Nikon & Sony rumours

Started May 18, 2007 | Discussions thread
Mark K
Mark K Veteran Member • Posts: 5,987
Re: The bigger issue

Well said

People chasing after FF has perhaps forgotten one fact that Kodak, Contax have released such cameras without great success.

dnjake wrote:

High ISO sensitivity is a much bigger issue for both Sony and Nikon
than sensor size. The complaint about the D2X is almost always the
noise at high iso. Sony's urgent problem is positioning the semi
pro camera against the Canon 30D and it is hard to see how they are
going to do it without narrowing the gap on high ISO sensitivity.
Neither Nikon nor Sony will compete with the Canon 5D unless they
match it on noise since low noise is the 5D characteritic that is
most valued. Moreover, even with its 1.3 crop factor, the 1D Mark
III may well be a significant improvement on the 5D. Unless Sony
can overcome the noise differential with its new sensors, a full
frame sensor will not do much to imrprove the competitive position
of either Sony or Nikon. It does seem fairly clear that whatever
improvements Sony's new sensors do show, Nikon is not going to get
a year's exclusive access to them. We should see them in the
cropped Sony semi-pro camera sometime in the next few months.
David Jacobson

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