sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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ZJ24: Hmm, "Are compact cameras still relevant?", "DL or no DL", "borrowed the leftover tooling", "not the most exciting or creative names", Nikon has arrived a little too late ..."

No "Oh Wow ..." for Nikon? 18-50 1.8-2.8 equivalent on a compact 1" with hybrid AF, 20FPS using AF, 4K, nano coated element ... Wow.

"Other than the different focal length" Which is pretty major actually. Not to mention the AF will blow the socks off most anything else.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
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jpeghorror: The pedants are out as usual, boring everyone with their twaddle.

In the world of urban photography, these discreet little wonders with their super-fast AF are going to kick ass, EVF or not.

Paid $100 for one of the last Coolpix A viewfinders. Used maybe 4 times. Wish I had saved the money. I really did think I would use it. Easier without it. Maybe I would feel diff about an electronic version that actually showed data. Debating on springing the $170

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:03 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.

On another website some one quoted " "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 23, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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LJohnK2: Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

That's pretty funny coming from an Olympus-we couldn't market or selves out of a paper bag-company, unless we are robbing you blind and under investigation.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
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Sonyshine: I think these cameras just illustrate how confused Nikon is and how it confuses its customers too.

Why three cameras? Hoping 1 out of 3 will be a hit?

Why are none truly pocketable like the RX100?

If Nikon is going to copy the RX100 at least include a built in EVF!

What does it say about Nikon 1 cameras? Why is a J5 with kit lens cheaper than any of these ?

Why high spec fast lenses here and slower lenses for 1 system?

Sorry Nikon. You are just muddling along without any clear direction - AGAIN!

I kind of like the Nikon better than the RX100. Its wider, will have better AF, and its faster. I was going to list more, but that's enough. Maybe Sony would like to copy the 18-50. Maybe someday Sony can find the clear direction to make a profit and market share like Nikon. But I doubt it.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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rsf3127: The 18-50mm missed my pocket by a viewfinder (or lack of).

Its more expensive than what other cameras that are as wide and have AF that good?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:02 UTC
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boblu: i am not really impressed of DL cameras.

Not surprised by that. You think the M2 is a great camera. lol.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
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Smitty1: I would really like to see a 24-85mm (equiv) pocketable, fixed lens compact with an APS-C sized sensor and optional EVF.

Looking at the example photos, the 1" sensor just doesn't resolve enough detail imo.. APS-C is closer to a goldilocks sized sensor for a compact.

Beats the crap out of your M2.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

Well, than the LX100 wouldn't fit in your pocket either then.

An a 1/10" larger in one dimension and smaller in both other dimensions?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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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.

Not saying it's not dead, how can you say it is, considering the good reviews on the J5 and the fact that these use the same sensor, I'm not sure Nikon is throwing in the towel. You seem to be in the know, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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rsf3127: The 18-50mm missed my pocket by a viewfinder (or lack of).

The only one without a flash is the wide angle. Kinda makes sense if you stop and think about it.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
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Samuel Dilworth: The DL18-50 is astonishing, but they’re all interesting. Success will come down to whether the lenses are as good as their paper specs.

Looks like Nikon is going to go down kicking! I didn’t think they had this kind of innovation in them. Good to see.

It was a nikon innovation and it was years, plural.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

Well, That's 0.12 inches and the 24-85 is even thinner @ 50 mm thick.

Don't think it really is much of a con.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
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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

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
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boblu: When you look at these sample images, you may not want to buy it.

http://www.nikon-image.com/products/compact/dl/18-50_f18-28/sample.html

Nah, they look great, thanks for the link.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
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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.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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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 Pick
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-j5/nikon-j5-conclusion.htm

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:42 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 151st comment
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ttran88: I'll start guys, No EVF no buy!!

So buy the one with an EVF

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
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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.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:54 UTC
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