HowaboutRAW: Question: Where are all of the people claiming to have downloaded and opened the D4 RAWs getting the software to extract these D4 RAWs?
Has Nikon updated its raw extraction software? Adobe hasn't.
(Yes, I know that some are commenting based on looking at the detail box of DPReview's posted image; this question is not addressed those taking that approach.)
Yes, Nikon released updated versions of its software a while back.
klopus: Much ado about nothing. There are zillion of apps like it on the App Store already and for a long time. Just check Camera+, Camera Pro, King Camera, etc. I'm sure there are analogues on Android market. Camera Awesome also seems to lack stabilizer which all of the mentioned apps (and others) have.
No, it has image stabilization. Click the little "up" arrow next to the shutter button, and it lets you choose between single-shot, stabilized single shot, touchscreen shutter release, burst mode etc.).
It's really cool. I like the separate focus and metering spots, the "Awesomizer" and the ability to share easily with many online communities (including Smugmug and Facebook, the two I use most often). Very nice :)
I think that would be Prince *William* kissing his new bride, not "Edward" ;)
Thanks for presenting these thoughts - nice to hear some pro opinions.
Antony John: Ok so Nikon now have:1. DX 5000 etc for beginners2. D7000 for more advanced beginners3. D800 for the wedding etc photogs4. D4 for the sports photogsWhat about the wildlife photographers?I think there are quite a few out there.From my viewpoint what is needed in a suitable camera are:1. DX format for reach2. High Iso/low noise for high shutter speeds with telephoto lenses - tripods are not always suitable for mobile 'hunting' but are useful to the larger predators as toothpicks.3. Min AF at f5.6 for telephoto plus TCs (non-pros cannot afford the exotic telephoto lenses).4. Improved/better DR
Please add additional requirements as deemed necessary - or disagree as is your want :-)
I'm not saying there won't be a D400 (probably later on this year), but how does getting both a 36MP full-frame and a 16MP DX for $3k not "make economical sense"? If I were in the market right now, the D800 would certainly be on my short list ;)
Did you miss the fact the D800 has DX mode? At 15.3MP? Ticks *all* your boxes. So basically you buy a D800 at 36MP and get a D7000 (with better noise performance, improved AF, etc.) for free. Can't beat that deal.
I think this graphically illustrates why Nikon chose a smaller sensor instead of the APS-C - the depth of the camera required for the lens / sensor combination makes the camera almost as big as a DSLR :/
Ergo607: Just when you thought memory card format war was over, everyone jumps at micro sd. Someone please give me a hint why they are doing this...
MicroSD is too small, especially if you ever plan on taking them out of the device :(
I have two of them I bought for mobile phones (which I've since replaced) a couple of years ago and they are so small, I'm just about to throw them away - can't keep track of them! Had one of them stuck to the bottom of my foot for a couple of hours before I noticed . . . ;)
I have an XZ-1 (too slow and noisy), NEX-5N (too slow and awkward ergonomics) and a D3 (pretty much perfect, but too big and heavy). V1 would be perfect for me *if* Nikon had put an APS-C sensor in there and cleaned up the ergonomics.
I see this as a dead end because of the one-off sensor. Maybe next round they'll switch to APS-C and add a few more buttons (fingers crossed)?
dark goob: Also: there is no way the image quality is "comparable" to FourThirds cameras. It doesn't even compare to the XZ-1, which isn't even an interchangeable lens camera! The Olympus E-PM1 can be had for $150 less than J1... and it kills it, quality wise.
You must have read a different review or not looked at the samples. Nikon is comparable to the m4/3s and wipes the floor with XZ-1.
I think the samples are remarkable - color is consistent from 100-12800 and detail is retained far better than I'd have expected. I think Canon has a real winner here.
Some great stuff here: soft proofing, local adjustment of white balance, updated / improved "Basic" functionality :) Can't wait to try it.
This thing is gorgeous and the sample photos look great. I'm in *if* it has halfway decent autofocus.
*Very* interested - I love my D3 but skipped the D3s as too soon. Four years later, D4 sounds just right :)
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