D4 specs - Too big - Too heavy - ?

Started Jan 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Fullframer Contributing Member • Posts: 735
Re: Polar moment of inertia

bikinchris wrote:

TimK5 wrote:

When does Nikon wakes up and changes that outdated maxim professional equipment must be heavy and big!

As soon as physics changes the definition of the polar moment of inertia.

A bigger, heavier camera takes batter images in a wider range of conditions. It keeps the camera steady and makes the images sharper.

Have to disagree with this. I don't notice any diff between my D700 and D3 which is half a pound or so. Proper hand holding technique comes into play more than anything and experience/shutter speed, LOL!

The polar moment of intertia describes the amount of energy required to start the camera in motion. A higher polar moment of inertia in a heavier camera makes it steadier.

Get over it.

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