ashokvashisht: New to DSLR's. Was planning to buy a Nikon D5300. Looks good but I would have to invest in two lenses i.e. a 17-50/17-70 mm for the landscapes, portraits and the like and a 70-300 mm for wildlife.
I am not a pro but would like to take crisp images with great colour and details. I would be taking prints upto 8x12" max and normally share on Facebook.
Or would it be better for me to forget the D5300 and invest in the new Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1000 ?
I would like my photos to be sharp both at the wide and telephoto ends. Also, will the D5300 (if I choose it) be reasonably good at dust sealing ? Is the quality of dust sealing decided by the camera body specs or the lens or is it a combination of both ?
Well, If you are going to shoot while travelling in the open jeep in a dusty area I would try to get a weather sealed camera & lens. I personally only have the D5100 but I dont think there is to much of a difference when it comes to sealing and I would rather spend the money to either get a D7000 or a D7100 (or why not a used D3 or D300s?) if you really need a DSLR, but if you dont a mirrorless could be a very good tool and the OM-D5 is very good.
Hi ashokvashisht! Well, if the main reason would be publisihng on Facebook it wouldn´t matter much which one you choose. But if you are also going to make prints I would suggest the Nikon D5300. When it comes to dust sealing BOTH the camera and the lens need to be sealed. May I suggest an alternative, why not have a look at the Olympus OM-D5? They are at an end of their lifespan but is an excellent camera.
Looks nice, will try one in IRL soon I hope
Yiannis A - Greece: Dear friends,every day i wake up, i take a look at a yellowish, faded, rough picture of a bunch of young soldiers, somewhere in the Greek-Italian front at the end of 1940. Amongst them, i see a laughing 25 year-old sergeant, smoking his cigarette. The only thing i feel is, how much proud i am that i've been raised by such a man and how much i miss him. But trust me, i've never thought "grandpa, you look so poor in terms of dynamic range" or "oh my God, such a luck of color depth here"! Photography should not be a way of comparing our wealth, taste, stupidity or whatever characterizes us; photography is a tool that must be wisely used to prevent the soul, the heart, the brain from forgetting, after times have passed. Don't fall for DXO and all paid advertisers, stop being mean to each other. Buy whatever camera you like, whatever instrument you can afford and just shoot. Frame the moments you live and keep them alive, forever, in the hard disk of your soul.
Be well, be luckyYiannis
You even got a like from a Turk, me :)
mr.izo: ik, it's canon campaign, but dpreview basicaly make false idea on global scale, so canon usa site get more clicks..not realy fair towards dpreview users, id you ask me. but that was expected when site went to to texas..
DPR is a website that is supposed to report anything like this, something they did in an entirely legit way. And as mr Hoff above points out, they did it with a tongue in cheek remark. I think your remarks on the other hand are so harsh because you choose to interpert DPR in a way that made you expect something entirely different and now you are trying to blame DPR for your own overblown feelings.
Kabalyero: Timer just reached zero...nothing happened. Am i missing something?
Im from sweden and right now it is 04.55.27 left viewing from here.
T3: All the ideas people have suggested seem to ignore the fact that whatever Canon is announcing, it has to be something that has been considered "impossible" by everyone else. Basically, the teaser is saying, "You guys all thought this [whatever it is] was impossible, but we don't see it that way. We've made it possible. We've made this product that everyone else has been saying *can't be done*."
Either this product is truly extraordinary and ground-breaking, or they are setting themselves up for major disappointment. It kind of reminds me of Nikon's Df teasers. So much mystery, so much hype, so much anticipation. But it all ended up being a bit anti-climactic when the Df was finally introduced. Canon has set the bar even higher, by essentially claiming that they are going to introduce a product once considered "impossible" and "can't be done." We'll see if they can live up to that claim.
Well, I must say I like your way of thinking, so lets keep guessing but with your reasoning in mind, maybe its the first real 3D-picture printer, or a camera that can take pictures in the dark? Its bound (is it?? hmmm) to be something very special.
I like it, even thoug the collor seems to be a tad more dull than Nikon/Olympus. I am seriously curios ab this camera.
Well, canon is famous for their inovations in regarding small cameras, but with new G7X (or was it GX7, or X7G, ehhh, hmmm) I think it must be something else, like a new mirrorless pro camerasystem. But then on the other hand with the ne 7D mk II that dosen´t make sense either, so why not a CANON CAMERA PHONE?
Kim Letkeman: These images are not worth the effort of critically judging the merits of this camera for anyone beyond the level of rank beginner. Too many variables and the images look too much like casual snapshots in the care that was taken (which I think is the process for first look images here.). However, there is certainly potential in what I see here.
Thankyou mr Letkeman, now I KNOW that these pictures are specifically for me and not for all the wonderfully accomplished photographers like yourself. And yes, I do second that "jeez"
Not to bad, nice bokeh.
Fabio Amodeo: The real question to me is: can the NX1 really shoot 15fps with focus tracking? If it can, the demise of DSLR is getting nearer. Both the mirrorless and the DSLR have structural limits: for mirrorless it's processing power, needed by the many functions concentrated on the same circuit; for DSLR it's the mechanical limit of mirror ups and downs. If Samsung has really broken the first limit, the others will have to follow, and soon. So I think the whole industry is asking itself the same question: where will the declining money be in the near future? In my opinion, the vision of Fuji and Samsung (and Leica, but that's another story) is clearer that that of the other players, which seem hesitant on the road to take.
Well, I think there is more to it than sheer speed, what about things like batterylife? IQ? Handling? Etc etc
Sviz: It looks like the range and speed of this lens comes at a price. Optical quality not in the same league as RX100M3.
I actually have to say that some of the pics look rather bad in the provided link. But I will wait for review here at DP before I make a decision.
Im not much for being negativ but seems like Nikon dosent have much to show except the 750. No new small form cameras?
Retzius: "a distinctly iPhone-esque design" - thats a PC way of saying it... they even copied the app icons on the touchscreen
I wonder if there is a flash for the front camera? I think i remember there is one phone that has that (not talking about the phone with rotating camera) but can´t remember what brand it was.
Thanks for the article and I can't beleive that nr 9 is from 1913, her clothes looks so "modern".
rsjoberg: I'll stick with my LX7 and EVF. The larger sensor would be nice, but the 70mm tele not so much. Anyway the LX 7 is nearly perfect; my small camera lust was sated.
@BarnETI think that depends on the size of the lightcollectors on the sensor. In this case the 1" Sony sensor is more than twice as large as the sensor in the LX7 and despite having 20 MP versus 10 MP the Sony sensor should have an IQ advantage.
Murat Sahan: Hi, does anyone know if you can control additional flashes with the mark III?
Thank you BOTH Richard and Sage for clarifying the subject. @Saga, I could have been more specific in my question since what I wanted to know is closer to Richards answer. I think its a shame that you cant controll (with TTL) an external flashgun since I think this little camera could have been the answer to my camera-prayers.
cashewNut: The Samsung NX2000 and the Fuji X-A1 leave the Sony RX100-lll in the mud.At iso 6400, the images on these two cameras are still very clean and well-defined. Wow! This is a major disappointment for me.
Ehh, and how pockatble are those in comparison? And btw, did you know that the Nikon D4s leaves both the NX2000 and the X-A1 in even deeper mud?
Hi, does anyone know if you can control additional flashes with the mark III?