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Started Jun 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: How many is not many?
In reply to bobn2, Jun 18, 2012

bobn2 wrote:

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bobn2 wrote:

seahawk wrote:

The Sendai production tells us, that the real D300 replacement is the D600, which Nikon expects to sell a lot. The D400, if it is ever released, would be niche camera. Considering the demand for the D800 and the probably closeness in specification to the D7000 replacement, I can hardly see them sell many. I think it will the a option for the die hard DX fans and probably the last semi-pro DX camera. If Nikon is clever they won´t release this camera at all, as an up-graded DX7X00 would probably be enough to satisfy the few users who refuse to go FX.

Buffer of Nikon's offering at that level of camera has remains consistently in the same place in the market during the entire time of the class of camera. As has AF speed and accuracy.

I would give that statement more credence if it wasn't for the fact that the D7000 is the first and only Nikon offering 'at that level of camera'. Very hard to predict a trend from a single item.

D70s -> D80 -> D90 -> D7000.

Lens coupling, buffer and metering capabilities follow very closely in the D80 thru the D7000 as technology developed.

The D40/D60 is what was broken into two cameras - D3000 / D5000

For the folks here, this is about perception, and what is 'pro' or not 'pro'. It is about nothing of substance.

I consider getting the shot to be QUITE substancial.

What constitutes 'getting the shot'? I suspect that you mean speed and responsiveness, which is a different thing from 'pro' or 'not pro'. Speed and responsiveness are tangible. 'Pro' relates to nothing tangible at all.

I just did a bit of research and it turns out that the D300 and D7000 use the same mech, and it is a lower spec one than the D3/D4/D700/D800 mech - those have a separate motor to drive the aperture lever, while the DX mech (inherited from the D2) uses a 'slap' from the mirror motor. So, the D7000 mech is already 8FPS capable. Presumably the present AF would be upgraded with the new processors, just like the D4/D800 was, or its quite possible that if no D400, the D4/D800 AF would find its way into the the D7100. The D7000 already uses the same build principles as the D300's major competitor, the only difference being that the base and front panels are plastic on the D7000 and mag alloy on the 7D. The base is easily rectified, but unlikely that the front panels will be, because they are plastic on all Nikons, D4 included.

So, a sufficiently upgraded D7000 would essentially be directly equivalent to its nearest competitor,

Which is a three year old camera.

Certainly, but how much do you think Canon will update the 7D? They have just produced the 5DIII, which is a FF 7D with the latest gen upgrades in it (DIGIC 5+, new 61 point AF) - it's a fair bet that the 7DII will be a APS-C 5DIII, in which case a sufficiently upgraded D7000 will sit very well against it.

All you have to do to a Volkswagen is to upgrade the interior and ride handling, and you have an Audi. So, by your logic, the 2013 VW will be an Audi at a VW price?

What you just described here in a 7D2 is a jump in class over the D7000. A Canon APS version of the 5D3 is not a D7x00 competitor. As you just pointed out, the 5D3 has the same AF system as their top gun. The D300 has the same AF system (mostly) as Nikon's top gun. The D7000 has a (assumed) cheaper, (known) less effective AF system that Nikon's top gun.

Put the 51pt AF module in the D7000, increase the buffer by 60%, replace the plastic body panels with mag alloy, and look: you nearly have an Audi.
Sorry man, but your math is not adding up to me.

Everybody who is excited about buying Nikon's new camera that is equivelent to what Canon did 3 years ago raise your hands!

What most people will buy is what does the job. It is only the few who demand that what they have now be updated exactly as they wish.

Assuming this is some snidely pointed comment towards me, I have no idea what you're talking about. Most people buy what they think will make them the best. The D7000 does not get my job done, and that is a tested fact, not an opinion.

My apologies if that does not fit your world view.

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