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Feb 22, 2021 15:17:47   #
Eleganthog Loc: Beaufort. SC
 
are there new cameras on the market that just take photos? I've been in the market for a new camera, purchased a Nikon D780, Very pleased with it but why waste all the software on movies? Is there a camera on the market without the movie package?

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Feb 22, 2021 15:19:20   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Nikon Df. Have one and much enjoy it. Even discontinued, not inexpensive.
https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/refurbished-dslr-cameras/nikon-df-refurbished.html

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Feb 22, 2021 15:25:36   #
BebuLamar
 
Eleganthog wrote:
are there new cameras on the market that just take photos? I've been in the market for a new camera, purchased a Nikon D780, Very pleased with it but why waste all the software on movies? Is there a camera on the market without the movie package?


I also have the Nikon Df which I love but..... I paid extra to have no movies. So a camera without video capability is more expensive than one that does. You would ask why? Because all cameras now are either mirrorless which have an EVF or at least a live view LCD. All DSLR's also have live view mode. With live view mode adding the video functionality cost very little but if you remove the feature the sales is going down a lot and thus making the unit cost a lot higher.

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Feb 22, 2021 15:26:38   #
Country Boy Loc: Beckley, WV
 
Eleganthog wrote:
are there new cameras on the market that just take photos? I've been in the market for a new camera, purchased a Nikon D780, Very pleased with it but why waste all the software on movies? Is there a camera on the market without the movie package?


I also purchased the D780 and have not lost one bit of software or memory to video. However, there are times it could come in handy so I am glad it is there. I like having something that can cover all aspects of photography should I have a need for it.

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Feb 22, 2021 15:53:18   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Just don't use it.
(I don't, yet...)

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Feb 22, 2021 16:14:06   #
JohnSwanda Loc: San Francisco
 
Eleganthog wrote:
are there new cameras on the market that just take photos? I've been in the market for a new camera, purchased a Nikon D780, Very pleased with it but why waste all the software on movies? Is there a camera on the market without the movie package?


While I realize some people are willing to actually pay more to get a Nikon Df because they don't want video, camera manufacturers include it because it is only software and adds very little to the cost of the camera, and some people do want it. It wouldn't be cost effective to offer models with and without video.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:37:38   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
JohnSwanda wrote:
While I realize some people are willing to actually pay more to get a Nikon Df because they don't want video, camera manufacturers include it because it is only software and adds very little to the cost of the camera, and some people do want it. It wouldn't be cost effective to offer models with and without video.


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Feb 22, 2021 16:50:15   #
rook2c4 Loc: Philadelphia, PA USA
 
JohnSwanda wrote:
While I realize some people are willing to actually pay more to get a Nikon Df because they don't want video, camera manufacturers include it because it is only software and adds very little to the cost of the camera, and some people do want it. It wouldn't be cost effective to offer models with and without video.


It may actually ADD to the cost, because the engineers would need to design an entirely new circuitry from scratch, void of all video components. Or they can simply disable the already existing video circuitry - which is essentially like buying a camera which capabilities have been intentionally crippled the manufacturer.

A much easier approach for the consumer is to simply don't use the video feature. I certainly don't feel the need to utilize every single feature on the camera just because it is there. But sometimes it is good to know that they are there, just in case a unique situation arises.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:12:17   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Would you try to buy a car without A/C? You don't pay extra for the video capabilities. You pay more for the maybe one modern camera that doesn't have video, or a whole lot more for a larger medium format camera.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:17:16   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
I didn't get the Df because of what it didn't have, but because it could make use of any one of a large collection of fine old Nikon lenses. That said, I have never used the video capability of any of my video capable digital cameras. Not of interest and I'd need to consult a manual in the unlikely event I cared to do a video sequence. As a matter of fact, I did buy a truck without A/C - a classic.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:27:27   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
Eleganthog wrote:
are there new cameras on the market that just take photos? I've been in the market for a new camera, purchased a Nikon D780, Very pleased with it but why waste all the software on movies? Is there a camera on the market without the movie package?


The good news is that you can program the button with the red dot to do things other than shoot movies.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:59:45   #
Ourspolair
 
Bill_de wrote:
The good news is that you can program the button with the red dot to do things other than shoot movies.

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Yup - I use mine as the focus magnifier!

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Feb 22, 2021 19:05:11   #
BebuLamar
 
quixdraw wrote:
I didn't get the Df because of what it didn't have, but because it could make use of any one of a large collection of fine old Nikon lenses. That said, I have never used the video capability of any of my video capable digital cameras. Not of interest and I'd need to consult a manual in the unlikely event I cared to do a video sequence. As a matter of fact, I did buy a truck without A/C - a classic.


I did buy the Df for what it didn't have.

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Feb 23, 2021 05:37:56   #
cmc4214
 
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Feb 23, 2021 05:39:21   #
cmc4214
 
[quote=CHG_CANON]Would you try to buy a car without A/C?


YES!

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