and bought an Oly E-P3 and E-PL2 (BOTH fine cameras and very satisfying to shoot), and fell in love with the Oly jpgs. In a moment of weakness, I fell for the hype of the NEX-6 when introduced as being possibly the perfect combination of APS-C sensor in an Oly-sized body. Even bought a used NEX-7 to go along with it. It occurred to me very quickly that I had gotten so far away from why I like photography, that I dumped it all and bought a D600. The ONLY camera I'd even consider to replace my D600 is the Oly OM-D. The system is equally as versatile for my needs (a little more work on Oly add-on flashes please), and the jpgs are just awesome. Sony gear just gets into the process of making images far too much, and the results don't justify the effort it takes. AF is a distant third to DSLRs and the OM-D. BUT, having shot the NEX-6 AND NEX-7 side-by-side, get the NEX-6 easily.
Not all the time, but I would like to utilize ALL that I pay for and not just manual exposure control/focus. Sometimes my cameras are used for family events, grab and grins at events, etc., and ANY use of features included is non-intuitive. The control dial on the 6 is a big improvement, but the menu system is just not good. Changing modes, resolution, ISO, and other parameters is much more user-friendly on other cameras. If there were a Nikon FM version of this camera with match needle metering and manual focus, that only shot RAW files, (for $400.00) I'd beat a path to its door, but this is so loaded with "features" that just get in the way, and it is a shame to pay for them only to turn them off for the best results.
I don't choose to give the camera control, I choose WHEN to give the camera control based on its performance in any given situation. In many situations,where the camera is purported to excel, it doesn't. And this comes from ACTUALLY USING THE CAMERA, a rarity here.
BTW... a great balance of a small camera that takes great pics? Nikon P7700. Seriously. Save some money while Sony gets up to speed in AF and image processing.
I followed the mirrorless trend for about a year. Sold off a D7000 (which was fantastic) and bought an Oly E-P3 and E-PL2 (BOTH fine cameras and very satisfying to shoot), and fell in love with the Oly jpgs. In a moment of weakness, I fell for the hype of the NEX-6 when introduced as being possibly the perfect combination of APS-C sensor in an Oly-sized body. Even bought a used NEX-7 to go along with it. It occurred to me very quickly that I had gotten so far away from why I like photography, that I dumped it all and bought a D600. The ONLY camera I'd even consider to replace my D600 is the Oly OM-D. The system is equally as versatile for my needs (a little more work on Oly add-on flashes please), and the jpgs are just awesome. Sony gear just gets into the process of making images far too much, and the results don't justify the effort it takes. AF is a distant third to DSLRs and the OM-D. BUT, having shot the NEX-6 AND NEX-7 side-by-side, get the NEX-6 easily.