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

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
KaeruJim Forum Member • Posts: 55
Re: Will the Nikon D5 be a mirrorless full-frame camera?

For me, if you want small and light you'll increasingly be using a smartphone or P&S. If you want outright IQ you need the superior optics a larger system will always give.

FPS performance for DSLRs is limited much more by data throughput and storage than by the mirror mechanism, as someone else posted.

To throw the same high quality image circle, a lens needs to physically be a certain size. Getting rid of the size/weight of the mirror mechanism won't change your requirement for a hulking piece of glass shooting wide apertures at long focal lengths.

Mirrorless is not photographic utopia; arguably it is a set trend. A camera is part of a SYSTEM; at the moment the major drivers for interchangeable lens systems are sensor/AF development and the need for re-engineering glass to cope with much higher demands in optical performance.

If the D5 ships with class-leading IQ and an updated 24-70mm I'll be far more interested in that than whether or not it has a mirror.

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