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

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Teila Day
Teila Day Veteran Member • Posts: 4,704
Re: No. OVF, 4K video, 24MP w/ larger buffer

DenWil wrote:

Alex Notpro wrote:

The mechanical flapping mirror seems to have reached its physical limit around 11 fps, with barely an improvement over previous generation cameras.

Now that Nikon V3 has 20 fps continuous focus, will Nikon pro customers start demanding "a full-frame version of the V3"? And will Nikon listen? Why force customers into a tiny sensor to get higher fps?

Sony has already prototyped full-frame mirrorless in the consumer grade (aka "beta-tester") A7/A7R. Everyone knows Sony and Nikon have a cozy relationship. Will they license the technology?

Flanking from the high-end would seem like a safe way for Nikon to introduce large-sensor mirrorless without cannibalizing DSLR sales. A mirrorless D5 with 20 fps C-AF capability could sell even higher than the D4 with its measly 11 fps.

And quite frankly anyone who needs those frame rates to shoot action is a hack.

Quite frankly, the bottom line is that 100 fps is better than 20 fps which is better than 11 fps; because there will be frames that will OFTEN better with the faster frame rate that would other wise not be available with the slower frame rate.

It's not about the photographer at that point, it's about technology and has nothing to do with whether or not the photographer is a "hack" or not.

Many of us can remember when anyone needing 8 fps was considered a "hack"... which any person with a b-r-a-i-n would consider such to be a ridiculous assertion.

I'll be glad when video stills are good enough for mainstream fine art work.

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