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| p.2 #1 · That's it! No new modells next year ... !!!?? |
The D3 to D4 upgrade (by way of a D3s) was a huge step up for me. Anytime you get another full stop of hi ISO all your lenses are a full stop faster (with same DOF). The D4 has the control advantage over the D3/D3s. This sounds like an incremental improvement but the way I, and many others, use those controls-it's a big deal.
The three current FX Nikons (D4/600/800) have similiar processing power (the product of Mp vs FPS and to some extent buffer memory). So further "improvements" (higher Mp verses FP) may likely await a better "on chip" data processing systems. The D800e is diffraction limited to approx F5.6-F8 so I am not sure how much more, effective, resolution you gain with a 50 or so Mp sensor. For sure, absent faster chips, you would have about 2.5 fps.
Nikon has, indeed, priced their FF cameras and features agressively verses Canon (compare the $2000 D600 to the $3300 5D III with the same Mp and better DR at low ISOs). So that as, Nikon adds lenses, Canon's user base of "I can't switch cause I own too many lenses Nikon doesn't make." will erode.
Canon must cut prices while upgrading features seeking to recapture market share they have lost to Nikon. But Nikon these past few years has been a moving target. I still have Canon glass that I am holding for investment but it's the odd time I shoot my FF Canons (usually the 15mm FE or 17mm TSE). Frankly I got tired of waiting for Canon to make the camera I wanted (the D3) so I am not anxious to buy Canon now.