« on: May 25, 2012, 02:13:42 AM »
If the rumor is true a 24MP FF with those specs well under $2000 i will strongly consider switching to Nikon ( despite the fact i will loose a lot of money switching the lens).
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and keep an eye on this also and what canon has to counter this oneQuoteNew/updated Nikon D600 specifications:
24.7MP full frame sensor
Weight: 760g (850g with battery and memory cards), the D800 weights 900g
3.2" LCD with 921K dot with ambient sensor control
Video compression: H264/MPEG-4
Full HD with 30p, 25p, 24p, HD with 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p
Viewfinder coverage: 100% for FX , 97% for Dx
The Nikon D600 will have built-in AF motor
The body most probably will be weather sealed
The D600 may not have built-in GPS as initially reported
ISO range: 100-6400 (with Lo-1 ISO 50 and Hi-2 ISO 25,600)
39 AF points (with an option of 11 AF points), 9 cross-type AF points
AF face detection
Exposure compensation: ±5 EV (same as the D800)
The D600 will probably use the EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery
The price of the D600 is rumored to be very low - maybe as low as $1500
Read more on NikonRumors.com: http://nikonrumors.com/#ixzz1vl47D4pM
to me 5d2 in a lil bit pimped body n price in sub $2000 would make it hell of a re-birth ...
So essentially it will be the 5d2? I'm not sure why they don't just drop the price of the 5d2.
Given that Canon's next xxxD camera will likely have 24MP, it should be capable of answering the challenge posed by this Nikon camera.
I would have been happier with 2 billion pixels and better DR.
Same problem you would have with a entry level FF body. Nowadays you can buy a 5D2 body for about 1700€, but the AF alone keeps me (and many others, I guess) from buying it.So true... And the 5D3's price keeps me from buying that one ^^
A "5D2" with a 'simple' 19 point AF like 7D, for a <2200 price would have my interest
More realistic will be a 7D mk2 with a APS-H sensor and 20-24 MP ( to compete with Nikon budget ff body and preserve the wildlife capabilities and extra reach reputation of the actual 7D).... move a little bit up the new 70D to compete with Nikon d300S replacement.
An APS-H 7D is a nice idea, but the big problem is that it would lack wide-angle coverage (21mm equivalent with a 16-35 and no EF-S). Manufacturing an APS-H body to compete directly with a Nikon FF body would likely lose Canon a lot of market share for this very reason.
Recent 5D mk II customers no doubt include lots of landscape/nature/architecture photographers who want full frame coverage and good IQ at a reasonable price but don't really mind the 5D II's ancient AF system. There's no reason why they would buy a 1.3x crop and lose critically important wide-angle coverage, so the new Nikon FF would be the logical upgrade path for them.
The last 7D MkII rumor on the front page of this website was that there will be no 7D Mk II.... so...
I can't see Canon being THAT cheap on the body, handicapping AF, lowering FPS, reducing weather sealing yes but lower quality than the 60D seems unlikely to me given the target audience.
Ultimately, Canon will be as cheap or not as the buyers dictate it - and just now, ff has the "pro" marketing sticker on it, and Canon will exploit this with a price premium as long as they can get away with it. Thus, I do see a ff high mp body next to or above the 5d3, a 5d2 successor at ~2000$, but imho a real ff entry level body is years away.
Canon's hand maybe somewhat forced by the competision in this case if Nikon does come up with a rumoured $1500 FF body.