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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:38 PM

For those of you who like mirrorless but not full frame.  :)

 

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:47 PM

Nah, I still love my D50, D300!

 

Perhaps I'll consider mirrorless when / if I turn 70 years of age.

 

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:38 AM

All I can say is:

Why?

I would not have gone this route. Why invent the wheel twice?

I don’t get it....
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:21 AM

All I can say is:

Why?

I would not have gone this route. Why invent the wheel twice?

I dont get it....

Art not everyone needs the size, cost and weight of full frame and lets be honest the IQ difference is not as great as it used to be! The D500 is killer many sports photographers use it.

The fact you can now get a Z with all the Zs Mount advantages in a smaller package complete with two nice lens under $1400 is a win for us lower income photographers.

Fuji is killing it in the DX mirror less market Nikon Is trying to take a chunk of that market back.

Add the specs are pretty good, 11 FPS on an entry level camera thats a true shot across Sonys DX system that sells very well by the way. Nikon is going right at Sonys A64xx cameras.

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:32 PM

Art not everyone needs the size, cost and weight of full frame and lets be honest the IQ difference is not as great as it used to be! The D500 is killer many sports photographers use it.

The fact you can now get a Z with all the Zs Mount advantages in a smaller package complete with two nice lens under $1400 is a win for us lower income photographers.

Fuji is killing it in the DX mirror less market Nikon Is trying to take a chunk of that market back.

Add the specs are pretty good, 11 FPS on an entry level camera thats a true shot across Sonys DX system that sells very well by the way. Nikon is going right at Sonys A64xx cameras.

 

 

Well, I may not like it, but I hope it is successful for them. I have to admit, the specs are pretty darn good! I love the 11fps.


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 07:00 AM

The DX market represents a very high percentage of DSLR camera sales.  There are lots of people that own an entry level DX camera and lenses.  For a relatively small portion, this is just an entry point for a migration to full frame.  But the top selling cameras from Nikon are always DX models.

 

I see this camera appealing to two groups.  The primary market is entry level camera owners.  They are coming from a phone or an older DSLR, and want a mirrorless model.  They are not gearheads and may not buy another camera for 5-8 years - but there are a lot of these people.  Today, mirrorless has a lot of hype and publicity.  There are a lot of options for 4/3 or APS-C cameras.  This gives Nikon a chance to be part of that conversation and a good option.  The mass market advertising and marketing Nikon does is geared to this segment.  For an entry level camera, the Z50 is a simple answer and a very good camera.

 

The other place where this camera fits is for existing Mirrorless users or DSLR users that want to try out mirrorless.  The primary benefit is reduced size/weight.  The Z50 and kit lens is almost half the weight of the Z6 and kit lens - and  70% lighter than any DSLR and normal lens.  If you have a favorite lens from your DSLR or Z camera, you can use it with the Z50 and FTZ.  But the kit lenses are likely to be pretty good - especially at the price.  This camera is perfect for throwing in a laptop bag or purse.  

 

I see plenty of photographers with a Nikon DSLR and a 4/3 system.  This probably stops a lot of the erosion.  Why would I want to maintain two systems when for $1000 I can buy the Z50, the 16-50 lens, and use all my existing lenses with the FTZ if desired.  This is a pretty easy option.


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