If you haven't seen the recent blog post by Peter, do so! Rumors of a retro Nikon F-Mount camera (FM2 style) using the D4's 16MP sensor. There is some talk of it being a hybrid with a pentaprism, so it still has a mirror. It will be interesting to see if it will use translucent tech like Sony, or simply has on sensor AF like the Nikon 1 for use in liveview.
If this rumor is true, it is the camera I've been waiting to see for the last five years!
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So therein lies the rub: I'd love one of these cameras, but whilst I can always justify buying another piece of glass, I can never talk myself into a new body unless the current one is beyond repair. Even the D90 can take 95%+ of the images I want, so I can't even make the case to sell that one.
I could stick the 50mm 1.2 on the front of it!
There is a time when you want the camera just to collect it...
I hope the Nikon script on the pentaprism is the old school style too!
Along this style...
Very interesting, indeed.
... And no time to use them.
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Nikon FM2 like design
16.2MP 36x23,9 full frame sensor (same as in the D4?)
SD memory card
2016-pixel RGB image sensor
9-cell framing grid display
3D color matrix metering II
Native ISO range: 100-12800 (incl. ISO 50 and ISO 108,200)
5.5 fps for up to 100 shots
3.2" LCD screen
Dimensions: 143,5 x 110 x 66,5mm
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I do like the concept and if I was in the market for a new FF this would be on my radar.
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But then again, it might not.
And, why produce this when what we are looking for is a new full frame mirror less, or D400?
I find it attractive, but not necessarily something I would buy.
By putting the sensor in a "retro" body with controls aimed more at amatures it could mean theres much less potential crossover hence this camera doesnt need to be priced too highly in order to recoup lost D4 sales.
If they can price it relatively low(or at least drop it down a few months after release) I think they could potentially appeal to the "second camera" market for FF users. As it stands I'm guessing Fuji espeically have been profiting alot from this but the chance to use the same lenses would surely be a big plus?
but then I nearly always use a modern zoom lens, aperture priority and auto ISO
From the rumors, it still is a DSLR.
It's not what everyone wants, but it sure beats neutered sensor in a small body for those who want a simple camera that you can trust to churn out top-notch high ISO images.
To me, the retro styling is mostly irrelevant, as I wouldn't use it for 'work' per se. I haven't been at all attracted to the mirrorless cameras because I haven't liked the image quality enough to get over the form factor, especially with the requirement to buy new lenses. But this camera theoretically eliminates many of my reservations.
The lens it comes with is also irrelevant to me as I am not a huge fan of the 50mm focal length (for me, a 35 would have been much better), but if it's a pancake or even just smaller than the existing 50s I could understand what Nikon is trying to do.
Also, it will probably have video but for people like me who wouldn't shoot video with their DSLR, its presence is not necessary in the quest for a simple camera.
Can't wait to see the official specs and features (I do love me some rumors and Peter does a great job with pre-release information, but I can't help but feel there's a Nikon brain fart waiting to happen).
... And no time to use them.