If true this might be the BIGGEST news thing for Nikon fans

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  1. goodguy

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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    There was some speculation by Thom Hogan last month that Nikon had been partnering with Sony in sensor technology and design, in a sort of Japanese-style, collaborative, uncredited, behind-the-scenes sort of way, perhaps for some time (as in years). Last month, Sony acquired Toshiba's sensor intellectual property in a buyout. As some might know, both Sony AND Toshiba have been making the high-end, cutting edge sensors that Nikon has been putting in their new cameras for the past several years. Last month or so, Sony also "spun off" their sensor division from the other parts of Sony...so....BIG shakeups in the sensor-making arena regarding Sony,and Toshiba....annnnnnnnd by extension, I think Nikon as well.

    It's all kind of murky,how the giants have been relating to one another regarding sensors, sensor development, sensor sales, and the sourcing of sensors, but Nikon would be wise to make sure it has some leverage/bargaining power against Sony, as well as future sensor technology supply options/alternatives for Nikon cameras.
     
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  4. goodguy

    goodguy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yeah, suddenly as a Nikon fan boy the future seems a little brighter :)
     
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    This could be great news..would love to see a full frame mirrorless from Nikon with good battery life and uses the same f-mount..if it had built in 5 axis stabilization...that would awesome.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    A mirrorless camera inplies an EVF and that's where the battery drain occurs.
    If a mirrorless is important for other reasons, than 3 or 4 extra batteries is no big deal.
     
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    Honestly, I'd like to see a hybrid..that would be really interesting. But my X100 used less battery when using the EVF. I never understood why..maybe the overlays in the OVF used more juice than the EVF itself. I don't have a clue.
     
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    No comment yet from Thom Hogan! How could that be?!
     
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    I'm very confused.

    Why would that be good news for me ?

    I'm maybe overall sort of a fan of Nikon, but I'm definitely not some blind fan boy. I dont need "Nikon" written on my cameras, thats no feature I care about.

    I like Nikon DSLRs because of their quality. If Nikon now starts selling Samsung cameras with "Nikon" written on them, I couldnt care less. Its still the same product I didnt wanted from Samsung, either.

    And Samsung NX is limited to APS-C. If I would be OK with that, I would have gotten a Fuji X system long ago.
     
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    Don't know anything about pros or cons here for Samsung/Nikon users, but if I could use that Samsung 50-150 f2.8 on my d7200 I'd be interested
     
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    I don't get the draw about mirrorless, is it all just the size and weight?
     
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    Cant speak for others, but the main advantages for me with mirrorless are:

    - Much more simple, robust, silent and cheaper cameras thanks to no mirrorbox, especially including the possibility of having even larger sensors than 36x24mm without getting too bulky for my needs (like a Sony 44x33mm sensor)

    - Autofocus over larger parts of the frame, precise autofocus thanks to contrast analyzation (in panasonics system or in combined contrast/phase autofocus)

    - Higher quality, smaller, more lightweight, cheaper wide angle lenses thanks to shorter flange distance and much less need for the useage of retrofocus constructions

    - EVF and its possibilities for precise picture quality control (focusing aids like magnification / focus peaking / digital split screen, exposure aids like zebras / life histogram / false color zones, life review of white balance, etc)




    My favorite pick as producer for such a system would actually be Leica:

    - With the Leica M system, they have good experience in creating digital sensors that can handle steep angles of light (from wide angle lenses).

    - With Panasonic as the partner, they have access to Panasonics advanced contrast autofocus technology.

    - Unlike Zeiss and Sony they dont tend to make lenses with a ***load of glas in it.

    Sadly they also have the disadvantage of high prices, though I have to say the price for the Q and SL are pretty OK.


    Fuji is working on such a system, according to rumors - so thats what I'm currently waiting for.


    Nikon would be cheaper, have better colors, will be integrated into the Nikon flash system and probably offer better autofocus for sports - since thats definitely one of the strong suits of the Nikon 1 system. However in my understanding the Nikon 1 cant handle low light well.
     
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