Clint Dunn: Is it just me or does anyone else think it's just pure lunacy to take an ILC camera underwater without using a dedicated diving case?? Not in a million years would I trust the lens gasket to keep water out....or to submerge the camera in salt water...just crazy.
The original Nikonos cameras did not use a housing, and they had interchangeable lenses. Plus they had a depth rating in excess of 150 feet. And they were GREAT cameras. I still have two of them. Still going strong after 30 years.
Built like tanks, they were, but you absolutely had to maintain those O rings... or else.
Crazy? I think not.
Black Box: Check camera for an hour, smear it with silicon, assemble, go dive for half an hour, go back, wash it and dry it, charge it for three hours. Find out it's leaked and broken. Pay another $1000. Repeat. I'm sorry but it looks like too much trouble for the doubtable pleasure of taking murky, color-drained photos of some half-eaten fish.
You have obviously never use any camera underwater, such as the film Nikonos series or any camera with a housing.
Meticulous maintainence is a MUST.
jkoch2: The "pocket" appellative merits clarification. The camera is small, but not pocketable, but is suitable mainly for pros with lots of money and batteries in their pockets. The camera body is only a fraction of what one must buy to make proper use. People without time or incentive to edit h.264 MOV or AVCHD video won't need ProRes or CinemaDNG any more than a kid on the lap of Kris Kringle (or Edmund Gwenn) will need a real locomotive or a B-29.
It is possible to admire this camera, as one might admire an RJ Corman GG10B, without having any impulse to buy one.
Folks anxious to capture or edit CinemaDNG, and who have the requisite equipment, time, and fine eye to take advantage, may be disappointed when the fruits of their labors fail to register in the 3mbps 480p version most people actually see, or the absence of any incremental pricing they'll be able to pass on to clients to cover the costs.
"Folks anxious to capture or edit CinemaDNG, and who have the requisite equipment, time, and fine eye to take advantage, may be disappointed when the fruits of their labors fail to register in the 3mbps 480p version most people actually see"
It's no so much about the final product, but about the flexability while editing to achieve the final product.
SteveNunez: It should be noted to capture RAW video the camera MUST use SD cards that are rated at 95/mbps and faster of only which the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB is recommended!
Yes, BlackMagic has told me that the data rate for raw is in excess of 45MB/s (that's >360Mbps).
The Sandisk Extreme (45MB/s) card I use for ProRes does NOT work for RAW... unfortunately.
GodSpeaks: 30MB/s isn't fast enough.
The BMPCC camera shoots 1080P30 at just under 30MB/s, and 4K is 4 times larger.
You are going to need 100+MB/s sustained write speeds for 4K, unless it is massively compressed, in which case, what's the point.
My point is, try finding a card that will work with real 4K.The BlackMagic camera writes at 220Mbps and VERY FEW cards work, even many class 10 UHS cards that say they can write at 30MB/s or faster.
stormwatch888: Wooow! SD card approved for 4k recording and brand new Nikon Df doesn't even have video recording option at all!!!
Exactly what does one have to do with the other?
30MB/s isn't fast enough.
jackspra: Makes no sense to omit video.
T3: I would like to see a breakdown as to how many people actually use a DSLR primarily for video. I am betting the numbers are quite low.
I own 3 FF DSLRs and do not use any of them for video. I use them exclusively for stills. In fact, I have just added a BlackMagic camera to my arsenal for shooting video.
Of course it does. Who really buys a DSLR to shoot video?
I buy a DSLR (especially FF) to take high quality still images. If I REALLY want video, I will buy a dedicated video camera, such as the BlackMagic offerings. Otherwise I will use my mirrorless camera (MFT/NEX). But NOT my DSLR.
And if you REALLY want video in your DSLR, well, you have LOTS of other options to choose from.
mpgxsvcd: Making it only shoot photographs doesn't mean it shoots better photographs. It just means you took out something(Video) that every other manufacturer wouldn't dream of leaving it out and called it retro.
People will buy this camera but they will be wasting their money.
Seriously, how many people buy a top end DSLR to shoot video? Yes, I know, some probably do, but, I would wager, most do not.
I bought my D800E for it's capabilities as a STILLS camera. I have never used the video on that camera, nor do I intend to. I have 3 MFT cameras for when I need to shoot video, or video and stills together.
Jay A: Why exactly IS Adobe keeping customers credit cards on file if all the customers had done is purchase copies of software online? I can see if it's to periodically pay for the cloud crap, but if one just purchases something, isn't it illegal to actually hold onto a credit card number once the transaction has been completed?
"It's like when you have to give your credit card number to take advantage of a 'free' service."
Do people actually do that? To me that sends up a BIG red flag, and I would back out IMMEDIATELY.
Even though I have an Adobe account, thankfully I have never given them my credit card number. And now I never will.
Henry M. Hertz: can i have a hasselblad edition with wood grip?
this thing looks not ugly enough.....
You are thinking of Sony.
Unless the price is through the roof, the 15mm f1.7 is a very attracive lens.
Northgrove: Nikon can't be having a great day lately, with the Sony A7 killing it at full-frame, and this one steamrolling their Nikon 1 series with a much larger sensor, slightly smaller than the V2*, and a wide range of established m4/3 lenses.
I guess that's stuff that happens if you're busy designing the new Nikon D5300.
* size comparison: http://www.cyberphoto.se/pana/x/v2.jpg
The Sony A7s won't have much of an impact on Nikon, and neither will this on the Nikon 1 line.
This camera is simply another option for buyers to consider.
Personally, I have no interest in this camera. Too small. But the new kit lens sounds interesting. Have to wait and see what the reviews say about it.
Just a Photographer: Where's the market for this lens?The 50mm costs around €300 This new 58mm lens is about € 1600 and the 85mm sells for €1300,00.
Buy the 50 and the 85 together (perfect companions) and you have two excellent lenses for the same amount as you would buy the 58mm only.....
To answer your question, I will buy it to use in the studio when shooting natural light. Pricey, yes, but it fills a gap in my lens lineup.
Lawrencew: I am not sure why people are blaming this on Creative Cloud and seeing it as a "nail in the coffin" of Cloud Computing in general.
Even if customers had purchased physical 'bits-in-a-box' or purchased a one-off download of software they could use in perpetuity (such as Lightroom), they would likely still have done this by registering with Adobe and providing their credit card details, and ticking an option to allow Adobe to store those details as is common with many on-line retailers.
Creative Cloud and Cloud Computing changes little in that respect of of e-commerce.
What it does do I guess is focus all that activity on Adobe itself, rather than numerous retailers who would each of taken the transaction. So the problem is putting all your eggs in one basket. (something that Adobe could address by architecting it's systems in such a way that a single attack cant crack all the eggs)
For one, the difference is the size of the target.
Adobe is a BIG target. On the other hand, a retailer is a much smaller target, even a retailer like B&H.
Another nail in the coffin of Adobe and 'Cloud' computing in general.
GodSpeaks: Interesting that they managed to keep the Nikon 1 lens mount AND make it waterproof to 15m.
How do you figure I don't know for sure (15m)? That is what Nikon is specing it at.
This is obviously NOT a dive camera (Nikonos), but a beach/snorkeling camera, that can go down to 15m.
I would like to see Nikon do a true dive camera. Maybe a later model. But they will need to put O rings on those access doors, not gaskets.
Interesting that they managed to keep the Nikon 1 lens mount AND make it waterproof to 15m.