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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:17 pm 
Take a look at this: http://www.photographybay.com/2008/07/23/nikon-d800/

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Rumor says it's got a 24 MP FX sensor, possibly the same one 'to be used' on the upcoming Sony A900.

This ain't my sort of camera whatsoever (though this is most certainly a budget issue, lol) and I don't know if the source is 'credible', even though 'rumor' and 'credibility' may sound rather like an oxymoron.

Anyone seen this one before? Could this be the D3x? Still wanna get that D700? Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:31 pm 
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Thanks hailstorm for the heads-up!

It's all very easy:
D3x = Big powerful D3-body plus a hi-rez sensor (probably 24 MPix)
D800 = smaller body like D700 but with same high-rez sensor as D3x
D700 = smaller body with the super-sensitive sensor of the D3

Eventually we will see them all unless Nikon decides that the D800 will not get the same high-rez sensor as the D3x, to differentiate it better from its bigger cousin :?
As both sensors are sriously different (high-speed, low-rez vs. low-speed, hi-rez) both families will have a slice of the pro-market. And the versions with the bigger body will always be differentiated through some features that the smaller-body-version will lack - like the ultimate speed, double mem-card etc. of the D3 vs. the D700.

So all-in-all it is expected that Nikon will swamp the pro-market with 4 cameras in the not-too-distant future: A combination of two bodies (D3/D700) and two sensors (12MPix D3 + 24Mpix D3x) :shock:

For me the ideal body will be the D800: high-rez in a small package :D

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Ah, but what about the D900?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:42 pm 
My pleasure, Thomas. I'm on a relatively tight schedule right now: Means no (proper) shooting, so I might as well contribute on other grounds :)

I'd say Nikon is overdoing it: It's impressive, but if anything like this is gonna show up, it should show up after the D80 replacement, or this might very well mark the day Nikon axed the entry-level/enthusiast segment in favor of higher-end premises -- the said segment switches easily, and Canon, Olympus, Sony and even Pentax seems to be delivering rather 'specialized' interest these days.

Wait, that also makes sense -- they already ran out of model numbers except for the D90.

But then again, I'm no market analyst. Just an opinion.


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Ah yes, well: "D800", "D900" - who cares. The idea is the same!
And btw.: Nikon will not abandon the D80/90/100 and the D40/60/70 segment :!:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:21 pm 
As for the article Hailstorm points to, I can confirm that

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dont celle d’un Nikon D800, qui n’est pas qu’une rumeur.


means something like: (...) D800 which is nothing more that a rumor.


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Yep, Luis! That's why I re-titled this thread "Speculation about..."

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:54 pm 
The argument about the correct translation in that link is so funny :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:57 pm 
I'm just confused with all this megapixel race, isn't 10mgpxl is enough to produce poster size print? So what is 24megapixel for?


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Printing bigger posters?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:22 am 
It's also arguable to say that the more megapixels that the camera has to offer, the sharper your images can be.

But of course, professional portrait, sport, celebrity, etc' photographers will choose more megapixels because they never know how big they might need to print. For those professionals who don't have medium formats with digital backs, the best DSLRs with sharp and big resolution sensors are the one's like the 1ds Mark III, D3 and so forth.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:02 am 
luis wrote:
As for the article Hailstorm points to, I can confirm that

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dont celle d’un Nikon D800, qui n’est pas qu’une rumeur.


means something like: (...) D800 which is nothing more that a rumor.


Sorry Luis, but you are wrong...As a native french speaker, I can assure you that the correct translation is "...which is not just a rumour".

If it were to mean that it was only a rumour, it would be "qui n'est rien de plus qu'une rumeur" or " qui n'est qu'une rumeur"

The "pas" in "qui n'est pas qu'une rumeur" negates the rumour, so to speak.

Cheers

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As to the usefulness of more megapixels:
1. I print, but never more than A3+. But if you want to blow your images up for larger reproductions you need more than 12MPix for e.g. a great landscape.
2. Good lenses easily outresolve todays sensors.
3. But more often than printing I just zoom in on an image on my monitor. 24 MPix just gives you another 50% more "zoomability" and more fun with your image.
4. Often when I've already cropped the image to my taste, my wife comes in and says: "It's nice, if you would only crop that image" :shock: So I need the "croppability" of 24MPix images.
5. If you like panos, you'll love 50% more horizontal pixels. Gives you "almost" a pano in one shot

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:09 pm 
If they can maintain the quality of every single pixel (same sharpness, DR..), of course the more pixels there are, the better it is!! Thomas has listed almost all the advantages. I'll just add one: saying you have a 24mp camera in front of your P&S friends will make them WOW.

Don't rely on the rumors. I know some people around me have been waiting the D90 for ages!! What if it never comes out? (or in another 6 months or so?) IMO it's more likely to see a D3x first then a D800 or 900, as it's been some time since the D3 was out and the D700 is still the hot cake.

My resolution: working hard from now on and hopefully being able to buy a D700 in one year.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:52 pm 
I don't think Nikon really needs the D800 at the moment. Nikon and Canon together have 83% of the DSLR market share and Sony's only got about 6%. I don't think the A900 is a threat, not at the price of Sony lenses at the moment. Don't get me wrong though, I'm not suggesting that Nikon get complacent. A little competition never hurt anyone, certainly not the consumers! 8)

Sure, a new camera is great for everyone but there are some other models I would like to see first. So like chickenflavoredchips said, it's more likely that the D3x and D90 will be announced first.


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