Dumb dumb camera. Good technology but poorly marketed. Nikon had no idea who they are making these cameras for.
If you are an enthusiast you will want to use the grip and viewfinder. But, if you use the grip you have to remove it every time you want to change the battery and the tripod socket is now off-center. In addition, you can't use a Arca Swiss style plate.
The external EVF actually made the camera more expensive and if you use it now you can't use a flash... Dumb dumb dumb
OTOH, its too expensive for casual shooter or soccer moms when they can get a competent APS-C Dslr for half the price.
Nikon has no idea who they want to sell these cameras to. They are hoping to create a market that won't intrude on their slr sales but it is priced far too high to do that. The fact that they drop in price my 50% a year later doesn't help things much...
dumb dumb dumb
DPR is really pushing this camera.
3 articles with the same theme in one day:
A Little Bit BetterWhat You NEED to KnowWhy It Matters
We get it, its a small upgrade but you really like it, we NEED to understand that, and why that matters, apparently.
Nice camera. However, I must say the latest releases of digital cameras are getting awfully expensive. Even for an admittedly pricey hobby, the cameras and lenses released within the last couple of years really are pushing the boundaries of "affordability" for the amateur or hobbyist.
JackM: You all have me to thank for this, because I just paid for Lightroom 5.
Ron Poelman: Anyone needing a definition of Art vs Photographyneed look no further.Complete command of the Surreal as a tool.Enough to make you sell your camera.As a body of work, it does not get any better than this.
Why would they make me want to sell my camera?
mcshan: Best photos I have ever seen in my lifetime. Should have had a kid staring at a frog.
They are nice family photos no doubt. But the best photos you have ever seen in your lifetime?
Meanwhile, Nikon is having a deep discussion on whether to include a touch screen and a dedicated ISO button on its next Dslr
Its just dumb that the camera shuts down when you close the viewfinder.
Thats not a "Sony menu glitch", thats just dumb.
"While some people will never step away from a DSLR, the a6000 makes a very strong case for being able to do everything a Nikon D5300 or EOS 700D/Rebel T5i can do, even in terms of autofocus."
Nikon and Canon need to wake up real quick... their intro level DSLR cameras' only real advantage any more is having an optical viewfinder, but the bean counters and marketing folks have turned them in to small dark tunnels that aren't much fun to look through anymore.
TBH, if you are looking for a small but capable camera the mirrorless segment is now offering a better alternative. The pro segment is an entirely different story, but I'm sure that will be targeted soon.
The "studio" landscapes are cool. The rest just look like Instagram selfies or Facebook pictures.
IF they made a classic M body with a sensor that could be changed out as sensor tech advances they would have a camera worthy of the cost as it could indeed last a "lifetime" and keep pace with advances in image quality.
Currently, Leica bodies quickly become outdated expensive relics that are not worth your hard earned dollars.
The next firmware update will be hand coded by an old man in a small village in Germany on a TRS-80 with 8 inch floppy drive.
Leica will record a 60 minute video of the entire process.
samfan: I just calculated that if I'd shot a roll of Tri-X every day, and had it developed and scanned, even the mono Leica M would pay for itself in just 18 months (probably sooner if you factor in the cost of a decent film M body).
Buying bulk and developing and scanning yourself - and the M pays for itself much sooner in saved time.
I don't know why are so many people so confused. Film is bloody expensive.
Bro, I saw your gallery, you're no Erwitt or HCB. Your shot are all color shots.. two of them are of Sony cameras.
LOL this company is so lame now.
Canon actually puts this fluorine coating on its sensors to prevent gunk from sticking to the surface.
Nikon, this helps prevent dust and oil spot fiascos... something you might be aware of...
Retzius: The menus and icons on this camera look amazing similar to the menus and icons on the Leica T...
Thats not the point...
It seems pretty clear where Leica sourced their touchscreen and menu system for the Leica T
The menus and icons on this camera look amazing similar to the menus and icons on the Leica T...
I guess Microsoft thinks that if they tell us we don't need iPads and MacBooks anymore then we won't buy them...
sony is seriously fearless
nikon and canon could learn something here
pop up viewfinder.
bravo sony, damn cool