This is the camera Nikon could have made, but didn't. Everyone and their pet tarantula (Thom, ahem..) was saying "larger sensor, big (fast) lens and UI suited for feature expansion". Well done Sony, well done.
Where are the DX lenses, Nikon? Do you realize the size of the market for these? Many of us are 'leaking' over to Sigma and others..
Nikon seems to read Thom Hogan, at least lately. First compact in a while that looked interesting.
jmacd27: If the D810 is, any indication we will be waiting almost 2 years for a review if any from dpreview.
The more complex the camera, the longer a review takes.
beenthere: Have the predecessor, the TG-2. Dropped it off a boat near Mexico and had to hire a diver to get it from ~200 feet down. Dropped same camera off a mountainside in NM and it fell/rolled/bumped for about 300 feet down a hillside. Still have it, still works great. Tough camera!
Had one in the water and was using it but waved at my wife in the water and off it flew. Wasn't using it on the mountainside and I regretted it.
Hell defrosting. If I'd held my breath to this I'd be dead, buried and forgotten by now.
Have the predecessor, the TG-2. Dropped it off a boat near Mexico and had to hire a diver to get it from ~200 feet down. Dropped same camera off a mountainside in NM and it fell/rolled/bumped for about 300 feet down a hillside. Still have it, still works great. Tough camera!
Paul B Jones: The 7DII is a great, great camera. DPR showed its "toys for boys" colourful candy bias when it scored the camera low. Next time how about throwing actual field photographers a bone when reviewing stuff, DPR?
I'd buy one if it had a better sensor. It has almost everything going for it.
Love my TG-1. Dropped it down mountainside in NM, it fell overboard in Mexico to about 60 ft and had to be retrieved by a diver. Still takes breathtaking photos.
"The front and rear elements also integrate a fluorine coating to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges from the lens surface." Nikon isn't saying this is a weather sealed lens, even though the FL coating pretty much says that. If they were to advertise the weather sealed aspect of this lens, the absence of a weather sealed DX body would be even more obvious. IMHO, for the D400 hopeful, this is a (small) glimmer of hope.
GearJunkie: No weather sealing??? ...and for that price??? Really, Nikon, what the heck are you thinking??? They truly are dazed and confused when it comes to DX. No weather sealing on this class of lens seems like yet another Nikon blunder.
The FL coating seems to point to weather sealing, whether Nikon says so or not. Interestingly, if Nikon called out the sealing of the lens, everyone and their pet dog would ask the obvious "where's the sealed DX body?" question.
Sammy Yousef: Why wait to find out what it's actually like. Ken Rockwell already has a review, complete with conclusion. *shakes head*
Ken is sour on Nikon these days. Nice guy with interesting insights, but lately a Nikon basher. Thom Hogan has a more thoughtful commentary about where it fits into the Nikon lens lineup and implications for present and future DX bodies.
Nikon really missed the boat on mirrorless. "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will." - Steve Jobs
Guidenet: Personally, I think DPR puts way too much emphasis on Liveview and movies. This is mostly a still camera forum. I know some shoot video, but I'm not sure it's something to emphasize in cameras past a certain level. I know, Liveview is generally not very important at the higher level models. When many use Liveview it's on a tripod and/or macro work when you're looking for accuracy, not speed. For any action, it's eye-level. This is not targeted at beginners.
Maybe DPR would do well to look at their own polls. Since 2/3rd of the voters consider manual controls and interchangeable lenses the most important interest, maybe those type things should get 2/3rd of the emphasis. Since WiFi and Touch Screen have almost zero interest, maybe they and similar items shouldn't get much. Small size is a distant 3rd place. I think some might get caught up with a jaded view of what they believe is innovative without paying attention to what we want in a camera.
Touch screens lost a lot of their allure for me when I had to use one this past winter wearing warm gloves. Nope.
More info on LinX:http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2015/04/apple-acquires-array-camera-developer.html
Thanks DPR for a truly enlightening video on the D750. Fantastic bit of work. Hopefully, this is a nice window into some of the features to be expected in the D7100 (and D300s) follow on camera. Nikon has been pretty persistent in its push to move prosumers to full frame, but many of us just can't dump all our DX lenses and plop down $3-5k for a new FX setup, though this video did make me more interested in FF vs DX overall. Truly, an amazing camera.
Zeisschen: who cares about DSLR? Are they still selling them?
Borrowed a friend's SLT (Sony A7) and shot a sports event with it. Meh. I'll stick with my DSLR for now.
Canon/Nikon/Sony be afraid, be very afraid..