Nikon Coolpix with swiveling lense?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Gladiator, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    Anyone have any info (if?) when Nikon is going to come out with a
    model of their DC with swiveling lense that has more than 6.0mp? The
    low mp is the only thing stopping me from buying it. I want 8.0mp or
    more. I did email them about it some weeks back but they never
    replied.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 10, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    Answer the question or piss off.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 11, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    I can afford pretty much any DC I want and have an Olympus already.
    But I really want the swivelling lense feature as to me that seems to
    open up more creative possibilites than any DSLR. I want more mp than
    6.0 though because I need decent qaulity prints. Only Nikon has a DC
    with that feature that I know of.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 11, 2007
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    Bill Funk Guest

    Instead of a swilvelling lens, how about a LCD that swivels?
    There are a bunch of them, and they would seem to offer the same thing
    you want in a camera with a swivel lens.

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    Bill Funk, Jul 12, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Did your email to Nikon end with "Answer the question or piss off"?
    If so, that might explain their reluctance to respond to your
    question. I asked a question (Nikon tech. support though, not cust.
    service) several days ago and received a reply within a few hours.

    I can't answer your question though, and if there are any here
    that do have that kind of insider information, it's almost certain
    that they wouldn't be allowed to tell you anything before Nikon
    issues press releases. I'm sure you have your reasons for wanting
    such a camera with a sensor having 8mp or more, but are you aware of
    the advantages that the camera would have with a 5mp or 6mp sensor?

    For my own purposes, I've always chosen cameras having sensors
    with 2 to 4 fewer megapixels than the current 'standard', and not to
    save money. If the 8mp Nikon that you want doesn't have a sensor
    that's significantly larger than the recent CP S10's fairly small
    1/2.5" sensor, it's likely to be a disappointing camera. If Nikon
    gives you a swiveling lens 8mp camera with a 1/1.8" or 1/1.7"
    sensor, that would probably be a pretty nice model. But Nikon put a
    1/1.8" 10mp sensor into the slightly newer CP P5000, and ended up
    with a camera that suffers from noise at ISO 400. When selecting a
    camera it's best to compare several parameters, not just the number
    of megapixels, because they're interrelated. Unless you make *very*
    large prints, you probably won't be able to tell which pictures were
    taken with a 6mp camera vs. an 8mp camera. Even with prints 8"x10"
    and larger, the differences would be very slight and rarely noticed.
     
    ASAAR, Jul 12, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Sure, and while I've made some nice (slightly) cropped prints with
    my old 3mp Powershot, the OP apparently doesn't want to consider
    Nikon's swivel lens Coolpix S10 because it has *only* 6mp and not 8.
    The crop reasoning can only take you so far. You can do a lot of
    cropping with a 6mp camera and get good results, but it would be
    easy to also say that 8 isn't enough, because a 10mp sensor provides
    more cropping leeway. I don't think the OP's going to be convinced
    by any reasonable arguments since he said :
    That should tell you something about the OP, and he didn't mention
    'cropping'. And if that doesn't tell you enough, his surly response
    to David (who was only trying to help) might :
     
    ASAAR, Jul 13, 2007
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    Paul Bartram Guest

    As does my Coolpix 995, which is of course one of the classic swivel-lens
    designs. But it would be nice to see the same body wrapped around more
    updated optics and electronics - she's getting to be an old lady now!

    Paul
     
    Paul Bartram, Jul 13, 2007
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    SMS Guest

    I've had both swiveling lens and articulated LCD cameras, and both
    seemed to offer the same creative possibilities. What is the advantage
    of a swiveling lens over an articulated LCD?
     
    SMS, Jul 13, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Well, I don't really know, since I haven't used one of those
    cameras. My Fuji S5100 has a small 1/2.5" sensor and I've had no
    problem making nice crops from it, but then its sensor has only 4mp,
    not 8mp. My 7mp Canon A620 can also make very nice crops, but it
    has a larger 1/1.8" sensor. I wouldn't be surprised if a camera
    with a small 8mp sensor could also make nice crops, but as you said,
    it would need a good lens and it might still need the subject to be
    photographed in nice, bright sunlight. :)
     
    ASAAR, Jul 13, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    I see what your saying but it's not really the same thing but I guess
    it would open up more possibilities too but it doesn't sound as
    versatile so would rather have the Nikon but with more MP. I can wait,
    just wondering if and when they will have a new model out with more
    MP.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    Probably ease of use. I don't want to swivel the LCD around the
    camera. I want to swivel the lense. Why don't you twats just say "I
    don't know" and leave it at that? Why are you fuckers in here so anal?
    I bet you are a bunch of camera geeks who know lots about cameras but
    couldn't create a decent photo to save your lives.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    And what exactly does any of the above have to do with my question?
    I've been a photographer since I was 19 and am now almost 50 so move
    along sonny if you can't answer the goddamn question.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    I'm rude because you are a bunch of dumbass twats who can't answer the
    question so you make up completely irrelevant shit because you want to
    try and impress each other with your goofy geekiness.

    You want to turn this into a flamefest? Fine by me dillweed.

    The fact is I already know what more MP's brings to the table so I
    don't need to discuss stupid irrelevant shit.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    You morons have proven to be about as useful as tits on a bull so I
    don't think I will bother wasting my time here again asking a simple
    question that required only a simple answer and not some diatribe on
    why I don't need more MP. You don't have a clue as to what I need so
    if you don't know the answer than screw off. How can I put it more
    bluntly for you?

    And if I ever did need to ask a question here I would simply alter my
    headers so you wouldn't even know it was me. Take note of the fact I
    use a Usenet sevice that doesn't post my IP address. Now, knowing
    that, how are you ever going to know if it's me or someone else on the
    same service? And of course the simple answer is; you won't. Have a
    nice day butt fuckers.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    No, but I emaioled HP yesterday and told them to get off their fat
    arse's and produce a Vista priner driver. They emailed me with a work
    around. Sometimes being blunt can be very effective. You having an
    issue with that is just because you are an anal elitist prat.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    Well, at least you did give me some useful information. The thing is
    people in here were saying the same BS when I bought my 2.1MP Olympus.
    Now I find all it is usable for are photos to post to the internet and
    not much else. I come from an art photography background so am very
    aware of how improtant a good quality print is. I've seen twerps who
    know nothing about film cameras and they are claiming their shiity
    little 6.0mp DC puts out as high a quality as a medium format film
    camera. Seriously, I saw a guy saying that one day and you can be sure
    a driled him a new asshole and set him straight. Even the highest
    quality 12mp DC is not up to the standards I want from a camera but I
    am willing to make a compromise if it has other features I want, and
    thus, the swivelling lense feature.

    I asked a simple question and it only required a simple answer. Not
    the grand inquisition on, "why do I need more MP's?". And that is why
    I responded as I did. I can play nice but not when someone starts
    talking down to me like I'm some noob. That just pisses me right off
    and I don't respond nice when people piss me off. Take it for what you
    will because what anyone here thinks of me means nothing to me because
    none of you even know me.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    8mp is just a ballpark starting point. It's not written in stone. I
    will take as many MP as they can give me (they are up mto 12mp now,
    right?). 8mp is the minimum I am willing to accept though. This isn't
    for some happy snaps of the family that I am going to put in a photo
    album.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    Whatever goatfucker. I've got plenty more where that came from.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    Exactly. I think the camera design is great but I want it in a more
    prosumer version. Hopefully that will come about one of these days.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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    Gladiator Guest

    I rarely need to crop. Yes, I'm that good.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 14, 2007
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