Valonqe I'm not against HD video, I welcome it! However I don't understand why people are crying about not having full HD or full manual control in current Nikons. It will happen when Nikon's good and ready to make it happen.
Rumors are just that... RUMORS until Nikon makes an official announcement nothing is certain. So just because there is a rumor of a firmware update doesn't mean it will actually happen.
If you need full manual and 1080p video today, right now, then you have other choices at various price points. However remember that a little over a year and a half ago you had ZERO options!
Niko ! Thanx for letting me know on the update firmware. Nikon must of updated their website during my long post.
As to you're question on why people want to have Full HD and the manual control over video are:
1. When you take pictures do you use it in manual mode ore in automatic?
My guess would be both. If you want to be more creative and control the picture u
set the camera in Manual mode. And if you don't have that much time to bother with
so many settings yo just dial it to ether Auto or any other modes andd you take the
pictures. It is the same with in D-MOVE. It is OK to have it auto mode for qick
recording. But I would like to be able to set it to manual so I can contort the
camera my self and not the other way around it. Even though the quality is heavily
compressed it still looks great compared to other video Cameras with ENG lenses.
Because you can change lenses and have pull focus during a shot and so many more
things that you can get out of the D-MOVE. I agree with a lot of people that they
find it hard to focus when they film their kids but with a bit of practice you can
get some amassing videos. That's of causer if you want to us it. If not then don't
us it leave to the others who want it. IT is a simple software program same as the
other updates that they have done to pix the problem with the battery grip and the
card problem that they have. The manual control it's just an extra feature that
doesn't cost a thing for Nikon. I personally would pay an extra $200 on top of the
price that I payed just to have that Manual feature and a different frame rate.
2.Why wanting the Full HD. Well it is the way forward to start with. Plus having
that extra resolution it looks great in LCD/PLASMA SCREENS.
3.Different Frame rate. You get to shoot real slow motion without the need to do it
These are the back bone of any filmmaker when shooting video and of course the audibility to change lenses. When D90 came 2 years ago it was the first DSLR to shot HD video and a lot of people started to buy that camera just because it shot video. People sow the potential of the camera and started do use it with their manual lenses. For two years Nikon couldn't come up with a simple firmware just to fix that small problem, which wasn't a problem to begin with but a simple request that people asked Nikon.
You say that a little year a go we had ZERO option. You are right to say that on the other hand Canon fixed that problem with in 6 months. Even for them it wasn't a problem it was requested by Canon users and they wrote a firmware for the camera. Remember 7D was designed by the request of a lot of users that they wrote to Canon to have all the features that the 7d has now. They even improved the jello effect on the 1D mar4 which again was a request from users.
You mention Rumor is a Rumor, again you are right! Would id been more professional from Nikon to post it on their website their prediction of the new firmwares as supposed to letting people rumoring around. Canon have their rumors in their website and tell you when the next firmware is coming out.
In one hand I am happy that Nikon finally made it clear for me so I don't have to wait any longer because the Firmware that they brought it out it doesn't fix my problem so I can look for a solution in his neighborhood ( Canon ).
It is shame, and honestly i feel so sorry to sell my Nikon D300s with all the bits and pieces to raise money for 7D. I guess I have me F4 and my Nikkor lenses to soothe my spirit for NIKON.
At the end of the day as they say Business is Business. I have to look out for the business.