Canon interview: the end of the DX pro line

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to JimPearce, Feb 2, 2013

Jim wrote:

Anyway, Nikon's current FX line requires that you choose between speed and reach.

Totally agree with you. Let's for an instant assume that the D7000 successors does not offer speed and the D400 is the last of its line. If nothing changes in Nikon's line-up then the only way to get speed is the D4. Which is an expensive proposition. And it doesn't give you reach even in DX mode.

So Nikon nixing the D400 line means no reasonably priced Nikon body offering speed and reach.

A D700 successor then? I'm not optimistic. Sales wise it would be hard to squeeze in the current Nikon line up. It would appeal to some, sure, but not enough of a market.

So going back to the original subject: Nikon DX pro users may have to start re-thinking where they want to go. The DX pro body may very well be a tunnel with an end in sight. And switching to Canon won't be a way out since apparently Canon is not interested in the DX pro line past the 7D successor.

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