Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless, a day-dream or reality ?

Started Jan 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
mikiev Senior Member • Posts: 1,092
Problem is AF speed

themephoto wrote:

But given Nikon FX flange focal distance of 47,5mm (Canon's is 44 mm), you'll always end up with quite a deep body when sticking to Nikkor glass.

Nikon can build a mirrorless  D4, D800, or D610 as soon as they figure-out how to get Nikon 1 focusing-speeds from a full-frame sensor [with on-chip PDAF].

Nikon [and Canon] have built a reputation for building "Pro" equipment - which is normally highlighted by sports & action photography as examples of shots that "lesser" cameras can not capture.

Until they can produce a mirrorless camera which working Professionals will feel comfortable carrying around at events - with a 300mm f/2.8 or 200-400mm f/4 attached - because it lets them "get the shot"... then they would be releasing something like Sony's A7r = great sensor, portable, adaptable to most any lens made, but relatively slow AF... and hard to imagine slung around the neck of a Pro on the sidelines of a sporting event.

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