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Nikon D 6 now on the list
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Feb 13, 2020 13:34:22   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
JohnM wrote:
FX
Format
20.8
Megapixels
14 FPS
Continuous Shooting
100-102,400
ISO Expandable to 3,280,000
4K UHD
3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p

@ $6400 what a bargain


Thanks Nikon. Your announcement made my D5 HOLD it's current value. THANK YOU.

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Feb 13, 2020 16:31:09   #
camerapapi Loc: Miami, Fl.
 
Talking about sensor and number of pixels, the D3 had only 12 Mp. and it was an incredible camera. 20 Mp. are more pixels than the majority of us need.

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Feb 13, 2020 17:01:45   #
mas24 Loc: Southern CA
 
camerapapi wrote:
Talking about sensor and number of pixels, the D3 had only 12 Mp. and it was an incredible camera. 20 Mp. are more pixels than the majority of us need.


Yes, I agree about the megapixels. My DX Nikon DSLR has 24 megapixels, and that's more than enough for me. My very first crop sensor DSLR, bought in 2009, had 10 megapixels. And, it served me well. Had many 8X10 photo prints made from that camera, for friends and relatives.

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Feb 13, 2020 17:02:12   #
Photomac
 
Several years ago I wrote NIKON USA in White Plains, NY outlining their absolutely destructive business model clearly designed for eventual failure. Looks like they are still driving hard to fail. We all know the issues. Now they spend precious R&D on a camera clearly way behind its time when they should be moving ahead at lightspeed with the mirrorless technology. Yes there are some diehards that relish the big boy and I've had several myself because of the FPS and ISO factors, but in the end the weight, limited crop, and cost outweighed those parameters. I thought the D850 pretty much would be the apex of the DSLR. I

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Feb 13, 2020 17:07:28   #
Photomac
 
Continuing: I thought if a new D4,5 and now D6, would be a significant advancement in tech or why bother? Given the advancement of Sony, Fuji tech, it seems Nikon just can't let go. So now we have a D6 with just a tweak or two and they expect to sell any???

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Feb 13, 2020 17:34:51   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
They will sell D6 bodies. There are always people who will buy them.

The cost isn't a factor for everyone.
The weight isn't a factor for everyone.
The megapixels aren't a factor for everhone.

The bragging rights are a factor for some.
The incremental improvements are a factor for some.

Someone out there might just need a 14fps camera with GPS and Bluetooth. And they can write off the cost to their clients.

I would certainly like to have one but (1) I'm not an early adopter and (2) since I have a D4 and D5 and non-professional, I can wait to make my decision.

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Feb 13, 2020 18:31:18   #
wetreed
 
I can’t wait to get one. I think I’ll be the first kid on the block to have one.

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Feb 13, 2020 18:56:34   #
mas24 Loc: Southern CA
 
Toby wrote:
I would like to see an "everyday" mphoto taken at ISO 3,280,000


That would be something to see?

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Feb 13, 2020 19:38:13   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
Toby wrote:
I would like to see an "everyday" mphoto taken at ISO 3,280,000

mas24 wrote:
That would be something to see?


Since the demand is there:

no postprocessing or presets in LR


(Download)

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Feb 13, 2020 19:54:25   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
The raw file is about 45 MBytes so UHH won't handle it but if anyone is really really really interested you can download it at

http://small-farm.org/TestShot.NEF

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Feb 13, 2020 20:04:42   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
A similar shot at ISO 6400 so you can at least see approximately what the scene looked like. No care was taken for proper exposure or noise reduction.


(Download)

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Feb 13, 2020 21:30:28   #
chasgroh Loc: Buena Park, CA
 
Architect1776 wrote:
Ok.
Not sure where this is more than a very slight refresh of the D5.
Perhaps need more info.


...focus system better they say...really, I'm sticking with what I got, it's pretty dang good!

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Feb 13, 2020 22:08:53   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
fredpnm wrote:
So...the D6 (using sensor size as the measure of merit) is half the camera of the D850 and is twice the price of the D850. I can see a strong reason to buy the D6....I mean the 850.


The size of the sensor is the same as that in the D850. The resolution is lower. But that's not all bad. Lower noise level/higher ISO capability and speed, buffer capability, are improved compared to higher resolution sensors of the same size. Nikon made those trades based on the target market for that camera. Which would seem to be sports photographers which is a specialized category.

It would seem you are not in the target market for the D6.

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Feb 13, 2020 22:53:03   #
Architect1776 Loc: Williamsport Pa
 
JohnM wrote:
FX
Format
20.8
Megapixels
14 FPS
Continuous Shooting
100-102,400
ISO Expandable to 3,280,000
4K UHD
3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p

@ $6400 what a bargain


Found a side by side comparison of the D5 and D6. That new AF better be pretty smoking as beyond that there is not much difference between the two including a weak AF in video mode.
https://nikonrumors.com/2020/02/12/nikon-d6-vs-nikon-d5-specifications-comparison.aspx/#more-143404

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Feb 13, 2020 23:05:04   #
fredpnm Loc: Corrales, NM
 
JD750 wrote:
The size of the sensor is the same as that in the D850. The resolution is lower. But that's not all bad. Lower noise level/higher ISO capability and speed, buffer capability, are improved compared to higher resolution sensors of the same size. Nikon made those trades based on the target market for that camera. Which would seem to be sports photographers which is a specialized category.

It would seem you are not in the target market for the D6.


Please recheck your information on the D850, the D850 is a 45.7Mp sensor.

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