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Offline wmac

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What is the point of D4 then?
« on: April 02, 2012, 11:01:26 am »
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Now that the sensor does not have any considerable advantage?

Offline SLRist

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Re: What is the point of D4 then?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 10:55:35 pm »
How about the fact that it shoots 10fps?

Horses for courses. Sport and news do not need 36MP. They want speed and ultra low-light shooting.

Offline MikeWhis

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Re: What is the point of D4 then?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 02:50:23 pm »
Better battery life?

Offline fishnose

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Re: What is the point of D4 then?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 05:52:02 pm »
Better battery life?
Hardly. You can use the D4 battery in the D800 if you have the grip and the right grip cover.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 09:31:34 pm by fishnose »

Offline fishnose

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Re: What is the point of D4 then?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 09:36:11 pm »
How about the fact that it shoots 10fps?

Horses for courses. Sport and news do not need 36MP. They want speed and ultra low-light shooting.

Disagree. Sport and news would LOVE to have 36MP. But it's impossible at the moment and they have to do without. When a 36MP camera turns up one day (within a few years) that can do 10fps and 50K ISO, every sports and news photographer will buy it. Of course.

The D4 has 3 specific advantages:
ISO performance
High fps
Fantastic build quality and sealing.

For pros with specific needs these are critical factors.

Offline MikeWhis

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Re: What is the point of D4 then?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 05:59:12 am »
D4 have better highlight noise performance, while D800 have better shadow noise performance. So if D4 had the same amount of read noise as D800, then D4 would exceed D800 in every aspect.