sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Debankur Mukherjee: ........with all these outstanding features Nikon should also let us know the list of manufacturing defects these bodies will carry.............

So you have actually seen the 750 shutter problem in your camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: ........with all these outstanding features Nikon should also let us know the list of manufacturing defects these bodies will carry.............

with all your Nikon's, which defects have you personally seen and had repaired?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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Greynerd: I clicked I own it on the Olympus 1s and I swear the number went down from 17 to 16! Anyone else experience this or was it my imagination?

Sure you hadn't clicked it in the past?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
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mcshan: More proof that Sony's RX100 line was a game changer.

Seeing as Nikon invented the CX camera line, I believe they were they game changer for 1" cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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halfwaythere: I just find so funny how Canon simply slapped Nikon in the face.

The G7x II is smaller, has a longer focal range and maintains a larger aperture through it compared to the DL24-85. Back to the drawing board Nikon.

LOL. Now that's funny.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
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rhlpetrus: Canon and Nikon have nice compacts, but none comes close to the LX100/D-Lux 109 in terms of controls and ergonomics. These look like expensive toys, the Panny/Leica like a good compact.

what does the LX100 have for manual controls that the DL doesn't?
Does it have focus bracketing? Will it auto stack shots for clean hi iso> Touchscreen? Will it AF better? Bluetooth? It will have a better EVF, but considering everything else, the DL matches or exceeds.
The use of the word toy is unfortunate.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:10 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.

Thanks Richard

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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rxbot: Much needed to compete with Sony and Canon.

Meh.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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ChaosCloud: sigh. So tired of the electronic zooms on these 1" bridge cameras. I'm waiting for someone to release one with a manual zoom somewhere in the realm of 30-400mm.

Waiting for DPR to confirm this, but from Nikons literature: 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 26, 2016 at 04:29 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.

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 (310 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 (310 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 (310 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 (310 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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