600mm equivalent without a viewfinder will be loads of fun!
So now the purchase price is called a "pledge"?
Instead of a customer you are a "backer"?
Now THATS good marketing.
Don't they claim their other filters have "no color cast?'
Well, they do.
Retzius: Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers
Nikon management decides to produce niche astrophotography camera...
Nikon and Canon are serious about mirrorless?
Really? Show me their serious mirrorless cameras
Market share decrease is never a move in the right direction...
Nikon is corporation that exists to make a profit. They are a publicly traded company with share holders that demand quarterly dividend. Sorry to rain on your parade, but as idealistic as your post about making "tools" might sound to you, its gibberish.
In the digital age, you attract people via innovation or by making things easier.. easier for them to take a picture or easier for them to share their photos. Unless Nikon wants to dwindle down to become a small company like Leica that caters to a very small group of loyal buyers or rich collectors, they same old way they are producing and marketing cameras will not work. The numbers show it is failing. They won't make a profit, they won't attract investors, they will lose money, they will downsize, and the rest will be history.
Have you looked at the CIPA numbers for this year and for last month on Dslr sales. Its a big line that points down at a 45 degree angle...
They have shrinking sales numbers year over year and month over month.
Thats not moving in the right direction. If they are going to reverse that trend, doing minor tweaks to existing designs and reiterating the same camera bodies over and over agin with minor changes are not going to do it.
I see your point, but at the same time successful companies don't think like that.
They will put the work in to creating a breakthrough product to separate themselves from the competition.
If Sony thought that way I doubt we would see any of the amazing mirrorless cameras they have been putting out lately...
Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers
Impressive subject tracking results! I dare say they are better than most entry level Dslrs and would be more than enough for most parents shooting kids sports.
If entry level mirrorless cameras can produce these kinds of subject tracking results the argument for a traditional Dslr is very hard to make.
Where is the d400 to attach it to?
Canon should just buy Pentax, remove the Pentax lens mount from the Pentax APS-C bodies, replace it with a Canon mount, and you would have the best of both worlds.
That would be so awesome the world might just implode from the awesomeness, so I know it will never happen.
qwertyasdf: I never understand why the top LCD screen is a good thing. I have used many many different models, and prefer looking at the settings in the rear LCD, isn't that a more convenient location???
The top LCD is a holdover from film camera days and it signified a higher end camera. I personally think its a waste and is a less convenient way of working. However, the "target market" may think its more "fancy" and shell out another 100 bucks. I think that is the main goal here... never forget the marketers are the ones driving business theses days.
I will wait for the "Endangered Species" edition with rhino hide leather covering, crystallized panda tears LCD covering, and a manatee skin case with Luis Vuitton embossed logos.
The 20k price tag might seem high, but whenever I take pictures of my cat, a homeless person, on trash on the street and them post it on the Leica forum I am guaranteed to have fellow Leicaphiles declare that I have 'captured the moment' in shades of black and white that are simply not possible on any other platform.
Gloat all you want Sony fanboys! Nikon finally got a touchscreen and wifi. How you like them apples!
Maybe Leica could repackage this in a hand polished body and sell it for 10k
Does it have a Sony sensor and a Sony EVF?
Retzius: If sony made an entry model A7 at $999 and a set of cheap primes at $199 each they would take over
That is what has prevented me from getting into the system as well. They seem to think that if they stick a blue Zeiss sticker on every lens they can charge 4-5x the competitive market value.
If they put out a set of Sony branded basic affordable entry primes (28 2.8, 50 2.0, 135 2.8) in the $199 range they would entice a much large group of shooters to grow the system.
You are right! A7 is at that price point. Now, if they only made some "cheap" entry level primes. There really is no reason they can't make a "nifty fifty" at the $199 price point.
If sony made an entry model A7 at $999 and a set of cheap primes at $199 each they would take over