mpgxsvcd: Still no sign of whether "Active" means that it can auto focus the lens or not. Dpreview, a little help here?
The Video states, Iris and Focus, not zoom.
kryten61: So watched the video from NAB and the guy states this camera will not shoot RAW. DP review are saying it does?Guy states SD cards are not capable of accepting the data rate, which is what I would have thought.So the DP review headline is misleading. Raw would only be capable with some external device is this correct?
Thanks for the reply, again watching the video there is no external data output port. Only the HDMI port?So Lanc, DC in, Audio in and out and HDMI?
So watched the video from NAB and the guy states this camera will not shoot RAW. DP review are saying it does?Guy states SD cards are not capable of accepting the data rate, which is what I would have thought.So the DP review headline is misleading. Raw would only be capable with some external device is this correct?
I am very confident that Nikon Photo and Nikon Sports Optics are totally separate companies, No joint ownership? Nikon Photo has no control over what Nikon Sport optics does or what they make and or market.
IrishhAndy: Thought I'd get in before the crowds. Looks like a nice cam but over prived and a kick in the teeth for XE 1 owners.
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Yes I agree that Fuji should delay all their camera's until they fix every possible issue and develop the perfect camera.Hopefully they will still be in business and reach a perfection that is so Amazing that no new development makes them be perceived as to have "kicked their last models owners in the teeth"In fact Why did canon ever put out the 5d and or 5d MKII? I mean they really should have bought out no models and just waited until they could have bought the 5DIII to market.Same for all manufacturers. What were they all thinking!
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You guys are unbelievable. The XE-1 was announced ages ago and was on the planning desks possibly 18 months or more ago. The X100S is obviously part of a much latter development cycle and will hence benefit from newer technology WHEN it actually makes market.Not everything is a conspiracy!
ozgoldman: I'd like to see Nikon try that in Australia, as they would be fined zillions of $$$$. Restrictive trade practices are illegal here, and so they should be.
Really? 5dMk111 is virtually on parity with US pricing, GST allowed for. RRP? What's that? 280 million ppl versus 20? Its funny I have been in camera stores when a guy walked in and thanked the guy for recomending a camera, that he then bought online. What price is someones time and expertise worth? What line of work do you work in? Do u they make a profit? Do they pay u from that profit?
Tape5: Canon's act reminds me of a joke. A boxer inside a ring suddenly starts yelling at his opponent '' stop!, right now!, stop it!, I have to ask you something.'' His opponent stops '' what? what is it?'' he asks. '' why are you trying to hurt me?'' says the guy.'' Why go higher with megapixels I ask you?'', Canon says. They must be thinking ''We got lucky with all this high ISO and Video craze.'' Canon have hit a technological wall. They would have loved to pull a 36.5 one on Nikon. They just cannot right now. It is sad because I heard many of their top guys saying ''40 mp? no problems at Canon.'' I knew that was a bad sign. And Ah..Canon, thanks for worrying about my processing times and storage with larger files that Nikon delivers. I just bought myself another six terabytes with one tenth the cost of your camera.
Sigh, Photographers, the ones who pay their mortgages, feed their families etc from taking images, you know those guys. 95% of them don't want 36 MP, even 22 can be more than needed. So 36MP, is aimed at a very narrow market, it will sell like hotcakes, but when Nikon release the REAL replacement for the D700 which was always a good working file low light camera, maybe with the 16MP cmos from the D4, then we will be comparing the correct camera's Please note the D700 is NOT replaced, it is still current, Nikon are still supplying, even DP review talk about testing the D800 versus the 5Dmk3, It will be interesting, but apple and oranges. Saying u just bought Gigabytes of storage shows how people don't understand the complete picture of what too larger file means to 95% of working guys. D800's file size is aimed at Landscape, some commercial applications, D4, D700, 5D3 to a point are more suitable for Wedding, Candid, Sport, Press etc p*ssing competition?
D1N0: Sigma should get some other company to buy their sensor en put it in a decent camera. Pentax maybe or Fuji (Canon is way too conservative and Nikon too, Sony make their own).
Actually, lets all applaud a company that is willing to jump in to the fast flowing stream and swim against the current. If you really think about it, only a company like Sigma was probably willing to do it. If u have had any dealings with the large Japanese corporations that are the leaders in the Camera game, you may understand this. Remember Sigma still makes all of its lenses in Japan, Do Canon or Nikon? Sigma are small, and hence get used to the fovean chip living in Quirky camera's built by a small company with a minuscule budget compared to a N or C. Alternatively we can drown in what these forums seem to thrive on, I want, Why didn't they, It should have had, They are stupid etc, etc etc.
Its only Sigma Technology because they bought it! All other manufacturers could have bought into the technology but they didn't. WHY NOT? Speculating, it could be, Pride, Cost, contracts that are in place, sharing of current Technology etc. I do know that Sigma bear the huge costs of going this path, whereas all other manufacturers benefit from sharing some of the burden of development of the currently used sensor technologies, This includes the software side of raw processing etc
Hey didn't Pentax release a 645D about 2 years ago?How many lenses have they gotten to market since its release?Maybe they should make this a priority?Also What advantage does a Mirrorless system really have when it still has the retrofocal elements that allow a mirror to be there, But they just leave the mirror out? Surely the MAJOR reason for a Smaller mirrorles camera system is that its smaller? I like Pentax, but really? an adaptor would have been a more elegant solution to backward compatibility? No?
cbaphoto: I've had money set aside for this release for a damn long time, and I'm just not impressed enough to spend it now. I've loved Nikon products since I was a kid. I was expecting something a lot grander out of the D4. Not sure what exactly, but I know I'm not seeing it. Frankly, I couldn't give less of a sh!+ about video. They should release two cameras when they do these things; A great camera for videographers who wannabe photographers but they're too lazy to capture the damn shot the right way, and a great camera for still photographers who already know what they're doing behind the lens. The D4 reminds of working on my '77 Chevy versus my '00 Chevy: I'll bet they could really do something great if they ripped out all that extra crap and put in something truly useful to compliment the drive train rather than bogging it down. I'm sure the D5 will have a pretty ridiculous price tag on it, but maybe it'll be worth it. My money will just have to keep gathering dust for the time being.
"I was expecting something grander NOT sure what exactly"
This comment sums up many ppls rants here, when u work out what is missing from this camera that doesn't warrant your money, come back and tell us.
Sarcasm mode on:What this Bourgeois Camera should have been..........I think they should have made it a 20mm wide to 105mm long.F1.4 costant aperture zoom.It needs to track focus at 6 FPSShoot with no noise to 256000 ISOShoot at 10FPSGo down to 25 ISOShoot for three month without chargingHave inbuilt ND filterWith built in GPS with find my home featureI also think it should have a removable lens ( what were they thinking)Finally, without consideration for Optical Constraints It should weigh no more than the G12One day I will have nothing to complain about, why won't these manufacturers ignore the laws of physics and Optics and give me what I want.