It was very easy to choose the best mirrorless, dslr and enthusiast zoom compact, but this is a hard decision. Fuji X100s and Ricoh GR. Both excellent cameras, but i can only vote one. Well... Fuji.
Brace yourselves, next whining stop: Hot pixels... waiting for 25600 ISO / 30" shots with lens cap on.
Well lets see what DX lenses has Nikon introduce the last 3 years:
1) 55-300mm f/4.5-5.62) Micro 40mm f/2.83) 18-300mm f/4.5-5.64) 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Is that a serious support for DX system?Where is the wide pancake fast primes? A serious ultra wide zoom? A dedicated portrait lens @ ~60mm f/1.4? An upgrade to the old 17-55mm f/2.8? A tele zoom @ 50-150mm f/2.8?
Nikon has left DX unsupported, just aiming to the entry level target group. The game is on the FX right now, and maybe in the mirrorless segment if something better than the 1 series finally breaks through.
Nikon creates a new camera category, compact B&E: Boring & Expensive
Marty4650: KGP... when it comes to fanboys, it is really hard to top the Foveon Cult.
Anyone who ever bought a Sigma SD1 clearly doesn't pay much attention to reviews. So why start paying attention now?
Calling anyone questioning whether a particular camera deserved a Gold Award based on the flaws stated in the review itself might upset you, but it surely can't be considered an inhuman act.
I don't care if there is a Foveon cult, a Bayer obssesion, a Nikon religion or a Canon fever. Just happened to like a Sigma camera thats all. Never try to convince others that Foveon sensor is #1 by flaming & trolling forums. Never try to defend Sigma's "honor" proclaiming its products as Holy Grail of imaging. Whats the point? Just works fom me, does this makes me a fanboy? I 'll be happy if an Oly, a Canon, a Holga or a Hasselblad works for you also. Then we would all have the opportunity to enjoy our hobby in its essence.
You people maybe should start act like humans & photographers and not as Gadgetalibanious Fanboys. What if X-E1 get a Gold Award and your camera doesn't, even if you think that totally deserve it? Why do you care so much? It's juts an opinion. You should be very happy with your personal Gold Awarded camera instead of whining in dp forums. You should be out taking photos isntead of trying to convince others about your "Gold Award" choice. I have a Sigma DP1. Ιn objective terms its a useless monolithic brick, certainly far from Gold or even Bronze Award. I dont f*cking care, its my personal Gold Awarded camera and the one that has given me the most beautiful & enjoyable photographic moments, because less is more philosophy suit my needs. Tests, graphs, samples, specs, numbers, are all there, not only in dpreview's site, compare, analyze and make your decision, as long as you believe that the only way to evaluate a camera is stuff like that. I choose washing machines that way.
britties: A well deserved winner! Congratulations (Συγχαρητήρια) KGP!
Τhank you (Ευχαριστώ) britties!
Thank you all!
KGP: Name 3 Νikkor DX lenses that can handle 24.7 mp...
Bythom (Thom Hogan) conclusions on D3200 (24mp sensor):
Drawbacks: Needs Better Lenses. This a V8 engine in a small car designed for a flat four.
@Mike99999 im hilarious? lol
In your list there is only one Nikkor DX lens, the others are Nikkor FX & third party...
...says someone that doesn't have a single photo in his gallery... probably a snapshot shooter kind of "oh look this butterfly awesome!" & "Mine is 24.7 mp what is yours?". Well i do a mistake indeed... trying to discuss serious with fanboys... total waste of time...
Im not surprised that you don't get it... my point is that there are no Nikkor DX lenses that can handle this resolution easily... with the exception of 35mm f/1.8, all the other stuff in Nikkor's arsenal is incapable or outperformed by third party lenses. Try your best and think about it, its not hard... the one and only attempt for Nikkor to present something really serious in DX lenses it was back in 2003... 17-55mm f/2.8. Thats all! If you 're happy and satisfied with 18-55, 18-105, 16-85, 55-300, 18-200, 18-300, Micro 40mm & Micro 85 it's ok, but i have news for you... you 're never gonna get serious 24.7 mp in your screen.
Yes i am smart actually! Because 24.7 mp it's just a number if you're not able to take avantage of it. Using FX lenses its not an option unless you 're happy with odd equivelants due to crop factor and a nose heavy camera in your hands... so is there a way for Nikon to combine super performance, light weight and low price tag lenses for DX 20+ mp users? Yes! And it is known for years in the photo industry! Ιt's called primes... think about it... 12mm f/2... 18mm f/1.8... 24mm f/1.8... thats all we need!
So you use a 1000$ + standard zoom without VR that performs like Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and a mediocre wide zoom that is wost by any means compared to Tokina's 11-16mm f/2.8 & 12-24mm f/4... and you 're satisfied... ok...
Name 3 Νikkor DX lenses that can handle 24.7 mp...
A camera that combines:
-A unique FF sensor, like Foveon, Fuji X-Trans, or a CCD that matches CMOS in terms of handling noise & dynamic range -No AA filter -No mirrorless, dslr in a small body like Oly E-450, 100% coverage OVF, plently control dials and dedicated buttons-Articulated screen with a descent resolution-Mount that takes existed Samyang's prime lenses range, but with AF & the same price tag...in a more realistic approach i would like to see Olympus & Samsung going FF in their own way.
Τhe so called "manual control" in video mode is a joke! You can pre-set shutter speed and iso BEFORE entering live view and if you need to change something you have to GO OUT or take a still picture... as for the aperture, the camera set it automatically, so where is exactly the Nikon claim about "manual control"??!!
elefteriadis alexandros: Until iso 1600 the D4 is superior but after that i prefer D3. Canon its to noise over 800 asa. BUT PLEASE FUJI GIVE US YOUR SPECIAL SENSOR OF S3 IN FUUL FRAME NIKON BODY..
Oh Henry you 're so kind... so yes, buy for me a D4 & 14-24, 24-70, 700-200.
A broke Greek who's not hating anyone.
p.s. close your TV...
Νot so relevant, but... relevant:
Back in 2001, motorcycle manufacter Aprilia, comissioned world famous designer Philippe Starck to design an all-round motorcycle.
The result was this: http://www.realclassic.co.uk/starckapriliamoto65.html
The ugliest, useless, non functional motorcycle in history! It was a total disaster, a remarkable commercial failure...
Cameras (and motorcyles) should be designed by people who knows that function and ergonomics counts more than form!