Make it a 24 to, say, 140 mm max with f2.8-4.0 and I'm interested. 600mm lens? Really? And other than marketing, the reason for that is...?
I guarantee no one can hold this thing steady at that range, multi-axis stabilization or not.
Anything over about 140mm or so is unnecessary for a travel camera. I've traveled the world multiple times with many point and shoots from back in the B&W film days until now and never found the need for anything over 120mm. Most shots taken at wide angle to 70mm or so.
Valiant Thor: I'm very curious as to which market segment this camera is supposed to be competing in?
The "Mine is longer than yours" category.
Just a correction: "The Sony also uses all of it’s 12.2MP sensor..."
"It's" is always and only a contraction for "it is". If you wouldn't use "it is" then don't use "it's". There is no such thing as a possessive "it".
In the sentence above, "it is" would be incorrect, so it's "its".
Mike FL: Too bad/sad
Who is the next waiting on the line? Hasselblad?
Nikon, if they don't sharpen up and move out of the '60's to compete with Sony and Panasonic.
Doesn't look that small to me...
But if you don't have a good wifi connection, you're out of luck. I wonder if it downloads some of the software so the local processor can help?
The heck with 4K, Nikon can't even get 720p right!
Yo Nikon: just give me a DSLR with some decent autofocus capabilities for shooting video! My D7100 video is an absolute joke and an embarrassment to Nikon.
Mr. Akagi, you want to make improvements that will distinguish yourself from the competitors? Take DSLR video seriously like Sony and Panasonic, who have probably siphoned off tens of thousands of potential Nikon customers (and I'm next if it doesn't improve).
MikeF4Black: Most commenters here have no idea whatsoever of Japanese business culture, let alone of the successful part of that business culture. It takes some reading between the lines to grasp what he's saying.
My only question is: did DPR really "make time" for him, or was it possibly just the other way round? ;-)
We understand Japanese business culture, but Nikon cameras are not sold only in Japan. The best companies understand that and change their culture and practices to fully satisfy and delight their customers, no matter where.
Zigmont: I'm kind of confused as to how the G7 compares to the G1X? Is the G1X the top of the line and the G7 fits underneath, or vice-versa?
According to the chart, the G1X has a larger sensor, although lower resolution. But wouldn't a larger sensor with lower resolution mean better light gathering? Thanks.
Thanks. Maybe hoping the G1X II sees a price drop now, I'm kind of liking it, I currently use a Nikon P7700 but sensor is small and it overall has very slow response frustrates me a lot. I use this type of camera for my job, taking photos and video at trade shows.
I'm kind of confused as to how the G7 compares to the G1X? Is the G1X the top of the line and the G7 fits underneath, or vice-versa?
Must be a mistake, the article on the new Nikon 20 mm lens (link below) has the press release for the D750?
Outstanding, thanks so much, I've been following the series. England looked so incredibly peaceful just before the insanity that was to rage soon after these photos were taken.
Because...the world needs another "sharing photos with family and friends" app.
Interesting that most of the photos here except one are of the camera without its housing. The GoPro is basically useless without its housing and with it, it's bulky and difficult to mount. I have 3 different GoPros along with other action cameras that we use quite frequently. Although the Hero 3 series takes good video for an action cam, remember that with the housing, special GoPro mounts and a suction cup mount to hold it, this sucker is big and heavy compared to some other action cams.
"it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity."
Huh? If they didn't tell me it was of people in Djibouti, I'd have never guessed. Looks like people holding up cigarette lighters for a concert at the beach in L.A. or something. Or maybe getting ready to go midnight smelt fishing. If this is the best press photo of 2013, no wonder why newspapers are failing.
Finally, a camera without the trendy "retro" 1950's look! I'd buy one just for that alone. I mean after all, it is 2014. I want cameras to look like the future, not the past.
Jogger: What is this "film" that they speak of?
It's the CMOS/CCD sensor of the 20th Century. ;-)
JaimeA: There is something called actuality and momentum in the news. The story and reviews for the full-frame Sony A7r and A7 have by now appeared practically everywhere, including DxO, an affiliate. Apart from inconclusive “first impressions” we get no review in DPR. Nevertheless we see this inane news that no professional or amateur cares to know (except perhaps children). Michael Reichmann reported his impressions in October of last year; DxO Mark published a detailed review and ratings (2nd in 249 cameras) also in October. I got my camera in November. I suggest you do not publish anything more about the A7r and avoid the ridicule; by now it is old, stale news.
I have no interest in a 120 roll film camera either, but reading about it and realizing that other people do is indeed interesting. I like to "broaden my horizons" and perhaps there are 120 film and composure techniques that can help me improve my photography skills. So I'm glad to see dpreview publishing off-beat stories like this. If I don't want to read them, I click through to something else. Simple.
Fujifilm does have an English version website for the Instax mini90, which is #4 on your list: http://instax.com/mini90/en/
"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.