Canon interview: the end of the DX pro line

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon interview: the end of the DX pro line

jfriend00 wrote:

TOF guy wrote:

jfriend00 wrote:

I think it's possible for both Nikon and Canon to eventually get to this end point:

  • 36MP FF sensor
  • (snip)
  • 8fps (at FF or any crop level)
  • D800 level AF (or next generation) that works equally well at FF or at any crop level
  • ~$3000 price (D800 price level)

Reasonable, and maybe that's what Nikon believes is the future for D400 wannabees: An FX camera which can be used very effectively at high speed with high resolution in FX (ends up as very good resolution in DX mode).

But there are still compromises: the price is higher than what we've spent on a D300, the VF will be cropped in DX mode, and, most of all, you're getting an FX camera means you'll use your lens differently or even buy new ones.

That's all very different than just buying a high res D400. But may be it's time to get ready for that option (in particular lens strategy) as the D400 may not materialize, or even if it does from the Canon interview it looks like the D400 will be the end of the road.

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Thierry - posted as regular forum member

Did you read the rest of my post (apparently not)? I addressed all the issues you raised and said that a D400 is needed because there's no way this technology is here today or here at the right price point.

Sorry missed some of the points you made.

Why is the binning of interest?

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