TheWhiteDog: As for the 4 way controller, there is a company that makes a very effective permanent stick on overlay that makes it much easier to use. A friend of mine has it for his Pro 1 and it is very effective, makes using that controller much easier and more positive, tactile wise. I am sure the same company will be producing one for this camera ASAP.
Yes, please do share. Why post this if you don't say?
showmeyourpics: It looks like another jewel of a camera to me. If we accept the fact that different people have different shooting styles and favorite subjects, then the proper question for judging this or any other camera would be: what is it good for? As a "mature", fine art photographer, I like to "sip" my photography. I also love the look of mechanically refined gear which gives me a sense of fine craftsmanship. I appreciate the functionality of button and dial controls but still enjoy the feeling of older-style controls. This camera would not be my first choice for fast action photography but there are caveats here too. I do take publication-quality action photos of animals with slower cameras because I spent the time to learn and predict animal behavior, and "be there" at the right time and place with the camera ready for the shot. It seems like the X-T1 can offer high IQ together with a very enjoyable shooting experience for my kind of photography. It needs a good set of weatherized lenses.
@ gestureWhat?? Do you live in a video game or something? "...intended to go 'hot and heavy' against a DSLR."
The simple addition of PDAF hasn't suddenly transformed this into a rival of the D4 or something. One can shoot these cameras at any speed for most any purpose -- the XT-1 simply adds a bit more overall usefulness to the line. I own an XE-1 and 18-55 and it's terrific for my intended purposes but there are a few compelling features of this new camera I wouldn't mind having, but I wouldn't swap my FF nikon gear for fuji.
I've looked at the pictures here and on the website.
I think many of you are simply raving lunatics who can't wait to forum bash. To you Internet forums are like mosh pits at death metal concerts where you get to act out and hate everything and denounce or deride everything else you can.
This place looks just like any damned metro area in Europe or America. It has it's nicer places and its not-so-nice. Of course there are dumps there....where else does garbage go? Of course there are poor people...it's not Monte Carlo or the French Riviera you ding dongs.
If you have a thing about your country getting its butt kicked in the Olympics (which is precisely what spawns this drivel) it's not because of where the Olympics are.....it's because you're looking for a scapegoat.
As far as politics go there isn't a country on earth that isn't run by thieves and crooks, and in many cases murderers.
taktak91: Evolve the D300 to a D400, please.
@ zvonUsers didn't "vote" for nikon to discontinue development of the DX line. Nikon simply stopped making pro DX bodies and lenses in an effort to force people to migrate to fx. You're confusing online forum voting with the real consumer base.
sixtiesphotographer: My thoughts are that the earthquake/nuclear disaster, followed by the SE Asia tsunamis, really disrupted Nikon's DX plans.
Although I have no DX equipment, I believe Nikon will come out with a D400 and more DX lenses this year. If you don't see them by Photokina, then there won't be much, if anything, for high-end DX offerings.
Also, I'm sure Nikon thinks the D800 is the D700's successor. To me, it's not: I'd take the existing D700, make it take two SD cards and bump the sensor to 18-20MP, otherwise keep it as is.
@ shamaelYou're entitled to your choice of format ... You're obviously a mirrorless fanboy, but you need to respect others decisions to use DSLRs. I'd also contend that you need to get in shape...maybe join a gym or something. You seem to think a DSLR is mated to an 800mm lens or something and weighs 20 pounds or more. This nonsense about DSLRs being the equivalent of shooting with large format cameras is just redundant hype you are perpetuating, and if you look at the size of many of the new MILC and lens offerings from sony, fuji, Oly... You'd see there isn't THAT big of a difference.
km25: His last commet about FF. Do the lens they make now have focus circle large enough for FF? He said it was after the road map would be done. I just cannot see Fuji being like Sony and dumping a whole line of lens. What ever they do I can only hope they will keep the lens, who wants to buy a new set of lens. I hope they will keep this in mind.
@ al downie:People won't behave like forum heads do and dump their APS-c fuji investment to run to FF. That idiocy is the exclusive bastion of tech nerds, not photographers.
What's more, FF will be inherently more expensive but that doesn't mean "better" than the apsc product line.
Tonio Loewald: Really good interview.
My key takeaway — Nikon and Canon actually benefit from not releasing viable mirrorless cameras because if they did so it would "legitimize" the mirrorless cameras.
I like that they view releasing too many bodies as having been a mistake.
Yabo isn't a photographer so pay no mind.
hoxton fives: Dear Dpreview Team!You rated the canon 70D at the same image quality as the nikon d5300... surely that can't be right? generally I feel that you don't focus enough on image quality as that is surely the most important category?
