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| p.1 #17 · Who is happy that Canon is not repackaging an existing camera into a retro case? |
I've no problems with retro look, after all I bought an Olympus OM-D and like the design very much. What I'm not sure with the Nikon if it's just releasing the camera for the "cool factor" - as they say "everything old is new again" or if it really is bringing something novel to the table. The biggest worry for me is the D4 sensor. Unless they are using this so the camera can shooting 10+fps, which I don't see as a priority in this type of camera, why not at least use the D610 sensor?
Also it's not mirrorless and thus is playing the small and light card. It's almost 800g and I guess will built like a tank, but will it have the sealing of the D4?
Maybe they had enough people say they like the idea of 16MP and decided to make a D4 lite, but wrap in an FM2 style body. It would have been hard for it to make an impression if it were just anohter DSLR that somehow had to slot into the FF range. As a retro camera it sits in it's own niceh and won't really compete in their normal range.
Might be a master stroke.
I don't really know much about Canon's old style cameras, but I've not seen anything particularly nice like the OM-4 and FM2, so if Canon were to do this they may have to invent a cool old camera. As long as they don't reuse the old sensors it might be interesting.