Joe Ogiba: DPR: 87% Gold Award !
Obviously Nikon sends their oil-free copies to reviewers.
Charlie Jin: I already have Sony RX100. I wonder how it compares with this one - size and image quality and also user interface. I am satisfied with the quality of RX100, but it's user interface is aweful. I always have to figure out-which takes time - and the process becomes not point and shoot, but point - figure out - ...... - point and shoot. It looks like Sony is going to have a trouble as competition is going high.
RX100 has a faster lens than this, same size sensor and the lens folds into the body making it actually slim. Not sure why you'd pick this over the Sony.
Digitall: A Fujifilm XF1 style, with interchangeable lens.
And f/1.8 on a 2/3" sensor beats f3.5 on a 1" sensor by about a stop.
Just like all the rest, it's not slim with a lens mounted. Might as well use an RX100
Sad Joe: A sign of the times - I'm an Apple fan ( I still have a G3 computer) but since Jobs left so did so much that Apple was….
If I remember, the G3 and G4 towers came in fun blue and blue gray colors. And then the ibook and imac even came in pink and green. Not sure what this signifies other than giving a cheaper option for lower cost markets.
8GB is not enough given that apple refuses to add a cheap micro SD slot. It's enough for the OS + Apps, but if you also want to take any videos or pictures or listen to music, you'll be making HEAVY use of the cloud.
The good side of not using SD cards is that the storage is top tier SSD fast. My wife's 5c clocks at 600MB/s on the internal storage.
lacikuss: The Premium market is over Apple, now is when you'll flavor real competition fro survival... lets see if you can adapt in a commodity environment...
I am not sure you could be more wrong.
peevee1: Still nobody will bother. A basic plastic android phone can be bought for $60 with delivery from China.
iphone 5c is far from basic. People get hung up on plastic even though that's what the Galaxy S4 is made of.
seems more like a Lexar problem
justmeMN: People flock to buy anything that has an Apple logo on it, so this is bad news for camera companies.
How does a camera drain battery from the phone when not in use? Clicking a camera icon is complex?
And you are already carrying a phone. A camera is an extra device in your pocket.
Jaythomasni: See where is Apple searching..in the back doors of Tokyo and Taiwan..This is called poaching for Japanese talents...Many Western companies are doing it lately ..Computer panels. .Microsoft surface makers are all Japanese or Asian engineers.They will get some one with money...With all fanfare of apple phone phone and camera..all internals are sony or some Taiwanese company..made in China...market as their product.
This poaching business is really spoiling the traditional legendary camera makers and their business..Fact is Japanese craftsmanship and engineering is superior none can build one by poaching.why poach let the Japanese companies survive with their skills.. they survive not by hi fi English speaking business men..but by pure talent..please don't buy the whole electronic industry..leave them alone..... do what you are good at...software...leave the hardware to the people who are good at it and don't spoil their heritage ,
Why don't we let the individual engineers decide if they'd like to stay put or take what is probably a sizable raise to work for Apple?
Do you want someone telling you where to work and what job offers you are allowed to receive?
Jogger: Can they change the law of physics can make a 1/3.2 sensor capture as much light as an FF? If not, gtfo.
You can't put a larger sensor in your pocket. The camera on the iphone literally takes zero space. The phone would be the same size without the camera. That's why it's the #1 camera in the world.
So no, you can't do anything on FF that you can do with a smaller sensor.
thomas2279f: They should do a joint venture like joining up with Nikon = sell for both company...
They have different ideas. But if they were truly better, wouldn't they be selling well?
Jim Salvas: They have enough cash on hand to simply buy the camera industry. All of it.
Pretty much. $160 billion last I checked.
I used to say that apple users are sheep, too. But then my wife got an iPhone (only because it was blue) and I found it to be really a fantastic device.
You don't get the to be the #1 brand on name alone. You might get people in the door, but they aren't going to be repeat customers if your product sucks.
shaocaholica: Manual shutter, ISO and RAW+jpg. Should take all of one person whos currently employed to implement. Will make waves in the news and actually be useful.
RAW from a 1/3" sensor is not going to be that useful, but I agree on manual shutter speed and ISO
What technology would Nikon have that could benefit the markets Apple is interested in?
Daniel Bliss: Perhaps Apple could buy out Nikon and finally teach them something about customer service and systems integration and marketing. If course, if you're going to get buy-in from the staff of the takeover target, it helps to demonstrate technical prowess in their area of expertise.
Guy at the Nikon Genius bar: "Oh, you need a Nikon Certified CF card to shoot in burst mode. We have these over here starting at $10 per gigabyte. "
Joe Ogiba: I would be interested in the 5.7" iPhone with 4K video like the Samsung Note 3 but with OIS like the 5.9" LG G Pro 2. http://connect.dpreview.com/post/3185592421/lg-launches-lg-g-pro-phablet-with-4k-video
I'd argue form and functionality is their goal. Sure they don't currently win the extreme spec wars, but it all blends together nicely and works extremely well.
Honestly, I don't think the average person really wants a 6" phone. You can't even sit down with those in your pocket. But narrow 4" is pretty small these days. I think that 5" is a sweet spot for pocket friendly vs screen real estate. I'd expect something like 4.8" for the next Apple.
digitallollygag: Nikon 1 engineers & designers need not apply...
Actually I'd argue the opposite given the amount of picture quality per sensor size that the Nikon 1 provides. Plus the strange Nikon 1 price premium is right up Apple's alley!