yonsarh: compact and smartphone cameras are toy cameras.
Thanks! I have always wondered what role the little house played in the camera's operation.
CaseyComo: I like the output of Nikon's own software, but the interface is horrendous and the performance is pathetic. I long ago migrated to DxO.
For me, no batch processsing and no reorganization of effects are dealbreakers. It's too bad, because I think the output is very good.
I like the output of Nikon's own software, but the interface is horrendous and the performance is pathetic. I long ago migrated to DxO.
BBnose: 50 years old people will love this camera. this is for older generation people.
I'm old and I prefer modern stuff.
intruder61: coitus interruptus
I dunno...it looks like it might not have been soon enough.
dmartin92: The only problem is that it is ugly.
That's not what you were saying when you had a few drinks in you.
It's nostalgia, not nationalism, that's the true last refuge of the scoundrel.
Fotomaker01: Given the price of this camera (and its optional electronic viewfinder) it is a crime that Sony doesn't provide a printed real (vs. Quick Start) manual for the camera. There is also no CD with the manual or other software disc included with the camera. And, the Web-based version of the manual is a pain to read - it's all topline topics only and requires clicking to expand any given topic. There is just no facility for the speed and ease of flipping back and forth b/wn manual pages that there would be with a printed, with decent sized font (geared to the eyesight of middle-aged people who can afford the blankety blank camera) manual. For such a complex camera that is so feature rich, a printed manual is a must!
Agreed. Printed manual is useful. Want.
DerekWillmott: Am I the only one who finds a rear screen almost useless in bright outdoor light? If this camera or the Pana GM1 had a good EVF (and either a smaller screen or a little larger size to accommodate it) would not everyone who walks and shoots outside want one? I know I would. Who will be the first manufacturer to sell to every hiker on the planet?
Nope, I know what you mean. That said, even in the brightest light I can usually see enough to compose the shot. Works for me, YMMV. :)
I have this camera. It's pretty terrific. My favorite feature is the articulating screen. Coupling this with its small size and non-threatening appearance makes it the perfect street camera. I typically hold it at chest or waist level and shoot it looking down at the screen. This makes me essentially invisible and able to get great shots. It's easy to get shots 90 degrees left or right of me by turning the camera, and even behind me by holding it to my side and turning it to face back.
My other cam is a Nikon D7000 with a nice array of lenses. Great, but definitely not able to get the same level of candid street shots because it gets noticed. If I had to keep only one? Don't ask! It's like asking me to choose which of my kids is my favorite.
CaseyComo: Great shot. And what a subject! No aspersions, but IMO with such a charismatic bird, it's almost like cheating. ;) Beautiful!
Forgive me. I always forget how hard it is to put makeup on a seabird!
Great shot. And what a subject! No aspersions, but IMO with such a charismatic bird, it's almost like cheating. ;) Beautiful!
Well, this seems useful and important.
Snarkiness aside, my _personal_ taste is that these would be better with a lot less HDR processing. Subtlety can convey a lot of mood and atmosphere.
imsilly: Is there anything worse then bad HDR processing?
Squishing kittens in a vise while having your balls set on fire and listening to Sammy Davis sing "The Candy Man" on a wobbly 45? Other than that, no, I don't think so.
It's so strange how for a long time, the world was black and white, then suddenly rolled over into terrifyingly overcooked HD.
The corrected one looks better, but it's pretty artificial looking when viewed up close.
Leandros S: Given Nikon's extremely poor track record with its "waterproof" Coolpix AW cameras (AW100, AW110), there may be some hesitation towards this new offering.
I have an AW110. It's never leaked.