Cy Cheze: From what firm, and when, will we see a camera with the 1" sensor that shoots 4k video? Sony, JVC, and Samsung are introducing 80' 4k displays priced at $20k. Expensive indeed. But, even as prices fall, there won't be much incentive to buy without more 4k content. Hence, it is only logical that the major firms all introduce 4k video capture, which would feed interest in 4k displays and impose a need to upgrade PCs and graphics cards.
Superfluous? On small screens, yes. However, Apple promotes tiny "retina" iPad displays with higher resolution than most people can see, without anyone bawling or hooting. Skeptics would also have to concede that 4k video would permit a still photography option video has never had: cropping. Widespread use of 4k displays may be 5 or more years away. Later on 8k may become a benchmark, but even young people will see their best years past before that era arrives, so you make do with what there is.
Still photo progress is "retro": older is better?
This sensor is not one for "4K video" because it Bayer's for color info. It's what the industry calls "True 2K" meaning it give true color info for 1/2 the pixel count by interpolation.
peevee1: What are these unnatural yellow colors?
The light is unnatural above and the shadows are lit by unnatural light reflected by water, thus, blue. This situation is not a good test for natural rendering of color. It's all arbitrary and does not fit a standard color model.
bradleyg5: What's chroma sub sampling?
PP is incorrect. Video is not RGB it is Luma + 2 chroma vectors. You can pitch chroma data with less effect than luma. So think of it as making the chroma pixels bigger than the luma pixels.No chroma subsampling = 4:4:4.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_subsampling
rsalles: IMO Nikon got it right. APS-C sensor in mirrorless is pointless as lenses do not get smaller. There is a big chance that I change my G12 for one of these.
One of the beauties of Nikon is that Nikon glass remains usable as the system moves forward. Many of us have a larger investment in glass than bodies (which are basically disposable). So I have to disagree that the APS-C is pointless. It's the DSLR that is becoming pointless.
Jim Lowell: I think most here that bitch are Canon users. I use Canon DSLRs. Kudos to Nikon for trying something new. 10 years from now we won't be having to use those big heavy old 35mm dinosaur lenses we are using today and the typical DSLR format will be history.
10 years from now? More likely in a couple of years. You can get there now, just not with Nikon.
Nikon is trying to protect their DSLR business where they could be, instead, leading the parade into what will become the high ground as people figure out that the kludgy moving-mirror-box is no longer needed in an age when the sensor always sees what the lens is seeing. My hope is that the "1" system leads quickly to a DX and then an FX body that truly merges still and moving image capabilities, adds robust audio inputs, and even supports video RAW capture. That's the future; get me there quickly, please, Nikon. And TIA.