jaykumarr: Say, you need to take photo of your teeth and send it to dentist on vacation or photo of something else to some other expert, then these 'refocus-able' camera is a boon. I think this is damn good for medical and science fields.
Else, not a great tool for the price.
For $1600 I would like dentist to make pictures of my teeth. In fact, they can put a nice crown for this price
Not enough wood to justify the purchase. Hopefully Hasselblad will come up with more sensible version soon
Not enough dials to justify the price. :)
Kidding aside, a great looking camera. People will have an ability to get D4 image quality at half the price, while using any Nikon lenses from any era. What not to like? For people without collection of Nikon FF lens it is probably a hard (but not impossible) sale.
370 posts on camera without yet known specs or even clean images of the camera. Nikon marketing is doing something right for sure.
88SAL: If they take a leaf from Epson-Cosina-Voigtlander with the RD-1 - that is pure romantic photography. Having to manually cock the shutter, and you could ofcourse get a motor drive/battery grip combo that would compliment it nicely if you needed to go more "pro".
For enjoyment of your photography, to slow things down, this could be a nice little winner. At worst it will be Nikons OMD.
They also should limit SD card to hold only 36 images.
I am such as sucker to DXO "look", I still cannot push myself to upgrade to X-trans and drop DXO. But I am processing may be 100 images a month, so speed and awfulness (it is not great) of the interface is not that important to me.I almost upgraded to 8, but now definitely will upgrade to 9. I wish one day the whole thing will be a "plugin" for LR.
Eat your heart, Hasselblad!
I always have a small flask of bourbon in my bag. Let you get over a missed shot or dead battery so much easier.
RX100+ underwater housing (50m rated) is still cost less, then this camera. And really can be used for diving. Nikon 1 still heavy and not pocketable, hard to see it as "beach camera".Picture quality will probably better the GoPro, but not nearly as handy. And costs many times more.
I will wait for Hasselblad edition
So this is Canon answer to DSC-QX10 ? How mighty have fallen....
KonstantinosK: Yeay! The ultimate beach accessory... And not only for guys, it seems. I often spot girls carrying superzooms at the beach lately...
And please do not forget macro capabilities
I wa thinking about selling my Canon APS-C gear.. Now I am not so sure (unless they have it in Fuji mount )) ). Looks like perfect lens for me..
jim sparx: I visited the Leica forum and one poster calls it, 'rich man's jewelry.'With my pretty face and this camera maybe girls will pay attention to me.
Nay. Just make them drunk, works way better then some black brick on your neck.
jim sparx: But it has that red dot.... So I will save my extra pennies from SS as the price will surely come down. (sarcasm)Do not look for a Panasonic knockoff like the FZ200 for this one.
I do not think red dot is big enough to justify the price. Should be at least twice as large, so people can notice. I wonder why we do not have "Leica" embossed leather wrap a-la LV.
Prairie Pal: I do believe there are enough Paris Hiltons and rap stars in this world who are so clueless that they will buy several pimped out versions of this camera simply because they live in a world where absurdity=fashion. Because there is nothing left out there for them to throw their money at.... this camera will suffice. It is them that this concept was designed for.
They are perfectly fine with diamond-encrusted iphones. Plus this monstrocity will not fit in a purse.
Think of it, you can buy 15 Lytro cameras for a price of one Lunar..
I assume that future Fujifilm cameras with 27" touchscreens will be 180 dollars cheaper? Great.
Nikonworks: Thanks for this article.
I always stayed away from Phase One and in my mind that spells 'alot of money', cameras, etc.
but I clicked the link and downloaded the 254MB file.
Ran Express and can clearly see the detail in my D5100 RAW files that I have been missing using other converters.I compared several. I did not compare DXO yet.The Express white balance tool is also remarkable.
When I get my D7100 I will likely buy the full program.
I just completed two shoots today and after my testing of express I reworked both of them to much better final images than I obtained with my current workflow.
Despite horrendous interface and strange workflow DXO was always my preferred tool due to ability to squeeze the last drop of original images and great lens correction. I would kill for DXO supporting X-trans, but I doubt it will ever happen. Wonder how it compares to new C1 for Nikon RAW.
Marty4650: I never did get the point of superzoom lenses. If your object is to "never have to change lenses" then why not just buy a Panazonic FZ200 and call it a day?
The whole point behind buying a more expensive ILC is "changing lenses."
Even though zoom lenses have gotten better, good prime lenses really deliver the best image quality. And even among zoom lenses, a 3X zoom generally will perform a lot better than a 15X zoom will. This is simply because ANY zoom lens is a compromise, and the wider the range, the bigger the compromises involved.
Personally, I feel you are paying too large a premium for having the convenience of not changing lenses. A Nikon 2 lens kit would cover the same range at 1/4th the cost... and probably deliver better image quality.
But that's just my opinion. Others will certainly disagree.
I know lots of people, who own SLR and one superzoom. they have no idea even how to change lenses. I do not know why they even have SLR - good compact superzoom would serve them better and cheaper. Perhaps SLR makes them feel more like real photographers, as I have no other explanation.