Mike you are correct as when the D4 came out all it looked like was that the Video had been improved on the D3S and I dont want Video on my DSLR..I then did some reading on both cameras and jotted down the similarities and the disparities. For me in Wildlife these are what are critical for me:mikef wrote:Peter I think you are jumping the gun to assume that the D4 will be better for wildlife photography when compared to the 1DX as afaik neither are available yet (excluding pre-production units) and on paper at least based on the specs I have seen the 1DX is ahead of the D4. Until proper reviews are available it would be premature to conclude that one is better than the other. Both seem to be fantastic cameras and unfortunately both out of my price range. Not sure where you got your raw buffer info as I suspect you have been misinformed – even Canon’s current 1D range are 14 bit. :?
Were you not stating a short while ago on another forum that you would not be changing your D3S for the D4 as you did not consider it to be an improvement? :o :)Peter Betts wrote: I think the more consumer cameras there is no real difference but at the top end Its Nikon all the way as I have experienced for 40 years where not one lens or camera has ever had to go in fora service...I know what my next camera will be :)
- RAW Buffer (D4 more than double and more than the 1DX which is itself coming in below the current champion D3S)
- Noise (D4 will be completely noise free @ 6400 ISO wheras the 1DX will be the same as the 3 year old current N01 D3S at 3200 ISO Noise Free....Its just a gimmick to say that it can achieve 204000 ISO..at what cost)
- Be able to focus f8 lenses...The D4 can and the 1DX cant...maybe with a firmware fix still being developed???
- The D4 has a card slot for the still to arrive in March XQD card that can transfer @ 125 mb sec...I struggle with Extreme CF cards at times @ 60 Mb Sec ..sure maybe Extreme Pro @ 90 will be far better and I was about to get some from B&H but seeing CF will no doubt drop off at the pro end I will get these when needed and live with Extreme for now..Both Nikon and Canon replace their Pro cameras every 4 years and the Canon guys will have to wait that to get the Technology the Nikon guys will be enhjoying next month
Sure The D4 only comes onto the shelves next week and the 1DX who knows when and it was announced well before both the D4 and D800 (Nota wildlife camera)..This isanother canon knockoff..In their rush to try and keep up with Nikon they announce good stufff and then the guys WAIT!!!! Take the 200-400 f4 for example..Nikon is busy with version 4 having brought out the first version in 1985 Manual Focus....Now the third version VRII is about to be replaced in the future. Canon announced their first version at the beginning of 2011 (26 years after Nikon) and 12 months later the guys are still waiting ....I mean how long does it take to copy a proven optical path of your main competitors 200-400?? Okay yes there will be great comparisons between the 2 and it will be great to read the reviews on the similar features like Video, build quality, etc but the crtical for me features mentioned above are a fact..the cameras can or they cant...no review needed :)[/quote]