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chiefmasterjedi

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chiefmasterjedi Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2009
Fri 02-Mar-12 02:02 PM | edited Fri 02-Mar-12 02:05 PM by chiefmasterjedi

Ever since the D800 was announced and I submitted my pre-order, I have come to this forum several times a day to keep up with the discussions and gossip. I have seen many posts asking whether to "E" or not "E" and is there any need for video etc.
My question is, if you could have played a major role in designing the features for the new D800, what would you have included or left out?


Here is my list for the perfect camera "for me!"


1. 24mp with usable ISO 12,800, but high ISO is not a deal breaker for me.
2. 1/500 flash sync, or even 1/1000 for that matter.
3.Built in radio trigger, not just the RF wireless
4.built in vertical grip like the D3 and D4
5.Zoomed DX mode in the view finder, not just a masked out frame
6.Built in wireless transfer and built in GPS logging, my little smart phone can do it!
7.Electronic removable AA filter so you can choose when you need that extra resolution, plus make the IR filter do the same.
8.Leave out the video recorder, that's what camcorders are for.
9.Wireless control from a smart phone
10.Flip out tilting LCD screen
11.mirror less system to reduce vibrations and improve FPS
12.And for god sake give us the user presets that are on the D7000 and have been on Canon's for years instead of having to go into the menus.


EDIT:- Maybe I should add that my perfect ideas may not be possible, but they are just ideas!

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RRRoger

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#1. "RE: Your ideal D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Fri 02-Mar-12 01:42 PM

Quote> what would you have included or left out?
>
Quote>1. 24mp with usable ISO 12,800, but high ISO is not a deal
>breaker for me.<Quote<<<
RRR I would prefer the D4 Sensor with much higher ISO.

Quote>2. 1/500 flash sync, or even 1/1000 for that matter.
RRR I use flash so seldom that the pop-up will probably work for me.

Quote>3.Built in radio trigger, not just the RF wireless
RRR I would like the option to use the WT-5 and an ether port.

Quote>4.built in vertical grip like the D3 and D4
RRR I prefer the lighter, smaller D800 without grip.

Quote>5.Zoomed DX mode in the view finder, not just a masked out frame.
RRR Either that or a very faint grey that I can see a moving object thru.

Quote>6.Built in wireless transfer and built in GPS logging, my little smart phone can do it!
RRR I think there is a problem of interference by the metal camera body.

Quote>7.Electronic removable AA filter so you can choose when you
need that extra resolution, plus make the IR filter do the
same.
RRR The camera already uses software for that.
The filter has to be physically removed.

Quote>8.Leave out the video recorder, that's what camcorders are
>for.
RRR I am buying the D800 primarily for Video.
It will give me much better results "for my use" than a camcorder.

Quote>9.Wireless control from a smart phone.
RRR It is unlikely that they will add any functionality to the firmware.
We would need a hack for that.

Quote>10.Flip out tilting LCD screen.
RRR I like and use the one on my D5100, especially for Video.

Quote>11.mirror less system to reduce vibrations and improve FPS.
RRR Doesn't the D800 already have a "Mirror Up" mode?

Quote>12.And for god sake give us the user presets that are on the
D7000
and have been on Canon's for years instead of having to go into the menus.
RRR No comment. I think I can make do fine with what the D800 offers.
>
Quote>EDIT:- Maybe I should add that my perfect ideas may not be
>possible, but they are just ideas!

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chiefmasterjedi

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chiefmasterjedi Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2009
Fri 02-Mar-12 02:04 PM | edited Fri 02-Mar-12 02:07 PM by chiefmasterjedi

Thanks for the reply Roger, but I wasn't saying that my ideas needed a critique. I was just trying to see what everyone else wants in a camera if you had the chance to make your ideal camera. The D800 is already on it's way and nothing about it as gonna change and I'm not saying it is sub par or missing anything.

But just to reiterate a few points

Quote>7.Electronic removable AA filter so you can choose when you
need that extra resolution, plus make the IR filter do the
same.
RRR The camera already uses software for that.
The filter has to be physically removed.
CMJ- I'm talking about a Electronic or mechanical flip up AA filter and IR filter, then you get to chose on the fly what you want.


Quote>9.Wireless control from a smart phone.
RRR It is unlikely that they will add any functionality to the firmware.
We would need a hack for that.
CMJ- I didn't mean add it to the current D800, I'm talking about designing your own perfect specs. If the camera had built in wireless I'm sure this could be done easily with software.



Quote>11.mirror less system to reduce vibrations and improve FPS.
RRR Doesn't the D800 already have a "Mirror Up" mode?
CMJ- I'm not talking about Mirror up mode, I'm talking about mirror gone mode! I believe Sony has the translucent mirror that doesn't move and it shoots 12FPS because there is no time taken up to get the mirror out of the way. Plus mirror up mode doesn't allow you to look through the view finder. No mirror means less vibration and noise. I got to try the Sony a few months ago and it is weird not feeling the slap or hearing the extra noise from the mirror.



Again, this is just my idea for the perfect camera and I'm not in anyway trying to say that the new D800 is inadequate or missing features that should be there.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Fri 02-Mar-12 02:29 PM

>Thanks for the reply Roger, but I wasn't saying that my ideas
>needed a critique.Quote<<
>
RRR>I did not mean to critique, only answer your questions about what I want to see.
>
Quote>CMJ- I'm not talking about Mirror up mode, I'm talking about
>mirror gone mode! I believe Sony has the translucent mirror
>that doesn't move and it shoots 12FPS because there is no time
>taken up to get the mirror out of the way. Plus mirror up mode
>doesn't allow you to look through the view finder. No mirror
>means less vibration and noise. I got to try the Sony a few
>months ago and it is weird not feeling the slap or hearing the
>extra noise from the mirror.>>
>
RRR>I've tried the Sony mirror-less cameras also.
My problem with the translucent mirror is that it only lets (something like) two-thirds of the light thru.
Thus crippling performance potential such as High ISO.
If the D400 uses that same (but Nikon designed) 24MP DX Sensor, we will see what Sony gave up to go mirror-less.

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