bigdaddave: The camera is genuine but I doubt the lens is, the black Planars didn't arrive until much later, they were all silver back then
That lens, based on the serial number, dates to 1961.
Demmos: Excellent review... honestly I think it should have rated higher! :-)
But the cons are definitively no built in GPS or Wifi/Bluetooth. At this point, pro-level cameras should have such support included. Both of these options lead to more creative control, especially by external software.
And before it is said, the second battery in the grip would offset the added power drain...
@Combatmedic870... as per Nikon themselves, FTW!!!
"Meet the Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX-format HD-SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality, who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system."
@Dvlee... this is what I was thinking, additional creative functionality that is now offered by external devices:
"Distance-Lapse enables the user to set up a camera to take a photo at regular distance-intervals (every 100 meters, for example). When they are assembled into a movie, it appears as if the entire journey was conducted at exactly the same pace. When driving on a highway, for example, the app would take photos more quickly as the journey progresses at speed, and more slowly when the driver gets stuck in traffic. If you stop for a break, the Triggertrap Mobile App knows, and simply stops taking photos whilst the car is stopped."
Jogger: The only legit Con on that list is the FPS, but, how many 36mp cameras shoot more than 4 FPS?
Agreed. Really the D4 is there for that with a more conservative MP count, robust build, and the larger battery required for such frame rates.
Excellent review... honestly I think it should have rated higher! :-)
Demmos: I believe that ISO 12,800 on the D3200 is considered as Hi 1, and many would say that it should only be used as a last case scenario. As a concert shooter, I find these images excessively noisy and would be uncomfortable putting them in front of any artist. I think if the ISO was reduced to 6400 and the lens was opened to f5.6 the resulting images would be improved. Better still, use a lens like the 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8, stop it down to f2.8 and drop the ISO to 1600 or 3200 the resulting images would probably be fantastic!
Some of you have missed my point... Hi ISO settings on Nikon cameras are not standard and should be used sparingly. They turn up the gain on the sensor to a value that beyond even what Nikon would consider normally acceptable, and are there as an last resort setting. A true and valid test of the camera's capabilities would be to keep everything within the normal shooting parameters (unless you are looking for a grainy result).
I'm interested in this camera as a small (stealthy), light, and hopefully quiet backup to my larger rig for concert shooting, which could give me nice high resolution prints or good cropping flexibility for web. At this price point, its almost a done deal!
To Tee1up and JasonQR, I'm with you... we could have only dreamed of such performance and resolution at this price just a short time back!
I believe that ISO 12,800 on the D3200 is considered as Hi 1, and many would say that it should only be used as a last case scenario. As a concert shooter, I find these images excessively noisy and would be uncomfortable putting them in front of any artist. I think if the ISO was reduced to 6400 and the lens was opened to f5.6 the resulting images would be improved. Better still, use a lens like the 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8, stop it down to f2.8 and drop the ISO to 1600 or 3200 the resulting images would probably be fantastic!
Any word on the HDMI... will it stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera via the HDMI port like the D800?
The Conqueror: 920g and size of Nikon D7000....Not groundbreaking for Fuji and devastating for competitors. Heavy and price will be like a DSLR.Instead of this just buy a D7000 way way much better.People buys Bridges because they want a light one and a cheaper one..This will ofcourse sell but not as Fuji expected....Plus, the picture quality is questionable whit these samples....
Not really... try around 2 grand for two lenses to do the same. The 16-85mm and the 80-400mm; that amounts to 24-600mm on the D7000, all with excellent IQ! With VR and great high-ISO of the D7000, a starting aperture of 2.8 is not needed.
There is no mention here that availability of the camera is only to the US market on initial launch. Very disappointing for the world of great photographers outside that single market...
The article doesn't mention that if you live outside of the US, where so many great photographers actually do, you cannot pre-order this camera!!! I just found that out from their (very Apple-like) website. Nice... it would have been fun to play with the technology, and would have made a nice conversation piece as well! Too bad for Lytro in the end!
How absolutely disappointing... Nikon has abandoned it's advanced/professional user base in favor of the low end volume market:
"For now, the company will focus on compact camera users as the target for its mirrorless cameras. Luxury ILCs (such as Sony's NEX-7) represent a very small niche. Nikon, he says sees 'much greater potential' at the lower end of the market."
It used to be that companies such as Nikon would have their premier products for those who needed it and as a show piece of their state-of-the-art technology and engineering know how. In return those advanced users would recommend and lead the general user community to their simpler and more fitting products.
As a long time Nikon enthusiast who requires a small, light, and quiet platform for some of the event photography that I do, I now look to the Sony NEX-7 and lens adapters to fit my variety Nikkor lenses.
Sony should that you Nikon, with this move you just sold many NEX-7s! I hope this is a wake-up call...
Beautifully done! Evocative, sensual, and captivating come to mind. I would proudly display this image on my wall if I were you. :-)
BTW, wonderful model, camera, scooter, and colour too! Congratulations!
Well I'll start saving for it now; oh how I fear the price of those lenses! If an Olympus 12mm f2 (24mm) lens costs $800, imagine how much the equivalent Leica version will cost!
Time to start shipping the manufacturing of specific product lines offshore Leica... to someone like a Cosina, Fuji, Panasonic, etc. They manage to make excellent product that is priced for the rest of us. Just don't re-badge a Panasonic product again please!!!
M Jesper: lol, dpreview thinks Leica currently uses mirrors.
Well they kind of do in the S2, and did in the R-system...
How could a company responsible for producing the amazing 645D also be responsible for producing this? Talk about straddling both ends of the spectrum! Was the 645D team just bored and decided to create this because they had some free time on their hands?
I usually don't chime in (preferring to mostly sit in the background), but the introduction of this new Q camera/lenses is just plain confusing, frustrating, and a general waste of time and resources. Where is the digital (full-frame) version of the LX or K1000? That would have sparked much admiration and respect, and subsequent sales!
Very well done!