Stephan K: Strange coincidence, just yesterday I was reading about details (and reading the actual court application handed in 3 days ago) of a class action brought by attorneys Zimmerman in the US re the D600. Links are on the Nikonrumours.com site.
"Coincidence". Good one! ;-)
Used D600 prices are bound to increase a little.
DPR, the link from main dpreview page to this article is broken.
dg90: It´s a camera to knock out a gorilla and making some close-ups.
No chance with a MILC ... a gorilla will drink it in one second!
Using your calculations, $700 Sony Alpha6000 - 11 fps * 24mpix=264MP/s.
Jogger: lmao at all the butt-hurt mirrorless evangelicals. the fact is that none of the mirrorless offerings would be able to command a $6000 asking price for a body-only camera.
"the fact is that none of the mirrorless offerings would be able to command a $6000 asking price for a body-only camera."
Leica M was even more for ages...But the whole point of mirrorless to achieve the same performance cheaper. I mean, Sony Alpha6000 does the same 11fps with AF for $700.
Zvonimir Tosic: What is most amazing in this preview is not the D4s itself.
As much as it is a nice piece of machinery, more amazing is the truth of the 80:20 principle that works almost like a clockwork in this camera market.
We can get many a camera today that have 80% or more of D4s capabilities at 20% of D4s' price. And yet for that extra 20% or less of lucrative incentives, we must pay 80% of its price.
Pana GH4 promises focusing at -4EV...
You'd think in 2014 a top-of-the line camera would have 802.11ac and double UHS-II slots, not the outdated CF and non-starter XQD.
qwertyasdf: Now we are heading towards the million ISO mark, is there a major technical difficulty of providing say, ISO 10?
When sensor providers will finally make one with global shutter, ISO as low as you want will be available automatically, without loss of DR (unlike the "overexpose and pull back" method).
AbrasiveReducer: Just out of curiosity, the battery says "Cell made in China, further processed in Japan". I understand wanting to get "Japan" in there but I wonder what sort of processing they do and why it's necessary.
Printing of the word "Japan".
Fahd: Nikons flagship offers full HD while most flagship smart phones now offer 4k.
"4K from a tiny sensor compared to 1080p from a much bigger sensor..."
Depends how much line skipping is employed on that bigger sensor. And it is employed.
"Mr Matsushima explains further enhancements:
'Another improvement is wireless LAN which was 100 base T in the D4 and is now 1000 Base T."
That makes NO sense. 100baseT and 100baseT are WIRED Ethernet standards, not "wireless".
KingshukB: Nikon announced 5 Full Frame bodies in 2013 and 5 APC Bodies.
FF : D800,D800E,D600,D610,D4..
APSC : D3200,D3300,D5200,D5300,D7100..
now in Feb, D4S...
Please nikon Announce D400 as soon as possible.
"Nikon announced 5 Full Frame bodies in 2013 and 5 APC Bodies.
APSC : D3200,D3300,D5200,D5300,D7100.."
D800,D800E,D600,D4, D3200,D5200 were added in 2012. D4 even announced in 2011 if I remember right.
cgarrard: ISO 409,600
The cats will still hide between all the noise. Even 100k is unusable, even for postage stamps.
What does that mean: "approximately half the size (2464 x 1640) of standard uncompressed RAW files"
If they reduce resolution to 2464 x 1640 = 4Mpix, and reduce bitness to 12 bit, how come it is only half the size of full 16mpix 14-bit files?
So, Nikon and Panasonic have the same software now... SilkyPix.
13mpix to 16mpix in the same tiny size, while still no stabilization... The ultimate moron-targeted "upgrade".
Jogger: I wish Sony would come out with an action cam using their 1 inch sensor. The QX100 is maybe 50% of the way there.. its just needs to be a bit smaller and have a fixed UWA lens. It can be done and the video quality would blow away these 1/2.3 sensor action cams (GP3+, AS100, etc).
They would be creating a new niche for themselves.
Large sensor also requires large lens and has short DoF requiring focusing even with wide FL.
Finally. For some reason, you don't even have GoPro cameras in your camera database...
RichRMA: Nothing to write home about for that price. They took the "Sigma" path, making the lens sharp in the centre but not so much the edges. Also, why does the body have to be as large as it is when the elements are so small (35mm f/2.8 only needs elements about 15mm across)?
According to dxomark, sigma is sharper. I hope you are are comparing at least on D800. D800E would be sharper yet.
km25: Why did they not just use the 35mm f/2.0 from the RX1? The camera's sells are going to crash and burning any ways. Sony drops the ball again. Where is their road map of lens, this would at least show what lens are forth coming. Something tells me they have little or no idea. They are depending on a third party for their lens, an excellent lens maker that is not noted for putting out new lens with any speed.
"The RX1's lens has a huge rear element placed very close to the sensor, which means the design simply can't be translated into an interchangeable E-mount lens."
It can - when mechanical shutter is finally eliminated.