D9300 - For real or just another tease?

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Robert Cohen
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In reply to JimPearce, 4 months ago

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It's amazing to me how little excitement there is here surrounding these rumours.

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I've been disappointed so often in the past few years I'm just going to wait and see.  Meanwhile my D300 and D700 continue to work very nicely.

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StillLearning,

Yep, and I'm starting to seriously consider a used D700 or used D3, as well! I need something that does better in low light, but I'm not interested in the D7x00 line, at this point, nor in the D6x0 line, neither. Considering sports is a big thing I'm shooting, I'm not sure the D800 can really do the job, either. I need something close to my D300, and the closest new is the D800. However, it's still not close enough. My purchase timeframe is still a ways off, though, so this could all change. I've not really been wanting to go FX for several reasons. But I may end up doing so.

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Re: Great Timing - I can wait to see if this pans out .
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Welcome all

I must have been guided by the Lord when I held off on the D7100,he did let me get that second D300.Praise be.

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Re: D9300 - For real or just another tease?
In reply to StillLearning, 4 months ago

StillLearning wrote:

Patco wrote:

StillLearning wrote:

Fresh for Nikon Rumors.

D9300?

I've been predicting the "D9000" since 2012.

Seems obvious to me that there will be no DX D400, as that line has changed to FX with the D700, just as the D1/D2 line changed to FX with the D3.

It's looking like you may be right.

I will believe it when I see it.

Who cares what it is called as long as it delivers.

Pros might care because it's likely that with the change in nomenclature comes a change in its eligibility as a primary camera for NPS.

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Re: A double hit Renato...
In reply to JimPearce, 4 months ago

Can't help but wonder if the D600 ("dust and oil") and D800 ("left AF") QA issues left a lot of loyal Nikon users dis-interested in new Nikon offerings.

It could also be that lots of folks waiting for the true D300 and D700 replacements gave up waiting, either by switching to a different brand or gave up their gear lust altogether.

JimPearce wrote:

The D800s and D9300 have the potential to plug the performance gap in their DSLR lineup. It's amazing to me how little excitement there is here surrounding these rumours. Especially since NR seems to be more an underground marketing asset than a real rumour site.

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Re: A double hit Renato...
In reply to JimPearce, 4 months ago

D9300 would mean a similar refresh cycle as the rest of the consumer line, which speaks against a high-end solution.
But one can hope. D800S + D9300 would be a very nice combination.

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Re: D9300 - For real or just another tease?
In reply to StillLearning, 4 months ago

Of course I just gave up on a D300 replacement and bought a D7100 3 weeks ago. My recent purchase all but guarantees the D9300 will be an awesome camera.

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Re: D9300 - For real or just another tease?
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D9300 - could be the replacement of the D7200. Could also be placed above a possible D7300. The name scheme however indicates that they plan a refresh scheme like they use on the consumer line-up, which imho speaks against a full D300 replacement and more for a beefed up D7200.

But together with a D800S it could be a nice set-up and a D7200 + 6-8FPS + buffer + better AF + metering from the D800 + AF-ON and control turret would work for me.

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D9300 - could be the replacement of the D7200. Could also be placed above a possible D7300. The name scheme however indicates that they plan a refresh scheme like they use on the consumer line-up, which imho speaks against a full D300 replacement and more for a beefed up D7200.

But together with a D800S it could be a nice set-up and a D7200 + 6-8FPS + buffer + better AF + metering from the D800 + AF-ON and control turret would work for me.

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The D9300 naming scheme doesn't imply anything about an update schedule at all.  Look at the D7x00 line.  It doesn't get updated very often and not nearly as often as the D3x00 and D5x00. It could very well be that Nikon just decided that once and for all, DX will be four digit product numbers and the ONLY thing that D9300 signifies is that it's intended to be above the D7x00 and that it's DX and we really know nothing more than that.

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dog house riley wrote:

StillLearning wrote:

Fresh for Nikon Rumors.

D9300?

I just read it too on NR, for the folks who have craved a replacement for their D300 and 300s I hope Nikon has heard their "cries" I'm not in the market I still use and love my old D200 and D700 but I hope its got the heritage of the D300, and all the future goodies, myself I'd like to think it has the "bones of the D700" only a DX, but here's hoping for you all, bring it on Nikon and do it right!!

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Well we were expecting a D7200 for 2014, so it would be 3 versions in 4 years - it might be the case that the D9300 is the D7200, because I seriously fail to see how a D7200 (or D7300) could fit in between the D5300 and the D9300.

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Well we were expecting a D7200 for 2014, so it would be 3 versions in 4 years - it might be the case that the D9300 is the D7200, because I seriously fail to see how a D7200 (or D7300) could fit in between the D5300 and the D9300.

