DPR wrote: "The situation in which the fully articulating (rotating) display wins out is when recording video."
Uhh... no. In video it is the same, which is determined by the 16:9 output format (only complete dolts shoot video vertically). When there is a difference is for still in portrait orientation, and for selfies, and for preservation of the screen in closed position.
Great, more direct comparisons, please! Much more interesting to read this way!
forpetessake: Many people complain this zoom is too dim, and traditionally Tamron superzooms have poor image quality, etc. You are forgetting that Tamron is a business, and as such is measured by profits, they must make the decisions based on those considerations. The stuff that sells and brings profits usually not the best quality. Never confuse saleability with quality.
110/4 does not have to be big.
DPR wrote: "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (and Samsung NX Mini) are the only other interchangeable lens cameras that are physically smaller than the V3"
Huh? Olympus E-PM2, Panasonic GF5, Sony a5000 are all smaller and lighter than V3, with much bigger sensors, and in case of m43 system, lenses of about the same size. I am sure if you look, you can find other ILCs smaller than V3 - how about Pentax Q and older NEX and m43 cameras?
peevee1: How come they need a firmware update for every camera to support a new lens? And what other lens makers are supposed to do, who cannot upgrade a firmware in every Fujifilm camera as soon as they release a new lens? And what will happen to old bodies when they go out of support eventually - no compatibility with new lenses for them?Seems like a bad standard.
"Reason for the firmware updates with each release of a new lens has nothing to do with camera flaws, but is because Fuji does in camera barrel distortion, chroma removal and other kind of 'repairs' to lens flaws."
Everybody does that, but competent standards store the profiles needed in the lenses themselves and communicate everything to the camera when the lens is mounted and camera is turned on.
"The lenses work anyway, just not as well as if the firmwares are updated."
Why? How bad is it? You are buying a shiny new expensive lens, and it does not work as it should without a firmware for all your cameras? Why the data for the lens (making it work optimally) is not stored in the lens itself, as it is done in m43 for example?
How come they need a firmware update for every camera to support a new lens? And what other lens makers are supposed to do, who cannot upgrade a firmware in every Fujifilm camera as soon as they release a new lens? And what will happen to old bodies when they go out of support eventually - no compatibility with new lenses for them?Seems like a bad standard.
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?!