D5 in first quarter 2016... shall see.


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Dfive

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The rumoured Nikon D5 specifications:

- New 20MP FX sensor
- New focusing module, larger coverage and 100 to 175 A/F points.
- Native high ISO at 102,400
- 15 fps
- Body similar to the D4s
- 4K video 60/30fps
- Full HD with slow motion

No news on WiFi and GPS functions.....

Announcement expected in early 2016.
 

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Waiting with bated breath....
 

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Let this old man ratter on a little as we are about to get to the next generation of Pro Bodies.....

It seem like only just 2012 I bought my D4 and each model seem to come out faster and faster in frequency. When I was using the SLRs like F3, F4s and F5 it were about like 5 years apart for each general. And it was not even as pricey as today's and built to last mechanically. I think I paid like $5000+ for a new F5. With the digital ones, it is even more price crazy. When I got my D4 it was $8,750 in 2012. I love the D4 even when the D4s passed it in some features but the fundamental functions are still more then enough to capture what i like it to as an intermediate type shooter and have been doing for decades..

With each generation it is getting so much more functions but I can only see them as for the most extreme situation which most of us hardly touch 1-3 frames per second. We prefer to shoot in the ISO 50 to maybe 64000 to control noise, my shutter speed never need more then 1/4000 of a second, 16-24megapixel is more then enough for 95% of shooters I dare say.

How many are really going to film at 4K when your TV or monitor are only about half of that resolution. And even if you do, wait till you start to edit in 4K for a few months then you see how easy or tedious it is especially since you want to do good editing with audio mixing and using SFX..etc to justify all the expensive equipment you bought. Try telling your wife that. To edit in 4K, get ready to throw in more money and time like a fast computer, other peripherals and the number of long hours editing high file size video including color correcting and long render time. I have done all that before.

I still have years of photo RAWs and JPGs of even travel trips, I still have not edit LOL I am still editing them when the mood catches me and some series as far back as 2009. I think I represent a majority of shooters like me who shoot well enough that we have less to discard and most are for memory sake too but still need some tweaking as all fussy people do, enjoying the shooting more but dread the post edit production.,eh.

I love to shoot more then i want to edit and show people what i shoot. It is more for me and my family and friends. And if I shoot to show people, 95% does not know how high the resolution was or cared. Was the photo too grainy or not. Was the noise good or bad? Was my exposure right? why did I use black and white instead of color? Did they notice I dodge or darken the photo? What ISO was I using? Did I compose the photo just right and why I did it? So it is more about having a photo album and not so much a portfolio heh.

Yes I am hard on myself with how I shoot and am very strict with what I think is good or not good. And I take a lot of effort to get the shot right and want to have all the best features at my finger tip to shoot. But with the D300 to D4 i have now, I see very little features I need to get the kind of shots I like to shot each time i go out.

AF wise, i love using 1-9 focus points with back button AF, how many of us really use tracking and do it well as it is i wonder. The new Sony has almost AF every damn place in the viewfinder heheh.. and I heard it is still not able to track well. So you think the Nikon one will? Even if it did, how often you use it? And if you fire off too rapidly at full megapixel, how much memory card are you going to burn thru and how much more editing you going to do?

At 52 I am still lugging a D4 with trinity lens set and then 1-3 extra primes, 055 Manfrotto carbon fibre tripod and full accessory even for a holiday trip even like Malacca where I have gone many times or a simple walk down Haji Lane.heheh. I am usually 99% a lone shooter. Shooting alone help me focus. Friends who tag along will be neglected most of the time or ask to leave if they whim. :). Meaning I value my gear as much as I value my time when i am shooting. So my gear reflects that.

I saw those specs on the Nikon rumor site and for me anyway, I am keeping my D4. It more then does the job. It is still a very relevant body. I think in the last few years pass, we have come to a point where MORE is BETTER but NOT NECESSARY. I do keep up with technology on photography but i try to keep my wallet tightly shut :) against silly spending fume by emotion then sense.

Given a chance i am sticking to jumping a generation or even giving the next generation mirrorless like the present Sony or whichever brand that can come up with something as good like the A7Rii feature wise but with an awesome AF mechanism, great battery life as my D4 and keep the weight where it is or a little heavier. I never like bodies that are too light..

