Will the Nikon D5 be a mirrorless full-frame camera?

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Alex Notpro
Alex Notpro Contributing Member • Posts: 982
Will the Nikon D5 be a mirrorless full-frame camera?

The mechanical flapping mirror seems to have reached its physical limit around 11 fps, with barely an improvement over previous generation cameras.

Now that Nikon V3 has 20 fps continuous focus, will Nikon pro customers start demanding "a full-frame version of the V3"? And will Nikon listen? Why force customers into a tiny sensor to get higher fps?

Sony has already prototyped full-frame mirrorless in the consumer grade (aka "beta-tester") A7/A7R. Everyone knows Sony and Nikon have a cozy relationship. Will they license the technology?

Flanking from the high-end would seem like a safe way for Nikon to introduce large-sensor mirrorless without cannibalizing DSLR sales. A mirrorless D5 with 20 fps C-AF capability could sell even higher than the D4 with its measly 11 fps.

 Alex Notpro's gear list:Alex Notpro's gear list
Leica Nocticron 42.5mm Sony FE 35mm F1.4 Sony Alpha 7 Sony a5100 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH +17 more
Nikon 1 V3 Nikon D4 Sony Alpha 7
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
MXC
BJL
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow