DaveLon: Why the fuss? If you feel it costs too much, don't buy it and they will either not sell any or lower the price.
The purpose of a comments section is to comment...positive OR negative.
I don't need this, and even if I thought I did, I wouldn't spend $17 for it.
Viggo: But when will they fix the 5d3 support for Lightroom?!?! Useless.....
(I know they support the files, only they suck at converting them creating very soft, noisy files)
Canon files always look soft. Buy another camera brand instead.
Thomas Kachadurian: The E-M5 is the new M9.
No, it isn't. Not even close.
uw69: Really wish full reviews for this camera were available. DPR is so slow!
Why the rush? The camera isn't even available yet.
rfsIII: Why do people need 24mp? Because it is now extremely inexpensive to make very large color prints. Here in the US we have the Costco warehouse chain where you can get a very nice 20x30-inch print for $9.
Most people's images aren't worth printing, especially for $9.
rich12: Once they see the size of the raw files and the computer power required to process them, most of the entry level buyers will shoot Jpeg...if they can figure out how to do that.
I never said anything about serving entry level owners. You made that up.
Did I say it wouldn't sell????
rich12: The 18-55 kit lens won't do any justice to the 24 MP, and contrary to Nikon's wishes, most entry buyers won't ever buy another lens.
Yes, it's mushy garbage.
The 18-55 kit lens won't do any justice to the 24 MP, and contrary to Nikon's wishes, most entry buyers won't ever buy another lens.
Once they see the size of the raw files and the computer power required to process them, most of the entry level buyers will shoot Jpeg...if they can figure out how to do that.
Ashley Pomeroy: It's a shame they couldn't build the wireless thing into the body. That's the way things are going. I've always maintained that entry-level photographers generally *need* pro-calibre cameras; they need fast, reliable autofocus to capture their kids, they need excellent high-ISO and flash metering for parties, and they need a built-in wireless transmitter to get the photos to Facebook. Until recently the only cameras that could do those things were pro-level, but now things are changing.
Entry-level camera buyers are essentially photojournalists, taking and sharing images of real life - maybe not whilst being shot at, but real life nonetheless. Something that future generations might relate to. Rather than boring seascapes and awful HDR rubbish that will die and be forgotten. The amateurs and the pros are alive; the people in the middle - with their tripods and graduated filters and waffling blog posts about their workflow - they're the dead ones. Dead inside.
Photojournalists work with newsworthy subjects. Entry level camera buyers do not.
dbateman: Not knowing much of the low end Nikon cameras, can the AIS lenses be used? I would assume so but what don't you get? Seems like a cheap option to use my old 35mm f1.4, 50mm f1.2 AIS lenses.
You definitely won't get auto focus. Not sure what else you won't get.
rich12: One last thing. Looking at the results and the specific ratings, I can't see how this camera scored a 71% overall. It is only rated well on image quality and build quality. As such, I would have expected an overall rating significantly lower than 71%.
Also, I wouldn't rate the image quality so highly, given the color inaccuracy.
In business, speed is often more important than quality, especially to the clients.
One last thing. Looking at the results and the specific ratings, I can't see how this camera scored a 71% overall. It is only rated well on image quality and build quality. As such, I would have expected an overall rating significantly lower than 71%.
I forgot to add that color accuracy on the Sigma is still terrible. It's been that way for 10 years. I guess they can't get rid of all that excess purple.
And the camera is still slow as molasses. 15 seconds to save? What am I supposed to do, get coffee between exposures?
Given the pricing history of this camera, this model is among the worst value cameras ever reviewed at DP Review. In addition, it seems to be basically the same camera that Sigma has been marketing for 10 years. Every time there's a supposed "new" camera, it's the same as the old one...with the same problems that never get fixed.