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Feb 12, 2020 10:14:37   #
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Feb 12, 2020 10:22:51   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 


Bob, You are so right. I am sure many are planning to upgrade to the D6 or already placed their order.Has same sensor as D5 but software improvements
Stan

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Feb 12, 2020 10:31:06   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 


This is turning into a big year for camera upgrades. Olympics years always are...

It looks like a nice sports camera, competitive in many respects with the Canon EOS 1Dx Mark III. I'm gonna sit back and watch the slug-fest unfold.

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Feb 12, 2020 10:33:07   #
Beils
 
Why is the sensor smaller than the D780 or Z6?

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Feb 12, 2020 10:41:36   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
I reckon the modest pixel count says volumes.

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Feb 12, 2020 10:43:32   #
Beils
 
So, it is all about speed.

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Feb 12, 2020 10:47:59   #
Jeff Clow Loc: Iowa and Texas
 
Thanks for sharing this information and link. These days it’s less and less about the camera - but it’s always nice to have a great tool in the toolbox.

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Feb 12, 2020 10:50:49   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
Beils wrote:
Why is the sensor smaller than the D780 or Z6?

The sensor is not smaller... It has less pixels on the same size sensor.


Pixels are like buckets... which can contain rubbish or gold,
20 buckets of gold is better than 120 buckets of rubbish.

Look at it this way; the smaller/closer together pixels are, the more they interfere
with each other.

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Feb 12, 2020 10:52:41   #
Beils
 
Thank you!

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Feb 12, 2020 11:43:14   #
via the lens Loc: Northern California, near Yosemite NP
 
I just read about this camera on the Nikon website. It sounds fantastic! 14fps, but the text said for "fine JPEG," so have not read on RAW format. It can also do up to 60fps for a small jpeg file, 2MB (great for web work). This is a camera designed for sports and action photography and that is the primary market they are targeting, thus the JPEG fine statement. It's all about getting the shot and wiring it to someone in a heartbeat! I do think this would be a fantastic wildlife camera, too. Great lowlight ability as well as speed. It's tempting, even at $6500.

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Feb 12, 2020 11:44:14   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Beils wrote:
So, it is all about speed.


That appears to be the case. A 20.1 MP full frame sensor with nice, big sensels sucking lots of photons will create clean images at high ISOs. Keeping the MP count down will allow the processor to churn out files quickly. Since this camera can run at a very high frame rate (for a dSLR), it will appeal to sports photojournalists covering the Olympics, NFL, NBA, etc., along with birds in flight and cheetahs chasing gazelles.

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Feb 12, 2020 11:55:09   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Abo wrote:
The sensor is not smaller... It has less pixels on the same size sensor.


Pixels are like buckets... which can contain rubbish or gold,
20 buckets of gold is better than 120 buckets of rubbish.

Look at it this way; the smaller/closer together pixels are, the more they interfere
with each other.


Actually, it is all about signal-to-noise ratio. Background radiation is random noise. The smaller the sensels (pixels are just NUMBERS processed from digitized analog sensel output), the fewer photons they can each turn into electrons to be amplified, digitized, and processed. The fewer photons recorded, relative to the random background radiation* that the sensels and circuitry also record, the lower the signal-to-noise ratio. The lower the S/N ratio, the higher the percentage of noise in the image. (*radio frequencies, infrared, UV, X-ray, cosmic radiation...)

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Feb 12, 2020 12:39:33   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
burkphoto wrote:
Actually, it is all about signal-to-noise ratio. Background radiation is random noise. The smaller the sensels (pixels are just NUMBERS processed from digitized analog sensel output), the fewer photons they can each turn into electrons to be amplified, digitized, and processed. The fewer photons recorded, relative to the random background radiation* that the sensels and circuitry also record, the lower the signal-to-noise ratio. The lower the S/N ratio, the higher the percentage of noise in the image. (*radio frequencies, infrared, UV, X-ray, cosmic radiation...)
Actually, it is all about signal-to-noise ratio. B... (show quote)


Yes Sir

and I should have said same size "sensor array" not sensor.

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Feb 12, 2020 13:23:26   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Beils wrote:
Why is the sensor smaller than the D780 or Z6?


In action/sports/wildlife/birds in flight etc etc the king is SPEED, SPEED, SPEED, and more SPEED. The lower MP count can be processed faster for more FRS.
And that high speed burst catching just the "right" position of legs. arms, wings etc can be the difference between a good shot, a great shot, the cover of a major magazine and being in the "100 Best of the Decade" or even a print on the wall of a museum.

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Feb 13, 2020 00:12:45   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
Oh boy look at the size of that camera. It is huge! If big is better then that is way way better. And for $6496.94 I bet it can take far better pictures than any other camera. If I only I could afford it, winning photo contests would be a snap! Just seeing the camera listed would be enough for the judges to award first place. ;)

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