Do you want your DX D400 to be high res or fast?

Started Apr 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Peter v.d Werf
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Re: Give people the real choices?
In reply to jfriend00, Apr 22, 2012

jfriend00 wrote:

From Nikon's past models, we have data points at > 12MP mostly from much more expensive cameras than the D400 price point would be. The $7000 D3x (not the absolute latest technology) was 24MP at 5fps. The brand new D800 is 4fps at 36MP. If you scaled that one directly down to 24MP (and if this stuff is linear), then you would think that the D800 electronics could perhaps do 24MP at 6fps. The less expensive D7000 at 16MP does 6fps. Scale that up to 24MP and you're in the 4-5fps range.

You are comparing and/or confusing the technical possibilities (mechnical shutter capability, data throughput/processing power of camera's cpu) and the marketing/design choices the manufacturer makes.

Most logical, the D400 will get 8-9fps (maybe with grip) to have a real advantage over the D7000 market.

Nikon will never market your option 2 camera as it's as it's top-of-the-line DX camera (even when overlooking the fact it's now cheapest camera allready has 24MP 4fps...)

Because while a possible 24MP is a nice gain, a better body quality, better AF, higher fps and larger buffer are the major items that are critical for a D400 buyers. Only a few MP's more (and a better body) will not be enough to get people to pay the expected 1900euro. Mind you, that's 900-1000euro more!!! then the current D7000 or D300s as it's main competitors from the same brand..

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