Fujifilm, you are next soon!
Jmmg: BTW, came back from Mexico with kids and all the pictures with sunshine on water in the ocean were ruined...all 175 shots BAD! I am PisX.....selling it right away, half price anyone want it contact me!
I am not going to bother with Fuji anymore, I am sick of tired with this company, people who posted here and said they do not have the problem with Orbs on water especially with wave. reflection at high noon sun are either in denial or worked for Fuji( I know for fact "THE FUJI GUY" monitor website like this one for customer reaction and opinion on their products. I am selling it cheap or trade it for something else just wanted to get this POS out of my sight. Never ever in the past 25 years for owning any camera gear that PissXX me off this much, Fuji....sayorana....Never trust you or give you one more cent in my life.
Iam not going to bother with Fuji anymore, I am sick of tired with this company, people who posted here and said they do not have the problem with Orbs on water especially with wave. reflection at high noon sun are either in denial or worked for Fuji( I know for fact "THE FUJI GUY" monitor website like this one for customer reaction and opinion on their products. I am selling it cheap or trade it for something else just wanted to get this POS out of my sight.
BTW, came back from Mexico with kids and all the pictures with sunshine on water in the ocean were ruined...all 175 shots BAD! I am PisX.....selling it right away, half price anyone want it contact me!
frank2001: I've only had my X10 for less than a week and I love it!The color out of the camera is as good as it gets. Equal to Olympus IMHO.This this...inane ranting about getting an "orb" if you shoot a bright street light at 20 - 30 seconds at some ridiculously small aperture means the camera is "bad" is silly. I think some of these guys don't even own the camera.Reminds me, you old timers will remember this, putting a lens cap on your Nikon Coolpix 9XX and seeing GASP "DEAD pixels!" and demanding Nikon recall every camera.Sure, you can reproduce the phenomenon if you try hard enough but why?Geez people go shoot some pictures already. If the camera doesn't suit you...send it back!JMHO You may disagree.
Jmmg: The most inspirational Photographer/Artist i ever came across up to this point in my life was when I was travelling in India couple years ago I met this street photographer whose only tool is a old nikon FM2 with a 50mm 1.8 E lens plus a beat up Nikon Coolpix 4MP digital, the images which this gentleman produced blew me away and I will never forget the imagery and his creative sense of subject matter. Really, we need a 36MP camera to produce good photo? even if you are a Pro, really you need a 36MP to create your master piece? Come on, people, you really Needed it or wanted it is completely different thing...
Well, actually the reason I bought BMW is because I have owned many other brands of automobile before, Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Volvo, VW, Ford and GM, but none of them drive and feel better than the car I have now, I guess for me, the feeling of the driving sensation is a sensation that I do not know how to explain, but again thats doesn't mean I became a better driver because of the choice of automobile...anyway off topic a lot....
What kinds of client those are? When I show up in a meeting with my clients and shown them my portfolio and if they like what I did previously, they don't care what tool i use as long as the final products satisfy their needs. If the kind of client only concentrate what TOOLS you use before the result, I will ask myself am I selling my soul instead of my art?
djh591: I own a D70 and have been patiently waiting for this round of Nikon releases and would like to throw out a question to the masses here. I shoot a wide variety of pictures. Everything from my kids indoor and outdoor activities, vacation pictures, portraits and the once in a blue moon wedding. I would estimate that I am pushing around ten thousand shots a year. I made an investment in a 200mm 2.8 Nikon lens a couple of years ago for evening football and baseball games and have had reasonable success stopping the action with my D70 and its limited ISO range. My question is what would you recommend as an upgrade? The D4 is out due to the price tag. So I am somewhere between a D7000 or the D800. Your advice is appreciated.
The sensor result of the D7000 is proven to be a great success, The D800's sensor is new and unproven yet. Also 4fps(D800) vs. 6fps(D7000) plus larger file, longer buffering time between shot (D800), beside consider you going need a lot of low light+high ISO situation and sporting event, unless you doing a lot of cropping and BIG print, I think you could save your money with the D7000 and invest the rest of your money in lenses. just my humble 2 cents.
Yes, I drive a BMW, because I love it and I know it is a good automobile, but that doesn't mean I am a better driver than someone who drives a Hyundai.
Funny, last time I checked, India have a faster and bigger growing economy than North America and Europe combined. You know about Capitalism eh!
D800 do not = Good photographer, that's my point.
The most inspirational Photographer/Artist i ever came across up to this point in my life was when I was travelling in India couple years ago I met this street photographer whose only tool is a old nikon FM2 with a 50mm 1.8 E lens plus a beat up Nikon Coolpix 4MP digital, the images which this gentleman produced blew me away and I will never forget the imagery and his creative sense of subject matter. Really, we need a 36MP camera to produce good photo? even if you are a Pro, really you need a 36MP to create your master piece? Come on, people, you really Needed it or wanted it is completely different thing...
liquidsquid: Don't forget you do not have to take images at the full resolution of the sensor, you can always take them at say 18mpx instead of 36, and only go full-rez when you really need it. Keep your processing time to a minimum that way, and you really don't loose much at 1/2 of rated resolution anyway due to AA filters and interpolation on a Bayer array. Without an AA filter in this camera this may not be true anymore, but software in the camera simply adds that function back in so it is yet to be seen in the RAW output where that AA filtering is performed.
(Can this be controlled on RAW files on Nikon, or are they always full-res?)
You shouldn't have to process the monsters unless you really need to. The advantage here is you can jump up to such a monstrous resolution when needed, then back down when not or your lens is not up to snuff and memory space would simply be wasted.
This looks to be a helluva tool. If it wasn't so large and expensive for casual use I would be all over it.
