Will the Nikon D5 be a mirrorless full-frame camera?

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
chipmaster Senior Member • Posts: 2,823
Re: Will the Nikon D5 be a mirrorless full-frame camera?

Many reasons to keep them many reasons to junk them.  Old companies with traditional expertise often find it hard to break away.

IMHO the technology has come far enough I can list many reasons why it is compelling

1) Simplicity, with no moving parts wear and tear with all electronic shutter eliminates shutter lifetime

2) No moving parts means V3 like frame rate.   For sports, birders and action photographers the limit in frame rate becomes electronics and pipeline.   I can see 30-60 FPS and all about bandwith / processing.    Shooters will NEVER miss the "moment"

3) Sound, every shot a pro camera with the heavy shutter ( all designed to last 300K or more )  say at a quiet event.   Having shot a mirrorless there are some huge advantages.

4) Cost, no moving parts means huge reduction in manufacturing BOM, assembly complexity and required precision.

Its a wonder that Canon nor Nikon isn't making that leap.  The one that does and executes it with the right features and a good enough EVF will steal huge market share.    Think of the advantage in shooting sport/action at 60FPS compared to 11 FPS!  When the difference between getting a shot and "the shot" might be a millisecond everyone will move the manufacture that gets it done right first.

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