Upgrade Nikon D750 to the new D780 or jump to the Z6?

2 months 3 weeks ago #671671 by Sanford
Well the specs on the D780 kind of look like a Z6, except $600 more.  I'm a bit undecided about this.  You do pick up 2 card slots with the D780 over the single slot on the Z6.  I'd like to see what others are thinking about this camera.   What were your thoughts about it?  


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2 months 3 weeks ago #671673 by Nikon Shooter
I am a DSLR fanatic with an uncompromising taste
for 2 cards… but my needs are possibly different.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
This person is a posting maniac and deserves a #1 badge!Top Poster
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2 months 3 weeks ago #671779 by effron
My thoughts.... Are you in a hurry? What is the D750 not doing for you now?

Why so serious?
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2 months 3 weeks ago #671833 by Vahrenkamp
Specs look nice on the D780, I was thinking about picking up one as a second body.  We have a couple weeks before these will be in the stores, so we have time.  


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2 months 3 weeks ago #671836 by garyrhook
It all depends upon what kind of problem you're trying to solve.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #671849 by Vahrenkamp

garyrhook wrote: It all depends upon what kind of problem you're trying to solve.


I've been  wrong before, but I think he's looking for input on the camera.  

"I'd like to see what others are thinking about this camera.   What were your thoughts about it?  "


Aloha   


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2 months 3 weeks ago #671990 by garyrhook

Vahrenkamp wrote:

garyrhook wrote: It all depends upon what kind of problem you're trying to solve.


I've been  wrong before, but I think he's looking for input on the camera.  

"I'd like to see what others are thinking about this camera.   What were your thoughts about it?"


Okay, I'll add more words:

It doesn't matter what other people think. What matters is the needs of the potential customer. And that comes down to two things:
  1. Solving a problem
  2. G.A.S.
The latter then, makes the former irrelevant, along with others' opinions. The OP can ask about thoughts, but in the end it comes back to the OP. I'm just cutting out wasted time.

More words:
If you read the Nikon site, you learn that the D780 can shoot, in silent mode, as 12 fps. It has two UHS-II card slots. It does 4K video. I think it has the eye AF feature (I could be wrong).
The Z6 has a new mount, and all the potential that implies. Folks are raving about the video, but I'll bet the D780 is comparable. It's lighter. It has one card slot.

Those are the things that the OP needs to consider, and that goes back to problem solving, either current or future. There's really no other way to look at it. Unless it's just G.A.S.

Prove me wrong.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #672200 by effron
You aren't wrong, just rational. I'll wager half the camera upgrades are sold to people that think the new gear will deliver "better pictures"....even among the experienced. 
Other than a couple things, like FPS rates, articulating screen, etc I don't see much improvement to my seven year (or eight) D800.....for what I use it for. The Z6 doesn't excite me in the least.

Why so serious?
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2 months 2 weeks ago #672870 by Pete Franko
I've already got my preorder in for the D780.  So, you have my answer. 


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2 months 1 week ago #673479 by FotisGR
I jumped from my Nikon D7200 to Z6. It depends what you are looking for.
Mirrorless cameras, I believe they are the future. With the FTZ mount you can put on almost all Nikon's lenses. I have mounted on my Z6 the FF 50mm 1.8, FF 85mm 1.8, Tokina 11-20mm 2.8 DX lense, all working great. The EVF and the back monitor are great.
I wish the eye autofocus was on par with Sony's.


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2 months 1 week ago #673488 by effron

FotisGR wrote: I jumped from my Nikon D7200 to Z6. It depends what you are looking for..........
I wish the eye autofocus was on par with Sony's.

Correct, and it will be in short order.....

Why so serious?
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2 months 1 week ago #673835 by Scott Klubeck

FotisGR wrote: I jumped from my Nikon D7200 to Z6. It depends what you are looking for.
Mirrorless cameras, I believe they are the future. With the FTZ mount you can put on almost all Nikon's lenses. I have mounted on my Z6 the FF 50mm 1.8, FF 85mm 1.8, Tokina 11-20mm 2.8 DX lense, all working great. The EVF and the back monitor are great.
I wish the eye autofocus was on par with Sony's.


I think both Nikon and Canon are running after Sony on a number of points, eye AF is certainly one of them. 


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