Hope any new top end DX body is smaller, lighter and made of composites

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,519
Re: Hope any new top end DX body is smaller, lighter and made of composites

OceanFroggie wrote:

"IF" a new high-end nikon DX body is announced (ie pitched between D7001 and D300s) - I Hope it's smaller & made of composites.

In every other field of technology products have become smaller, lighter and made of composite materials instead of metal. Phones, laptops, tablets have all got thinner, lighter and stronger. Modern composite plastics cut build costs yet improve build quality and durability. I don't understand the misconceived notion that a metal camera body is necessarily better. Metal is so yesteryear.

Optics, for instance, have not gotten smaller.

The whole advantage of DX is smaller, lighter, therefore more likely to be carried around more. Mobile devices have shown how good design could more efficiently be used even on semi pro DX bodies allowing as many physical controls on a D3x00 size body as on the D300s body. Personally the body I'd love too see is a D300x control layout on a D3200 sized body, light and compact with tilt LCD and genuinely live sensor exposure preview on live view (ie like smartphones). And modern software not stuck in the DSLR MSDOS like dark ages. I'll dream on . . .

Try tracking a running, bouncing subject with a smartphone and hope to trip the shutter anywhere close to the exact fleeting moment that you see on the live view. One of the main reasons for failure is LCD response time. What you see is probably a couple milliseconds later than the actual action.

Even on video games, you want to get a display with the fastest response time, and that still lags compared to OVF.

Some cameras, some lenses, some computers

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