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

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

camerosity wrote:

michaeladawson wrote:

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.

Never said I couldn't take a photo with the LCD screen on the D850, my point was that AF in Live View was too slow to capture anything instantly using that method wheras on the Z50 (and other Z cameras) it is fast enough.

No, you didn't actually say it.  But it was strongly implied by your bolded text.

"in fact, I can shoot a photo with the Z50 by touching the LCD screen."  That implies that you can't with the D850.

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