Nikon D4 and D400 announced in August...apparently

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  1. Sili

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    36mp... geez you'd kill some memory card space pretty quickly.
     
  2. Gaidin

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    Yeah I saw that rumour before....36MP is crazy! I hope theyve got the naming wrong and that is actually the D4x instead for the studio and landscapes. I doubt they can handle decent ISO performance with such a large resolution jump...plus I can only think of a handful of my lenses that are going to produce nice clean images at 36MP :eek:
     
  3. SyN

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    yeah usually the Dx line gets the new flashy sensors first...
    36MP not that crazy for FF. pixel pitch would be alike to a 18MP DX
     
  4. Trysaeder

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    16mp actually. 36/(1.5^2). Sounds a bit like the d7000 sensor cut larger. It's probably cheaper faster for them to cut larger rather than design a new sensor.
     
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    Except that the D7000's Sensor is from Sony (the same one as the A55 and Pentax K5), not like the Nikon derived 12MP FF sensors in the D700/D3/D3S

    And given what Sony are doing with the NEX and A mount, i can't see Sony making this (no Flippy mirror Alpha cameras, can't exactly see a FF SLT in the works as a replacement to the A850/A900)
     
  6. ElBeasto

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    I thought all Nikon sensors were made by Sony, is that not the case?
     
  7. methd

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    no one knows for sure; it's really just speculation. i think the real answer would be more that the sensors are a "derivative" of the sony made ones, with a lot of R&D of their own.
     
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    Try reading the sony rumour sites :) Next year will be very interesting for FF releases.
     
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  12. SyN

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    correct
    D900 will have 108MP and the 5D4 will have 216MP
     
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    Some of the confirmed specs are looking pretty delish, but why would they include facial recognition? Unless it's for AF tracking in movie making mode, I don't really see the point...
     
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    That's why. It's a very simple part of contrast-detect autofocus that already exists in the D7K.
     
  15. ElBeasto

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    Yeah I thought it was a little odd how Nikon claimed that the D7k was a %100 Nikon sensor but then the K-5 came out with another 16MP Sony sensor.

    When I first started looking at DSLRs to buy, the fact that Canon had more to do with their sensor design and manufacturing appealed to me more than Nikon but after a while it didn't seem important.

    Plus I read after a while that Kodak made the M9 sensor, or at least designed it.
     
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  16. bubblegoose

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    Yet they can't make a point and shoot camera that is any good.

    :lol:
     
  17. ElBeasto

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    I have an old Kodak EasyShare damn it! :upset: :lol:
     
  18. DiZZ_19

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    IR have their studio samples posted - including a full suite of ISO tests: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d4/nikon-d4A7.HTM

    You can compare the D4's performance against other models using the comparometer: http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

    Versus the D3s @ 12800 I'd say the D4 holds more fine detail, although perhaps a little more chroma noise.

    RG also has some write speed & burst depth tests with XQD & UDMA 7 cards.
    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11674-12366

    Unsurprisingly, XQD comes out on top in both.
    It's still a little concerning that neither San Disk or Lexar have committed to XQD at this stage.

    Also in the article is a run down on Ethernet performance. This is disappointing for two reasons, a) its only 100Mbps and b) The D4 can only manage about half of the bandwidth available. Hopefully a firmware update can fix the latter problem.

    Lastly, photozone have their review of AF-S 85mm 1.8G on FX. Its a winner :thumbup:
    http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/717-nikkorafs8518ff

     
  19. Shortass_Jr

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    grave digger much????
     

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