Who would buy a Nikon Z (DX) a la D500?

Started Jun 27, 2022 | Discussions thread
n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,800
Re: Who would buy a Nikon Z (DX) a la D500?

Swimming and Baseball Dad wrote:

So, something that costs $2000, and can accurately track autofocus and auto-exposure at >=10fps. Effectively it would be a Z9 without the grip and a 21MP DX-sized sensor. Or it would be a Z6 with the Z9's Autofocus (at the Z6's price point), so it would have to dumb-down the video ability, otherwise it would eat the Z9 or Z6 market-share. But mirrorless cameras are best for video, so its hard to dumb that down. Maybe they improve the AF firmware on the Z6 and get it closer in performance to the D500, assuming the dual Expeed6 is up to the task.

But then it is not in the Pro-DX definition. What we are talking about is the DX version of the FX top-of-the-line. Z6 is FX, so whatever such a derivative would be, it would not be  Pro-DX

That fear of Pro-DX eating the market of top-of-the-line FX has not materialized in the past. If you need top-of-the-line FX, you will get that, no matter how good top-of-the-line DX is. Considering the price difference also, you will likely not get the FX version unless you must absolutely have that.

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