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More info is available in this PDF on Nikon's website: http://chsvimg.nikon.com/lineup/microsite/d500/common/pdf/technology-digest.pdf

Strangely enough, the D500 can record up to the full 29:29 in 4K mode, but on the D5 it's limited to just three minutes!

EDIT: On further inspection, it seems that the D500 does full-pixel readout from a 4K area in order to get the video. Definitely better than line-skipping, though it's going to leave the effective crop quite near the m4/3rds level.

The D5 thing must be a typo.

The crop appears to be for HD only. At least that seems to be what the pdf is saying, but perhaps it is just poorly presented.

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The D5 thing must be a typo.

The crop appears to be for HD only. At least that seems to be what the pdf is saying, but perhaps it is just poorly presented.

The d5 probably does a full sensor readout and gets hot after 3minutes. The d500 is cropped, it's even less then m43, more like black magic crop.

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The d5 probably does a full sensor readout and gets hot after 3minutes. The d500 is cropped, it's even less then m43, more like black magic crop.

Cropped for HD only (in one mode, the other has an oversampled area). 4K is full sensor.

The image in the pdf doesn't really make sense. I'm guessing it is actually the sensor image figure for the D5 and they have just recycled it for the D500 document.

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The d500 is cropped, it's even less then m43, more like black magic crop.

At a rough guess, it looks like it's somewhere in-between the G7 (no crop in 4K) and GH4 (~1.3x crop). Might not be the crazy-huge crop we got from the NX500, but still...

Probably the best we can hope for is that by the time 4K filters through to the rest of Nikon's line-up, there's an option to switch between full sensor line-skip/pixel bin and 1:1 crop modes.

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At a rough guess, it looks like it's somewhere in-between the G7 (no crop) and GH4 (~1.3x crop). Might not be the crazy-huge crop we got from the NX500, but still...

Probably the best we can hope for is that by the time 4K filters through to the rest of Nikon's line-up, there's an option to switch between full sensor line-skip/pixel bin and 1:1 crop modes.

It will cost 2000$, this is not a camera for anyone on this forum.

Oh LOL LOL, the D5 crops to DX.

http://chsvll.nikon-image.com/products/slr/lineup/d5/pdf/d5.pdf

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... and still manage to cripple it enough not to make it worth while. Unless some certain people to do with Magic Lantern manage to bypass it.

Unfortunately it looks like a hardware limitation not a firmware thing... the sensor clearly has a 1:1 readout only for 4K and no binning like on the A7R II in full frame for instance.

They clearly couldn't do a fast enough full sensor readout at 20MP and downsample it on the image processor to 4K, like most other cameras have been able to do for at least a year now!

Probably a cost saving measure, but idiotic for Nikon's bottom line in terms of sales to videographers.

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UHD of D5 is DX crop and 1:1 readout

http://www.nikon-image.com/products/slr/lineup/d5/features04.html

 

"4K UHD video × dot-by-dot reading × EXPEED 5
Dot by dot information reading is less processing after shooting for the number of recorded pixels of the number and the motion picture pixels is the same used on the image pickup device, which provide high extremely sharpness image rich in detail."

"4K UHD video × wide range of NIKKOR lineup
Imaging range of 4K UHD video [3840 × 2160] almost the same as the [DX-based movie format (video imaging range)]. "

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Does Nikon even bother talking to users before they release these things?

Its crazy how much more advanced Samsung and its even more tragic that they are basically abandoning the video market. They never stood a chance breaking into the photography market but if they made a dedicated video camera that was designed to compete with the FS5 it would probably be a major hit. 

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That's also a thing that always baffles me...

... either these users value their relationship too much to be critical or something... or these brands just don't want to give people an amazing camera that does everything right, because they then wouldn't be able to sell cameras to those people in the years to come.

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Does Nikon even bother talking to users before they release these things?

Its crazy how much more advanced Samsung and its even more tragic that they are basically abandoning the video market. They never stood a chance breaking into the photography market but if they made a dedicated video camera that was designed to compete with the FS5 it would probably be a major hit. 

That ^

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