Old Cameras: If it performs well (is sharp) wide open and has good focus mechanics it could be a bargain.
A nice dampened focus ring? Grit-free smooth focusing action? Not sure why it would be a bargain though, this lens is not exactly affordable.
nerd2: Why is it a big deal? We have 4K video on our PHONE, as well as upcoming mirrorless cameras (which has larger sensor than this and can accept multiple lenses too)
In my original comment, I mentioned 'other mirrorless cameras with big sensors do line skipping '. You countered saying that no 4K capable camera does line skipping and I concurred.
I also said that the bigger sensors do line skipping for 1080p (which is true for the A7, A7R and A7ii). To which you called BS, which is incorrect.
But whatever, you seem rather combative so I will end this discussion here.
"BS again. All like one do full-sensor readout."
You sure about that? The A7, A7R and A7ii does line skipping when recording 1080p.
I stand corrected, the bigger sensors only line skip when recording 1080p.
Yes, looks like they do crop when recording 4k.
Still a lot of pixel binning happening, I wonder if the processors can't do oversampling instead of binning.
Other mirrorless cameras with bigger sensors usually have to do line skipping to sample 4k (resulting in only half of the sensor being used), whereas with a 1" sensor you use most of the sensor already.
5inchfloppy: It's exactly the same size as the Panny GM-1, so I guess that's the market Nikon is targeting.
This plus the Nikkor 18.5/1.8 seems fantastic. Consider me intrigued. Yes, I can achieve the same with GM-1/5 with Oly 25mm or PL 25mm, but this will still be smaller and have accurate PDAF.
This is what the Pentax Q series could have been methinks.
@LegacyGT:When comparing sizes, I was referring to the size of the body itself, I know the exact sizes of the sensors, and which is bigger. But regardless of sensor size, IQ from the Nikon should be adequate, we have moved beyond the point of sufficiency and into territory of IQ for IQ's sake.
Didn't like m43? On the contrary, I am still shooting m4/3 and loving it. Just purchased the lovely Oly 45mm f/1.8 too :D When it comes to the stills quality I am very satisfied with m4/3.
Just that CDAF on m4/3 doesn't lend well to video work (continuous AF tracking) which is an area that Nikon's 1 Series (due to PDAF) does really well.
J5 dimensions:98 x 60 x 32 mm
GM-1 dimensions:99 x 55 x 30 mm
5mm and 2mm isn't exactly that much of a difference.
I know the 4/3 sensor is bigger, but Nikon has blazing fast PDAF. And most focal lengths are already covered by their lineup (probably could do with a fast pancake though).
p.s. Plus no AA filter!
Raist3d: Ok, excellent- no AA filter- found at the Nikon global website.
REMARKABLE IMAGINGLeading-edge Nikon technologies deliver beautiful photos and movies.Newly developed, backside illumination CMOS image sensorEXPEED 5A image-processing engineNo optical low-pass filter <---------------
It's exactly the same size as the Panny GM-1, so I guess that's the market Nikon is targeting.
steelhead3: Another needed FW update for a Fuji, why are they getting such a pass by the media?
Because I know of a lot other cameras from other manufacturers that could do with a firmware update, but have gotten exactly zero.
Fuji on the other hand, updates firmwares with the frequency of an Android release. Which is good. And commendable.
JaimeA: It is hard to believe that in this time of advanced camera development this camera does not have stabilization of any kind.
If you're shooting video with any Fuji X100 series, you're using the wrong tool for the job
Thomas Karlmann: VERY poor! I liked the ability to compare cameras on those graphs -- now that appears to be gone. Along with that, a poor review with bias towards systems that have no lenses -- DPR has lost it. Their focus is now on cell phones only.
If you mean them comparing it to Samsung's NX1, Samsung has actually done a pretty good job with their lens lineup, and from user reviews, their lenses are actually pretty good.
Skipper494: No comparison to higher resolution APS-C offerings from Sony and Samsung.
I agree, the E-M5 II is so good that the rest don't even compare, couldn't have said it better myself
intruder61: Come on DPR, get serious, buildings, bushes and flowers with a 300/2.8...at least take an image of a BIF or go to a kids sporting event.
Obviously did not read the paragraph:
"We were fortunate enough to be allowed access to a pre-production engineering sample of this new lens for a few hours. -- We apologize for the relative lack of variety in this gallery - it was almost all shot in an extremely compressed timeframe, early in the morning on the grounds of a hotel."
yslee1: I like the 42.5/1.7 for the IS, but I paid just US$230 for my Olympus... not sure if I want to upgrade!
Are you using a Panny body? If you are, then it might still warrant consideration, and don't forget the closer minimum focusing distance!
If you're using an Oly body then no point upgrading :)
Fogsprig: Still wanna get Oly's 45mm, but Pana's macro addition looks promising.
And having choices is a good thing!
Hugo808: 1st prize a Lunar. 2nd prize two Lunars..
A free Lunar is still better than a NEX-7 that you have to pay for.
In fact, a free Lunar can pay for two a6000s.
mikeber: Isn't the prize one of those Italian designed wood cameras (lunar, or luna?)
Prize cameras are not announced yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were.
But to be honest, they are pretty good cameras though, as the NEX-7 and RX100 are.
joejack951: Not that I am a professional who plans on entering or anything, but I love how my Nikon D3s isn't good enough for this contest but a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone is.
The S5 is a great camera in it's own right, and capable of taking great pictures in the right hands.
That said, I wonder if anyone might submit an entry shot with a Nokia 808...
arhmatic: I clicked around the website, I have no idea how to upload. The upload button is nowhere to be found. has anyone successfully uploaded?Maybe I am missing something...
Maybe you need to create an account first, the upload option might be there after you sign in.