D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography)

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Re: D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography)
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lickity split wrote:

Every Z body built so far has inferior AF when compared to a dslr in its class, that’s not going to change anytime soon , Nikon’s proven this since they rolled out the first Z and nothings changed since then or did I miss something ,

You missed out things like FW 2.0, and then FW3.0, and then the mark 2 bodies.

Right now they're not quite D850/D6 level, but they're comfortably at least D780 level. So it's not they've intentionally crippled AF to be below their DSLRs. It's just that this is their third year doing the Z mount.

The Z6 is already caught up with the D750/D780. In fact, the D780 is fundamentally a Z6 with a mirror. Now for the D850 and D6, with DSLRs, we always see the tech come out with the flagships first, ala D3/D4/D5 before before we see the cameras below get handed down the tech, ala D300, Df, D810, D500, D850, etc

So we're only getting the D6 successor in a few week's time. And only after that will we get our other successors when the Z9's next gen tech gets handed down to the other bodies.

If they stick to the 2-year refresh cycles, then Nikon will complete the overhaul and refresh of the camera lines by the end of next year when it's the Z7ii's turn to get it's tech from the Z9 the same way the D850 got it's tech from the D5.

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