sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Horshack: They're redefining what a pocket camera is, as in not being able to actually fit into your pocket :) They look even bigger than the dimensions would indicate, esp the protruding lens stub on the 18-50mm.

This is just so weird.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
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DME: I was waiting for exactly such a camera...with an APS-C sensor, not a 1" sensor! This camera is supposed to be for pros who want something lighter?! The sensor size is good for kids, not professionals who demand better IQ.

Yeah, look at this horrible kiddie IQ!

http://www.thepassionatephotographer.com/first-look-the-new-nikon-compact-dl-24-85-f1-8-2-8-and-dl18-50-f1-8-2-8-cameras-are-here/

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
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Horshack: They're redefining what a pocket camera is, as in not being able to actually fit into your pocket :) They look even bigger than the dimensions would indicate, esp the protruding lens stub on the 18-50mm.

Looked around after our discussion yesterday, and your right, these Nikon's are not pocket cameras unless your a masochist.

Probably still won't deter my picking up a couple of them, I wouldn't carry the Sony in a pocket either due to a comfort factor, but yes, it will affect some decisions.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
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ap356: I saw Nikon's own photo samples, which with nearly any camera look very good because the manufacturer creates them in controlled conditions, etc. But Nikon's don't impress at all. Same with actual samples from the J5.

I have been leaning towards the RX100 IV but the DL is more the control style that I prefer. Sadly it seems like the photos just don't compare.

Imaging resources J5 review with samples:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-j5/nikon-j5-field-test.htm

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-j5/nikon-j5-image-quality.htm

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)
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Sabud: The DL 18-50 (24-85) is the camera Panasonic didn´t make and many LX3-5-7-lovers was very sad. Now, time to be happy;)

http://camerasize.com/compare/#663,569

Renato, It has those dials: The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8's GUI and menus are very similar to Nikon DSLRs, as are the command dial with PSAM control, rotary multi-selector, power switch, customizable Fn (function) button and RAW (NEF) capabilities. Focal length can be set in steps or adjusted fluidly across the zoom range with the lens' precision zoom ring, while the control ring allows precise adjustments of aperture, shutter speed, manual focus or even white balance.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)
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david vella: Pointless toys. Nikon should leave this arena to the electronics companies .

M4/3s have this base covered. Nikon wasting R and D resources yet again.

When is their real mirrorless system going to appear, a worthy competitor to the XPro 2 plus lenses?

Nikon have become schizophrenic with their confused mission/ product lines .

Fuketa must be spinning in his grave !

Looking at these cameras and capabilities, I would say these are certainly nikon's forte, which is making excellent cameras. While these won't be as nice IQ wise as a Fuji, they will run circles around them with AF and video.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)
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RidgeRunner22: A little confused, on the two smaller models when set to A priority or S priority. How does one go about changing the aperture or the shutter speed?

Link to data: https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/premium-compact-cameras/dl18-50-f%252f1.8-2.8.html

"Nikon has applied the know-how and technology of its legendary DSLR cameras to the DL series. The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8's GUI and menus are very similar to Nikon DSLRs, as are the command dial with PSAM control, rotary multi-selector, power switch, customizable Fn (function) button and RAW (NEF) capabilities. Focal length can be set in steps or adjusted fluidly across the zoom range with the lens' precision zoom ring, while the control ring allows precise adjustments of aperture, shutter speed, manual focus or even white balance.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: The DL24-85 is a little bit to thick for my trousers - obviously not pocketable.

A great disadvantage to the Sony RX100.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#555,664

Personally, my smartphone is as big a camera I want in my pockets, I don't wear baggies, the Nikon appears more user friendly with external controls, and will have better AF. All of these compacts appear to be bordering on too small for my tastes. But looking at the initial response and the link I posted comparing size, the Nikon will be more than competitive.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
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zoranT: Compact, yes, but not pocketable (pants)

http://j.mp/1RmHwUg#sthash.jcxs0gTP.dpuf

so, I d rather go with an APS-C sensor with pancake lens, about the same compactness, and comes much cheaper. Depends how much someone wants to pay for impressive 18mm focal length feature.

