This is her "I'm gonna nail this shot" stance. Nothing wrong with that!
There's plenty of people posting pics on Facebook from their phones. SI will not lack for superior content. Insert emoticon of guy rolling his eyes here.
mcrazza85: Seriously, it's been two months since this first impressions writeup and there is still NO review of the D750. And what about the D810? Why, DPR? What gives?
iAPX it's Expeed 4 vs Expeed 3.
When's the last time any of you bought a Metz product?
Yikes, $1300 for the "kit" lens. It better be pretty darn good!
I thought professional newspaper photographers shot with D4 and the like. Ya know, the kind of camera made for that niche, doesn't get in the photogs' way etc. They all do in my area. What newspaper pro shoots with a 7D? Just wonderin'.
I just read the replies below about the bad experiences some have had with their SD cards. I've shot nothing but SD cards for the past 8 years and never had any problem at all.
Never had one stick in the slot, never had the teeth go south, never lost any files from some corrupt SD card. Lucky me.
OK, I'll be the first: is NX-D finally worth downloading?
One word: viewfinder.
I like the 20mp, built-in stabilization and the faux-no-AA-filter mode. Does Pentax have other cameras with this sensor? Only time will tell about the IQ and noise factor but...I like this camera!
I've been through two bags of popcorn already reading the replies and they just keep coming!
I'm sticking with my stand-alone LR5.4 and Photoshop CS5 for now.
toomanycanons: Well, if you believe DxO's sensor rating...and I say why not?...the V3's sensor is rated 52 and my J1 is rated 56. All scores that go into that rating are higher for the J1 except ISO and it's neck and neck there.
So, ground breaking sensor technology? Maybe not so much. Super fast focusing? I find my J1 does focus fast but all the green boxes lighting up on the LCD don't translate into actually capturing correct focus, I find. It's sort of hit and miss although my J1 would have me think it's capturing focus.
I've retired my J1 to my "video camera I keep in my car" status and continue to shoot with DSLRs for the IQ and more accurate focus. Trust me, I've tested my D5200/D5100 against the J1 numerous times and the J1 ultimately loses (and loses in the dynamic range department as well). Does that translate to the V3's performance? I bet so.
It's funny to hear that the launch price "includes an EVF!!!" Well, it did with the V2 and V1 and they weren't some wonky attachable EVF.
I do like shooting with my J1. I like manually zooming. It feels cool in my hand and it exudes more confidence than any point and shoot I've owned (P7100, numerous Canon P&S).
But at the end of the day that's what it is, an "intelligent" glorifed point and shoot. People who shoot with both a Nikon 1 of any type and a recent m4/3 "always" seem to agree the m4/3 IQ is better (indoors and out) but they like the quick AF of the Nikon 1. But that doesn't mean the m4/3 camera they compare it to is slow. I don't care that much about the "quickest AF around" although I don't want my camera to slow me down.
But I'm all about IQ and a 1" sensor can only be so good.
Well, if you believe DxO's sensor rating...and I say why not?...the V3's sensor is rated 52 and my J1 is rated 56. All scores that go into that rating are higher for the J1 except ISO and it's neck and neck there.
abolit: no criticism intended, but if everything of this camera comes out in focus (can't see any depth of field samples) would it be better just to carry a smartphone instead? Really, what's the reason of having a camera like this besides my Note 3 cellphone?
abolit was surely jesting. I think. Maybe not.
But if he wasn't...I dunno...worst comment ever maybe.
toomanycanons: Little things like she describes would drive me nuts, too. And I'd probably have my own list. Little distractions like these add up to the negative side during a day of shooting.
It was a little disconcerting to read how she didn't think she'd be shooting wide much going into her testing because that's basically all I shoot--wide, wide and then some more wide. A 24mm wide angle would be perfect in my estimation.So what if it's not as long at full telephoto, give me 24mm wide!
Yes, you're correct, when I'm shooting for money I take my DSLRs. On all day shoots. When I'm not getting paid and am basically just relaxing and playing tourist, I'll take my J1. On an "all day shoot". Just like I would this Sony.
There's "photo shoots" and there's "carrying a camera around all day and shooting pics". You surely know the difference.
Little things like she describes would drive me nuts, too. And I'd probably have my own list. Little distractions like these add up to the negative side during a day of shooting.
I loved all the images the photog in this video chose to show us. Sure, he could cherry pick amongst thousands but he sure did choose some great ones.
As I read the comments below before posting this reply, one thing that sure has changed here is the desperate need some commenters have to just talk stuff and b!tch and moan and complain---well, there's even more of that these days.
Nikon is just about to release yet another 18-300. I wonder how hard it would have been to have made it 16 as well.
Oh well, all Nikon has to do is release a 16mm DX lens along the lines of their 35 f/1.8 (lightweight, pretty darn sharp and cheap) to recapture some momentum amongst us DX shooters.
Maybe the IQ will blow everyone away. Like, sharp edge to edge from wide to tele. Only time will tell.