D7000 Discontinued?

Started Aug 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
whyamihere
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Re: D7000 Discontinued?
In reply to GreenMountainGirl, Aug 26, 2012

I think there's good evidence that the D7000 is on its way out the door. First, the following cameras can still be purchased new from Nikon USA directly:

D4, D800/E, D90, D5100, and D3200

Mind you, they still list the following models as "available from these authorized dealers" only:

D3X, D700, D300S, D7000, D3100

Now, we know the D90, D300S, D3X, and D700 are all officially discontinued products, yet there is obviously still product in the retail channels in the USA. In fact, Nikon still has warehouse stock of the D90 that they'll sell directly, and they'll willingly point you in the direction of who still has stock of the other 3 cameras.

We also know that the D3100 and D3200 will not sit side-by-side in the line-up for long. The D800 eventually replaced the D700, the D7000 replaced the D90 and D300S, and the D4 replaced the D3/S/X.

There's also heavy rebates available for the D3100, D5100, and D7000 (in fact, the D5100 and D7000 share the same $200 price cut). Knowing that there isn't any other cameras in Nikon's line-up that uses the 14.2MP sensor in the D3100, and the D5100 and D7000 share the same 16.2MP - also not shared by any other DSLR in the line-up - it would be reasonable to assume that Nikon is trying to rid their stock of those two sensors at the factory.

I would venture to guess that one should anticipate that D7000 production will soon be discontinued, despite the fact that a successor has not been announced. I think Nikon has established enough of a pattern to indicate that the D7000 - despite being a fine camera - is nearing the end of its life.

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