Beautiful. On my short list. Nice job guys.
Very nice, better than I expected, the Canon camp will be very happy with this sensor.
Note, at high Iso with the lowlight level button enable, I still prefer my D750
ozturert: Let's see how Canon will tackle this issue. If they act fast and fix this free of charge ASAP, then they'll show their difference from Nikon. If not.. well...
recall and fix within for months? Not quite:
"Issues about Mark III cameras were reported throughout the online photographer communities after the camera's retail launch. These relate to SERVO AF mode, to stripes within the picture, cursor navigation failure, Err 99 messages and sub par low light focus acquisition performance compared to previous models. Canon investigated a few of these issues, and some are believed to be resolved in firmware release 1.1.1, which was released in September 2007.On March 3, 2009, Canon announced new firmware and a free AF recalibration for the 1D Mark III. Initial reports from owners who have received their camera back from the AF recalibration seem to be largely positive, although there are still some mixed results."
"Some 1DMarkIIIs had AF issues in certain conditions" pretty much totally killed its sales and resale value. Canon denied it for over 6 months till Galbrath held their feet to the fire.
There was NO widespread D7000 oil issue.
Canon mirrors falling of and light leaks. Fuji orbs. Plenty of blame to go around.
Antony John: Are Nikon, Canon and Adobe having some sort of competition we should know about?
Sure, it's the companies that make money competition?
What D7000 issue?http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3588591D600, fiasco, and according to people on nikon rumors they are getting free shipping. How is your d7000, D600 and 300 VR doing, or are you just trolling? Oh, and don't forget the 1Dmk3, the grandaddy of denial.
Ednaz: I've seen this on almost every Nikon owned, not at f16, but when shooting macro and working at effective apertures of f32 or higher. Not as dense as what's shown, but visible in that specific situation - macro, highly stopped down.
I suspect that there's a "tolerance" level for the spots...
What is the proper sensor fresh lamination time cure period?LOL.
photosen: Canon doing a Nikon, sheesh.
You must not remember the 1DmkIII fiasco.
Barry the Pentax Nut: Great googly moogly, Pentax has done it again! Made a camera chock full of innovative features at a price that won't leave you lying traumatized on the sales floor at your local photo shop. Have you seen the latest offers from Canon and Nikon? Yaaawn....
Nikon handled the last D750 flare "issue" quickly and hassle free.
fisherman_lol: To DPR Moderators; This jpino79 guy is been flooding this forum all day with his inflammatory comments and you are not doing anything about it? I think if he was bashing CANIKON he would be banned for life. ;)
While I agree with you mostly, you surely haven't read the comments under a Nikon review lately. Pretty harsh.
sandy b: Nice looking upgrade to a great camera. Pentax maybe be small but they are giants at keeping their customers happy. I can't afford two systems, if I could, this would be the camera.
Arn't you just spreading the joy around today. Observing the Pentax forum, they appear happier than most. i have not seen a poll, but if I did, I would believe they are more satisfied than most. The FF is coming, if the K3 is any indicator, it should be a fine camera.
dodgebaena: I too am not a Pentax shooter but I know friends who swear by Pentax, and have heard glowing testimonials. What I don't understand is why more manufacturers don't incorporate an articulating/tilting/swiveling LCD. After I used one with the Canon 60D (I'm now a Sony a99/a7II/RX10 shooter), I can't see myself shooting without one.
The K3 is well sealed, as good as any. Pentax warranty, like all camara warrantys, still warns water damage is not covered under warranty.
BTW, I almost always am agreement with you HBR, but from what i have read in reviews, and comparing my D750 to an 810, I believe the sealing is identical. And last year I shot an outdoor wedding in the rain with a 600, with zero problems. I think with Nikons, as long as the lens is sealed and it's not a drving rain, should be ok. again, no warranty, obviously.
Nice looking upgrade to a great camera. Pentax maybe be small but they are giants at keeping their customers happy. I can't afford two systems, if I could, this would be the camera.
RichRMA: Think the the fact this review got almost 900 responses makes an impact on Nikon's management? It should. Had Nikon released a decent high-level DX camera a while ago, this one wouldn't have gotten the interest it has, mirror-less(ness) aside.
Lets see, the D7200 isn't even reviewed yet and its previews have almost 1100 hits.
It will also outsell the Samsung by what maybe 5-1?It has the highest test score ever for a crop sensor, it has incredible AF, the buffer has been inproved. Rich is in his usual whine at nikon mode. The samsung looks to be a fine camera, but the D7200 stands just fine on its own.
RichRMA: Your choices:This camera or:The latest Nikon DSLR with whatever QC problem it had this time.The latest Canon with sensor tech from 5 years ago.The latest Pentax, the K3 is a good one, but limited lens group.The latest Olympus, you need to like m4/3.The latest Fuji, mushy as the images are due to excessive noise reduction.The latest Panasonic, if video is your main goal.The latest Sigma, well, Foveon...The Sony DSLRs, hybrids, mirror-less. Good choices
"I think the kindest thing an engineer with a heart could do is to put a Nikon bayonet and the name, "D400" on the Samsung body. Nikon serious DX'rs would weep for joy.'
Until they hadd to shoot or AF in low light.
shademaster: for all the "arm-chair" pros out there complaining about lack of glass, I imagine the *real* pros are very happy with: i) fast standard zoom, ii) fast tele zoom, iii) fast portrait lens for 95% of their work. FWIW, as an amateur, the 30mm + 45mm + 85mm makes a great arsenal. I don't know what you "we need more glass…. it's all about the system" people want, really.
Ehhmm, Pretty sure the "real" pros are not shooting with this camera. I have a D750, and even that is an "enthusiast" camera, ot a "pro".
It's a very nice camera, but lets not get carried away.
King of Song: This is war!
Samsung seems to have the ambition, and the technology to trump the Japanese? Their big problem is with their lens line. It's a very big deal to compete with Canon and Nikon in the lens department. But... if they can put out a camera with a full frame sensor, and get Zeiss, and Sigma Art to start building lenses with Samsung mounts. Then the Japanese may wind up with an unexpected kick in the teeth. Samsung has very deep pockets these days, and I'm sure has the desire to dominate this market.
I wait in anticipation for Samsung to put out a high-end full frame camera, that will kick the butts of Canon, Nikon, and Sony... When that happens, I'll be the first to put my current system on eBay..
This is a disturbing post in so many ways.
dominic2: Hope they will improve the low light performance. Then they can wipe out the rest of the market.
At 6400 with lowlight clicked, the nikon easily beats the NX. Not even close. with the normal lighting they are very close.
vesa1tahti: Fortunately, can't reach the same IQ as D7200 does. But, anyway, congratulations to Samsung !
Maybe, but over 3200 lowlight the 7200 is clearly better. and not a little.