D850 to ... Z7 - what improved (that mattered)? Locked

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Re: D850 to ... Z7 - what improved (that mattered)?

camerosity wrote:

Jtilley wrote:

camerosity wrote:

I had the D850 and more recently had a Z6 and still have a Z50. Shooting in Live View with the D850 is a chore. Autofocus is slow. With the Z6 and Z50 it's amazing. Lately I have found that I like to shoot in Live View since I often have my motorcycle helmet on and want to stop and take a photo on the side of the road and don't want to have to take my helmet off. I can shoot in Live View with the Z6 or Z50 and it works well, in fact, I can shoot a photo with the Z50 by touching the LCD screen! That is the most significant improvement for me. I sold the D850 early this year and won't buy another one (I would consider the D780 since it too has the ability to focus well in Live View).

Unless I am misunderstanding what you are saying, the D850 is perfectly capable of taking a picture by touching the rear screen:

https://onlinemanual.nikonimglib.com/d850/en/05_live_view_06.html

AF performance in Live View on the D850 is way too slow to get a photo quickly in my experience. Nikon Z system is instant! Cheers

Fair enough. Maybe that's what you should have said originally instead of implying that you can't take a photo with the D850 by touching the rear LCD screen. That's really all Jtilley was saying.

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