Old Cameras: The 18-50 is very interesting, but I agree that EVF's should be built in to all of these cameras. There's a wide angle zoom available for the Nikon 1 but this is a much faster, less expensive solution. If the optional EVF retails for $500, that's going to ruin the whole proposition. It needs to be cheap or simply be supplied with the camera. For $850, I think I've paid enough to deserve an EVF.
I think is about $260
boblu: When you look at these sample images, you may not want to buy it.
Nah, they look great, thanks for the link.
brownie314: Sorry to anyone investing in the 1 system who had faith Nikon would bring the fast zooms. These lenses could have revived the 1 system. But instead they are put in a fixed lens body. Thanks Nikon.
Please cite your sources that the 1 series is dead? This may just pump it up.
TheDarmok74: How good is the J5 sensor compared to the RX100 or FZ1000?Unfortunately it's not been tested here. The original Nikon 1" sensors were clearly inferior to the RX100 if I'm not very much mistaken.
See imaging resource review of the J5. They gave it a Daves Pickhttp://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-j5/nikon-j5-conclusion.htm
That wide angle! Wide & fast lens! Perfect travel. Feature set rocks, fast Dual hybrid AF, 4k video, swivel touch screen, advanced VR, 20 fps with full AF, integrated ND, bluetooth. For 850, I think I'm in if the IQ is there.
ttran88: I'll start guys, No EVF no buy!!
So buy the one with an EVF
ajay0612: Now Nikon too launches 3 exorbitantly priced pcoket cams without EVFs. Sony and Fuji still have chance to steal the march.
One comes with a built in EVF. And I think these prices are decent for what you get.
Nice. Like the look, like the selection, like 4k.
Nikon may have started paying attention.
Gesture: Where's the Pentax one?
Market share. Get those sales up and the lens will follow.
Weight with the D500 and the new Sigma? Almost exactly 5 pounds.Eat your Wheaties and spinach.
The Beast. It's heavier than their 70-200 2.8. Almost as long. 82mm filter. $1400. I suspect it will be very good. It better be at that price/size.
Anastigmat: Why now? The reason is that the world is moving to full frame, and it is do or die time for the Pentax brand. The APS-C market is saturated and users are reluctant to upgrade again to another APS-C model with practically no improvement in image quality. Medium format is nice, but it is a huge leap in price. There has to be an alternative to the APS-C or medium format strategy Pentax has been using.
The top of the line Pentax APSC models were being undercut in price by Nikon, so that it is no longer profitable. Turn about is fair play. Pentax is now undercutting the D810 in price. Since the sensor is the most expensive component in a FF camera, Pentax's pricing strategy on the K-1 shows us Nikon has been making $1,000 above and beyond what is fair on the D810. It is pure gravy. The artificially high prices Canon and Nikon have been setting on FF models is one reason the world has not moved faster to FF. Ricoh will change that with the Pentax K-1. Full speed ahead towards FF.
I believe they are not using the d810 sensor but the d800 sensor. There is a difference. And many may find the state of the art AF in the D810 worth the extra money alone. When you buy a $1000 dollar more D810 you are buying into a professional system, and to some that is important.
noirdesir: For me, having only 15 native lenses would be the biggest negative point of this camera. Which is mirrored by third-party manufacturers only offering a rather limited part of their lens line-up with K-mount, mostly APS-C and older lens designs (though this probably will improve somewhat once the K-1 is shipping).
Otherwise, except possibly for the AF, it looks like a great camera.
If you guys buy enough, the support will comeback.
sporobolus: i can't believe you used the M 50mm f/2.0 lens to test "legacy" lenses; there are so many other great primes, even the 50mm f/1.7 is much better, and there are many thousands of used F and FA autofocus primes still in good condition, so you could have tested autofocus with legacy glass
also surprised to see the list of compatible lenses completely missed the two D FA macro primes, 50mm & 100mm both f/2.8; these are extremely sharp lenses that are flexible enough for every day use
The glass will be usable, especially in the center. But shooting FF landscapes, which is a strength of this camera, requires glass designed for corner to corner sharpness. Older glass may not have that sharpness in the edges. That is my experience with some of my older glass vs newer designs.
Kuuan, Unjustified and misleading? He is a pro reviewer and it was an Impression, not a fact. They basically said the same thing when the D800 came out. The fact is, a FF 36 mp sensor is a whole new world when it comes to lenses. It will separate the wheat from the chaff quickly. Nikon lens that were sufficient on the D700 became less so on the D800. Not a slam on anyone, just fact.
Nice camera, the Pentax crowd is going to be happy. Well done. The astro feature is really cool, and the grip and controls are typical Pentax, a shooters camera. Great price. Kudos to Pentax and it's fans who have been waiting.
Photoman: Canon announce a new camera - 300 comments.Sony announce a new camera - 800 comments.
What do you read from that?
I read that the canon costs 6 times more, is pro with a much smaller target audience.
Donny Jay: Better than d500, half the price.
Welcome to the real world Nikon
LOl, who would put a decent heavy lens on that ticky-tack camera.
Since when did tiny and fidgety body and controls beat a DSLR built for real work? Lousy ergonomics. I might buy one for $350 to use as a video camera. Nice small snap shot camera.
FredDU: are you affraid in the dark ! (canon.nikon)
Marlin Green: R U Kidding me! Obvious Nikon didn't see the post on Gopro's latest invention that caused people to have to stay home due to no work. I can't translate that dollar value to US dollar due to not wanting to search..waste of time. Anyways, if it's more than a good GOPRO...good luck. I look at it and see a GOPRO...why would I want this thing compared to my GOPRO? It better be super awesome in every way and better. I guess the mounts will look like GOPROS and other knock offs out there. Think Nikon needs to focus on what they have been good at. Everyone always wanting a piece of the GOPRO pie. Nothing wrong with that. Good luck...impress me!