A Leica without the Red Dot is just a Leica.
Nikon could be sitting on top of the industry right now if they had just embraced mirrorless ILCs. And no the 1-series was not them embracing mirrorless. That was Nikon making fun of mirrorless at their own expense.
Nikon’s only hope is to swallow their pride and make a full frame mirrorless camera. Use the fabulous Sony sensor and give it all of the excellent photography controls of their DF camera. The main thing is that they have to come up with a unique and excellent Electronic Viewfinder. They need something to set their camera apart from all of the others.
Right now there really aren’t that many small cameras with a tremendous view finder. Some People still want that and they are willing to pay for it. Nikon you need to wake up and take their money.
I find it interesting that everyone keeps saying “Look at the Market Share Nikon has” instead of “Look at the profits Nikon is not making”. Having a big market share is a good thing only if that market has growth potential and is already profitable. Having more of a non-profitable market is actually a bad thing.
Another product defect is the last thing Nikon needs right now.
The single biggest thing to remember here is that Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus all depend on revenue from something other than Digital Cameras to keep their businesses going. Canon and Nikon are Camera companies first and foremost.
Slumping camera sales will hurt Nikon and Canon way more than it would for Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic. If Nikon and Canon stopped selling DSLRs and compact cameras tomorrow those companies wouldn’t be around for long.
Cameras like this are the best bet at continuing to sell cameras to the mass market. Canon and Nikon have abandoned this market almost entirely.
mpgxsvcd: Wait till October when they announce a 4K @ 30 FPS GoPro 4. The sales will come back then. However, after that I don’t think people will upgrade. I don’t think the long term will be that great for GoPro.
"High(er) resolution with greater FPS will always be a selling point."
No after you get to a certain point the average person no longer wants to pay for the extra resolution or FPS. What they have right now fills 90% of the needs.
Sony and Micro Four Thirds may not have caught up to Canon and Nikon yet. However, Canon and Nikon are not progressing at all in this class of camera while Sony and M4/3s are picking up steam steadily.
You guys do realize that this camera is targeted towards people who DON’T want a viewfinder. I am sure they will also realize another model that is targeted towards people who don’t want a viewfinder. The point is that they will offer cameras that fulfill everyone’s needs instead of forcing people to like what they think is best.
Canon and Nikon think this is a great camera.
Minimum focus distance? 20 miles?
This is a lens my telescope would be jealous of.
I can’t believe how much Moiré the A7s has in its RAW images
It is funny how a few years ago we would have laughed at the thought of comparing Micro Four Thirds against Full Frame cameras. They really aren’t any closer now than they were then. Both have improved drastically.
However, Dpreview seems to think they are close enough to compare now.
Wait till October when they announce a 4K @ 30 FPS GoPro 4. The sales will come back then. However, after that I don’t think people will upgrade. I don’t think the long term will be that great for GoPro.
Dpreview reviews are becoming less and less informative.
I just think this is a weird comparison. I really am struggling to see what they have in common? One records 4K to the camera and has a much smaller sensor for a lot less money. The other one only records 4K to an external device which pretty much eliminates it from the majority of non-Professional shooters. It just seems like Dpreview said “Let’s kill two birds with one stone even if we can only eat one of them”.
Canon thinks that Bose and Monster Cable have a good business model.
Canon is all advertising and no R&D these days. Really quite sad actually.
I hope it is a 6D Mark II with incredible video features (4K @ 30 FPS, 1080p @ 60 FPS, 720p @ 96 FPS), excellent live view AF, and a reasonable cost(Under $2000). That would be a truly “BIG” announcement and it would be a camera that would make me switch to Canon instantly.
The T2i Mark IV is coming and you will never believe what we are going to call it…..T6i coming soon!