Why in the world would Nikon take the D7200 and name it D9300?  Makes zero sense to me.   A D9x00 series needs to be a different level of performance at a different price level and I rather doubt that Nikon intends to give up on the D7x00 price point as it has been a very successful price point for them.

There's plenty of room for a D7200 and a D9300/D400 in the market.  I'm not going to go dig it up now, but I've written up a couple lists of things here before that could easily differentiate a D9300 from any D7x00.  That would not be hard to do at all if Nikon thought it was good for the product line to have a camera above the D7x00 in price and performance.

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Re: appeasement from Nikon?
In reply to StillLearning, 4 months ago

This would be a nice comeback for Nikon after the D600 fiasco, making amends with its loyal base and rekindling relationships... very unlike the Nikon we know but then again desperate times call for desperate measures as the saying goes. I think we would all welcome the D300 replacement with open arms and forgive Nikon pretty quickly for any previous misdeeds! lol

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Yes, but I can also see them keeping the D7100 a little longer and putting the D9300 above it for the moment. Say at 1300 Euro (~1500$)

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seahawk wrote:

...I seriously fail to see how a D7200 (or D7300) could fit in between the D5300 and the D9300.

Back in happier days we had the D40, D70, D80 and D200 -- the D7200 (or D7200) would fit between a D9300 and D5300 the same way the D80 and D90 fit between the entry level cameras and the D200 and D300.

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But if you look at the specs - a D7200 would need to be an up-grade from the D7100 and superior to the D5300 while being below the D9300. Unless there is a new AF module for the D9300 and it is aiming for a much higher performance than I am expecting, this will be not easy.

51p AF, D800 metering, 6FPS (8 with grip) - leaves not much room for a D7200 imho.

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Re: appeasement from Nikon?
In reply to Frank C., 4 months ago

I have had a D300 since about the beginning and never bought another APS-C camera until two weeks ago.  (You loyal Nikonians can partially thank me if this rumor turns out indeed to be a replacement for a D300.)

I gave this a great deal of thought (common, I suppose) and decided I wanted (1) something lighter for travel, what I mainly do while taking photos these days; (2) some guarantee that Nikon would bring out a greater variety of and better-quality DX lenses to match today's better sensors; and (3) better treatment from Nikon (you all know this long list and I don't want to repeat it and appear to be whining).

A D5300 (at about a pound) seemed the best travel camera from Nikon for me, at least before the latest rumor came out. However, even if there is actually a D300 replacement, it will almost certainly weigh a couple of pounds or nearly so and, in any case, its existence will take care of neither item 2 or 3, above.

I am keeping the D300, 16-85mm, and Micro 85mm--everything else will go and these will probably be put up for sale eventually as well.

I have bought into the Fuji X system (an X-E2 and six lenses, if you're interested) as it meets my own needs at this point in my life.  I am honestly surprised at how many Nikon and Canon users have traded in their DSLRs for this brand of mirrorless camera and in the enthusiasm I see for it.  I even recognize a a forum moderator from Nikonians who is now a Fuji enthusiast who sold his D300.

Regardless, I wish you the very best of luck.

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seahawk wrote:

But if you look at the specs - a D7200 would need to be an up-grade from the D7100 and superior to the D5300 while being below the D9300. Unless there is a new AF module for the D9300 and it is aiming for a much higher performance than I am expecting, this will be not easy.

51p AF, D800 metering, 6FPS (8 with grip) - leaves not much room for a D7200 imho.

Why assume that the D7200 is going to be updated any time soon? The timeline has been:

  • D80 announced in September, 2006.
  • D90 announced in August, 2008.
  • D7000 announced in September, 2010.
  • D7100 announced in August, 2013.

A D7200 isn't due until September 2015, so we are talking about something more than the D7100 for now.

Also, more fps, a larger buffer, and more external controls are enough to distinguish a D300/D300s replacement from a D7100 replacement. There has also been an improvement in AF going from the D4 to the D4s, so that's an area where a D9300 could also distinguish itself from a D7200.

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What # system
In reply to Tony Beach, 4 months ago

I do not get why a D200-D300 cameras are DX but D600-D700 are FX. I suppose 200-300 are DX pro and 600-700-800 are FX enthusiast or something like that. It must be confusing for some people besides me. I think all  DX cameras should have been XX00 (4#s) and FX X00 (3#s). I could agree with a pro DX line starting at 8000 or 9000 series. I guess since D70-80-90 are gone the DXX #s are gone so can't be used for DX pro. Or maybe they should put DX or FX before model #.

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Re: D9300 - For real or just another tease?
In reply to seahawk, 4 months ago

9300?  Unlikely imo.... The  Coolpix line sports the S 9300...and it's a poor performer

Would they give the same number to a new flagship model?

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