WORST AFTER SALES SERVICE ! 3rd Class Products! NIKON SUCKS.
28 Apr 2014 By Arpan Saha On flipkart.com
OK, so you plan to buy an ULTRA ZOOM CAMERA. You have four good options here!nn1. CANON SX 50 HS (50x zoom, 1/2.3inch sensor -- The Best Choice)n2. FujiFilm HS 50 EXR (42x zoom, 1/2inch sensor -- still a good choice)n3. Panasonic FZ 200 (25x zoom, 2.8 constant aperture -- Great Choice)n4. Sony DSC-HX300 (50x zoom, 1/2.3inch -- A safe buy for beginners)nnAnd of course have a fifth option that is NIKON, full of Cons. Now let us discuss why!nnA. NIKKOR lens is slow, full of error (aberrations), aperture is extremely small in the tele end.nnB. Even Canon has the similar aperture (smaller in the tele ends) but its ISO Sensitivity is Super Fine, that more than compensates the smaller aperture. Even at 1600 ISO, Canon gives negligible noise. Whereas, in NIKON, you'll feel like vomiting if you look at pictures at 400 ISO.nnC. Image Stabilization: At any point beyond 20x zoom in any camera, what you'll need is a powerful image stabilizer, either a Optical of Digital one. All that matters is the result. FUJI Optical Image Stabilizer OR SONY DIGITAL STABILIZER works equally good but here CANON wins the bet. It combines Vibration Reducing Lens technology along with Digital Image Stabilizer (Through DIGIC 5 Processor) to give MARVELOUS result. The CANON frame-assist will blow your mind. Well, Nikon Image Stabilizer? Sssucsxxx.nnD. HOT SHOE: CANON / FUJI -- Yes *VS* NIKON -- No. (Hot Shoe enables you to add external accessories like BOOM Mike or 2ndary Flash etc)nnE. Digital Zoom Performance: While canon displays excellent result for upto 4x digital zoom, Nikon SUCKSSS even at 2x.nnF. AUTO Mode: If you are a beginner and depend much on Auto mode, better go for SONY of FUJI. Because auto modes much depends on SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE, hence companies like SONY or Samsung which has evident presence in software industry, excels in optimizing auto-mode performances. Result wise FUJI and CANON auto modes are also acceptable to good extent. But Nikon! Simply GOOD for Nothing. My nikon Point and Shoot fails in face-detection most of the times.nnG. Auto Focus: Here, FUJI excels. Takes 0.03 sec time to focus (Phase Detect). Canon comes second with 0.16 sec (Contrast Detect). With these two cameras, you're safe. It reduces chances of being out-of-focus in fast moving situations. In my own experience, NIKON TAKES AT LEAST 2 SECOND TO FOCUS.nnH. FUJI and SONY features a vivid range of different shooting modes which ease your shooting. Nikon features much less (Just use COMPARE option in flipkart).nnI. PICTURE QUALITY: nnCanon -- You'll love it. Even at Full Crop, they are crisp.nSONY -- Its good too. But at full crop it'll look like oil paint. Still better than Noise.nFUJI -- Somewhat OK. But at full zoom some noise appearsnPanasonic -- EXCELLENT.nNIKON -- In daylight: Not Bad. In Low Light: You'll Vomit on them.nnJ. AFTER SALES: Fuji features dealer's after sales (The shop you buy from will take care of any issues). You don't have to spend hours on internet finding Service Center, though it has quite good amount of Service Centers across India. Also Canon has enough service centers across cities in India but Panasonic Lags in this field. Well. Now Nikon: Yes you'll manage to find one or two service centers in your metro cities but my own experience is pretty bad. The service guys cant see the noise spots on your display screen of dont understand lowlight performance issues. Even inside a room full of lights my camera needs Flash to capture faster than 1/40 speed and as per the Service Guy, this is quite good performance.nnnSo here's my arguement based on personal experiences. DONT BUY NIKON. It'll frustrate you on every single occurrances.
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25 Jun 2014 By Chandrajit KC On flipkart.com
extremely good product. 60 x zoom is what attracted me to the product. and also the pricing which is quite affordable considering you want such good zoom. I dnt think any other brand offers it in this price range and Nikon can't be compared to others.nOnly thing I found a little disheartening was that the autofocus on the subject while zooming is a tad slow compared to other cameras and even compared to Nikon L830 which has 30x zoom. Otherwise its cool. The multivariangle display is coolnif you are looking out for a zoom monster and dont want a dslr this is the product to choose
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