wow this is interesting !
GodSpeaks: 30MB/s isn't fast enough.
The BMPCC camera shoots 1080P30 at just under 30MB/s, and 4K is 4 times larger.
You are going to need 100+MB/s sustained write speeds for 4K, unless it is massively compressed, in which case, what's the point.
30Mb/s will be a guaranteed minimum , the card(s) will be writing at way more than that speed, its similar to now were a lot of cards are labelled class 10 but in reality the fastest cards are now writing at more than 3 times that speed .....
JWest: Rather than yet another confusing and ultimately meaningless logo, couldn't we just get the sustained read and write speeds printed on the card? If I have to explain to one more person the difference between SDHC, SDXC, SDIO, class 2, class 4, class 6, class 10, UHS-I, UHS-II, UHS speed grade 1, UHS speed grade 3... aargh!
In an ideal world , yes, there would give just one read and write speed and that will be what you get but alas in the world we live in these memory cards are used in many different cameras made by a diverse variety of manufacturers and that is what has bearing on how fast or slow a card will perform ...
For example camera makers make different classes of cameras made for different market segments with the high end cameras using faster bus speeds and writing data to memory cards at blistering pace while entry level cameras from the same makers write data at significantly slower speeds therefore even if a card maker says its card will give you a stated speed the reality is that will depend on what camera or device you are using ....unfortunately thats the current case
stormwatch888: Wooow! SD card approved for 4k recording and brand new Nikon Df doesn't even have video recording option at all!!!
Isn`t it ironic, dont you think ! :)
RUcrAZ: There are a few very nice shots here. But unfortunately too many of them should be labeled: "Girl holding a camera, pretending to be a photographer."
How harsh ! Judging by the lenses on some of these ladies cameras I think they are quite keen photographers :)
maxola67: It's so big!
Jogger: Consumer cameras are not even close to resolving 1080p if at all, we dont need 4k until they improve capture. Pros are not going to bother with SD cards, they are using SSDs which are even cheaper, more reliable, and interface with external recorders.
Some Pros are using SD cards , some medium format cameras and digital backs now come with SD slots only. TBH while cheap SSD`s are tempting , the cheap (low end) ones you are probably referring to arent the best solution for Pros for a whole host of reasons .......
scrup: Will the compact flash card die now! all it takes is for canon and Nikon to stop using this format. SD cards are getting faster and faster. all laptops have sd card slots.
Compact Flash has already started to die but its death is by slow strangulation as opposed to a sudden capitulation . CF cards probably wont be used by the time the 5D mark V arrives ....
mister_roboto: So would this be used for the "prosumer" 4K user, or when compactness is needed for what ever is being shot? I had always thought people would use portable hard drives to capture the data.
There are already SDXC cards on the market that have 256GB capacity and the capacity will grow over the next few years so the advantage of portable hard drives is slowly being eroded.
SD cards also offer the advantage of portability - imagine on a days long shoot , which would like to lug around (1) some cumbersome portable hard drive or (2) 2 or 3 SDXC cards that can fit into your shirt pocket. :)
SD cards are also making inroads into professional cameras too , the Pentax 645D has an SD slot & so do some Phase One digital backs.
Bamboojled: WOW, is this the new record for posts on a yet to be reviewed camera?
There is no denying that this is an interesting camera..... whether people like it or not. I guess Nikon`s marketing department scored a coup with how they teased everyone into a frenzy over this camera ! :)
tallguy600: Sold my D600, never even considered the D610. Got a Canon 6D with 24-105L lens instead and will not look back.
Thats a very nice body and lens combination you got there ! :)
petepictures: No CF card- not suitable for me.
CF cards are now undergoing a slow painful death by strangulation :) , the writing is on the wall for them ....
More than $2000 and they couldnt even throw in a movie mode ? In this day and age ! Unbelievable - it kinda looks good though :)
kwa_photo: The camera looks interesting...can't wait to fully see it! However, I have to say, these video promos are excellent!!! These are some of the best teasers I've seen for ANY tech / photography product in years. Way to go Nikon!
yeah Nikon is teasing us into a frenzy ! :)
It looks real nice and the flash sync on this camera is so tempting ! :)
Valterj: For me, the best news from last week were the 3 Sony cameras and 5 lenses.
Sony continues to surprising me.
Yeah , Sony is really setting the pace , they are unbelievable
Oh wow ! 3 days in a row - 3 interesting cameras ! :)Interesting camera ,and a not too exciting the flash-sync speed .....
mugupo: still 16 megal pixel?
16 megapixels represents a perfect balance between having high resolution and files sizes that are manageable once you have a hoard of photos :)
Good point DPReview , I also thought Nikon would have added touchscreen to the model after the D5200 - alas ....they didnt
AbrasiveReducer: Another small victory in the battle against AA filters. A few years ago, an optical expert with multiple degrees told me there would never be consumer cameras without blur filters. His explanation made reading DxO methodology seem like a children's book.
very good observation dholl !