Reilly is asking for a Ken Rockwell review -- holy cow. What's next -- mouseover jpg comparisons?
DXO gives..... ummm.... I didn't know DPR relied on DXO results for scores.
Marty4650: A nice high end entry level DSLR just got quite a bit nicer. The D5300 seems to be packed with lots of value.
If you want this sort of thing, then Nikon has it for you.
99% of consumers buying the Pentax K-50 and E-M5 "WILL" buy new lenses, so your argument about someone buying "expensive lenses" just because its a Nikon without a screw drive AF doesn't hold up. MOST people buying these cameras buy a kit lens or two and are done -- and that includes all other manufacturers too.
All prior models are cheaper than the new versions, regardless of make / model.
Nothing new or informative in your response.
Gesture: $900 with a kit lens. WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.
Interesting that those who say it's too expensive can't cite a competing model with matching specs at a lower price point.
completelyrandomstuff: The lack of in body AF motor is a real deal breaker for me.
Oh please - get off it.If someone buys a screw-based AF lens and sticks in on this camera thinking it will AF they're an idiot and didn't bother to read the manual. I SERIOSLY doubt the majority of D5300 buyers are out searching Craigslist for old screw-driven lenses.
You anti-corporate defenders of the poor general population need to get a clue.
photobeans: 4K is coming fast and furious. 4K TV for $1,000 is coming out this year. But i've got to wonder if 8K is gonna hit just as hard in 2 years and obsolete 4k quickly.
You are essentially asking whether technology will continue to evolve and putting an 8k moniker on this for the next steps. Like anything and EVERYTHING in the consumer tech space! there is NO end to upgrades and evolution. If there were there be nothing new to sell.
Having said that, 4k is NOT the next big thing for BROADCAST programming. There simply isn't the pipeline infrastructure available for moving that much data to households. 4k will follow suit with BluRay ...great for movies but that's it.
Hugo808: I was going to buy one of these but I feel I'm reading yesterdays news already.
Makes me wary about buying a XT-1 in case the XT-2 comes out before I've handed over my credit details.
I'd hate to own a camera shop, they are giving away last months cameras at a loss.
Then you should be buying for what you need, rather than to own the latest and greatest. The XE-1 is a perfectly fine camera and is NOT trumped by a substantial-enough margin by either the XE-2 or XT-1, IF you're just looking for great IQ at a bargain price. But this notion that someday any camera manufacturer is going to release the Holy Grail of camera bodies that won't suffer a decline in value is folly. Once the XT-2 is out there'll be something new.
iShootWideOpen: You guys need to put this camera in capable hands to get a good impression. These snaps make the camera look bad.
The irony here is that 9/10 commenters on here couldn't take a better photo than what has been presented for samples. Many of you want a "family camera" and to you, your shots of your 3-year old throwing up his banana cream pie is something you freaking lunatics would actually post on Flickr and print in 11x13 prints you'd send to your family for Christmas so shut up.
Sanjeev Das: dpreview really needs to hire some real photographers. Is this really the best you can do?
As if you people wouldn't find fault with anyone else's shots.....AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!
What-- ARE YOU NEW HERE?????
Joed700: @ Barney Britton -- First, I'd like to thank you for doing this! I already have the X100s, and is considering getting the XT-1. However, one of the biggest complaints about the XE-1 was the color renditions are not good for anything other than photographing people because of the excellent skin tone...do you see a big difference between the X-T1 and the XE-1/XE-2?
That's a matter of opinion. As an XE-1 owner I disagree completely. Camera works fine for subjects other than people.
SiliconVoid: I was not aware DPR, or the photographic community in general, had begun evaluating camera equipment on the basis of whether the user, or subjective audience, is instantly elevated to being a better photographer simply by holding/using or viewing images taken with said equipment... O.oAn image does not need to awe its audience in subject, composition, or creative lighting in order to represent a technical example of what the equipment is capable of providing. These are 'real-world' shots after all, that means just like the bulk of your 'real-world' shots sitting on 'your' computer there are any number of images that would not impress anyone photographically..Just as one can strip a nut with a $75 wrench, someone else can get the job done with a $5 pair of pliers - the tool is being evaluated here, not the wielder... Enough already.
Shoot one yourself and decide. What a cop out.
Robert Garcia NYC: skin texture does not look good at iso 800. Is there a way to disable NR on X-T1?
StillLearning: Guess I won't be updating since I still use a D300 and D700. That means I don't need to worry about getting any newer Nikon cameras models. Wow that just saved me a ton of money.
An astute point for a change!
brn: It sure would be nice if Nikon could release a minor update of a product without a lot of people bashing them.
I don't know why the naysayers are so bloody vocal.
Because they're a bunch of whiners.