Nikon non-news

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Me, Jul 8, 2010.

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    Me Guest

    http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=amdo0pcJbYvg

    So Nikon plan to introduce a new type of (d)slr, which might be this
    year, or it might be next year, and it might be mirrorless (in which
    case would it be an slr?) or it might not, and it will probably have an
    "enhanced" function for video, whatever that might mean.
     
    Me, Jul 8, 2010
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    Removal of the mirror box - which is the probable eventual fate of
    "dslr" evolution - might be an opportunity for a new mount. So long as
    there's an adapter for f-mount to new mount, no problem, as flange
    distance would allow for an extension tube / adapter to do the trick.
    A high resolution 35mm format mirrorless and compact body could be
    really nice for landscape and other non-candid shooting. I bet that's
    not what's coming.
     
    Me, Jul 9, 2010
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    If we /are/ going to have a new mount from Nikon, please let it be 4/3 or
    micro-4/3 for compatibility with other makers!

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jul 9, 2010
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    not likely to happen since olympus 4/3 is not an open standard. why
    would they invite a competitor to join the consortium and why would
    nikon want to anyway?
     
    Guest, Jul 9, 2010
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  5. Having a common standard could be mutually beneficial - Nikon can sell
    more lenses against the high-priced Olympus ones, having a greater
    selection of lenses may sell more cameras for Olympus and Panasonic, and
    having Nikon endorse the standard could enhance overall sales for the
    standard. Form Nikon's point of view, they wouldn't be competing against
    their own DSLR range.

    Nikon may not see it that way, of course.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jul 9, 2010
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    maybe for users, not for the companies. it's all about being
    proprietary, thinking that their design is better than their
    competitor.
    which means fewer people will bother buying a nikon camera to get the
    nikon lenses.
    exactly what nikon does not want.
    it's the brand.
    i don't.

    plus, olympus wouldn't want it since nikon would be making bodies that
    would directly compete with them, and will do a much better job of it.
    look at how nikon dslrs are better than sony, when they use essentially
    the same sensor. nikon adds its own technology to improve upon the base
    design. they'll flatten olympus.
     
    Guest, Jul 9, 2010
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    When did 4/3 cease to be an open standard?
     
    J. Clarke, Jul 9, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    when olympus patented it long ago. it's saddled with patent
    restrictions and non-disclosures. it's not 'open' at all. you need to
    be part of the 4/3rds consortium to do anything with it. joseph
    wisniewski has written about this in great detail on dpreview. he asked
    for the spec, but they wouldn't send him anything, not even an nda to
    sign. so much for open.
     
    Guest, Jul 9, 2010
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    Looking at a compact DSLR with the 18-200mm lens, having a mirror-less
    body wouldn't make a lot of difference to the net size and weight. The
    EVF would eat into battery life as well.

    Maybe they are out to capitalise on the HD video boom from the recent
    football competition.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jul 10, 2010
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