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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:51 pm 
I cant believe the sensor is going to be anything other than the 16mp sensor currently in the D7000 and D5100. Nikon seems to like to have as few different sensors on the production line as possible. Plus, I can't really see the demand for more than 16mp talking to current D300(s) owners.

Also I think 200+ autofocus points is plausible. The D3 and D300 releases saw Nikon increase the number of AF points fivefold, so I think doing this again fourfold wouldnt be unreasonable. But I imagine it would in some way be revolutionised and different from the current way, or maybe they will just go really wide. The density of the 51 AF points all over the frame would be sweet.

Also, I checked out Nikonrumours and it turns out that that rumour was only released after a complaint that not enough rumours are being released. The point is being made by the site admin that they arent going to put out rubbish. The specs are obviously as said above "a fan boy wishlist"


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:20 pm 
I smell some fanboy stuff in those specs :) Still,24mp with 1 processor or Nikon will make the move towards 2 processors,like Canon did with their 7D? Because if so,it would be a much better camera than the 7D overall.


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Given the 7D might be 2 years old or so by the time we see a D300s replacement it should beat it! If I had gone with N instead of C I'm sure I'd be happy with the D300s right now, never mind any successor.

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I don't know if I can believe a new 24 MP sensor, based on Nikon's history they've always used the same sensor as the model below as Popo mentioned. Of course, if they did use that new sensor, it would make the D400 more than just a more expensive D7000 with a better body build, faster frame rate, etc. If these specs do hold some truth to them (which I doubt) I would be pretty impressed, even if they used the 16 MP sensor.

If Nikon did decide to implement some of those features into the D400 like the 200 point cross type AF system and kept the same price tag as the D300s, it would be pretty impressive.

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Whatever the specs will be I'm sure we are in for a real treat. Looking at the past nikon has made huge improvements when going from one generation to another. I think we might even be looking at another sensor than the one from the D7000. Notice how the D300, D90, D5000 were all odd numbered and shared the same sensor, same with the D3 and D700. There are exceptions of course, the D7000 would be the most prominent one imho. But just look at what we got with the last generation, cmos sensors, first nikon FF, 51 point AF. So with the D4 and D400 we are entering a new (even) numbered generation. And I cant even imagine what goodies nikon will bestow upon us :D


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Not sure how you guys get "fanboy" out of those speculations, but my guess is that "if" the 24mp sensor makes it into the A77 and is everything that the "rumors" have boasted, the economic and marketing pressures will be too great for Nikon to ignore and not stick it into their D300 successor or a new model.
Time will tell, no doubt sooner than later.


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It's not the 24MP itself, but the rest of the claims on sensor tech. Very optimistic sounding, no reason given for how any of that might be achieved, and the gap from what we have today would be a huge jump for one generation. I went into that in more detail earlier. It just sounds like someone randomly making up stuff that they happen to like rather than something more tangible.

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This is the status of the rumor:

SR5 = almost certainly correct

Will know for sure next Month.


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SR5? We're not talking about the same thing! I thought you were talking about the D300 successor, not the A77. This is the Nikon forum!

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I keep forgetting that Nikon manufactures their own sensors.
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I don't know how you intended that comment, referencing the "relationship" between Sony and Nikon on that front? Assuming Sony make a 24MP sensor for the A77, assuming Nikon will also use it, that is still NOT likely to be the sensor in the D300 replacement rumour.

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Your assuming that things are about to change, which could be the start of a "rumor" in it's own right.

If the next generation of high end APS-C sensor is the new Sony 24mp than it will make it's way into the highest end of the Nikon line.

"Chipworks.com is doing something that I always wanted to do – to teardown a camera apart. Few weeks ago they took a Nikon D7000 and documented the guts of the camera. The interesting part? The sensor model IMX071 is made by Sony (direct link to image). This is probably not a surprise, but till now I could not find a proof besides the identical DxOMark score of the D7000 and Sony a580."


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To make it more explicit so there is minimal ambiguity, what I said is that the "D400" from this rumour sounds like a fanboy wishlist. What I said following that is that the rumoured 24MP A77 sensor is unlikely to be the one in that rumour. I did not say the D300 replacement can't have some 24MP sensor, Sony or otherwise.

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