yukonchris

yukonchris

Lives in Canada Whitehorse, Canada
Works as a Educator/Artist
Has a website at http://www.wheeler.ca
Joined on Nov 9, 2007

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armen: This new mount and form factor is going to give us some sweet cameras in the years to come.

Though these first two are clearly disappointing, for me the disappointment is the body and interface design not the new mount and form factor.

There are many valid reasons for this mount and sensor size. I'm guessing that in 5 years time this will give us all the IQ we want, including low light performance and variable depth of field.

With advancements in sensor tech there won't be much reason to carry around FF or even APS-C sized sensors in a few years time.

Just look at the 4/3 as an example, Panasonic's best has IQ on par with APS-C, though it's much smaller.

Now this new format from Nikon iis only half the size of 4/3rds. Is it such a stretch to think it can't be as good?

"With advancements in sensor tech there won't be much reason to carry around FF or even APS-C sized sensors in a few years time.

Just look at the 4/3 as an example, Panasonic's best has IQ on par with APS-C, though it's much smaller."

This is exactly what I was talking about in my earlier post. Nikon's introduction of this small sensor camera will do for Olympus and Panasonic what they were never able to entirely do for themselves; convince Nikon and Canon users out there that smaller sensors have advantages. Falling between this new sensor and APS-C, 4/3rds seems smarter all the time!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 02:19 UTC
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yukonchris: As a photographer, I'm disappointed. As an Olympus user, I'm quite pleased.

Frankly, I don't see Nikon's 1 System threatening Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung who offer better looking cameras with bigger sensors, and similar form factors. Sony's NEX models, in particular, look much better.

Also, if Nikon pumps tons of cash into promoting their tiny sensor range, it will only serve to reinforce Olympus' long standing assertion that the 4/3rds sensor really is the best compromise for most common photographic tasks, sitting as it does, well above this new camera's sensor in size, and only slightly down from APS-C in size. In short, Nikon may prove that 4/3rds is the sweet-spot in sensor design, providing both quality and compactness.

I don't think Olympus and Panasonic could have wished for a better scenario. The System 1 - Too large to be compact, too ugly to be chic, too small to be good. How's that for a sales line? Olympus and Panasonic should send Nikon thank you letters.

If you read my initial post, I think you will find that we are of the same mind in terms of sensor size. Having said that, it is only really fair to examine the output before attempting to describe the quality. Also, one needs to make a distinction between design and fabrication. While Sony may, or may not be fabricating the sensor (I don't remember reading who is), the design may have come from another source.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:56 UTC
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julienA: Would be curious to know how they implement phase-detect AF

I would too. I'm still not sold on fixed translucent mirrors or anything else that gets in the way of light from the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 18:47 UTC
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yukonchris: As a photographer, I'm disappointed. As an Olympus user, I'm quite pleased.

Frankly, I don't see Nikon's 1 System threatening Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung who offer better looking cameras with bigger sensors, and similar form factors. Sony's NEX models, in particular, look much better.

Also, if Nikon pumps tons of cash into promoting their tiny sensor range, it will only serve to reinforce Olympus' long standing assertion that the 4/3rds sensor really is the best compromise for most common photographic tasks, sitting as it does, well above this new camera's sensor in size, and only slightly down from APS-C in size. In short, Nikon may prove that 4/3rds is the sweet-spot in sensor design, providing both quality and compactness.

I don't think Olympus and Panasonic could have wished for a better scenario. The System 1 - Too large to be compact, too ugly to be chic, too small to be good. How's that for a sales line? Olympus and Panasonic should send Nikon thank you letters.

Of course, my initial post represents a gut reaction to the press release. It is important to recognize that one cannot really know how a camera will perform until one tries it out and views the resultant photos. It is entirely possible that Nikon has developed a remarkable sensor capable of outperforming sensors twice its size. It is also reasonable to recognize Nikon's claims of auto focus performance, movie recoding ability, and high speed mechanical shutter. They are offering stats here that seem quite remarkable. Improvements in these areas will promote more development from other manufacturers, and will ultimately benefit all photographers through new imaging opportunities whether or not the 1 System is ultimately a successful product.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 18:27 UTC

As a photographer, I'm disappointed. As an Olympus user, I'm quite pleased.

Frankly, I don't see Nikon's 1 System threatening Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung who offer better looking cameras with bigger sensors, and similar form factors. Sony's NEX models, in particular, look much better.

Also, if Nikon pumps tons of cash into promoting their tiny sensor range, it will only serve to reinforce Olympus' long standing assertion that the 4/3rds sensor really is the best compromise for most common photographic tasks, sitting as it does, well above this new camera's sensor in size, and only slightly down from APS-C in size. In short, Nikon may prove that 4/3rds is the sweet-spot in sensor design, providing both quality and compactness.

I don't think Olympus and Panasonic could have wished for a better scenario. The System 1 - Too large to be compact, too ugly to be chic, too small to be good. How's that for a sales line? Olympus and Panasonic should send Nikon thank you letters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 17:22 UTC as 202nd comment | 6 replies
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