Nikon D2X

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  1. Big Mike

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    I still can't believe that according dpreview.com it isn't a full frame sensor and still as a 1.5 crop factor. It just seems like they are focused too much on how many megapixels they offer and not enough on the size of the actual sensor.

    I guess they'll make up for it a little bit on having a lower price than a camera with a larger sensor, but it still seems odd to me.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ya, I'm sure they are doing this so that they still have a market for their full frame DSLRs. Nikon does have one don't they?

    When they (Canon & Nikon) do come out with a full frame sensor DSLRs for a reasonable price...it will be a big deal and all the poor saps who have been buying the 10D, D70, D2X...will buy up the new one.
     
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    Hmmm, I think they are exactly opposite. They went from 5mp for the D1X to 4mp for the D2H. I think they are definately focused more on everything else, except megapixels. Which is my guess why they haven't bothered with a full framed sensor.
     
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    I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say here.

    The D2H is a camera for speed. You compromise some megapixels for how fast you can take pictures. The amount of detail resolved is dependent on 3 things. Sensor size (just like the size of your film) is probably the most important. The lens is nearly as important. The megapixels matters the least. This may change in the future if they can design a lens that can resolve detail on a smaller scale to get more out of the smaller sensors... I still want a full frame sensor. I want an 18mm lens to be an 18mm lens :p
     
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    I'm actually not surprised that it's not a full frame sensor considering how expensive a full sensor is. Right now that's a very small group of consumers that can afford one. It may look good on their "resumes" but I doubt it would be much of a money maker for Nikon.

    Although I definitely can't wait until full frame sensors becomes the normal technology. We are heading naturally in that direction but it'll probably take a few years for the technology to become more affordable.

    I'm actually more excited about cameras with greater dynamic range. The current megapixels and DSLR sensors are large enough to make good 8x10 prints for most people. The smaller dynamic range is really where digital is weak in my opinion. I'm hoping one day that DSLRs can get the human eye dynamic range. Film seems to be limited by their chemical/material ablities but I don't believe that will be true for digital in the future. Right now it seems that only Fujifilm S3 Pro is pushing the dynamic range boundary but I'm hoping more camera companies will be tackling this issue.
     
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    I think that they could make that technology more affordable when they want to. I think they are holding onto it for a while. Who would buy a mid sized sensor camera if a full sized sensor was only a little more? Not too many. But right now...they are making a killing on these 1.5 & 1.6 cameras. To really top it off...it will probably be a lot of the same people who have the current mid sensor cameras that will buy the full frame cameras when they are finally mass produced and affordable (if you can call them that ;) )
     
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