Thom's 2011 predictions are out and D400 is...

Started Nov 6, 2010 | Discussions thread
Tony Beach
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Re: Thom's 2011 predictions are out and D400 is...
In reply to Richard Briscoe, Nov 13, 2010

Richard Briscoe wrote:

Thom's description of the D400, while nice, certainly does not sound like something that is clearly distinguished from the D7000 except in (nice to have) details, if the sensor is essentially the same, it will be a disappointment.

For some that will be true, but no matter what, every new camera disappoints some.

Can it be that Nikon is continuing to struggle with the sensor design & production transition and simply does not have significant advances ready?

Does anybody? Nikon will almost certainly release a very nice pair of cameras in the "D4" and "D400" later next year, and they will have competent sensors (i.e., competitive with everyone else's) and many of us are expecting notable improvements in AF as well.

I realize that Nikon have intentionally left some things out of the D7000 so they will be able to offer them in the D400 and such, but just how will their sensors compete with the new ones from other manufacturers?

Nikon competes very well in that regard, just look at their D3s (proprietary) and their D3x (modified Sony) sensors, and expect more of the same.

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Matters such as a grip or external controls or improved weather sealing may be nice, but the sensor is the reason for people to buy the camera.

Sensors have been very good now for some time, and for some photographers the durability and features of the camera are more important.

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