Zigmont: I guess I'm the only one who thinks this obsession with the past, i.e. "retro" is absurd. I'm old enough to remember the Nikon F's in the '60's, I don't want a camera that looks like that, I want something new and modern that breaks the old barriers.
Retro design is an excuse for companies who have no new ideas and can't come up with a new and ground-breaking design, so they go back to the past.
Quite frankly, I'm sick of all the new "retro" look cameras. I want the camera of 2020, not 1950.
@Zigmont: Good point!
photogeek: What Nikon needs right now is both APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras, with much smaller and lighter bodies and lenses. Not this retro BS that weighs 10 pounds with a decent lens on it.
Mirrorless or not - that has nothing to do with low light performance!
It's a fact: DSLRs with mirror are a thing of the past. Actually they are dead.
Someone should tell Nikon and Canon, before they are gone...
So boring...just another cash cow for Canon?
Nothing new since years now, dynamic range far behind Nikon. And the mirrorless camera EOS M is a joke compared to the competion.
I sold my Canon gear recently and switched to SONY NEX. Beautiful little cams with APS-C sized sensors.
Wake up, Canon!
Mikhail Tal: Why is Andy Westlake reviewing some obscure gadget that is going to interest a tiny group of people, instead of one of the overdue mirrorless camera reviews like GF6, G6, NEX-5R, NEX-3N, E-PL5, etc? Obviously this is somewhat shorter than a camera review but it seems very strange to prioritize a niche product over a camera with much broader appeal, especially on DPR.
Mikhail is right!
Especially the new NEX-3N is so extremely good given the street price (€ 299,- with 16-50 zoom here in Germany), so it's very strange that one cannot find anything about it on this #1 photography website. The qualitiy of the images is even slightly better than those from an EOS 7D - just look at the High ISO Comparison section on imaging resource comparometer!
But on the other hand, this SIGMA USB dock is a very interesting gadget, too! Because now you can adjust front- or backfocus on SIGMA lenses, which seems to be a problem with these otherwise good and relatively cheap lenses.
I had two Nikon 1's: 1 J1 and 1 J2. I bought them when price was acceptable (€ 199 witj kit zoom). BUT:
I sold them recently, because they're simply not good enough! Low resolution, high noise!
Now I own a new SONY NEX-3NLB wjich really (!) gives me DSLR-quality in a similar small package! Fantastic camera.
Nikon, dump the 1 series and come back with an APS-C mirrorless. You can!
"Video killed the radio star"
Smartphones killed the digital camera...
The 70D is - until now - a very normal DSLR, when talking about image qualitiy. It would be very interesting, whether the 70D has a better dynamic range than all the other Canons. In terms of dynamic range NIKON is FAR superior today.
High-ISO is slightly worse, e.g. compared to Pentax K5-II. Seems that all the engineering went into the LiveView-AF. Fuji's X100s and X-Pro 1 are better, too.
So for me, that's not enough.
Well, using the High-Iso-comparison feature on this website, I can clearly see the superior Hi-ISO images from the X100S or the Pentax K-5 II. But, if the dynamic range capabilities of the 70D turn out to be better than in other Canon APS-C cameras, this would really be good news!
Peter62: Go to Hi-ISO comparison. Choose ISO 12800. Compare to FUJIFILM X-E1.Move cursor to KODAK badge on the right.
Forget Nikon D7100...
What I see is a detailed AND noise-free image from the X-E1. The D7100 is clearly worth.
Go to Hi-ISO comparison. Choose ISO 12800. Compare to FUJIFILM X-E1.Move cursor to KODAK badge on the right.
PaulRacecar: I was planning to buy the T4i/650D, now I've changed my mind and I'm getting this one instead. Why not get the latest model right?
But for the same amount of money NIKON does the job better...and I am a Canon user!
Peter62: Disappointing - at least!
What is wrong with Canon ?
Still the same sensor as in my good old EOS 550D (T2i)?!? So with the 700D you'll get the same image quality as in February 2010... Wow, Canon - respect!
CANON now has clearly fallen behind NIKON. It's a shame...
Nothing is wrong with my 3 years old EOS550D. But newer Nikons with SONY sensors have a much better dynamic range! And this is by far the most important difference in todays sensors.
And 3 "real" years are 30 years in camera development...
Disappointing - at least!
The Hi-ISO images are phantastic!
I am highly impressed!
qwertyasdf: Looking at the Flickr data....where's Nikon, Sony, Pentax?!3 Canon cameras taking top 5 positions.
CANON rules! Their sensors are superior to those from NIKON and the rest. Only the new OM-D-EM5 is a remarkable exception from this rule!
German STIFTUNG WARENTEST (leading independent product test organisation) rated the iPhone 5's _video_ capabilities clearly ABOVE the Nokia 808.
pedroboe100: Nikon should still try to make the digital equivalent of the old "35 Ti" , with a slightly larger sensor, or APSC. It would kill everything out there... (and I don't own a single piece of Nikon gear)
Buy a FUJI X100 or X10, instead.
NIKONs giant flop!
What a joke! They are years behind PANASONIC, SAMSUNG, OLYMPUS and especially FUJI with these tiny little sensors!
Wait for the Fuji X10, this should be a REAL camera.
These J1 / V1 are a joke! If RICOH would have made them...ok, but NIKON???
How can this micro-small CX-senoor compete with APS-C oder m4/3 mirrorless cameras?
And I don't need interchangeable lenses on a point & shoot, they have "Superzooms" where you dan't need to change the lens.
All in all, I expect the prices will fall by 50% in less than 6 months...