Griffo 155: Having read all the posts here on the latest from Nikon, it appears to me that you have to be a die hard Nikon to like this camera and what the company is doing..
I've said it before - I think they are lost and losing ground very quickly to Sony especially with Sony's latest A7 and A7R release plus the other manufacturers Fuji, Lumix, Pentax and Olympus who are being so innovative and are listening to their customers... These are dark days for Nikon I'm afraid... and I don't think Canon are in any better position - to be honest.
Agreed. Nikon just doesn't get it. $1,399 for a consumer camera/kit lens? Now we're in Oly EM-5 territory. Wait a year: the D5300 combo will be $699.
A great $799 camera! Oh, wait, $1,399? That full-frame Sony A7 is looking better all the time.
I guess this means it's the end of the road for legacy 4/3 bodies...
JackM: "Nikon cites poor market conditions, a large drop in compact camera sales and, most interestingly, a 'deceleration' in mirrorless camera sales growth."
Or how about it was just a stupid camera only out-stupided by the Pentax Q?
At least Pentax makes no apologies for the quirky Q. I get the Q's target audience: people who will buy a fun little camera in a gazillion different color combinations but with little interest in spectacular image quality. For the life of me I will never understand the Nikon1's target audience, which in my opinion makes the 1 "stupider".
If Oly and Panasonic can ride out this downturn, I think we'll see even more compelling mirrorless entries. I own three older, bulkier Nikon DSLRs, and I'm probably at the end of that platform. DSLRs no longer offer me enough advantages over smaller mirrorless cameras. Canon and Nikon no longer strike me as innovative; they simply peddle their products better than the real innovators Sony, Oly, and Panasonic.
Wow, $900 for a lens in a throwaway camera system.
I think the folks at Nikon simply do not understand the mindset of thieves. They could post a warning in twelve different languages on the camera or lens that that particular unit has theft-deterrent features, but that wouldn't stop a thief who doesn't know how to read or is incredibly smart at finding a hack to circumvent the security password/features.
Wasn't Nikon suing Sigma recently for some sort of patent infringement? As others have suggested, this could be a way for Nikon to lock third-party manufacturers quite literally OFF their lens mount.
My life is overwhelmed with passwords. One reason I pick up a camera is to escape the tedious of passwords and security questions. I'd rather see Nikon come up with a compelling mirrorless system than give us this boondoggle.
digitallollygag: What's next, background checks on rifle scopes? Seriously, aren't there bigger issues to be passionate about?
Whoa, calm down there, B1ackhat. Breathe, breathe...
What's next, background checks on rifle scopes? Seriously, aren't there bigger issues to be passionate about?
At least Nikon finally acknowledged this D600 issue. I'm not sure the Company ever admitted anything about so many of those D80 cameras that "developed" mysterious sensor spots after a few thousand clicks of the shutter.
I'll bet dust is pretty easy to deal with on the new Google Glass...
Hmm, and no D400... Probably ain't gonna be one.
Clive Dickinson: I sold all my Canon gear because I realised that Canon is too conservative and does not understand markets and emerging technologies. Canon was too slow to get into the CSC market and by the time it did, the product was not up to the competition. The EOS-M is a very disappointing first entry.
I loved my C5DII but it was too heavy to cart around the world with good quality lenses. The 550D is a great product but the 650D is a backward step. The very strength of Canon (the producer of good quality, reliable, benchmark gear) has become its Achilles Heel. You cannot ignore all the new ideas flowing from the competition, like Fujifilm, Sony, Ricoh, Panasonic etc.
Yes, Canon is too conservative and it shows in the coat and tie Mr. Maeda is wearing. When was the last time you saw Timothy Cook at Apple wearing a coat and tie? I think both Canon and Nikon are headed down a very rough road if their leadership fails to understand our changing world and act on it.
Bye, bye Adobe. There are other fish in the vast ocean.
Barry Fitzgerald: I think they mean "Christmas Gift Guide"
That has got to be the ugliest camera I've ever seen. Clearly, Nikon was not modeling this after the beautiful OM-D E-M5.
simon65: RIP Canon
If Nikon release a $1,500 FF DSLR then Canon's existing business model, product line up and pricing model is toast.
Canon have just released the 5D Mk III at $3,500 body only (!#!), and its near starter DSLR, the 650D at $950.
As someone who has always felt Canon are one of the more cynical manufacturers our there I can't but help feeling a touch of schadenfreude as I witness the increasingly tightening stranglehold Nikon and Sony have got them in. That even as I see the value of my Canon kit falling by the day on Ebay.
I'm selling and moving on, Canon have been offering too little for too much, for too long.
But the question is, will Nikon have this rumored $1,500 FF on backorder for 2 years? This seems to me Nikon's weakest link: production capacity.
Bravo, DPReview for your excellent review of these two underwhelming, overpriced cameras. Nikon can look forward to Kodak's fate if they keep pumping out this kind of crap.
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