Nikon Announces D6 Camera and Z-mount Lenses

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  1. JoeW

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    Derrel is spot on from my experience. People in the field who may be using a sat phone or their cell to transmit photos back to the editor don't want files that are 40 megapixels. It's not that there isn't value in having a ton of megapixels available. It's that for most journalists, you are expected to do very little editing--maybe some cropping, exposure, sharpening. But you're not supposed to substantially change the image through your edits.


     
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    I shot sports for two area newspapers in 2005 -2006 and we sent final images in at 200 ppi, 800 pixels on the long axis...and they looked good...i used the 2.7 MP Nikon D1h and the 12.2 MP Nikon D2X...plenty of resolution. Great "file economy" ... full coverage on a high school track meet would be around 700 frames with a camera that shot at 5 frames per second.

    Here are a couple of publication frames downsized. For faster transmission over the modem line . Plenty of detail from downsampled 12-megapixel images from the d2x

    _DSC4671_Lieberman_400M.jpg _DSC5743_fornewsprint.jpg
     
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    Nikon "gets" the needs of its pro market far better than what's left of their prosumer/"enthusiast" segment. The belated foray into MILCs suggests that. Besides, how thick is the margin on a D6 sale?
     
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    The D6 probably will not sell well. I don't see anything that screams, I am gonna sell my D4 or 5 and get this.
     
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    Doesn't the DF have the same sensor as the D4? A lot less money...
     
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    The Df and the D4 both have 16- something megapixel sensors. BIg pixels, spectacular low-light performance, good file size economy. If you need a bigger file for printing large, then the one-digit Nikon cameras of recent manufacture are not for you.
     
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    I really do not understand where you are coming from with this. I have an idea that the autofocus system will be incredible. With 105 cross-type sensors This camera should grab Focus even in bad light.
     
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    You guys are crazy. It can grab focus at f/8 down to -4.5ev...

    Better focusing system, better processor, built-in WiFi and gps, better shutter, can record videos much longer and better USB protocol, better storage protocol, better battery.

    Like what more do you want?
     
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    The dF is nowhere near the same league as the d4s.
     
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    I don't think the point was that this was not a great camera, but rather that it wasn't so much better it's predecessor as to make everyone with a D4s or D5 run out and buy a couple. Lots of enhancements and improvements, but I don't see anything that would make me put a D5 out at the curb to get one of these.
     
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    No. But NASA might buy another 50 of them...
     
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    We are now in the era of incremental upgrades...not big leapfrogging...it is now 2020, not 2005...it is more about perfecting and refining than about inventing and innovating. We are no longer in the era where a new model makes people rush out to buy it in droves.

    Success or evaluation of a model should not be Based upon its sales success. The same thing goes for quality. I would venture to say that the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Is a much better made and a better car than a Kia Sephia, even though Kia probably sells, at minimum, 1000 times more vehicles per year. If we are to look at sales volume, then McDonald's is the world's greatest hamburger restaurant.
     
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