Shirt pocket yes, pants no.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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CobraClutch: I am confused by the control rings on the lens barrel (at least for the 24-85). So one is focus, the other is zoom? I figured it would have been aperture.

(I won't edit what I originally wrote. I recently bought an lx100 and it looked so similar I thought it was an aperture ring until I read the numbers. feel free to ignore me)

The nikon adjstment ring controls aperture, shutter, . manual focus, WB

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 13:20 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Nikon USA calls the MF ring a "control ring", so I think DPR got it wrong when they said it couldn't be assigned to other tasks.

Link to data: https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/premium-compact-cameras/dl18-50-f%252f1.8-2.8.html

"Nikon has applied the know-how and technology of its legendary DSLR cameras to the DL series. The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8's GUI and menus are very similar to Nikon DSLRs, as are the command dial with PSAM control, rotary multi-selector, power switch, customizable Fn (function) button and RAW (NEF) capabilities. Focal length can be set in steps or adjusted fluidly across the zoom range with the lens' precision zoom ring, while the control ring allows precise adjustments of aperture, shutter speed, manual focus or even white balance.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
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ZJ24: Hmm, "Are compact cameras still relevant?", "DL or no DL", "borrowed the leftover tooling", "not the most exciting or creative names", Nikon has arrived a little too late ..."

No "Oh Wow ..." for Nikon? 18-50 1.8-2.8 equivalent on a compact 1" with hybrid AF, 20FPS using AF, 4K, nano coated element ... Wow.

"Other than the different focal length" Which is pretty major actually. Not to mention the AF will blow the socks off most anything else.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
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jpeghorror: The pedants are out as usual, boring everyone with their twaddle.

In the world of urban photography, these discreet little wonders with their super-fast AF are going to kick ass, EVF or not.

Paid $100 for one of the last Coolpix A viewfinders. Used maybe 4 times. Wish I had saved the money. I really did think I would use it. Easier without it. Maybe I would feel diff about an electronic version that actually showed data. Debating on springing the $170

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:03 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Nikon USA calls the MF ring a "control ring", so I think DPR got it wrong when they said it couldn't be assigned to other tasks.

On another website some one quoted " "Focal length can be set in steps or adjusted fluidly across the zoom range with the lens' precision zoom ring, while the control ring allows precise adjustments of aperture, shutter speed, manual focus or even white balance."

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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LJohnK2: Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

That's pretty funny coming from an Olympus-we couldn't market or selves out of a paper bag-company, unless we are robbing you blind and under investigation.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
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Sonyshine: I think these cameras just illustrate how confused Nikon is and how it confuses its customers too.

Why three cameras? Hoping 1 out of 3 will be a hit?

Why are none truly pocketable like the RX100?

If Nikon is going to copy the RX100 at least include a built in EVF!

What does it say about Nikon 1 cameras? Why is a J5 with kit lens cheaper than any of these ?

Why high spec fast lenses here and slower lenses for 1 system?

Sorry Nikon. You are just muddling along without any clear direction - AGAIN!

I kind of like the Nikon better than the RX100. Its wider, will have better AF, and its faster. I was going to list more, but that's enough. Maybe Sony would like to copy the 18-50. Maybe someday Sony can find the clear direction to make a profit and market share like Nikon. But I doubt it.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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rsf3127: The 18-50mm missed my pocket by a viewfinder (or lack of).

Its more expensive than what other cameras that are as wide and have AF that good?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:02 UTC
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boblu: i am not really impressed of DL cameras.

Not surprised by that. You think the M2 is a great camera. lol.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
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Smitty1: I would really like to see a 24-85mm (equiv) pocketable, fixed lens compact with an APS-C sized sensor and optional EVF.

Looking at the example photos, the 1" sensor just doesn't resolve enough detail imo.. APS-C is closer to a goldilocks sized sensor for a compact.

Beats the crap out of your M2.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

Well, than the LX100 wouldn't fit in your pocket either then.

An a 1/10" larger in one dimension and smaller in both other dimensions?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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