Real world "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world.
"Do you have a proper Leh Sans?"
"Yes, a proper Leh Sans!"
--- Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Class Action Lawsuit.
A term that would make any camera manufacturer tremble in fear.
Lesson:What was cheaper?
---To replace ALL defective D600's at NO COST
---To delay, spin, ignore, and when finally caught... slug it out in a LAWSUIT costing tens times more?
That was a bad call NIKON.
Really bad call.
The sensor (and the ability to keep it pristine) is the lifeblood of ANY digital camera.
You can have any defect on buttons, light leaks, software bugs, etc., ....
But the SENSOR!
Never ignore it, MAN!
Nikon, you obviously DID IGNORE IT for a time (too long, really) and now...
YOU ARE PAYING THE PRICE of your own mistake.
Somebody should have cashed in on the pellicle.
But they did not...
Every prize winner of every event resonates and displays the stupidity or magnificence of the judges.
Don't judge the picture.
Judge the judges.
Either they are all stupid and idiots, or magnificent judges.
Ultimately, it is Vox Populi.
Thank you, DPR for providing that VOX Populi.
"A typical DSLR has around 120 screws of 11 different sizes."
This cadaver had only 29 screws of just three different sizes.
THAT says a LOT of what's going on inside those R&D labs... they deliver.
Other brands just re-badge, clone and tweak.
The temptation to pick the fruit from the tree of knowledge of digital manipulation is so very strong...
"The force was strong on this one..." wheeze puff, wheeze puff, wheeze puff...
Hundreds of CEO's in the camera industry get replaced so often... this is news?
Has Sell Blood should change their ergonomic and industrial designers.
Nobody beats the Ball of Miley Cyrus.
Samsung is just bursting with newfangled notion features and technology.
But they need a good Industrial Designer, preferably exotic European with no connection from Western Mediocre product design.
If you listen closely...
The background music on the Sigma stand is by the Eagles...
"Where you've been Canon?Nikon?
There's a a New Kid In Town...
Everybody loves Samsung.
And you both are not missed around...
Around... Ha ha Hound..."
Canon and Nikon stands are the winners for Jurassic Displays.
Samsung and Sony are the ones with the USS Enterprise and the Millennium Falcon.
Imagine the center column of this tripod as an anti aircraft gun able to sway and tilt and point along the whole hemisphere. (actual, the whole sphere, if you consider it also reverses the other way)
That's how nice the center column functions. Really cool.
It really one-ups everything in it's class.
One has to really touch, feel and test it physically to understand the cool functions, because often times, a 3 dimensional function is a bit hard to explain in a few sentences.
When you start to run out of innovation, you start digging the closets and attics that remind you of how great you were in the past.
Yes, drape over that mediocre digital contraption with the beauty of a begone era.
Innovation is dead.
Long live Nikon.
and Canon. (coming out with an AE-II? why not?)
and Pentax. (MX rising from the grave)
Keep those Jurassic Models coming in, folks!
Samsung as a brand name has leapfrogged into consumer awareness territory like no other camera company.
Just like Sony.
And Nokia... (omen or prophecy?)
The cover photo portrays all the cameras as a random pile of... junk.
There is a big difference between voting with a button click and voting with the wallet.
What DPR should do is to review the results of this survey to ACTUAL SALES of the same period.
Now THAT would be a very interesting article to digest.
Good DPR assignment too.
Regardless, this survey is fun exercise for DPR viewers.
If Sony had put an OVF ala Fuji, it would change the game.
The two, Fuji and Sony, would run away in the sunset and leave the others coughing in their dust...
You forgot to put the most important choice of all:
NONE OF THE ABOVE.