Donnie G: 2015 will be the "death" year for at least one of the current crop of camera manufacturers. Who will be the one to quit the camera business? Hint! It won't be any of the DSLR makers. Heh Heh Heh
"The fact that... will have to... in the not too distant future has been known..." Just FYI, before something has really happened it's not a fact but a mere conjecture or an educated guess if you please.
I voted with my wallet. Sony RX100 II. That says is it all.
DVT80111: F4F4F4what's the excitement?
... unless you meant Nikon F4, a camera that makes me excited even today, 25 years after it first saw the light of the day :P
Well, it surely did take a while! Now I can start thinking seriously about my next camera body as ultra-wide is my favorite angle.
Joseph Petzval (1807 - 1891) a mathematician, inventor, and physicist best known for his work in optics. Born in the town of Spišská Belá in Slovakia (the then Zipser Bela in the Kingdom of Hungary). The Petzval lens was developed in 1840 and became an ideal lens for portrait photography. It is highly intriguing that this simple concept of two doublet lenses with an aperture stop in between would get revived some 170 years later. I can't stop laughing at the audacity of the project managers!
This is just so funny :))) I loved your comments as much as the photo processing itself. God bless humor and creativity!
GeraldW: I dearly loved my FE2 from the film era. And I built a maple and aluminum front grip for it to have something to hand onto. Later, I got an N80 to get AF and a number of other modern features. Much as I wax nostalgic about the FE2, I did better with the N80.
OK, keeping that in perspective, the DF has gone too far back, and the result is a sort of confusion as to what it is. A photographic Chimera.
I've picked up a used F80s recently - not an easy task since these bodies developed a nasty habit to get sticky over the time - but I find it a little too plasticky for serious use. So unless it's an all-day outing, I will rather grab my F4s since it feels so solid.
Denis of Whidbey Island: Well, I own a D800 and am contemplating adding a second body. I just don't see why I would choose the Df over another D800 or D800E. And I'm probably the target audience, having owned the F, F2, F3, F5 when they were new.
I wonder why you skipped the F4...
Leiduowen: "The A7 and A7R are the world's lightest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras - and smaller by a considerable margin if you ignore the Leica M series." I think you meant to say "the world's lightest full-frame DIGITAL interchangeable lens cameras other than Leica M series". Nikon themselves produced a number of lighter SLR film bodies like F65, F75 or FM-10.
@ hubreid: These are no full-frame cameras either, "just" 35 mm film-frame equivalent size sensor digital cameras. Full frame technically means large format like 4x5" and larger, compared to the medium format. So strictly speaking, yes, there have been full-frames around from the very beginning of photography but now for the sake of convenience, given the change of perception and general shortness of human memory, the term has been mostly used for the 35mm equivalent.
"The A7 and A7R are the world's lightest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras - and smaller by a considerable margin if you ignore the Leica M series." I think you meant to say "the world's lightest full-frame DIGITAL interchangeable lens cameras other than Leica M series". Nikon themselves produced a number of lighter SLR film bodies like F65, F75 or FM-10.
I always wear a condom in a secret little pocket of my bag. Just in case...
Konrad Lefkon: I feel comparing this G16 with a Sony RX100M2 with the 20+MP sensor is a bit tricky. However, from the studio scene comparison in the RX100M2 review the G16 (as well as all the other cameras available in the comparison) seems to have sharper/better IQ in the corners than the Sony. For me, and don't shoot me for saying so, I'm not so convinced the Sony is the automatic choice others seem to think it is.
I'm looking forwards to seeing the Nikon P7800 with its 28-200 equivalent lens and the electronic viewfinder/movable viewfinder screen.
@AbrasiveReducer: Not for me, definitely. I love the low light capability it offers, like shooting our family Christmas dinner at the candlelight.
Digitall: Spent all this time since the launch of the RX100 series, which still has no competition. RX100 series continues to be years ahead of the competition. And I say unfortunately.
Or maybe just until RX10 comes out next month, that is.
Sorry, Canon, I've just bought a Sony RX100 II to replace my aging G9.
This looks much better than my Canon G9 at ISO 3200!
I am wondering why I can see here comments a couple of months old to a post that came out yesterday. Sounds misleading to me to say the least. Is blending comments with older articles the way to go, DPR?
littlebitstrouds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2aFtnLe7msShot on an RX100 and edited in 5 min. Now that I can play with the RAW files, I've edited some amazing shots on it too. I absolutely love this camera, and I work with 20k camera rigs on a daily basis, but this thing really does fit in my pocket, and I take it everywhere with me. The best camera is the one you have with you, and this is always on me.
@ littlebitstrouds: A fine job, man! You could also make camera commercials since after watching this, I will take a serious look at the RX100 :)
Igor Fradlis: Looks like old nikon F4. Loved that camera..
I still do :D
Tee1up: I can't get over how small that front lens element is. Cosmetically, I think I preferred the look of the V1. Oh yeah, and it is almost as small as the D3200 :P
Are you sure? http://camerasize.com/compare/#392,317
Paul_B Midlands UK: wow, so much negativity - working at DP Review you must continuously be having to take serious amounts of anti-depressants and have some take a suicide watch over you's ... I love my NEX 5N, for now maybe I better stick with it.
In addition to reviewing photographic equipment this has recently been my favorite site to study English - esp. the discussion section :)