evandijken: But that price...!!
Will people stop saying you get a spare camera for free? Also that's not exactly a good thing. It's stuck. So when you get a new body with new features, you won't be able to utilize them with the x100 (obviously).
brecklundin: these sort of things are crutches for newbies and those who don't care to learn the craft of product shooting. You can do far better work with a couple inexpensive off camera flashes and some inexpensive foamcore board or just white craft paper.
These things are FINE if you want a sloppy shot for ebay I suppose (I honestly never noticed an increase in selling price with good photo's on ebay items. In fact I often suspected the opposite...people are fickle and thing Facebook quality photos are "good" photography.) And it's not bad for the price. However for a bit more cash and a few hours practice you can achieve far superior results even if using used flash units bought that a thrift shop (I have a number of those I bought for $5/ea & still use).
Google DIY product photography or visit a Flickr group "Creative Tabletop Photography". A useful group.
Last spend the cash to buy "Light: Science & Magic" by Fil Hunter. It's the best book for understanding lighting objects.
This product is for convenience, maybe some people simply don't care about learning about product photography? People have different needs and priorities. Why do we buy takeout when we can just make everything at home? Convenience.
Esign: Well, first thing to do is to remove the horrible leather diaper... and then many of the sample shots - from technical reasons...For a compact 35 mm, I prefer my Canon EOS-M/22 f2.0 all days of the week - smaller and much better colors - no orange faces - and excellent macro. Focusing by tapping the display is very quick - you know you need only one focus point, don't you? And you choose it yourself! When 35 mm gets boring, the excellent 11-22 f4-5.6 comes on. Now, I'm just waiting for a compact 55-250. The full system is no burden to carry all day.
Another alternative is Panasonic GX7 + Olympus 17/1.8. Much more flexible, faster and more reliable focusing and even has silent shutter.
ArcaSwiss: Seems like a laughable waste if time to me
@Black Box Thank you Captain Obvious!
xianghua: Sony is so innovative; look at its new Alpha FF mirrorless wonders. Nikon is... Ahhhhhhhhhh...
^ Oh Nikon tried, but they ended up with that failure known as 'Nikon 1'.
Calistoga_Guy: I'm the first to admit that she's not much too look at. But I'm puzzled by the nasty comments. Thoughts coming from this Sony and Fuji shooter... Thank you Nikon for going against the grain on the megapixels. Anybody here that mentions that this camera has fewer pixels as being a negative, or somehow flawed has been brainwashed by the years of camera marketing.
Second, thanks for skipping the video. Sure it's nice to have, but I rarely shoot video with my Fuji X100 even though it's perfectly fine. I don't understand all the complaints really, it's not like Nikon pulled all their other mediocre cameras. If anybody here wants the 610, D800 with it's tiny little pixels, or worse, the D7100 go buy it.
I was excited about the Sony A7, hoping Sony would go with fewer pixels and instead got the same old A99, D6XX sensor. yeah it's good, but I want better. So I wait till early 2014, see what A mounts launch, when the price softens, this camera makes my list. the D4 sensor rocks
You don't mind paying more money for LESS features? That's worrying. Oh well, at least you're a good consumer... I guess.
nathanleebush: No video? Exqueeze me? Is this 2007? I mean even companies like Fujifilm who couldn't care less about video tack it on. It's a software solution, for chrissake. You've got a D4 processor and won't enable basic video functionality? But, phew, they've got a fisheye and miniature effects in the firmware lol.
A7 it is..
^ Ignorance is bliss.
Agreed. It would've made much more sense if they priced this at $2000.
Peter Lacus: Dear DSLR manufacturers - what about the following proposal: You create a nice looking camera with all the essential controls (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and strip all unnecessary fluff in the process - i.e. no AF, video, screens of any kind etc. Put a great OVF (Oly OM/Pentax MX or at least Nikon FM style) and a decent chip inside (12MP FF would be preferable). USB connection for initial setup/customization, DNG output. Is that too much to ask?
Absolutely terrible concept. A 12MP FF dslr with OVF only, Manual focus only, no video and LCD screen? What are you smoking? It would be suicide if a manufacturer decided to release such a product, they would be guaranteed to lose money.
KariIceland: No, it gives you BLUR not depth of field.There is a difference between hardware and software, the software can NOT replicate the hardware.
It's simulated to give it a depth of field look through blurring. Dont take the title so literally.
rusticus: why the fuss, or hype - I use my awesome at GM1 20er pancake ;) I do not need this Pana-Leica really
Wait, you mean you're not going to use this lens? Quick, someone notify Panasonic that we no longer need this lens in their lineup so they can cancel it instead of wasting resources making it!!!
Photato: Dunno what is the obsession of going FF, especially with a new mount like this that requires new lenses to make sense.I hope Canon dith their EOS M and goes with one mount only for their mirrorless format, APS-H sensor seems ideal instead of running two formats like Sony is doing.APS-H makes a lot of sense due to efficient production costs when compared to FF. The price advantage.APS-H being the largest size sensor that can be imaged in one shot onto a wafer. Quality advantage over APS-C.
Photato, you really don't know what you're talking about.
This is going to be an industry game changer for sure.
wootpile: good samples, shows the limitations of the lens, perhaps the format
Ridiculously expensive camera! same pricepoint as a Fuji kit!
and Fujifilm has some very expensive lenses compared to m43, what's your point?
larrytusaz: Why do most articles have you click each picture to read each item on the list? Why not make it one long page so you can click it once & just read, not "next, next, next, next, next, next, nex....."
larrytusaz, just get over yourself mate. first world problems.
They do multiple pages for more ads. Websites don't host themselves for free. Unless you're paying for this service (which you're not) stop complaining.
Greynerd: Art that needs explanation is not art at all.
That's rather pretentious.
This should of been the V3.
kaffina: No evf = no X-A1 for me. But anyway a beautiful camera and wish it had the option of a optional EVF.
Not this again. That's because the X-A1 is not targeted at you. Go buy the X-E1 or X-Pro 1.
Hey dpreview, maybe you should do a few marketing and business articles to help inform some of the clueless people on this site who don't know how manufacturers camera product lines work.