D400 Delayed until next year?

Started Jul 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: It is delayed because ...
In reply to M Lammerse, Aug 14, 2011

Thierry wrote:

As for what would delay the D300s successor, the tsunami may have been a factor. Or they've prioritized the D700 successor. Or they know the Sony A77 or even the "7D MkII" specifications, and have decided to add more features to the new camera to better compete with its competitors. Who knows? But I truly think it's a safe bet that the camera has been delayed if it's not announced soon.

Michel answered:

Mechanical-functional/quality specific changes are done months before it goes into production. DX xxx series camera's are not produced (anymore) in Japan.

Anouncement and release schedule for the upcoming products is already for many many months ready.

That would also be true of Nikon's competitors. So I don't think that the fact that the feature set is frozen months before the release is incompatible with the theory that the delay is due to knowldege of what the competition is preparing. Of course that's pure speculation and even wishful thinking from my part: competition would benefit us.
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