windmillgolfer: For an entry dSLR the JPG images, even teh high ISO, look pretty good to me. I just hope buyers notice the file sizes and budget for a higher spec processor, RAM and disc space. Should be good for AMD & Intel. The 24MP is bound to attract many buyers. It'll be interesting to see what Canon do but I'll be sticking with the 600D :)
24MP pictures (and even higher!!!) have been around for many years. I don't understand why people are now thinking 24MP sensors will all of a sudden require upgrades, when older PCs work with them just fine...
thx1138: Where to next for Nikon. Will Sony soon have a 30MP DX sensor that Nikon will use in the D300s replacement? Can't see the point at all in an entry level camera. Will these people seriously be making A2+ prints on a regular basis. The 16MP was more than adequate. Should have focused on better AF and CDAF for LV.
This targets the 95% out there that think "bigger numbers is better". They don't even understand that AF can be better or that the CDAF of Nikon in live view blows chunks. To them, they want nice facebook pictures and to "look cool" and "look pro" by wearing their DSLR fashion accessory.
Oveerik: This is WAY better than SONY A77 which i sold as not usable over 1600 ISO. I rather have this as companion to D700 (later D800) than A77 with A900.
And - if I do not need 24mpx there is a possibility to shoot at lower resolution.
Wait for the actual side by side pics...
And I find it sad that your only criteria is ISO noise. I really wonder what happened to the actual photographers on this forum?
schufosi777: The higher ISO is amazin It is so much better than Sonys performance with the quivalent sensor, more than two stops better. Images are great just a little flat and muted nothing pressing a few button on the PC wouldnt fix. Cant wait to see what Pentax can do with this sensor if tthey use it.
"more than 2 stops better"? Really? Based on your unscientific eyeballing?
Take of the pink fanboi glasses.
OzK: Are these better than the a65🚺77 images?
Possibly, as the A65 and A77 still have the SLT mirror in the way, and the Nikons use a weaker AA filter.
But there is more to a camera than just pixel-peeped image quality. In terms of overall feature set, the A65/A77 murder the D3200 (which they should, looking at the price...)
jc52e53: Nice sharp good color but when you really enlarge I can see some aliasing.Weird as it has an AA filter.A little noisy in some shots too.But great for $699.$1000 less than the A77.Photos from the Fuji X Pro 1 are far superior.
Nikons traditionally use a weaker AA filter than Sony on the same sensor. While this results in finer grain at high ISO, it also results in more moire/aliasing. It's the trade-off.
wadap0: I swear Nikon has discovered some alien technology!
Yes, it's from planet Sony! ;)
lifeispixels: Nice strategy from Sony side to sell this sensor to Nikon. Remember how some people have been bitching about 24MP sensors being too dense and that Nikon & Canon know better about cameras, etc.
Not only Sony makes some big $$$ selling the sensors to Nikon, this breaks the barrier and shuts the mouths of those fanboys. Now Nikon is leading Sony in higher mega pixel full frame. Nobody would complain anymore about 24MP being too high in A850, A900, A77, A65. We can point finger to Nikon D800. And when Sony come out with their own 36 MP full frame machine next year, no troll would have an excuse to bitch about this LOL.
Hi point is still valid for the A900/A850 though. A lot of those people who slammed the A900/A850 for succumbing to the "megapixel race" are now singing the praises of the D800. :P
Prakash Heda: its been a while, DPreview is expected to post full review by now.....
Not until the camera is officially released, as always.
Taikonaut: Have you ever been stopped or asked what you are doing when using your dSLRs at an event while hundreds of others using P&S and phone cameras don't get hasselled? This is the reason to go mirrorless.
Fully agree, I can bring the NEX into concerts and it doesn't get stopped. DSLRs have to stay at the gate.
Auke B van der Weide: impressive for its size, nice build, compact. Why cant Nikon do this with its FX sensors? The D3 sensor is now about 4 years old, still better then this Sony sensor. So go mirrorless compact with the F-mount Nikon!
Why not the F-mount? FLANGE DISTANCE. It would make any mirrorless camera the size of a DSLR. Defeats the purpose...
@krikman: You never actually read the preview and the reviews out there, right? The A77 has this BUILT IN as an EFFECT you can select.
SHAME on you for not reading before blabbing your mouth off!!!