Sdaniella: Kodachrome 25 ... ISO 25I've been asking for 25/12/6 since Canon offered ISO 50never mind 64/32!
"What are you talking about @peevee1 ?"
I can explain how using global electronic shutter you can achieve the effect of low ISO (NOT just high shutter speed - long exposures etc) but the explanation is too large to fit in the margin. :-)
Properly implemented global shutter can provide any ISO you want. Even 0.5. :) That is what current cameras are missing most of all, for that and many other reasons.
Just another Canon shooter: It is amazing that the author thinks of the removal of the AA filter as a plus. By this site's own admission, there is little gain in resolution but visible "gain" in aliasing, like here:
The most significant thing, if true, would be the ability of the sensor to register more photons, and the better tonality associated with that.
It is a natural landscape camera, do not shoot brick buildings and people with it (at least clothed people). :-)
"Sometimes we need a gentle polish, a tidy-up and a fix for the things that didn’t work so well the first time. And in the D810, that is exactly what we are getting"
How do you know that? Being an untested Nikon camera, it might have problem with focusing, or with oil, or they managed to invent some new problem. :-)
Besides, being intermediate "almost-non-upgrade" means than the next upgrade will be as big as D700 to D800E. You simply get more value being an early adopter after a significant change than early adopter of basically the same old thing - much more life left in your purchase.
"And highlight metering (‘hardly a new idea’, says Mr Olympus)"
Care to elaborate?
mgatov: I'm not sure this a bad thing. It sounds like Apple is giving away the next generation of Aperture and will be updating it for free.
Unless it is going to be another oversimplified iPhoto.
JamesVo: Been planning to buy a 2nd D800 anyway to reduce the number of lens changes made in dusty environments....the only difference now is that the D810 will likely become my primary choice.
For wildlife photography I like the group area AF, improved ISO, increased fps and new highlight weighted exposure mode (think white plumage).Also like the electronic shutter curtain and keen to see if this allows faster flash sync (D70 has 1/500s flash sync with electronic shutter).
Prism coating and improved transmission? - lets see. The D800 viewfinder, although large, is noticeably less bright than D300 and others so an improvement is welcome.
Not so sure why they moved the metering mode switch. No advantage and it introduces a deviation from most previous Dx00 models. Now a 2 handed operation - why fix something that wasn't broken?
I see they have moved the exposure mode button closer to the shutter release - Nice! It will be less of a finger stretch now.
What does the new "i" button do?
Electronic shutter was easier implement on CCD than on CMOS.
peevee1: Huh. 2014 and no built-in WiFi, when every point and shoot has it already?!
And they still continue to play games. 5 fps at 36 mpix means that sensor and processor are able to produce 7.2 (not 6) fps at 1.2x and 11.2 fps (not 7) at DX crop. Artificial limits on a $3200 camera. Huh.
"Yeah wifi useless unless shooting highly compressed jpegs "
You can shoot RAW, just change settings and press shutter remotely, without a separate remote. And why Nikon then sells the useless WiFi dongle for something like $900?BTW, 802.11n, let alone 802.11ac, are very fast at close range. ac is faster than USB2 many still use.
"Actually, it's likely that the entire sensor may need to be read for each frame"
This is completely unlikely.
"The electronic shutter really excites my interest also. I currently can get 1/1000 flash sync speeds with my d70 electronic shutter. "
It is not electronic shutter, it is just electronic first curtain.
brendon1000: No word on the video bitrate which is currently a Canon strong point.
If the bit rate is still 28 MBps then this camera won't be able to successfully compete with the 5D Mk III.
Your Sony is not A7s, brendon1000, right? Or even RX100 III?
Huh. 2014 and no built-in WiFi, when every point and shoot has it already?!
Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?
Pixels are much less dense on 5D3 compared to 7D, so the same sharpness as measured in lp/mm means higher sharpness as measured in lines per picture height.
Richard Schumer: Want a REAL bargain m43? I bought a Oly E-PM2 for $206 delivered.
No, I already have another, more expensive camera. But for people who are more price-sensitive, this is a great time.
E-PM2 2-lens kit is like $255. People who waited while mirrorless savings got passed to customers - well, that time has arrived. Anybody can afford good image quality in a very light package now. No DSLR can compete with this, not in price, not in weight/size, not in precision of AF, not in simplicity of use thanks to exposure and WB etc preview.
peevee1: "Like Olympus's Micro Four Thirds cameras, the S-1 uses in-body image stabilization that moves the sensor around to combat image blurring due to hand-shake. This has the huge advantage that it works with every Micro Four Thirds lens, including fast primes. However there is a catch; it doesn't work with non-electronic manual focus lenses, as there's no way of setting the focal length you're using (a feature that Olympus offers).
But how well does it work? We had a quick look at its effectiveness, using the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens under controlled conditions. "
Stabilization based only stabilizing pitch and yaw (no matter IBIS or lens-based) does not work for macro all that well, you need horizontal and vertical shifts in addition (like in the Olympus 5-axis IBIS cameras, or the only lens supporting it, the new Canon 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM). Test in more realistic conditions, under normal magnification levels.
Oh, sorry, the small Philips stars in the text made me think you shot specifically them.
What do you know, it is not a carbon copy of E-PL6 after all!
Please DPR, finish the review (seems like just a few final strokes are left, Performance page, and still and video studio scenes). The upstart deserves some attention just because they are new!
"Like Olympus's Micro Four Thirds cameras, the S-1 uses in-body image stabilization that moves the sensor around to combat image blurring due to hand-shake. This has the huge advantage that it works with every Micro Four Thirds lens, including fast primes. However there is a catch; it doesn't work with non-electronic manual focus lenses, as there's no way of setting the focal length you're using (a feature that Olympus offers).
Oh, nice! It is very interesting what this startup is up to.
white shadow: "it has done very little to make it fun to shoot it" pretty sum up the gist of this otherwise quite capable camera.
There is a lot to like about this camera, its compact size, bright zoom lens and larger sensor size. However, the main concern for the photographer is the overall usabilty of the camera. Sony somehow has missed out on that and seem to continue to do so. Thus, I can't disagree with DPR's comment that its a camera that feel more like a camera that will somewhat grudgingly let you take control, rather than an enthusiast camera designed for the committed photographer from the ground up.
Sony need to get a real photographer in its design team to overcome these shortcomings if they are serious in developing its photography market. This seems to be true to its other camera categories as well.
What "it is not"? Width of 117mm is not more than 101mm? Height of 61mm is not more than 58mm? "It is not" my ass.