Is it me, or has the quality of Dpreview sample photos gone downhill since the days of Phil Askey? At least Phil put sharp and usable photos, not like the misfocused, blurry and generally poor picture taking of the current Dpreview staff.
Scottelly: No in-camera image stabilization? No GPS or Wireless N networking built-in? No USB 3.0? A new card format that really isn't necessary? No 16 bit color? Only 16 megapixels? Only 10 fps? (not much faster than the D3, which is a design many years old)
Nikon had the opportunity here to create a truly spectacular camera, with a bigger, fold-out touch-screen, better quality video than anything else. Something better than anything before (like the D3 was). Instead they made a new camera that can just barely keep up with the Canon 1Dx, and they made sure to price it a little less than the Canon.
It seems Nikon has gone back to playing catch-up with Canon. It's as if this is just the answer to the Canon 1Dx.
This new camera just reinforces my decision to buy a Sony A77. Of course, I guess I'm not in the target market for the new Nikon or Canon cameras anyway.
Give me a break, you're comparing the A77 to the D4? People said the same thing about the D3 when Nikon stuck to 12mp and people thought they were crazy. This camera is going to wipe the floor of the competition. This is a real tool, not some souped up wannabe PS3 camera like the A77.
J. Qian: A far cry from the Sony NEX-7 with its 24 mg resolution and costing 5 times more, I wonder if the IQ should be a couple times better?
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. The NEX-7 doesn't belong in the same breadth of any of Nikon's flagship cameras!
Great, now I gotta get new EN-EL18 batteries!
I really don't care for the covert method of shooting street candids. A 70-200 can capture more interesting shots in my opinion. The street wide angle method is so passé.
And for all those who are all uptight about street photography, go see the world and get out of your boring suburban bubble. It's not surprising that the sheep are so sheepish about confrontation.
I don't get how the Nikon J1 gets placed in the specialist camera segment? It's essentially Nikon's entry level mirrorless camera. Not to mention the GH2 is priced far cheaper than the NEX-7 yet the NEX-7 is in the enthusiast section? This whole guide is confusing.
Yawn. For the price and lack of lenses, I'd rather pick up a Nikon D700.
rsf3127: NEX-5N rules!
Yeah, because I don't demand 3200-6400 ISO from my smaller setup. And if you read my post, I take into account Olympus M43 has superior flash control in those situations where I can trigger remote flashes when I need light. All these mirrorless cameras are still limited for continuous focus tracking anyhow. NEX and M43 cameras are just as handicapped compared to a proper DSLR. For still subject movement, IBIS compensates for that allowing me to shoot at the lowest ISO setting. I owned a NEX setup and while the sensor nice, the NEX system as a whole is no where near a complete system.
Tried NEX, but stayed with M43. No lenses, no universal hot shoe, no RC flash control, slow UI and big lenses. NEX high ISO is okay, but it's no FX Nikon. If I'm going to shoot with big lenses in low light, I might as well use my D700 and fast aperture glass. I don't care for manual lenses and without a proper AF confirmation light, I'd still prefer to use my Nikon cameras. Call me when Sony actually makes a system camera and not a digital back for other lenses.
Most people who haven't used an E-PM1 don't know it's capabilities. The E-PM1 is the smallest full-fledged micro camera. The Olympus image output is very sharp, colors are rich and contrasty, the AWB is near perfect, built-in image stabilizer and excellent remote flash capabilities. With the use of the Super Control Panel you have all your settings at the touch of a button.
Looks like an article made to sell junk through Dpreview's Amazon overlords.
Mtsuoka: Oly has the greatest JPEG engine! They are the King, who cares about other brands :-)
I have a co-worker who shoots Raw. He always messes up his initial camera settings. I shoot jpeg and get it right from the start. So I'd say Raw is for people who don't know how to shoot right the first time around!
Snooze. I thought this was photography website. Cinematography puts me to sleep.
Gee, last I remember Nikon making a suicidal move was by sticking to 12mp with their D3 camera. Last I checked, that camera single handedly revolutionized low light photography!
This has to be the most over hyped lens to date.
I think people here analyze too much. I just got back from Disneyland and the majority of photographers either had DSLRs, fixed lens P&S cameras or their cell phones. I literally counted only 4 mirrorless bodies out of dozens of the other cameras. While I love my m43 setup, DSLRs are still going strong in America.
What a piece of junk. If I'm in the deep field, having an optical solution is cheaper and doesn't require batteries.