The perfect camera!

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Hosh
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The perfect camera!
May 2, 2012

Nikon! Please make this camera:

The size, shape, weight, build quality and ruggedness of the D800, but with the following exceptions:

1. 12 MP.

2. 9 FPS.

3. Big prism instead of a built-in flash.

4. ISO 25-102400 (no "push" modes).

Basically, I don't need high resolution, but I would love to have high speed and sensitivity in a small body.

So yes Nikon, please make it!

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Current: D3, 50/1.4, 24-70/2.8, 80-200/2.8
Retired: F, F80, D100, D70, 50/1.8, 20/2.8, 10.5/2.8
Stolen: 85/1.4; Broken: 17-35/2.8

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Harry Sinniah
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In reply to Hosh, May 2, 2012

dude: hold your dreams on a leash.... let them first deliver what they have promised i.e. D800, they are too many of us waiting on a long line hoping they may good on their promise...

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RicAllan
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Hosh wrote:

Nikon! Please make this camera:

The size, shape, weight, build quality and ruggedness of the D800, but with the following exceptions:

1. 12 MP.

2. 9 FPS.

3. Big prism instead of a built-in flash.

4. ISO 25-102400 (no "push" modes).

Basically, I don't need high resolution, but I would love to have high speed and sensitivity in a small body.

So yes Nikon, please make it!

Banff / Canada
http://fiftymillimetre.com/
http://fiftymillimetre.deviantart.com/
Current: D3, 50/1.4, 24-70/2.8, 80-200/2.8
Retired: F, F80, D100, D70, 50/1.8, 20/2.8, 10.5/2.8
Stolen: 85/1.4; Broken: 17-35/2.8

Does the expression of your dreams intimate that anything beyond should NOT be addressed?

Like YOUR needs are the only ones that count?
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4x5 Guy
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Hosh wrote:

Nikon! Please make this camera:

The size, shape, weight, build quality and ruggedness of the D800, but with the following exceptions:

1. 12 MP.

2. 9 FPS.

3. Big prism instead of a built-in flash.

4. ISO 25-102400 (no "push" modes).

Basically, I don't need high resolution, but I would love to have high speed and sensitivity in a small body.

So yes Nikon, please make it!

I heard that Nikon has committed to making this camera specifically for you. It will be released in Sept 2020.
Enjoy

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Hosh
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In reply to 4x5 Guy, May 2, 2012

YES!!

4x5 Guy wrote:

I heard that Nikon has committed to making this camera specifically for you. It will be released in Sept 2020.
Enjoy

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Current: D3, 50/1.4, 24-70/2.8, 80-200/2.8
Retired: F, F80, D100, D70, 50/1.8, 20/2.8, 10.5/2.8
Stolen: 85/1.4; Broken: 17-35/2.8

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In reply to Hosh, May 2, 2012

don't be a wussy, just carry around the D4.
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I would have liked the D800 to be 24mp, a few more fps shooting speed and a bit higher base ISO.
BUT it isn't.I still got it and it is still a great camera
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Ayrshirephotographer
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what about including AF?
In reply to Hosh, May 2, 2012

Hosh wrote:

Nikon! Please make this camera:

The size, shape, weight, build quality and ruggedness of the D800, but with the following exceptions:

1. 12 MP.

2. 9 FPS.

3. Big prism instead of a built-in flash.

4. ISO 25-102400 (no "push" modes).

Basically, I don't need high resolution, but I would love to have high speed and sensitivity in a small body.

So yes Nikon, please make it!

Banff / Canada
http://fiftymillimetre.com/
http://fiftymillimetre.deviantart.com/
Current: D3, 50/1.4, 24-70/2.8, 80-200/2.8
Retired: F, F80, D100, D70, 50/1.8, 20/2.8, 10.5/2.8
Stolen: 85/1.4; Broken: 17-35/2.8

Dear Nikon,

Could you also give the camera auto focus ability? The d800 seems somewhat lacking in this dept...especially when we use anything but the centre AF point...
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In reply to Ayrshirephotographer, May 2, 2012

And I can even suggest a name for this perfect camera...

...The Nikon D4 !

Maybe you should mention that you want to buy it for peanuts.

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marcio_napoli
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In reply to Ayrshirephotographer, May 2, 2012

Hi Hosh

Do not waste your time on this hypocrite folks around here.

