>That's an interesting point. I use the 5:4 crop mode nearly >100% of the time on my D3s. I wish I had it on my other >cameras. But it would be nice to have the entire viewfinder. >Not sure how possible that is as long as that remains an >optical process rather than a purely electronic one.
The reason I asked if this viewfinder cropping has changed is that in the Tech Specs on the NikonUSA site it says this:
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx. 1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx. DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx. 5:4 (30x24): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
If this means what I hope it does, they may have addressed my question and just couldn't quite get full frame coverage. Maybe??? That would be a huge step in the right direction. Filling the viewfinder would make the DX mode on the D800 very usable at 16 MP, just like the D4.