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Photography Equipment => DSLR Cameras => Topic started by: greypoint on January 06, 2012, 07:14:44 AM

Title: D4 announced
Post by: greypoint on January 06, 2012, 07:14:44 AM
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/01/06/NikonD4launched
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Geoff I on January 06, 2012, 08:43:44 AM
One can only dream for a camera like that.  :)
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Oldboy on January 06, 2012, 09:41:36 AM
It looks good.  :tup:
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Hinfrance on January 06, 2012, 09:43:51 AM
Very lovely I'm sure, and a boon to working professionals for whom it will make commercial sense.

The cash for that would buy our next two cars . . . but I bet Oldboy is working out how to get his hands on one right now  :tup:
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: spinner on January 06, 2012, 09:54:34 AM
The cash for that would buy our next two cars . . . but I bet Oldboy is working out how to get his hands on one right now  :tup:

Really? I'm moving to France. I couldn't get a decent WinterBeater for that money.
On the upside, used D3's will hopefully become plentiful.  :D
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Simple on January 06, 2012, 10:03:34 AM
I hope to get my hands on one in March. My colleague has pre-booked one for the business. We have been looking at adding some video footage to our weddings without using extra people/equipment. This might just do the trick. If it does not work we should end up at least with a decent camera. LOL
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Jonathan on January 06, 2012, 10:08:06 AM
I read an article on this yesterday (OK, skimmed it - it was in French).  Apparently Nikon have basically been snookered into releasing the D4 because there are very few D3S left in the supply chain due to the Thailand "situation".

It looks nice.  But doesn't have anything I'd sell a D3/D3S for.  I'd expect a fairly slow upgrade from pros meaning that the majority of 2nd hand D3S around will be, um, well used.  Plus resale values will remain relatively high since the D3 series is still try desirable (totally the opposite from when the D3 eclipsed the D2X).

Rich amateur market will probs flock to it to have the latest and greatest.  I bet guests will have them at weddings later this year.  I'll struggle by without for a while.
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: picsfor on January 06, 2012, 01:01:57 PM
Yes, it's been doing the rounds for a week on Canon Rumours web site - interesting response to the 1DX.

The only real bonus seems to be the QXD card that means you can shoot 100 full RAW images without overloading the buffer.

I'm gonna agree with Jonathan here, in as much as i don't see many Nikon Pros jumping to upgrade, though i bet those attending the Olympics will all be sporting them, as will those at Euro 2012.

The Canon 1DX is much more of a leap for Canon people, but i can't really see either body forcing the big brand jump that the 1D3 caused with its failed AF just as Nikon released the D3 that seemed to work out of the box. So, roll on D800 and 5D3 announcements  :tup:
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: spinner on January 06, 2012, 01:08:17 PM


It looks nice.  But doesn't have anything I'd sell a D3/D3S for.  I'd expect a fairly slow upgrade from pros meaning that the majority of 2nd hand D3S around will be, um, well used.  Plus resale values will remain relatively high since the D3 series is still try desirable (totally the opposite from when the D3 eclipsed the D2X).


Oh, go ahead, burst my bubble. First it was not winning the Lotto now this. :( :'(
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 06, 2012, 01:36:48 PM
Something I meant to ask before regarding new upgraded cam sysytems.
Do pro/semi pro togs actually use and find useful the video capability on these cams?
Personally I cant see the point, but perhaps I am missing something ??

RR
Alf
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Hinfrance on January 06, 2012, 01:44:28 PM
The cash for that would buy our next two cars . . . but I bet Oldboy is working out how to get his hands on one right now  :tup:

Really? I'm moving to France. I couldn't get a decent WinterBeater for that money.
On the upside, used D3's will hopefully become plentiful.  :D

I won't be buying them in France - I get them from the UK where second hand cars are dirt cheap. Our current #2 car is a Mercedes A Class. It was 9 years old with 74,000 miles on the clock. Cost £2000, but probably could have got one cheaper if I hadn't used a broker. Had it for two years now, spent only a couple of hundred on it in the meantime. When it breaks expensively it'll be straight to the breakers and another one bought in short order.
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: picsfor on January 06, 2012, 03:43:18 PM
Something I meant to ask before regarding new upgraded cam sysytems.
Do pro/semi pro togs actually use and find useful the video capability on these cams?
Personally I cant see the point, but perhaps I am missing something ??

RR
Alf

Um, without a doubt - the Video is seen by many is one of the reasons the 5D2 has been so popular. Pop over to CR and see the raging arguments about needs for video to be improved on the 5D3 - and how the video imporvements on the 1DX make it worth buying just for that alone.

I've used it a couple of times, but it's not really usable on a standard carry around 5D2 - you need to hook it up to a video rig etc...

Also, a lot of colleges etc that teach video use the DSLR's for tuition because of the huge price saving over pro video kit...

Thing is, you can get adequate video from an iPhone or similar that more than meets the needs for You Tube...
Title: Re: D4 announced
Post by: Simple on January 06, 2012, 04:13:56 PM
Something I meant to ask before regarding new upgraded cam sysytems.
Do pro/semi pro togs actually use and find useful the video capability on these cams?
Personally I cant see the point, but perhaps I am missing something ??

RR
Alf

Um, without a doubt - the Video is seen by many is one of the reasons the 5D2 has been so popular. Pop over to CR and see the raging arguments about needs for video to be improved on the 5D3 - and how the video imporvements on the 1DX make it worth buying just for that alone.

I've used it a couple of times, but it's not really usable on a standard carry around 5D2 - you need to hook it up to a video rig etc...

Also, a lot of colleges etc that teach video use the DSLR's for tuition because of the huge price saving over pro video kit...

Thing is, you can get adequate video from an iPhone or similar that more than meets the needs for You Tube...

We did over 20 weddings last year and 90% of the time a video was requested, they showed up with a 5Dll. Short video bursts in between the photographs makes for some classy dvd's for weddings/events.