cgarrard: 20mpx going to need raw to salvage good IQ from that super small sensor. Unknown if it has raw so far, my guess is that it won't.
Otherwise interesting camera from a quick look at it so far.
If you asked 100 people in the street what a RAW file was 99 wouldnt have a clue. And of the one percent that do probably only a third know how to use it.
osu9400: Sorry for being a pessimist here, but we are talking about Google. Does this mean:1. This product is no longer a priority and won't see further development?2. Will we start seeing tons of Google ads in the product?
A year ago people said the same thing when they were bought, however so far all we have seen is continued development and a substantial reduction in price.
roby17269: Is this valid for all users or just US ones?
I've bought Silver Efex 2 and Colour Efex Pro (3 and 4) as UK customer less than 5 years ago and I haven't received an email with the link to the free download still.
Contact Nik software?
mais51: 6.3 mil is not much in US but is decent sum in Laos. All they need to build is a environmental controlled building- land will be free or extremely low rent from the Laos governemt, equipment will be shipped from Japan. Good for Nikon and good for Laos economy - they truly need some high tech injection into their economy and the best part is Nikon will help training Laosian workforce.
Compared with growing rice its about as high tech as making the jump to lightspeed.
phil_k: The difference between Laos and Thailand is Thailand is a multi-party democracy and Laos is a communist state where only one political party is legal.
I wish Nikon would build a factory somewhere like Eastern Europe or Brazil or Mexico or something. Or if they really have to keep it in Asia, how about India or the Philippines?
I'm tired of the products I use propping-up authoritarian regimes. Not to mention exporting industrial waste to places that have fewer restrictions on it. Until their citizens all start dying from it, of course. The Chinese are just starting to get ticked-off about that these days...
A multi party democracy? Hah, Thailand's run by a convicted felon on the run in Dubai. Thailand, where illegal ivory trade flourishes and billionaire heirs dont go to jail even when they hit and kill policemen in their Ferraris and test positive for alcohol and cocaine. Give me the peaceful people of Lao who deserve to have a better quality of life over those lazy jokers any day.
Surely if photographers keep purchasing Nik's professional products then the Nik arm of Google will continue to be profitable and of benefit to Google. Of course we could also see a Google alternative to Aperture or Lightroom down the road that would be built around Nik's digital darkroom products and not just a focus on the apps side of the business...It's still too early to write it all off. I am sure there must be some sort of roadmap for the professional products or the decision makers at Nik would have written a death sentence for all the employees that built the company.
At least Bernie Ecclestone's daughters know what they will be getting for Christmas now.
justmeMN: In Amateur Photographer Magazine, a Nikon representative said: "Megapixels is a spec point that features whenever you look at a website, a brochure it's always highlighted....For that [entry-level] customer it will be important, but higher up
enthusiast-level D7000 customers, for example, have a much broader range of demands on their list to tick off, such as performance in low light, or being more robust."
In short, 24MP is just a marketing gimmick aimed at entry-level buyers.
Well if it works and Nikon sell more cameras then they will have more revenue for R&D to develop better technology for enthusiasts. Let them have their 24MP, it isn't hurting anyone.
iflash: Gone off Fuji lately - white orbs, crappy AF, shutter chatter.... and so on. When they put out a bug free, realistically priced camera, I'll take them a lot more seriously. After all this is what they purport to do for a living. The X10, X100 and x Pro 1 are all beset by problems that should have been debugged in-house before release. Most of the Fuji postings on DP are about issues that should never have existed. So, Mr Fuji, I have looked, liked a lot of what I saw, but I'm off to spend my $2,000 on a Nikon kit.
I'm just saying that most if not all camera manufacturers have had issues with camera already on the market which have required corrective mesures/recalls. And if we based our purchases on whether that manufacturer had an issue or not we would quickly run out of options. That is all I am saying. Anything else you come up with is purely an assumption on your part.
You may want to think about your decision as Nikon have just recalled a load of batteries. Better spend your money on Canon kit. Oh wait a minute, they're recalling cameras that have light leaks. Better save up for a Leica. Oh hold on, you may need to get IR filters to screw on each lens to make it work properly etc etc.
Boris: I tend to agree.....most stuff I bought that was made/assembled/further processed (lol) in China was crapola....clothing, shoes, vacuum cleaner, coffee makers, many power supplies for charging phones...all crapola!
It's hardly racist. A sweeping generalization - yes. Conforming to a negative stereotype - yes, but racist? No.
Biowizard: Fuji is having a rough run - glowing white orbs, chattering apertures ... they say things come in threes, so what's next?
The three have come already.
X10 - White orbsX100 - Sticking aperture bladesX1pro- chattering aperture blades
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