Nikon heeft vandaag zoals verwacht op de Photokina de Nikon D600 gepresenteerd. Een fullframe DSLR met 24 MP waarmee het gat tussen de D7000 en D800 perfect wordt opgevuld. De prijs gaat een stuk hoger uitvallen dan eerder werd gesuggereerd (€ 1500?), waarschijnlijk rond de € 2000. Maar daarmee is de D600 nog altijd uitermate concurrerend. Lees meer op DPReview.
I’m not sure if this is my first post about the Nikon D800. I’ve been following the forums and photography sites since my return from Nepal and I’m becoming somewhat curious about the Nikon D800 specs. Not that there’s anything I miss in my D700, it’s still the perfect workhorse in any situation but I might be interested in video, although I know (pitfall!) that I will spend even more hours behind the PC to edit video’s. While I try to be outside as much as possible in this time of the year.
I’m not interested in more pixels (with even bigger files), a detachable display and a tiltable grip. Video would be the main driver to consider the upgrade. Maybe build-in GPS, even better high ISO performance (102.400???), dual card slots (why not SDHC?) or autofocus point across the whole image.
Today, Nikon Europe announced the successor of the 200-400/F4 supertelezoom introduced in 1993: The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm F/4G ED VR II (awful product name once again, Nikon!). Nice to have if you need a wide range of tele but I hardly use any lens beyond 85mm so I’m not in the market for this one. Especially not given the (expected) price tag of € 7.995!
By far, the Panasonic GF1 and Olympus PEN are the dominating the micro fourthirds market. They are way ahead the competition, simply because many of the major brands have not yet entered the micro fourthirds arena.
This morning I read an article about the upcoming SonyAlpha NEX on sonyalpharumors.com and wired.com. Still no announcements of Nikon or Canon entering the market. Wired calls them “EVIL” (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) cameras. I would prefer an optical viewfinder, or at least a high-quality built-in electronic viewfinder, not an accessory that you put on top of the camera.
As you may have read in previous posts, I’m looking for a compact camera with the capacility of shooting HD video. My current video camera does not support HD (it’s 7 years old), it is huge compared to modern standards and it’s video only (I don’t consider it’s 1.2MP photo function useful in any way).
So the purchase of a camera such as the Panasonic GF1 seemed an obvious choice. I’m totally satisfied with my Nikon D700 and not ‘in the market’ for a to be released successor that will definitely be capable of shooting HD video.
Recent video samples I’ve seen demonstrate what modern DSLR’s are capable of. So I’m in doubt now. Shall I join the crowds desperately looking forward to the D700s, D800, D900 or whatever the successor of the D700 will be named?