Jogger: Olympus is a medical optics/imaging company with a side business on camera lenses and an even smaller business making cameras. They can only keep a non-profitable business unit going for so long.
GM went bankrupt due to labor contracts and pensions.
OK Stu, lets see some facts about when Nikon almost went under. Nikon is not vulnerable, they are one of only 2 camera makers who always post a profit, they have tons of cash in the bank, and are even profitable when everyone else is almost bankrupt selling the same product.
Dimit: Fine parfums come in SMALL bottles..
Said no guy ever....
dg90: Everyone "pushes the envelope".
We living in a wonderful time.
Your right Stu, they just make money and stay out of jail from pushing an envelope full of hush money.
Blue, I cannot remember a year when canon and Nikon lost money.
Sir Nick of High Point: I feel like the primary reason that compact mirrorless has not caught on in the US, like it has in the rest of the world, is that Americans generally want to look like "real" photographers. We have this misconception that a big camera automatically makes you a professional, and with the disposable income that we have in the US, people simply go out and purchase a DSLR to impress their friends. Just go to a local park and look at all of the parents lugging around massive Nikons just to take pictures of their kids on the slide. It's silly. The Asian consumer understands the benefit of a smaller camera IMO.
Compact Mirrorless are of more in the US, but they are also off in europe and asia.
Retzius: Does it come in red and grey?
If you need a harness to handle a D4, better start hitting the gym.
Terry Breedlove: Fuji nor Sony have anything even close to this.
He is right, they don't. Not well, stated, but they do not have any "pro" class cameras of this caliber.
arhmatic: Oh, bubbly cameras... Why everything these days look more and more like a melted bar soap?
By contrast, Fuji, Olympus - well done!
Have you ever shot with one?
backayonder: Hello Nikon I know you are not listening but D400 = Sales Sales Sales
The D400 if and when it is released will be popular with a small but vocal group. It will be around 1800 at launch, and will have minuscule sales compared to the enthusiast or beginners cameras. It may stop a few from leaving, but will not have much of an impact on Nikons bottom line.
Marvol: Of all the ridiculous criticisms aimed at Sony by DPR over its last few products, this:
"While its 'NEX-like' design is getting a bit stale"
has got to rank as one of the best. DPR is really outdoing itself trying to find fault.
Do I REALLY have to point to every DSLR made by CaNikon looking exactly like the predecessor - and pretty much every other DSLR ever made for that matter - but with a different name badge? The Canon G-series?
And on the other side of course, when Sony DOES come out with a novel design, they get marked down for not being consistent or unable to settle on a good design or whatever.
Truly DPR, the depths you are plumbing. Get a grip.
To be honest, at least traditional DSLR's make and effort and being contured ergonomically to the hand. These Sonys are a box with a grip thrown on as an afterthought, with no ergonomics at all. This standard design makes them extremely cheap to make, very important for Sony at this point, when profits are very hard to come by. I am in no way putting down the camera, it seems to have some great features, but lets not get carried away by its "novel" design.
B&H has the Nikon P330 for 197.00. ordered one yesterday.
wyldberi: What's with the staff here at DPReview that they can't find time to review a significant new camera that was released nearly 5 months ago? From the comments posted here, there's obviously a strong interest in such a review.
The Df was the most clicked camera for the longest time I can remember in recent history, and I have been here a long time. And contrary to opinion, it will probably outsell the Fuji. Sales of the Df are reported as brisk, despite it being panned in the DPR forums and by some reviewers. and I doubt that Fuji will sell 40000 a month, the number of Df's being produced a month, no matter how excellent it is.
ChapelThrill23: One of the biggest issues that the Sony systems have right now is how expensive the native lenses tend to be. I don't doubt that they are very high quality but other mounts offer some optional but still quality lenses at more modest prices too.
A lens of this quality under a thousand is a bargain. You want first class sensors you need first class glass. this lens delivers in spades.
Beautiful job, great lens.
zino: Just got my a7, what a great piece of art. It's way better then canon and nikon put together. Canera weight and picture quality is something both canon and nikon can dream off.
Tradeoffs. Nikon uses those sensors in cameras that are different, someways better, someways not. I prefer Nikon, but greatly admire the Sony's.And saying the Sony is way better than canon and Nikon put together makes you sound ten years old.
jlluissanchez: Nikon you see how easy it was?
They can see how well the Df is selling, how profitable it is and how happy the userbase is. Fuji will see the rear of the Df as it pulls away, (sales figure anology).
I think the Fuji looks klike a wonderful camera, and does not need idiotic posts like this to succeed.
itchhh: This is what the Nikon DF should have been . . . . IMO.
The Nikon should have been a Fuji....Whaaat? You do realize one is a FF and one is a crop?
iamatrix: What is dpreview smoking these days ? First they diss the DF now this ? The pictures look so much better than Fuji and Olympus yet the editors seem to drool over these highly overrated camera systems. I guess it's no surprise especially when they gave a gold star to the Canon SL1 for being the first camera to incorporate a 1998 sensor in a small SLR body.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx1/21Harold, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
harold1968: This is a really subpar review. Taking out genuine slight disadvantages of the A7 compared to the best of DSLRs and making them into mountains.The A7 is a beautifully build, fast to use, beautifully laid out, ultra-configurable camera with incredible IQ.Not sure who would buy this and use it for jpg.In terms of the Lenses it appears that the 55mm not only leaves all Nikon and Canon 50mm in the dust it beats the Leica 50mm Summilux (see 3dkraft). (Yes I have had both)Yes I had a D800E and 6D for a year, a X-pro1 and E-M1.The A7 is superior then all of the above cameras for 90% of shooting types. The rest is as good as mostI love the thing about "can't recharge outside the camera" - yes you can, a charger is £40.
This can't be a conincidence after a review using $10 vivitar lenses on the A7 saying the corner performance was not that goodROFL
The A7 is a very good camera, hence the score and silver, but don't get carried away, other than size, the D610 is better in almost every respect.