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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (493 comments in total)
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captura: Maybe the X100S and T should compared to their APS-C rivals, the Ricoh GR and the Nikon Coolpix 'A.'

Richard, pull up the D7000 (same sensor) and compare it to the Fuji in the review. In jpg, the Fuji appears a bit cleaner and sharper. Apply the same NR and sharpening to the Nikon A and they would be very close, this can be seen comparing the raw files where the Nikon pulls ahead in noise and sharpness . Now feature wise, the Fuji is way ahead, some would also like 35 over 28. But for the $329 price that you can get the A for today, its a sweet camera. Superb lens and sensor, not bad battery, full manual capability and 4 fps in an actually pocketable camera. And solid magnesium build. Shame Nikon did not price it competitively at introduction. It is still one of the best actual pocket cameras you can buy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:13 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (96 comments in total)
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MidnightRider: Installed and tested March 18. Uninstalled and went back to View NX2 March 19. NX2 has more editing options and is easier to use. Thanks, Nikon for the free availability of NXi however NX2 serves my purposes much more efficiently.

Must be machines. On mine it is virtually instant.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 19:17 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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monographix: The sensor is again Toshiba, and as rumored the exact 7100 one

It may be a Toshiba, that does not mean its the same. Time marches on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 16:01 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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monographix: The sensor is again Toshiba, and as rumored the exact 7100 one

Pretty sure its not the "Same".

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55499327

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 15:17 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (96 comments in total)
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MidnightRider: Installed and tested March 18. Uninstalled and went back to View NX2 March 19. NX2 has more editing options and is easier to use. Thanks, Nikon for the free availability of NXi however NX2 serves my purposes much more efficiently.

NXI has no editing functions. It's a (very fast) browser. Open images, do your sort thing, hit edit, launches NXd or any other registered editor.
Much faster than NX2.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 04:48 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (96 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Windows 7 64:

Forces restart before install, then installs correctly after forced restart of computer.

Hangs up a bit unless you force it to look for the Pictures Folder in the Windows Libraries Folder.

For example: Right clicking an NEF (Nikon raw) file and telling Windows to open that raw with ViewNXi causes ViewNXi to stumble, never completing the operation.

But forcing ViewNXi to see the Pictures Folder and NEF files makes ViewNXi work correctly as a viewer.

As others have noted, no real image adjustments, but cntrl E allows processing to jpeg or tiff, so still like ViewNX2 in that regard.

Reverted out of ViewNXi, since it doesn't seem to offer any great advantage over ViewNX2, which is uninstalled with the install of ViewNXi.

Use it in conjunction with NX-D. Open NX-I, do your view sort thing, click edit, launches NX-D very quickly. Of course, you can launch any registered editor.
NX-I is VERY fast,opens thumbnails almost instantly, even a folder with more than 100. This won't replace my adobe setup, but a casual user would find NX-I and NX-D very usable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 04:41 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Gosman: Still not the D400. Still not like the Pentax K-3 that has been out a year and a half!

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55457878

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 14:40 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (96 comments in total)
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rugosa: It's free and works well. As usual mostly bitching in the comments section!

So in other words Stephen, your guessing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (96 comments in total)
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rugosa: It's free and works well. As usual mostly bitching in the comments section!

It does work well, and its free. It's not photoshop, but then it does not have to be.
The reason thet Nikon dumped Capture was the company that owned it decided not to support/distribute it any more. Nikon was not given an option. The new software is made by silky-Pix I believe. It certainly seems at least on par with any of the other freeware that camera makers distribute. I still wouldnt dump photoshop/lightroom for it, but I wouldn't do that for capture either.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 13:51 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (96 comments in total)

Runs fine on a win7, I7-2600, 16gb, 500gb ssd. Seems pretty fast. Seems to work ok with NX-D.

Wont replace my current tool setup of PS and lightroom, but for someone that has a fast machine and does not want to spend lots of money it would be adequate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 40th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Wags48: Lots of discussion regarding the D7200 v D7100. But is it a worthwhile upgrade from the D7000?

Yes, in every way. Just read the specs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:38 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Gosman: Still not the D400. Still not like the Pentax K-3 that has been out a year and a half!

K3 has a plastic interior frame just like the D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Does this mean I will never ever read whining about D400 again?
I am afraid it doesn't...

A tip to Nikon - make an additional service for changing the badge d7200 to d400 for $200.

So tell me again how many years it took Canon to update its camera?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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jennyrae: Nikon is competing with Canon on "how far can you strip a camera" game.

Still has IQ and AF as good or better than any. But, hey, its a camera, what does that matter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:31 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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amd111: When can we expect full DPR review of D7200?

Thanks,
Martin

DPR reviewed 6 Sony cameras last year, more than any other. Nice try though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:29 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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dylanear: "It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S"

Um.... the D300 did 7, 8 with the grip. The D7200 does 6fps. The D300 came out in 2008. Somehow 7 years later 2fps slower is "the same", when to my brain we should be expecting 2fps more (10fps, hopefully without the grip).

Is DPReview getting money from Nikon for their slowball analysis of their product line? Afraid admitting the huge gap in Nikon's line up where a D400 should go will hurt D7200 sales over at Amazon.com??

Pathetic.

Only in 12 bit. !4 bit is 2 FPS. Ouch.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:28 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (463 comments in total)
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quezra: I like how they complained about the lack of a flash on this camera

Because the 750 has a flash. Duh.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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stevemogg: Hmmm I was thinking of moving to Fuji but I have been pleased with my D7100 and wanted to wait to see what the new camera offered. There is nothing here that would entice me to stay with Nikon. Very disappointing and whilst it will probably be a good camera, more ground will be lost to the CSC brigade.

What would you gain other than size? IQ and AF favor Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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prossi: Seems Canikon are not getting the fact that DSLR market is imploding and that there are way too many cameras plus all the old models that are still good enough and never really go away. Incremental updates like these are not going to cut it. And they are also not getting that the only people buying DSLR are people hanging out on this site. Who among the readers here has the time and inclination for cameras like nikon D3xxx D5xxx & canon rebel line? If you have $700 for a D5500 then you have $1800 for a 7DII.
Sell 1ff, 1apsc, 1ff pro concept so stratospherically priced that nobody's going to buy - that's all you need. Make them really nice save the money on logistics and part farms.

Prossi, got some numbers? Canon and Nikon are #1 and 2, with Sony a distsant third. Nikons DX lineup will outsell the OLY, Fuji, Panny and Pentax line up all by itself. It will handily outsell the entire Sony lineup. And that D7100 sold well over a million units, maybe a couple, in its lifespan. Thats 1 camera. Oly sells about 500,000 a year. Combined. Pentax less. Fuji not much more. the market is shinking, but canon and Nikon are keeping their sales pecentages. THEY will be the last companies standing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: Small but significant upgrades keep the DX Nikons ticking over JUST.
My gripe (since gripe is what we do best here it seems) is that Nikon fail to support wide angle shooters with suitable quality glass at a sensible cost.
Yes Nikon have a good lens range, but recent releases do seem to favour DX shooters. Since my interest in landscape has increased I think the 7200 and it's lenses have just persuaded me to make the jump to a D750:)

Brownie, you mean like this:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2183/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-35mm-f%252F1.8G.html?CID=SEM-Q114-Google_Nikon_-_DSA

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 22:41 UTC
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