Nikon D5 Announcement

Featured Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:09

Well, kind of an announcement.... more of a placeholder

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  • Comment Link Mark Keohane Thursday, 19 November 2015 10:46 posted by Mark Keohane

    Hey Matt. Yep, announcement a bit pointless really; think you said it all. What could they put in it? I guess most valuable addition as always would be a tad higher resolution (20? but can't see how a lot more than that would be of significant benefit given existing image qual at 16) and the usual advancement in ISO performance and on-board processing. I don't use one; no call for it with what I do (or funds!), so I don't know what else would offer benefit in the way of ergonomics, etc. 15 fps has been talked about; maybe they'll go to hybrid mirror/mirrorless with an electronic shutter to avoid the internals going supersonic :o)

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  • Comment Link Bruce Press Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:06 posted by Bruce Press

    My take away is that Nikon is going to continue to try to sell a $600 add-on in order for photographers to work with their Top-end camera in the same way they work with the prosumer counterparts. Wireless tethering, remote control, transfer are part of how we work in the 21st century.

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  • Comment Link Art Altman Sunday, 22 November 2015 13:18 posted by Art Altman

    What is the purpose of the D4 / D5 line in an age of D750 and D810?

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  • Comment Link Paul Jacques Monday, 23 November 2015 09:31 posted by Paul Jacques

    Very disappointing announcement, after all this time I was expecting a release announcement, not a we've started thinking about it message.

    As a long term user of the D3x (I also own the D750 & D4... did own a D800), it seems to me that the D5 range should be something along the lines of D5 24M but with the usual insane buffering and FPS, primarily for the Paps. And a D5x should be full body 45M-50M (or a pumped version of the D810). Some of us enjoy the full body camera ;-)

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  • Comment Link Peter Maki Monday, 23 November 2015 20:39 posted by Peter Maki

    The most important addition for me is 10 bit video and preferably NOT in a MOV container. MOV video with 24 Mbps average bit rate is not broadcast nor professional and will never be.
    Besides a better codec I would like to be able to choose another container! I am not an Apple user and converting MOV files is a pain!
    I see no point in buying a Nikon D5 without at least HDMI REC-2020 out. I hope Nikon will start to treat video as professional as they treat photography.
    No more low bit rates nor 8 bits chroma sampling!
    And rather no MOV...

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  • Comment Link Joerg Monday, 14 December 2015 17:07 posted by Joerg

    It seems they are far away from releasing a new top of the line product. And with this pseudo announcement they hope to prevent their customers from changing to the competition ;-)

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