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Starting to hear some rumors about the D5400 which according to this post on Nikon Rumors will be called the D5500. Skipping the D5400. It seems the number 4 in Japanese has the same pronunciation as the word for “death” (shi) and thus they avoid it. (Thanks Tom C.)   Why their flagship DSLR is named the D4s causes me some confusion but let’s set the number/name aside and talk about the features.

At this point we know very little other than a touchscreen will be added to the articulating screen and the camera will be announced in early January in time for Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  I suspect most other features will remain the same or similar with the D5300 and expect Nikon to use the same excellent 24mp sensor that they are currently using.

I hear from many photographers upgrading to DSLRS that feel torn between the increased quality of the Nikon but want the touchscreen of the Canon T5i.   This should help with the decision but I expect (or hope) Canon will come back with something in the T6i that gives them a fighting chance. Right now Canon does have a clear advantage with the dual pixel AF and the STM lenses if you want to easily capture video but on the photo side Nikon is my pick. Early rumors that I reported on suggested Canon would go mirror-less for the T6i but I doubt that is true, what will be more likely is the inclusion of the 70Ds fast live view focusing system.

How do you feel about touchscreens in your DSLR? Do you have one and love it? Don’t have one and don’t think you would want it?  Christina and I touch on the touchscreen debate and talk about the D5500 in this segment from our weekly podcast.

Poll – How do you feel about touchscreens in your DSLR? 




B&H Photo has a list of Everything Announced at CES 2017

 #bison #snowface ~  Captured with the #Sony #a7rII and Canon 100-400 and heavily cropped because I follow the #YellowstonePledge :)
 In Yellowstone National Park the roads are paved with snow and go straight for miles. Yesterday was sweet, today was the sweetest! Captured here on our way to Hayden Valley - a #dreamyplace like no other. #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 24-105 lens
 Yesterday ended as epically as it began (see my earlier post?) As we made our way out of the park the setting sun lit up this line of trees and steam from geothermal activity - a single line of animal tracks lead the way to this scene. #iloveyellowstonenp #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 70-200 ️‍️ EXIF: Exactly the same as the morning shot posted earlier.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. what i want from nikon, in addition to touch screens, i a d5xxx or a d7xxx with a 10+ / second framerate. i also want them to start including much larger buffers in future models (all models, not just one particular model)

  2. I absolutely love the touchscreen on my 70D. I had the D5300 and tried the 70D and traded my Nikon for the 70D. The wireless shooting, changing of settings and downloading of pics is a heck of a lot better on the 70D than the D5300. Very fast auto focus with dual pixel and silent with STM lens. Although I took 2 of my best pics on the Nikon I still prefer Canon with its rich features.

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