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Perhaps if Nikon can update the firmware so that the camera can read 4.2K-4.4K internally then downsample to 4K, the crop would not be as severe. Being 8-bit anyways would make it not difficult a task for the Expeed 5. Of course the possible side effect would be a shorter recording time since the process can generate more heat than usual...

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On 1/12/2016 at 6:45 PM, Nukunukoo said:

Perhaps if Nikon can update the firmware so that the camera can read 4.2K-4.4K internally then downsample to 4K, the crop would not be as severe. Being 8-bit anyways would make it not difficult a task for the Expeed 5. Of course the possible side effect would be a shorter recording time since the process can generate more heat than usual...

I would be OK with this.  Actually stoked.  As looking at lens options for nikon mount with a mtf sized sensor is not promising. It's still interesting as an HD cam with Nikon Dr and color.  Though i dont expect super sharp hd as there is a lot of binning going on with full sensor readout.  With the crop on the 4k theres no way the hd is scaled from a full readout.  Still waiting on bitrates.  Hard choice between this and the a6300.  

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54 minutes ago, froboy88 said:

Still no bitrate info.  Do They really expect people to go buy it without all the info?

The camera is ANNOUNCED, not released. Bitrate is just a value they switch in software, which is pretty easy to do just before release. I'm guessing the firmware for these cameras is far from final with 1 month still until release - and that the fact they haven't announced the bitrates means they are still tweaking image/video quality related features. I'd assume it's a similar story with the DL cameras and their missing video features: perhaps they will still add 24p even though it isn't in specs.

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On 1/9/2016 at 2:35 AM, IronFilm said:

Half hour clip is roughly 8 * 4 gigs, so you can calculate the bitrate from that ;-)

http://nikonrumors.com/2016/01/08/nikon-d500-specifications-and-features-explained-confidential-nikon-internal-document.aspx/

(so is well over 100 Mb/s)

UMMMM Anyone else notice the Electronic VR for 1080p video??

 

Nikon-D500-specifications-features-explained-internal-Confidential-document-3-900x1326.jpg

 

Also listed here: https://photographylife.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-nikon-d500

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