Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions...

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David314
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Mirror is fast enough
In reply to jfriend00, 9 months ago

jfriend00 wrote:

Now, we know that Nikon can make 8fps mirrors at an economical price because they did it before in the D300 (DX) and the D700 (FX). We don't actually know the max speed that the D800 mirror could go, but I'd say it's unlikely that it's been designed and tested to 8fps when no specification of the current camera requires that.

I'm not holding my breath thinking that it's feasible to make the D800 go 8fps with a firmware upgrade. I think they would need a faster mirror, an EXPEED 4 processing chip and probably some other internal circuitry that could go faster.

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one day I got out the ole video recorder and recocrded the d300 and d800 shooting at max speed

from the sound profiles, the mirror and shutter timings are identical and the d800 wasn't going as fast as specced for fps

Based on that I believe higher fps is possible from the mirror shutter

i think the real, limitation is how fast dats can be converted with the column d2a

that would explain why the d800 onlu scales from 4 to 5 fps in 1.2 crop and only 6'fps in dx mode

mow the question I would have, is it possible to provide a high speed 12 bit mode like the d300?

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