#13. "RE: Thom Hogan Chimes in on the D800" In response to In response to 8 Wed 08-Feb-12 05:02 PM by Ed911
>I now shoot with the D7000. I would like to make the move >to an FX camera but would have much preferred to see greater >low light capability than 36MP. Resolution is more than >good enough on the D7000. However, better low light >capability is always appreciated.
And, how much better yet would it have been to have a 20-24 MP sensor with exquisite 6400 ISO...a real achievement. 100 to 6400 ISO native, with 12800 ISO where 3200 was.
The 36 MP D800 is best suited for landscape and portrait photography, and would have been better tagged, the D4X as a follow-on to the D3X...and as was projected, it really isn't the next newer version of the D700.
If Canon is smart, they will grab a huge segment of the new release market with a 24 MP 5D3, with superior, clean, usable native 50-12800 ISO, upgraded focus sensors, and color metering system with 8 frames per second, and dual card slots with 100% viewfinder and a Digic 5 processor and huge buffer...and of course, it would have to have a pop up flash so that their new version of Nikon's CLS would work with the new 5D3.
I was hoping for something like this from Nikon...a good all around midrange camera, like the 5D2 has been in the past. Good for landscapes, good for weddings, good for portraits, and good for family outings. Not a 5D2 mind you...but the upgraded competitive version from Nikon...a lot like the D800...with much better ISO...and speedier FPS.
I know we see usable ISO at and above 6400...but really...to be perfectly honest...wouldn't it be better if the ISO above 1600 was a clean as ISO 1600...or even ISO 800. This is where I see the next big contest.
I would like to see the D800 placed in the D3X forum.