Horshack: Here's the price six months from now: $998
@SDPharm, it's not Panasonic specific. Historically the price of MFT bodies has dropped precipitously after introduction.
@MichaelKJ, You obviously failed to include my hyperbole in your numerical calculations :)
Sounds like you're in agreement then.
Here's the price six months from now: $998
From the Canikon interviews we learned that we need an American/European camera industry, who would take more competitive risks and innovate faster.
Horshack: Canon denied they've been spending more time innovating video technology instead of stills, citing the development of their dual-pixel technology as proof...a technology used primarily for video on the 70D :)
That said, their dual-pixel tech is very cool and should play a more prominent role in stills AF for future generation bodies.
@RedFox88, holding a camera out at arms length to use the LCD for LV stills shooting isn't an ideal stance. Dual pixel will come into its own when Canon switches to EVFs.
Canon denied they've been spending more time innovating video technology instead of stills, citing the development of their dual-pixel technology as proof...a technology used primarily for video on the 70D :)
Judging by the poor English phrasing of the Nikon USA press release, this commandment came directly from the Mother Ship and was not permitted to be edited/localized by Nikon USA.
The resale value of used D600's just went up $200, and the goodwill Nikon earned even more. Whatever their motivation, hopefully Nikon learns that it's always cheaper in the long run to do right by your customer, no matter what the short-term costs may be.
hmm, SRAW on the 16MP D4s but not the 36MP D800.
One positive I see is that camera makers will have to work that much harder to earn our business. They can start by releasing bodies without crippled features. They can finish by finally producing open-source cameras, where the firmware can be modified or extended at will by the collective community. IMO that would be a huge driver for both innovation and sales.
Henry M. Hertz: well it´s simple.
there are only so many amateur morons who buy a new camera every 2-3 years. :)
the majority doesn´t see why they should buy a 700D over a 450D or 550D (insert your nikon or sony models).not for 10x15cm prints or facebook uploads.
so the market is saturated.. good is good enough for the majority.the few people on forums like dpreview doesn´t count overall.it´s not even 1% of the customers.
people normaly don´t buy a new printer just because there is a new model.they use their printers until they break.i guess the same applies to cameras.
today most who want a DSLR have a DSLR. it´s always the same.... at one point the market is saturated.
and to be honest... improvements are marginal and only visible (or important) for geeks.
I resemble that remark! :)
Plastek: What about rainbow-coloring across entire frame?
^ IMHO a lens that got a varied color shift on a whole frame is unacceptable, regardless how sharp it is.
That radial gradation occurs on lots of camrea+lens combinations and is made worse if you have Sony's vignetting correction enabled, as Sony's implementation is applied to the raw file in a coarse/crude way. Here's D800 + 70-200mm f/4 VR image that demonstrates the same concentric rings but without the raw color gradations that is introduced by Sony's vignetting correction:
Nikon is playing it safe and protecting its existing products, just like Kodak did.
MarkByland: It's because a majority of people don't trust the EVF in mirrorless cameras. It really is that simple. I hate the things. I appreciate the 1:1 visual analog connection to my subjects. It is some thing I depend upon for my photo making. It's not about the "quality" of the image so much as it is about the connection of the photographer with the subject. The EVF is horrible technology and I don't care what "advancements" or "innovations" Company $ (S) or Company F can come up with, it's still a major disconnect and, quite literally, a converted electronic view of the past.
For focusing I trust my eye looking through an EVF at 1:1 magnification a lot more than I do looking through an OVF.
Can you hear me now?
Nikon includes Easter Eggs in the Live View implementation of every body. Either the refresh rate is too low (D700, D5300), or the clarity horrible (D800), or the Low Light performance is abysmal (D800), or you can't take another photo until the previous image has been completely written to the card (every Nikon body), or there is a 2 second initial lag when reaching to 100% magnification (D7100/D5200), or you can't change the aperture (every body below the flagship D4/D800), or there is no electronic first curtain shutter (every Nikon body). Happy Easter!
Raw support in a camera phone? The bell tolls for thee, P&S manufacturers.
forpetessake: And now a trivia question: name at least one superzoom lens that isn't a cr@p.
The one on the RX10.
Glass used as both the lens and the sensor. Mind blown.