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#1 loftus

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:26 AM

Maybe a D400?
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:03 AM

Im excited to see what, if anything, they release. So many rumors out there right now for the D400 and also a D700x. Maybe both!! that would be nice
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

Maybe a D400?


Seems like the D300 was out for maybe 15 minutes just about now. Canon and Nikon are releasing cameras faster than I can refresh my computer screen. :P

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:56 AM

Contrary to popular belief, the D300 won't stop making photos once the D400 comes out.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:13 AM

Contrary to popular belief, the D300 won't stop making photos once the D400 comes out.


How do you know that? :)

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:58 AM

Contrary to popular belief, the D300 won't stop making photos once the D400 comes out.

But will a D300 ever shoot video? I don't think so ... :)
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:34 AM

But then how many D300 owners want that feature, in that camera?:)

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:50 AM

Let's face it just because new cameras come out on an ongoing basis, earlier cameras do not become obsolete; Mike V keeps reminding us of that all the time.
I suspect video will become a standard on all new DSLR's. If the rumored specs of the D400 are to be believed then those who want the best DX camera out there, with video that is likely to be equivalent to the 5DMkII, should be happy.
The quality of DX has probably reached a plateau, and near future advances will probably be incremental improvements in things like noise, speed, and dynamic range.
Anyone have any ideas what the next big thing might be, now that video is becoming standard?

Edited by loftus, 09 April 2009 - 10:57 AM.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:06 PM

Hi,
It may just a entry level dslr like D5000 (or called D60x/D65) is what they are going to release
but, I love to see new d400 and try into my d200 housing.

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Edited by shchae, 09 April 2009 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:30 PM

Let's face it just because new cameras come out on an ongoing basis, earlier cameras do not become obsolete; Mike V keeps reminding us of that all the time.
I suspect video will become a standard on all new DSLR's. If the rumored specs of the D400 are to be believed then those who want the best DX camera out there, with video that is likely to be equivalent to the 5DMkII, should be happy.
The quality of DX has probably reached a plateau, and near future advances will probably be incremental improvements in things like noise, speed, and dynamic range.
Anyone have any ideas what the next big thing might be, now that video is becoming standard?



hehehe... guilty :)

Next big thing? I would like to see wireless internet for those long safety stops

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:16 AM

Nikon D400
MSRP $1,999.00
Key Features:

* New 14.8 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor effective 14.3 megapixel
* Self-cleaning sensor unit (low-pass filter vibration)
* ISO 100 - 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25600 and down to ISO 50)
* 14-bit A/D conversion
* Movie capture at up to 1080p 24 fps with stereo sound
* Nikon EXPEED Plus image processor 30% faster than previous EXPEED image processor
* Super fast operation (power-up 13 ms, shutter lag 40 ms, black-out 90 ms)
* Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 200,000 exposure durability
* Multi-CAM3500DX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)
* Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)
* Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) now available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings)
* Vignetting control in-camera
* Automatic chromatic aberration correction
* Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast
* Seven frames per second continuous shooting (nine frames per second with battery pack)
* 3.0″ 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
* Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast-detect AF, face detection
* ‘Active D-Lighting’ (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)
* Detailed ‘Control Panel’ type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness
* Buttons sealed against moisture
* Same ultra-fast startup and shutter lag as D700
* Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)
* Picture Control image parameter presets
* UDMA compatible single CF card slot
* Virtual horizon indicates if camera is level (like an aircraft cockpit display)
* Extensive in-camera retouching
* HDMI HD video output
* Magnesium alloy body with connections and buttons sealed against moisture
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:40 PM

Nikon D400
MSRP $1,999.00
Key Features:

* New 14.8 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor effective 14.3 megapixel
* Self-cleaning sensor unit (low-pass filter vibration)
* ISO 100 - 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25600 and down to ISO 50)
* 14-bit A/D conversion
* Movie capture at up to 1080p 24 fps with stereo sound
* Nikon EXPEED Plus image processor 30% faster than previous EXPEED image processor
* Super fast operation (power-up 13 ms, shutter lag 40 ms, black-out 90 ms)
* Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 200,000 exposure durability
* Multi-CAM3500DX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)
* Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)
* Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) now available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings)
* Vignetting control in-camera
* Automatic chromatic aberration correction
* Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast
* Seven frames per second continuous shooting (nine frames per second with battery pack)
* 3.0″ 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
* Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast-detect AF, face detection
* ‘Active D-Lighting’ (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)
* Detailed ‘Control Panel’ type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness
* Buttons sealed against moisture
* Same ultra-fast startup and shutter lag as D700
* Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)
* Picture Control image parameter presets
* UDMA compatible single CF card slot
* Virtual horizon indicates if camera is level (like an aircraft cockpit display)
* Extensive in-camera retouching
* HDMI HD video output
* Magnesium alloy body with connections and buttons sealed against moisture


Your 'wish' list?

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

pulled it off the net.
I would add same size and control position as the D300
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:48 PM

That looks a lot like the spec for the Canon 50D to me. Although the Canon doesn't have video capability and the specs you posted look like the liveview may be better.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 05:31 PM

:) :) :)

I just bought a frikkin D300

Every time i buy a new camera the next model comes out!

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:13 PM

I have been getting ready to pull the trigger on a D700 but I just may wait to see what happens in the next few weeks. Full frame means having to get another lens which means additional expense. Nothing cheap about photography.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:57 PM

question is... do i finally upgrade?!

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:41 PM

If it will fit in a D300 housing I'm first on the list. Otherwise I will pick up a used D300 from some sap that has to upgrade. As a backup to my current D300.

I have never seen one of these new cameras fit in an old housing yet though.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:55 PM

question is... do i finally upgrade?!



That would put you in front of Simon :)

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:13 AM

pulled it off the net.
I would add same size and control position as the D300


Do you have a link for us? I am not hopeful that it will fit in a D300 housing (Sea & Sea in my case)...however, I am eagerly awaiting this camera...