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A 1″ Successor To The ‘King Of Zooms’ Nikon P900 By Nikon Would Be A Sensation.

by Anura Guruge


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of December 10, 2016.

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IF Nikon manages to pull this off it would be close to a MIRACLE.

They would have to get pretty close to DEFYING the laws of physics — when it comes to optics and focal length.

As you KNOW I am in awe of my Nikon P900. It is one heck of a camera. Though I previously owned a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, which does have a 1″ sensor, the Nikon P900, head and shoulders, is a better camera.

I just can’t even imagine how they could get a 1″ sensor into a body similar in dimensions to that of the P900 and offer a 1,800mm zoom.

The best that we have, at present, with 1″ sensors is 20x to 25x — and that is even true with Nikon’s, yet to ship (and now rather ill-fated) DL 24-500mm.


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by Anura Guruge

Would I Have Bought The New Nikon DL24-85 vs The Panasonic Lumix LX100?

by Anura Guruge


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The newly announced, available in June 2016, Nikon DL24-85 at B&H. Click to access the B&H product page.


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A snippet from (the as ever extremely helpful) DPReview side-by-side comparison. Use link below to access full comparison. Click to ENLARGE and check out just these parameters here.

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The Nikon DL series was announced exactly a week after I had placed my order for the Panasonic Lumix LX100 from BuyDig.com. Yes, I had heard the rumors but Nikon did not really figure in my choices — the only brands I was seriously considering having been Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic.

Should I have waited for the Nikon DL? I don’t think so.

Why? First and foremost SENSOR SIZE. It is like trying to overcome an addiction. I really, really do want to get away from 1″ sensors. That is like the #1 goal in my life! I know it is sad — when sensor size becomes the most important goal of your life. So that alone would have been enough for me to discount the Nikon.

And then there is the availability. June 2016? In my world that is the lifetime away. I would probably have taken over 6,000 pictures with the LX100 by then!

So right now I have no regrets. Whenever I see stuff about how good the Nikon DLs are I just remind myself, 1″ and in this case SIZE matters a LOT.


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by Anura Guruge