Paddy MBA

Paddy MBA

Joined on Oct 15, 2010

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On Just Posted: First Impressions - Using the Nikon D4 article (94 comments in total)

I was quite interested in the replies to my previous contributions. Some were very thoughtful. Some, obviously, were not.
I spent my whole business life in marketing. Specifically, I specialized in the development of products that fit into identified market niches. No product can be everything for everyone. Camera companies tend to develop their products forwards; that is, they develop the products from a tech / design standpoint rather than identify the market first and develop the product to meet needs / opportunities (the proper way to do it). The D4 and the D800 are engineering marvels, to be sure, but that's all they are. The Nikon engineers are in love with their technology at the expense of the marketplace. Specifically, what market niche does the D800 fit into? The D4, with its speed and low light capabilities, will be great for indoor sports. But, the D800? Perhaps, the D700 is still a better option.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 21:16 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: First Impressions - Using the Nikon D4 article (94 comments in total)

The D700 most certainly does not offer the same low light capabilities as the D4. What I am looking for is not the D700 or the present D800 but, rather, the D4 in a smaller body.
Now, having said that, I carefully looked at the D4's low light performance (on another website) at 12,800 ISO and there is an obviously large amount of noise that is not present at 6,400 ISO. I noticed the same thing with the new Canon 5D Mk 3. It seems that the 6,400 ISO barrier remains. I wonder about the new Fujifilm X-Pro1 and the new Olympus EM-5. Both claim new levels of low light performance. I certainly like the small size of the Olympus; which would solve a lot of problems for me; i.e. weight and size.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:37 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: First Impressions - Using the Nikon D4 article (94 comments in total)

I am hugely impressed with the quality of those images. However, I think that Nikon is passing on a large potential market by not offering those low light capabilities in a smaller and less expensive camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 02:37 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On DSC_4332 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I am hugely impressed with the quality of those images. However, I think that Nikon is passing on a large potential market by not offering those low light capabilities in a smaller and less expensive camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 02:32 UTC as 1st comment
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