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Postby Kronos » Sep Tue 14, 2004 8:34 pm

Anything to the rumors? There's a "prediction" at Thom Hogan, but he also predicted a digital N65, that never happened.
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Postby Talvan » Sep Tue 14, 2004 10:03 pm

I have heard he is only right about 50% of the time.
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Postby JB » Sep Wed 15, 2004 7:18 am

I was reading Thom's prediction and I think he's totally off-track on what Nikon is doing in this case. Yes, I know he writes Nikon books, but everyone can throw 16MB CF cards at me if I'm wrong.

The D90 it might be called, but at 10-12MP, it will not. I expect around 8MP, and nothing more.

D2x @ 12.4MP? Oh boy. Do the math, we got 5.44 micron pixels here (the 20D is 6.4). Unless Nikon has been dealing with the devil to get a lead over Canon, there's something going on with this spec. What I suspect, is that Nikon is going to use the interpolation routine, much like Fuji has. Either that or the camera is full-frame. Hah. Yeah, I know, fat chance but it could happen. What I think may happen, is you get "true" 8MP image size, but there will be in-camera interpolation to 12MP. Since you won't be interpolating 100% (like the Fuji), your write times should be fairly quick with the appropriate hardware and buffer.

Thom is right on one thing--and that is--the D2x sensor is going to be a surprise.

I do think Nikon will eventually go Full-Frame on their pro-end. They have to. There is much more competition out there in the DSLR market, and simply offering something that does ok, does not cut it anymore because your competitor can do the same--and for less.
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Postby TonyK » Sep Wed 15, 2004 7:30 am

I would LOVE to see Nikon give Canon a run for its money. Competition helps everyone. And Kodak/Canon have had this part of the field to themselves way too long.

Nikon's are fine cameras and they have a wonderful system. As I said before, the day I purchased my used D30 I had intended to buy a new D100. There are times I think I should have. I am happy with my Canon system, its an issue of money and I would still be using the D100 instead of having purchased the 10D and selling the D30. *sigh*
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Postby JoePhoto » Sep Wed 15, 2004 6:34 pm

SURPRIZE!
D2x is a 1.5x 12.4MP CMOS :O (at 5fps) and a 6MP 2x crop (at 8fps)
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Postby JB » Sep Wed 15, 2004 6:38 pm

Grab your 16MB CF cards and have at it. LOL.

I wonder if LBCAST is going to fade away.
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Postby JoePhoto » Sep Wed 15, 2004 7:01 pm

I like that it's a CMOS - tried and true technology. Honestly though, I could care less about LBCAST, CMOS, or CCD - whatever works!

(Looks for 16MB cards... :D)
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Postby mattchase » Sep Wed 15, 2004 7:54 pm

Hmm...I have a 16mb CF here...who wants to throw it?
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Postby JoePhoto » Sep Wed 15, 2004 7:56 pm

Meeee - Meee!
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