Activating liveview to shoot video is relatively easy, but you don't hit the shutter button but the set button. You can shoot a still in the middle of shooting video and the camera will continue shooting after it takes the still... neat but cooler would've been to be able to do both... but this is not the camera that will do that (well to be fair I didn't try it because I couldn't verify if the clip was seamless or not )
Not at all, my comparison was about the typical video sensors of camcorders in the $3-9k range which are usually 1/3-1/2" sensors. I guess I should rephrase that since some people may not know what I'm yammering about.
If one were planning to use this underwater, changing to video would be like changing lenses correct? This could be a problem I imagine not being able to shoot the same perspective as you are shooting stills. Would there be any present lenses that shoot wide angle video with this?
If Nikon implements this in their FX cameras, then their present option of being able to use DX lenses will be helpful. Am I correct?
The nice thing about having a 35mm sensor is that we have full use of SLR lenses with sharpness that is beyond that of most camcorder lenses. You get the full 35mm FOV and the fast lenses like the 24 f1.4 or 20 f.18 or 14 f2.8... REAL WIDE ANGLE without converters. Obviously the image is still bound by the same problems as SLR , for example soft corners in dome ports.
Btw CPS members get first dibs apparently. I love special status.