You mean like most People whos buy a Ferrari or Lamborghini but only drive them at 55mph all the time on busy bar stripe but never ever fully maximize the potential of what their car can do and that the explanation of having a 36MP camera but only shot at 8MP, thats call "My Cock is so small, but look at me look at my car and my camera!"
birdbrain: OK so Nikon have released a camera which is at least 80-90% of its top model for half the price.
So are Mercedes going to release a car that is 80-90% of their top model and sell it for half the price? But it would be worse than that as the D800 offers more resolution than the D4. So Mercedes would have to give the cheaper car a better top speed but not so good acceleration?
Well-done Nikon but I just can't get my head around the thinking.
Why would you buy a D4 when you could have a couple of D800's? OK the D4 can bash out a few more frames a second, but the D800 is no slouch and you only need the D4 speed for certain shooting situations.
Oh to be a fly on the wall at Canon! They will either be very cool and collected as the 5D3 will easily rival the D800. Or they will be tearing their hair out wondering what to do!
I await Canon's announcement.
Mercedes SLS cost from $210,000. and their AMG Black C63 start from $100,000. Half the price but it will gives you probably better performance and diving dynamic. Just a thought.
Wye Photography: 36 megapixels! I think that is ridiculous! Where will it stop! 50! 75! 100! Why? If you're a professional and need to print to A2 or A1 or A0, then yes! I rarely print even to A3 and when I do my trusty Olympus E1 does the job. This camera would be a waste of time, money, resources and features for me. I suppose all the geeky gadget boys will be creaming themselves over this. When the EOS D60 came out, the 6MP, one a professional photo magazine said in review "you don't need more than six megapixels to print an A3 magazine spread". And then when the Kodak 14 MP DSLR came out they said "14 megapixels is very close to the maximum resolution of the best lenses". Let me save you loads of money by saying if you don't print or print to A4 or A3 then this camera is a waste of money, it's a niche camera for niche people. Unless you're a specialist - YOU DON'T NEED 36 MEGAPIXELS.
Using automobile metaphor is probably the best example to describe the twisted phenomenon of many Manufactures "Tailor" their products to satisfy the North American every needed to go Big or go home sentiment. Most of the car like BMW, Mercedes or even Fiat or VW over Asia or Europe had smaller and more effeicent engine then there N. American cousin. Seem to be everything come over this side of the ocence always HAVE to be more "POWERRRRRRRR" Biggerrrrrrrrrrrr" so N.American will like it, I can;t stop visualizing A TYPICAL REDNECK with a NIKON D800 around his/her neck sitting in his/her FORD F150 Raptor with couple 12 gauges and yelling Yahoo look at how BIG and How BAD Ass my truck, my guns and my Camera. Yahoooooo!
Nikonhead: Why do people compare to Canon and threaten to leave Nikon if the Canon equivalent has better specs. Are people actually going to sell all there Nikon lenses and speedlights to switch? Just because the D800 has 36MP doesnt mean you have to use them all. Keep your setting on 18 or 12mp's and the one day you need the 36mp it will be there. Now, where is my D400.
really...so no Hasselblad, Leica or Mamiya...for professional then....interesting.
36MP? Really!? When is this My DiXX bigger than your DiXX cold war going to end? Why don't they just simply made a digital back with different MP counts for all the people believe the more MP=better photographer they will become...Few people could use a P & S camera less then 6mp to get great shots, many people paid ridicules money but their photos still looks like crap...Money and MP do not = better photographer or better pictures, just my humble 2 cents.
Alfie Smith: Noob question: Is this a rangefinder or a DSRL?
Fir all you Leica die heart;
The simple fact is there is no single "Supreme" Camera system that is built by a single company and factory anymore regardless you like it or not(Who live a dream, now?). Globalization and cost saving anyone?(Economic 101) I know its hurt to know and accept that the mighty German brand is no longer built in Germany anymore, so did China built BMW and Mercedes now. India built a lot of part for Jaguar and Aston Martin...I once bought my wife a Rolex watch for our anniversary and its movement stuck 3 times and I had to send it back for repair within the first 6 months. that Rolex cost more than my M8 plus lens but not because it is a Rolex so it is the best, later I found out that the watch was not ALL hand built from swiss anymore, I was so angry for awhile but then I have to accept the fact of Globalization effect. that's my point.
Panasonic and Leica both invested money in each other and have their engineers team work together and share many R & D, Panasonic also bought many share of Leica Camera AG, Leica Microsystems and Leica Geosystems. and is one of the single largest share holder for the Leica group outside of Europe. Yes, I admitted I shouldn't have "Called" Panasonic the "Mother" company for Leica, but when they held majority of your company shares and invested so much in Leica R & D plus basically have so many of their engineer team working at your labs side by side, what do you call that, please enlighten me.
Conrad567: My problem is I don't like the style of photography that an NEX requires. Holding a camera at arms length and pushing buttons to change the aperture or shutter. The endless menus etc. It is crazy. I like to set up a camera and then shoot on the fly old school like. Sony simply fails at basic understanding of how a camera should function. Fuji has returned to photographies roots, independent shutter dial and an aperture ring on the lens. These mechanics take design and components that simply adding another electronic motor and button don't require...so Sony cheaps out and makes an unusable camera in my OPINION. That is why this camera costs more and that is why people like me have been waiting for years for someone like FUJI to make. I can hardly wait for mine to come. I could never afford the LEICA offerings but I could afford the Contax G2 if it were around today...I only hope and pray that this camera lives up to expectation, if it does then it is a BARGAIN!!!
Actually reminded me the good old day when I shot street photo with a good old Hasselblad or Bonica at weight level viewfinder, so much fun...