Why doesn't Nikon use 2 processors to achieve higher fps?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Questions thread
Jim Keye
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Re: Why doesn't Nikon use 2 processors to achieve higher fps?
In reply to kb2zuz, Jan 31, 2013

kb2zuz wrote:

So the D600 could probably have been faster with the processor it has. It was more likely the shutter/mirrorbox that was the limitation on that camera

^^^ This

(and they may well be pushing that to the limit already with the oil/dust problem with oil coming off the mirror mechanism).

It wouldn't matter how many times a second it happened, the mirror up/down and the shutter speed is the same each time, whether it's once a second or X times a second.

 So with the higher price and bigger body, you don't end up with a D750, you end up with a D5.

Yep.

More reasonable approach would be to make a D750 based of the 16MP chip in the D4 and just limit it to 8fps.

Nikon's strategy is curious. I'm not sure we're going to see a D750, but it certainly wouldn't be hard to do.

I am curious as to how many people would buy the following, assuming body build (feature set) stays as it currently is but the price slides a little with the different sensors:

  • D600 @ 16 vs D600 @ 24
  • D600 @ 24 vs D800 @ 24
  • D800 @ 24 vs D800e @36

I guess I'm most curious if the feature set or the sensor would be the driving factor if all else was equal. I think a lot of sensible people know they don't need 36 MPs but most definitely would like the very best in AF, metering, etc.  Personally I think Nikon should have had two 24 MP bodies and one 36 MP body instead of the other way around.

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