I was surprised the 60D didnt get a 100% viewfinder, which got me wondering why this isn't a common feature on all crop DSLRs.
Is a 96% viewfinder really so much cheaper manufacture than a 100% or is it just marketing promotion for upper-level products?
There is certain cost to ensure the VF and the sensor are perfectly aligned so the 100% is what the sensor sees nothing else.
That, and the 100% requires marginally larger/heavier/costlier pentaprism and viewfinder lenses.
Probably Nikon has done some good job to make their assembly so bullet-proof this is not a problems for them.
No, same applies to them. D90 was 96% viewfinder. D7000 goes to 100% at a significantly higher price point, a la 50D/60D v. 7D.
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