MidwestDad: Thanks for another in depth review. (1st comment whoohooo!) The D7200 edges out the D5500 and NX1 as the leader in APS-C image quality, and is a good bit better than the Canon and Sony options. It even matches a very recent FF body (surpassing it in DR) I am enjoying the new comparison tool. Very informative. Good job Nikon. Add on-sensor PDAF or DFD and and it will be an overall winner.
I think all of the above is tech stuff. Except for special situations (e.g. fast bif) all modern cameras in the right hands can and do produce wonderful images. This review and perhaps all camera reviews make too much out of this technology vs another cameras technology. So if the underlying technology for all modern cameras works, then the size, weight, feel, easy of use become much more important. Further, when one buys a camera one buys a system. I have cameras and lens and flashes from camera makers who are no longer in business, sustaining power of the company is also important. These reviews are technical reviews and not a review through the eyes of a photographer (pro or novice)
Hugo808: Another problem is; profits are down with the big two and how much does it cost to develop a MILC?
I imagine heads rolled at Canikon when it became obvious their mirrorless offerings were not going down well with the punters. But how could they get it right without making their own product lines less attractive to the serious buyer of any MILC they came up with?
That's their problem, coming up with a challenge to the now established herd with the money they've got left that doesn't make everything else they've got redundant. Good luck with that but I wouldn't want to be responsible...
Th market is saturated with camera brands and cameras. The market will consolidate around say four or five brands. Only the top three will be profitable. So if people think the small mirrowless cameras will survive, but butter buy their stock. If you think the likes of Sony, Canon and Nikon will be the survivors better sell your other manufactured cameras before they become useless. Being the best does not===success.
Atlasman: The industry (SLR) is stalled by Canikon and their lack of interest in producing mirrorless systems: the future of photography.The old pond is drying up!
Bye, bye all the manufacturers who are not making any profit on their cameras. Bye, bye those whose return on capital for cameras is poor. And, bye, bye sites like this that will have fewer and viewer visitors. The only market left will be smart phones and high end pro cameras. And, what sites and camera manufacturers can survive on just pro cameras?
Dennis: “We’ve centralized our ideas around cameras but can change our approach to offer products to that bigger market.”“We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras. It could be a non-camera consumer product.” “Rapid expansion of mobile devices is a change in business environment given to us. Our task going forward is to find an answer to that change.”
Sounds like they're more than ready to produce something revolutionary. As soon as they figure out what it is.
Just like polarid and Kodac tried to do. Unfortunate, Nikon's camera division has not shown any expertise outside of its own space. Further, whatever they try, they will be up against the likes of Samsung who has shown the ability to enter other spaces quickly, effectively and mostly profitable. In my opinion, Nikon should significantly cut their expenses and ride the dsrl space until the very end or sell the division (maybe the best idea.) And, if Nikon is having future problems, what do you suppose smaller brands are going to face.
wayfarers: Nothing from Fujifilm series X offering? Why?
This must be a filler article, because it basically only shows cameras that were reviewed by someone (the writter) in the past. For instance, the canon sl1 has not been reviewed yet by this web site, but its sensor is the same or better than the other canon cameras mentioned and it is smaller and lighter.
Kinematic Digit: Great review. I use the Pixel Kings, and was looking at these Odins to control groups as the Pixels don't do that in TTL. Pixel tells me that group control is coming via a Firmware update, but at this point Odins have the advantage here.
Waiting for someone to come up with something that goes on my 580's that canon radio device will work with.