justmeMN: In the USA, Olympus mirrorless is still an obscure product line, with little brand awareness, little advertising, and little retail shelf space. They don't seem to have much of a future here.
Yeah, the US economy is a piece of garbage. Unless you're a rich a-hole. Then it's awesome. But for regular people everything is over-priced now. This is due to the fact that idiots run our country.
mediasorcerer: Olympus will be fine, the next omd will put them in a better position soon enough.Part of me hopes they will create a csc with ff sensor at some stage of the game, or fixed zoom ff rangefinder style, it's the next logical step, and an area they are not covering, that badly needs some competition.hey, im allowed to dream.
FF sake, the OM-D is full-frame. You people need to learn the meaning of language. They don't have to make a 4"x5" camera for it to be usable for pro photography.
kaiser soze: When I first read about the Nikon 1 cameras, my assumption was that they would be priced far lower than other mirrorless cameras with much larger sensors. Then at some point I was aware that the pricing was not much lower, if any lower at all. I scratched my head, because it obviously did not make sense. And it is obvious that lots of other people had the same reaction, asking how that could possibly make any sense. Why did something that did not make any sense to lots of people nevertheless seem to make sense to the executives at Nikon? It reminds me of how time and again it is easy to observe that the top level executives of many large corporations are screw-ups. In the U.S. auto industry this is more the norm than the exception. But they get paid tens of millions of dollars per year, for being major screw-ups. If Nikon knew that they could not make the camera more affordable, they should not have bothered to make it. Dumb.
Note they said they are still makin profit. The cameras surely cost less to make, so, sell em at the same price as a DSLR and double your margin! I'm sure it sounded like a good idea at the time.
But there is only so many times the sales guy will recommend a camera that keeps getting returned due to being a Nikon 1.
They are wayyy overexposed. At least feature GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Of course he says that, it's what Aptina makes.
How much did they pay you DPReview?
Go back to the gear shop. DPReview SOLD OUT
Anyone wanna buy an Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.2? :D :D :D I may not be needing it anymore hahaha
bacteria: "The LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 achieves the fastest (1) F1.2 for a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens"
DPreview should point out marketing lies when they paste them.
I won't believe Leica has never heard of the f0.95 Noktor hyperprime, which came out ages ago. I won't say the Noktor has better IQ, but clearly Leica's above statement is BS.
Your name describes your intelligence
DotCom Editor: "The most unique new feature of the GX7 is its flip-up electronic viewfinder."
Something can't be more unique than something else. Unique is an absolute. Either something is unique, or it is not. There is no such thing as degrees of uniqueness.
DotCom Editor, you are 100% correct. LOL
Get it? 100% correct? Because correct is an abso- .... nevermind.
Put a high power laser on that and you have something truly scary lol
The slow, loud focusing speed of the existing 20 is its only real drawback. I'll probably keep it and use the other one on dual GH3's to do 3D video.
Sadly it's Apple who should have done this awhile back. I have been saying for years that Canon or whoever should make a camera that takes an iPhone inserted in the back and uses it for the control interface.
But kudos to Samsung for innovating. The claim of DPreview that it somehow lacks "external controls" is the stupidest thing I've ever read. Hasn't DPreview ever heard of gestures? They could easily make certain gestures correspond with certain controls, completely obviating the need for dials and buttons. You know, swipe right while looking through the finder to see ISO. Swipe left to do exposure compensation. Double-tap for AE-lock. Etc. etc. ad infinitum.
People lack imagination and clarity of thought these days. It's just pathetic.
Victor is rolling hard right now. That 18-55 on there makes me want to puke. What's next, a Mamiya Nikon J3?!
Hell yeah! C'mon Olympus, you're next!
flipmac: For the price, you can get an E-PL5 kit + 45/1.8 with enough money left over for a nice SD card. Might be a better compact mirrorless set for portraits.
Or just get an E-PL5 and the 75mm f/1.8 and it's better and cheaper...
SunnyFlorida: $900 for the lens + $900 for a V2 14mp camera= $1,800,... or you can get a D7100 24mp camera with an 85mm F/1.8g Nikkor for the same :-)
Or an E-P5 with a 45mm f/1.8, 17mm f/1.8, and VF-2 :=p
Jimmy jang Boo: $900? Even if it were $200 I'd pass. I waited a long time hoping to see just one real FW update that would address some of the simple quirks that cripple the V1. It ain't gonna happen. From my perspective Nikon doesn't believe their products or customers have any value after the sale. Going forward I'll pass on all things Nikon.
You had to buy it to figure that out? I am sorry man. There are a few good uses for that camera like for some video stuff, but yeah, it was really beta hardware and they've washed their hands of it.
alexander kooistra: crop or no crop the aperture stays 1.2 is it not? I see people multiplying aperture by crop, but thats not the case. So it's a 32mm 1.2 lens with a price that suits a 1.2 lens...
Light intensity is f/1.2 level meaning it will AF in very low light, OK. But depth of field is NOT the same as an 85mm f/1.2 or a 45mm 1.2 etc. The people who are saying the smaller apertures at the higher focal lengths are telling you what would give you the same DoF, light-gathering ability, and AoV ("equivalency"). Of course the Nikon 1's terrible dynamic range will make it suck anyway.
Zalan: 900 USD?? That is insane...
The entire 1-system is insane. It's all about Nikon making lots of money, lets be honest.
MarkInSF: I do think Nikon was a little too... ambitious in the design and pricing of this lens, but I don't doubt for a second that it's a high quality lens. Nikon has been introducing CX lenses into a publicity vacuum, so nobody who doesn't shoot with a Nikon 1 knows that the lenses are getting to be a strength of the format. This is the first one to feel overpriced, but to be honest, quality fast portrait lenses are always expensive.
Many other Nikon 1 lenses are also beautifully made (think Olympus build quality) with metal barrels and mounts. They're also small, fast to focus, and quiet. The telezoom 30-110mm, wa 6.7-13mm, and superzoom 10-100mm are all very nice, with the superzoom being remarkably small and far better optically than typical 10x zooms. The 18.5 standard prime is also a very nice lens and under $200.
Now we need a macro lens and a 35mm equivalent. A little cheaper than this, please, Nikon.
There is no such thing as equivalent. You want a 54.4-degree horizontal AoV. Just say what you want, instead of casting things in terms of nearly-dead, minority formats all the time.
ogl: 85/3.2 in 35 mm.
43.6mm f/1.8 in 4/3"