D5 Price - Less than $3800 - Reasonable of Buyer Beware!

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JMD-70 Senior Member • Posts: 1,990
D5 Price - Less than $3800 - Reasonable of Buyer Beware!

So, I'm contemplating returning to a full grip (unibody) Nikon DSLR,...and the D4s / D5 bodies are on my list.  I'm basically starting to see a $1k between used D4s and D5 bodies.  So, this is getting interesting.

As a photog that relies a lot on "Wireless Capture",...the D4, D4s, and current D5 seem to have some internal parts of Nikon's 'Wireless Transmitter' hardware built into the bodies,...I mean, given the size of say, a WT-2, WT-4, and WT-7 wireless transmitters, it appears that some of the hardware's circuitry is built within the body and the WT-5 and WT-6 are basically "modules" needed to enable a more robust Wireless transmission experience for the D4/D4s/D5.

That said, it appears the D6's wireless transmitter hardware will definitely mimic that of the D4/D4s/D5 units.  That is, unless the WiFi protocol of the wireless transmitter "module" for the D6 takes on an 802.11ax WiFi protocol which will call for the D6 to require a new Wireless Transmitter module - WT-8.  This would make for crazy fast image transmission from camera to PC when coupled to an 802.11ax Router.  Also, just for reference, my WT-7 on an 802.11ac Router transfers a D500 RAW file in about 6-secs flat,...jpegs are transmitter from about 2-secs to 4.x seconds!  Yeah,...that's FAST!!!

Surprisingly, the WT-5 is only compatiable to the D4/D4s and the WT-6 is only compatiable to the D5,..per Nikon.  So,, this leads me to belief there is a difference in the internal hardware associated with the Wireless Transmitter units of the D4/D4s vs D5.

If Nikon had designed the D6 to have High Speed internal wireless capture without requiring a separate transmitter module,...I'd gladly pay up to the $7,000.00 asking price.

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