And yes, I'm doing what I say you shouldn't. My bad LOL

Why my harsh post? Simple.

Just about 5 months ago, the specs you described would have been Nirvana on this same forum.

These people defended to death 12 mp, and ALL the specs you listed.

You described the perfect camera that many here had in their wet dreams for a long time, at least 3 years.

People would get pretty agressive and defensive if you had different specs to those of your suggested list.

And guess what? You get beaten to death now, just about 5 months later, and 1 high megapixel release from Nikon.

Now:
36 mp? Better than sliced bread.

12 mp? Worst than the cr@ppiest cr@p.

5 months ago, as I remember, it was the opposite of this.

For once, people should keep their word on what they said they believed themselves.

Doing the contrary is no more than hypocrisy.

I'm not against progress.

I'm against hypocrisy.

Have a nice day,

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Martin Greeson
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In reply to marcio_napoli, May 2, 2012

then I trust anyone on Dpreview for making the best camera that can be made. If you have there expertise than by all means get some financing and get in the business. I think Nikon works hard to put out a selection of cameras that fit several types of shooting styles and the needs of a variety of types of photography. I am sure that they spend lots of time and money making decisions on what will make a profit for them and keep their name, Nikon, as a leader in the photographic world. But if you can do better start a business and hire some people to build your perfect camera. Let us know how it works out.
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hypercore360
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Duly noted. They're going to get right on it, for YOU!!!

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Jim Trainor
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In reply to Hosh, May 2, 2012

It's the D4.

And for $3,000 less you can get the near-perfect camera, the D800, which I did. For my needs, it lacks nothing.

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Luke Kaven
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In reply to Hosh, May 2, 2012

Surely you could get a D3s and call it a day. Great camera.

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JimmyTwoShoes
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Would you like Mr. Obama to to dress up as fairy when he delivers you your camera?

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Ayrshirephotographer wrote:

Dear Nikon,

Could you also give the camera auto focus ability? The d800 seems somewhat lacking in this dept...especially when we use anything but the centre AF point...

Is your D800 lacking AF ability, because mine has zero issues in that department? And AF point I select, the camera has no trouble focusing with.

I'd be interested in hearing your experiences and troubles with other AF points. On mine the outer points work nearly as well as the center, to the extent that I have no qualms about switching to the out points if a composition I want to make requires I do so.

Anyway, it's pretty funny, and quite puzzling, as Nikon builds what a camera that's like a baby medium format, that gets the absolute highest score ever on DxOMark, and they price it at only a couple of hundred dollars more than the D700 was released at, and people are still not happy. Makes me wonder what it would take for people to be satisfied, Hasselblad IQ for $1000, with 12 fps, at 10 mp?

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Hosh wrote:

Basically, I don't need high resolution, but I would love to have high speed and sensitivity in a small body.

You should look into a female horse jockey.

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Luke Kaven wrote:

Surely you could get a D3s and call it a day. Great camera.

Double the cost, 1.5x the weight and 1.5x the size. Somehow I don't think that's what the OP had in mind.

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Hosh wrote:

Nikon! Please make this camera:

The size, shape, weight, build quality and ruggedness of the D800, but with the following exceptions:

1. 12 MP.

2. 9 FPS.

3. Big prism instead of a built-in flash.

4. ISO 25-102400 (no "push" modes).

Basically, I don't need high resolution, but I would love to have high speed and sensitivity in a small body.

So yes Nikon, please make it!

You mostly just described the D4 or the d3s. High ISO, low resolution.

The only thing is "small body" but really that's not a big deal at all. Especially when you're going to stick lenses like an 80-200 on it. Just spend some money on a decent strap and carrying gear isn't a big deal at all.

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u007 wrote:

Hosh wrote:

Nikon! Please make this camera:

The size, shape, weight, build quality and ruggedness of the D800, but with the following exceptions:

1. 12 MP.

2. 9 FPS.

3. Big prism instead of a built-in flash.

4. ISO 25-102400 (no "push" modes).

Basically, I don't need high resolution, but I would love to have high speed and sensitivity in a small body.

So yes Nikon, please make it!

You mostly just described the D4 or the d3s. High ISO, low resolution.

The only thing is "small body" but really that's not a big deal at all. Especially when you're going to stick lenses like an 80-200 on it. Just spend some money on a decent strap and carrying gear isn't a big deal at all.

Still missing the prism, and ISO range.

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