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Nikon already struggles with DX lenses, so adding one more format to the lineup ain't gonna make it easier for all users. As much as I like the 1.2 crop on FX cameras, I'm much less of a supporter of an entirely new form factor - EX. Just don't get who will benefit from it?
And there is Sigma with it's Foveon, hardly shaking on CaNikons thrones. Great resolution and poor high ISO. What lets you believe, this superduper new sensor is a) affordable and b) has no small or big issues? Bayer sensors have a tremendous amount of developer man power on their patterns, tons of money spent on them already and this new sensor is sponsored by who?I'm afraid i't with car engines. Better recipes for more environmental friendly drives are available since long time, but we still see the majority of diesel and gasoline.
...Less than a year ago, I was involved in a somewhat heated debate in this very forum (old platform of course) about the possibility of another FX camera to sit lower than the D800. I was arguing for the FX camera and had various forum members tell me why Nikon would "never" release such a camera for this or that reason and I would tell them why it didn't matter and was still a possibility... less than a week since the debate started (and while still ongoing), NR got the first confirmed rumor of D600 specs :OMy point of all this is never dismiss an idea that you have no way of knowing it's never going to happen... or better yet, just don't dismiss ideas
Market demand for such a camera.. .. lets try and speculate on the specification of the theoretical EX camera.Lets assume that the D7200 will be even more advanced than the D7000 ie. even closer to the D300S thus resulting in a merger of the D90 and D300 lines into the D7XXX lines. This has been suggested several times in various threads on NRF (old and new) and other forums. This D7200 will be the High MP camera that we all expect at 24MP. If this happens there is an obvious gap above this range which can be filed with the D800 or this EX camera. From my previous post there is no technical reason for not having a high ISO 16 MP 8 FPS EX sensor camera with a D800/D300S style body. surely there is a market for that beast. we may even get 10- 12 FPS in DX mode.so Lets see.. we have * a D300/D800 style body.* EX sensor aps-H 1.3 crop mode* Offset microlenses. F1.4 and F1.2 lenses are really F1.4/F1.2 !! yay !* panchromatic pixels* 16 MP native EX.* 12.5 MP DX crop mode* 13.5 MP 4:5 crop mode* native 8FPS* DX crop mode 10-12 FPS* ISO 100-25000 native - boost to 104000* Flash sync at 1/300 * other bits like 2 sd cards, Wifi, user specified Crop mode with a 200 or 320 matrix, for the guys who wants a square crop or even a round crop. * what else ... hmm will add to this list if i think of any more..* oh yeah .. all the video and sound bits :-)WHERE CAN I BUY THIS!!
Heartyfisher said 3 years ago on the old forum. On the other hand I also think that they will release FX format cameras that are in the Advanced consumer D90 range soon as well... (wonder what they will call it? ( FX70? D70F?) Guess it was called the D600 :-) My "out there dreams" come true once in a while :-)
Not only that the sensor has offset micro lenses so that a F1.4 lens is really an F1.4 lens! (Ohh .. i am drooling ... wipes his chin ..)