Could the Z50 be Trojan horse for the new Z5 budget FF camera?

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chambeshi Senior Member • Posts: 2,237
Re: Could the Z50 be Trojan horse for the new Z5 budget FF camera?

JoeGuide wrote:

lokatz wrote:

Why would a Z5 need a Trojan horse to get in?

No silly, a UHS-II flash card needs a Trojan horse to get in.

The Greeks (Nikon) is presenting an innocuously looking Trojan horse (Z50) to the Trojans (angry Nikon consumers) to pacify them and the gods.

But in fact, it is a nefarious plan by Nikon to use the Z50 body (which is really a FF body in disguise for their new Z5) to upgrade everybody to FF camera. By having APS-C users purchase the Z50, volume pricing can be applied to reduce manufacturing cost for the budget FF Z5. It will also get more users onboard as Nikon mirrorless cameras (think gateway drug).

In 6 month, pop in a new FF sensor in the same body and sell at below $1200, and the slaughter begins.

We might see a couple more DX iterations as in D7000 > D7100 > D7200.... All were and indeed excellent little DSLRs. IBIS will be welcomed...

However you are right it must be so much easier to swop in 56% more sensor real estate into the same chassis with new FW etc. It will probably not even need much retooling of the assembly line - kudos to Archimedes San in Nikon !

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