gbvalli: Wonderful camera, but for me the winner is still the D750; full format in a lighter and smaller body, at nearly the same price . Ok the D500 for who need absolutely 10 fps.
magic word 'crop factor', af speed & covered area of D5, bufferIf you need FX get FX and stop lying
Thorgrem: It looks like a great camera and I have no doubt it is a fantastic camera. But I don't understand all the hype about it. This isn't the only modern high end APS-C camera. Pentax has the K-3II for some time now and had before always a current line high end APS-C camera's.
but how many people who own nikon glass are going to change ecosystem ?
raztec: Can pros, or those who shoot weddings or enthusiasts with a Nikon FF camera please explain why you would want this as a second body as opposed to another Nikon FF?
It seems to me this is geared for a very select few sports/wildlife shooters or those with a large collection of DX lenses. I don't understand the appeal for a regular FF shooter.
Doesn't it make more sense to get a 2nd FF as a backup where you have the exact same field of view rather than a DX camera?
Other than exhibiting gear lust, I just don't get why this sudden resurgence of interest in a DX camera.
in a studio or at a wedding, you can slowly move and fill the frame, the subject will not move and wait, in wildlife, if you move to close, you lose your subjects, some animals are just impossible to approach, and you might see that very same animal in the very same ''situation' not even 5 or 10 years later, then you start blessing crop factor+pixel density+fps
i was talking to a portraiter friend of mine 2 months ago, he's got a D610, i've got a D600(Fx and fx) he's got for fun (not for interest) a tammy 150-600 (but he always use a short-fast prime)i was telling him, can you keep that in hand easily ? he said OFCOURSE it's not heavy (we do a physical work) but not being him into nature, but more warm full of light studio with a prepared subject, warm socks and a coffee whenever he wants, he didnt see it in the REAL WORLD USE, problem is not to handle that weight once in a while or for 10 minutes, but while behing outside, on hills and valleys, with 10-20 more kilos in your backpack, for 6-8-10 hours (and perhaps when 100mm of reach more are pure gold)
if this is NOT your kind of photography, you will never understand.
IF you want a second body with DIFFERENT abilities, i would go for a DXofcourse IF you are a product/portraiter/landscaper, you should have 2 FX (or 1 is enough)
but THIS DX body offers 1) Reach (every 100mm more when you are photographing distant subjects is GOLDEN) if you do not do that kind of photography you cannot understand, with FX you always end up WASTING a lot of outer megapixels for nothing - your central subject has not enough magnification, the subject (animal) if you go too close, if you are good at it, can escape or start behaving UNNATURALLY (losing the magic), this is what some blind FX landscaper-product-portraiter in studio cannot see,2) 3) and 4) better Specs than any other FX on the market today-continues-
ttran88: Kenrockwell recommends you buy this camera now, Nikon won't be able to make enough to sell. If you want yours for spring break or summer you have to order today not in a few days.
sorry but this bs is for shop owners hoping to make a fortune out of 'normal us'i will buy it 99.9%, but when I am ready for it, not when is not even out, tested, quality checked etc
nikon better have spent months in checking possibly faults rather than taking my money in advance and then let me bleed for 1 year in the future.
the fact that you don't understand or that you think it's for a very few selection of potential buyers, doesnt mean it's true. some people thinks FX is everything, nothing more wrong than that.
Debankur Mukherjee: Waiting for a D750 and D810 update with all these features........
they will not update with ' all these features ' because you will have to get a D5 or pay very close cash to it, maybe whenever that will happen, the D500 of that time (D505? 5th iteration) will still get far away specs above middle-low level FX bodies.
gianniviola: Is a beautiful camera with a lot of new features. But why buy an Aps camera that costs more than a full frame? a few years ago maybe it made sense. Gianni Viola
because FF options are already out there ?
Satyaa: While Nikon has exceeded some of its own featuers from past cameras (like this new AF), these models still lack in some respects (4K video seems basic; could have used EXPEED6!)
The D500 does address the main complaint of smalll buffer in D7x00 for continuous shooting, and goes beyond with AF, bluetooth, etc.
A big improvement for anyone waiting for better DX camera without a doubt. And I always believed that 18 to 20MP was plenty... no need for 24.
On the other hand, the market has changed a lot in the past two years. Mirrorless, M43 and even 1" cameras got so much better that people's expectations have gone up too. For example, so many FX and DX shooters are buying N1 with the excellent CX 70-300mm just for bird shots!
I am waiting for the right time to buy into a lighter system. If a D500-like camera was introducced two years ago in place of D7100, or right after, I would have jumped on it. By the time D7200 came out, I was done. For me, smaller/lighter is the key...no more DX.
you and your timing are not nikon's major issue, for 1 satyaa that says goodbye there is another 1000 satyaa that says hello
mikeodial: Not sure who this is targeted at ... at this price you can almost purchase a D750, or certainly almost two D610s.
CosminMunteanu: Maybe Nikon will consider now launching some worthy (pro-grade) DX lenses. Only 17-55 DX would "fit" this body :-/
cosmin, if you want 'wide' you go FX
if you need reach you need quality dx body (with long fx glass)the sensor is the same as the D5, the AF is amazingly powerful
if you are a wideangler or a portraits master ofcourse you are not looking at this, but the world is full of people with other interests (not in need of an elephant FX with huge pixel density)someone needs a gazzelle.
if this camera is meant for 'reach' then i see the 300f4 and 200-500as the lethal perfect match for it
a bit saved + a bit more to save and it will be miiiiiiiine
some of the 'DX is dead, d400 keep dreaming' guys are gonna have a bad night
Vilkas20: Praktisch, quadratisch, gut...
Axibis: 250-400MB files need much more speed. new cards, new HDD´s and CPU´s. Proccessing such files need new software and my computer is old!
before we see the top MP in consumer-end cameraswe will most likely, at best, double the current possibilities (36-72 MPx) for 2-5 years at least :p
Like M. Fords: Food Scene Mode?Cool!!
sushi only !