How much price premium would you pay for Z6 II over Z6?

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1llusive
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Re: How much price premium would you pay for Z6 II over Z6?

Yunfan wrote:

My understanding is that a lot of the camera functions are baked in the hardware so if a feature is not supported on a single Expeed, adding another one won't help. For example if Sony and Cannon use hardware accelerated neural networks for better eye detection but Nikon's Expeed doesn't have such accelerators, adding another one won't help. Further, not all the tasks can be parallelized across two chips. While two processors might do better in terms of continuous/video FPS as these tasks are easy to distribute across two chips, tasks such as AF/AE/Tracking may not benefit as much from two processors as you cannot split these workloads by frame. These factors might help to explain why there is only incremental improvements in terms of AF/tracking on Z6 II with current firmware.

Adding the 2nd processor allowed them to do face and eye detection while recording video, which was not possible with a single Expeed 6. So I'm sure there is more to be had from parellel processing, especially as it's been used in high-end Nikon DSLRs before.

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