D800 firmware upgrade is the secret weapon against 5D3!

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D800 firmware upgrade is the secret weapon against 5D3!
Mar 6, 2012

Nikon now seems comfortable to split the line to mega pixel (D800) and high speed (D4), as well as maintaining D700 for an affordable FF. 5D3 is positioned between D4 and D800, that is what Nikon has already thought of how Canon reacts.

In case D800 and D4 sold well, perhaps there may not be any remedials to the D800. However, if 5D3 turns out too hot, there is a secret weapon for Nikon who can easily counteract -- that is the firmware upgrade!

Believe me, it is not difficult for this software tweak.

This secret weapon of firmware upgrade is:

1. Allowing sRAW1 at x2 (18M), ISO base starts at 12800 and boost up to 51200, fps can up to 5 fps

2. Allowing sRAW2 at x4 (9M), ISO base starts at 12800 and boost up to 102400, fps can up to 6 fps

See, if D800 can be tuned to have 36M at 25600 at 4 fps, 18M at 51200 at 5 fps and 9M at 102400 at 6 fps, there is no way that 5D3 can fight against! Perhaps 5D3 may perform equally to D800 at 18M, but D800 can have have full 36M when required! At 18M for D800, 5 fps is not a big different against 6 fps 5D3! Seems very competitive.

Nikon, please unlock this secret weapon ASAP! It is not a hardware tweak, it is very easily doable by software tweak! Finger crossed!

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