For the Professional photographer who are already shooting at the top of their game in extreme scenarios (which 90% of folks will never do including me), yes each DSLR generation makes sense to them to squeeze just a little bit more from the gear to get that near impossible shot. But even then, when you view their work and look at the settings they use, they hardly peaked the best features of camera in the last decade. And of course, if you want bragging right to being the first with cash to burn heh..It's your parade.

I think I will sit this one out for now. :)
 

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I'm most excited about the new AF module. The larger frame coverage would be welcomed.
The number of points doesn't worry me but would the sheer number suggest some are on-sensor?
I hope Nikon has a solution that would improve AF accuracy as the current AF fine tune system has many compromises.
And though I can't afford a D5, the AF is sure to make its way down to the D810 successor in some form :)
 

Dfive

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I'm most excited about the new AF module. The larger frame coverage would be welcomed.
The number of points doesn't worry me but would the sheer number suggest some are on-sensor?
I hope Nikon has a solution that would improve AF accuracy as the current AF fine tune system has many compromises.
And though I can't afford a D5, the AF is sure to make its way down to the D810 successor in some form :)
When its 42Mpix and a new model. ;) ;)
 

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I almost bought the F6 when I sold my F100 back then heheh.... Nah.. no intention to go film again. It's done for me. hehe I have no romantic sentiments about certain old school indulgences heheh But i would still keep my Gibsons or buy collectibles if I can swing it. heh
 

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The rumoured Nikon D5 specifications:

- New 20MP FX sensor
- New focusing module, larger coverage and 100 to 175 A/F points.
- Native high ISO at 102,400
- 15 fps
- Body similar to the D4s
- 4K video 60/30fps
- Full HD with slow motion

No news on WiFi and GPS functions.....

Announcement expected in early 2016.
You should get it. You waited a long time for this
(referring to your CS username)
 

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When its 42Mpix and a new model. ;) ;)
I'm still on a D700 so everything's good when you upgrade every other generation :)

I reckon a hybrid VF could be a shoe in too. Some Nikon patents have surfaced in the last few year and 15FPS for the mirror to flip is a tough ask.
Maybe mirror up with EVF = 15FPS? But then the bandwidth seems a bit low. A Nikon V3 can already do 60FPS @18MP in RAW.
Maybe it's a focal plane shutter's mechanical limitation? The V3 switches over to electronic shutter after 6fps.
Or it could be an on-sensor AF or EVF blackout limitation?

Sorry I'm just thinking aloud here haha. No basis for my speculations.
But always exciting when the new flagship drops.
 

Dfive

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I'm guessing it will be revealed / teased at CES 2016 though. ( JAN 6-9 2016 )

BUT Doubt stocks will make it out till JULY-AUG... and hard to get till SEPT-OCT 2016.

Not real....

$Nikon-D5-image.jpg
 

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Tell me where to insert a SIM card so that I have my own high speed connection right there and then. Is there a child friendly menu to upload straight to the major social medias? Many people would gladly pay for monthly high speed internet for this. I gladly will.

Otherwise before they reach D6 or D7, they might close down business because while they slowly make incremental changes on things that doesn't matter, like FPS or super ISO, or the cumbersome super MP, game changers like mobile device companies and social media are constantly making consumer friendly products.

Even Sony find human faces and auto focus and tracks it.

Whats wrong with you Nikon?
 

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Tell me where to insert a SIM card so that I have my own high speed connection right there and then. Is there a child friendly menu to upload straight to the major social medias? Many people would gladly pay for monthly high speed internet for this. I gladly will.

Otherwise before they reach D6 or D7, they might close down business because while they slowly make incremental changes on things that doesn't matter, like FPS or super ISO, or the cumbersome super MP, game changers like mobile device companies and social media are constantly making consumer friendly products.

Even Sony find human faces and auto focus and tracks it.

Whats wrong with you Nikon?

Or at a the press of a button flip the sensor from landscape to portrait mode. WOW. I would buy that for a dollar !
 

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Built in Nespresso Maker would also be good. Lol.
They included nespresso in the Nikon J5, so with any luck the D5 will have it too !

$j5.jpg
 

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Can't wait for its release. The D4s used price will definitely drop. So will the D4. The D3s will drop even further. Hopefully now I can at last afford the D3.
 

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