>No - the A99 is only 6fps. I think their 10fps mode is only >when shooting 1.5 crop (they call, it "telezoom >mode"). So the A99 basically has the same fps as the >D600.
Ok... Thanks for the clarification..
>So my point is Sony has not cracked this nut. I don't think >Canon has either. No manufacturer has a 24mp or up, 14 bit, >10 fps unit as far as I'm aware.
Don'e need 10. Would like 8. My D3s is plenty fast enough for me.
>(Edit: the 1D X can do 14fps/18mp without autofocus for 252mp >per second, so it is at the top speed we are talking about but >is a brand new purpose built sensor, but it still isn't at the >higher mp that you want in a sensor).
Great, slow that down to 8-10 and give me 24MP.
>Anyhow, in the interim with all the serious shooting that you >do, I think you might as well rent a D4 and see for yourself >if the mp is actually going to be a limiting factor for your >results.
I've shot the D4. And frankly, the D4 won't do what I need. The Canon 7D is an 8fps, 18MP camera selling for $1500. It was introduced THREE YEARS AGO last month. It's moving at the same bandwidth as the D800...144mp/sec.
In order for me to get where I need to go, I need to deliver a 10-12MP final image from a DX crop, and I need to do that at 8fps. The D600 is getting me closer than anything else. If Nikon made a true 7D equivalent with the noise performance of the D600, I'd be golden.
>If you read Neil's posts here at Nikonians over >recent times, he is saying that us action guys (wildlife, >sports) don't get the benefit of full res anyways due to >motion blur at the pixel level (he is much more eloquent) and >that a 24mp sensor (the topic was D400) is not going to give >us "what we think it will".
Is that right? Well my D800 has certainly been meeting my needs for sports shooting. It's all but displaced my D3s. And I have a feeling the D600 will finish the job once I can get a grip on it.
>Our next chance to understand whether manufacturers can >overcome current constraints is the D400 fps (and the 7Dii). >Can they get it up to 10fps? It is going to be very >interesting to see. I vote for the 16fps mirrorless D400
I'm hoping that the 7DMk2 and the D400 will be direct competitors. And sadly, both are late for me. I needed them this fall to shoot field sports. If they don't ship in the next couple of months, I won't be in the market again until next summer.