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Finally a Nikon Fullframe?

October 13, 2004 | Comments (0)
Good news for all (d)SLR users who want to shoot really wide! According to MacWelt.de Nikon is busy developping a full frame sensor. The story was release at photokina:

A small, but interesting detail announced Nikon in a question round at the end of its press conference of the Photokina. The Japanese camera manufacturer develops at present a professional DSLR camera with full format display sensor.

So professionals — who use built Nikon objectives for similar SLR cameras — can use these without a focal length extension. The smaller image sensors in the APS C format as in the D2x to be found, represent only one cutout of the illustration surface of a 35-mm-Films — which corresponds to an extension of the focal length by the factor 1.5 in this case. When on the first fullframe DSLR camera from Nikon to is to be expected, which can step up against the Canon-Rival EOS 1Ds Mark II, is at present not known. We might expect it to be announced at the beginning of next year, at the PMA or the CeBIT.



Ah, good news! And the bad news is: only for the 'pro' users (read: +3000 euro body price). But this direction of the Nikon development is ok. Not leaving the full format F-mount market to Kodak (and maybe Fuji?).

Posted by: :) E.T. at October 18, 2004 9:22 PM

Great news, and for all that believed that the DX format was the end of the story I recall that there is a physical relation between noise, size of photodiodes and sensibility. Given the size of a frame there is another regarding the number of pixels one may bring there onto.
Some wonders are possible on the noise front but they are always an compromise creating artefacts.
The obvious other solution to increasing the size of the frame is to cool it down...

Posted by: :) Gary at October 25, 2004 9:14 AM

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