EcoPix: D3 and D300;D3s and D300s;D4 and... nothing;D4s and...???
I don't think they have enough funds to continue making DX Pro models. A lot of major changes happened since film era cameras. Electronics now have advantage over camera its self and they have to sell that innovation to make money. I think the N80 as a camera, is better than any of these DX pro models. But this is my personal observation.
Nice theme/subject, hope it's going to be more of it. I missed it this time.
Never mind Nikon...
I give up.
I was waiting for DX pro model and gave up. I do use Nikon camera but would not upgrade. I do not care for 35mm sensor, I already invested thousands into DX format lenses and choosing better samples. I have no use for 24MP. and see better image quality in less MP count and so camera speed/performance. I still use my D90 and got a new D5100. ...that's where I stop.
lem12: Probably one of the sharpest optics by Zeiss and the price is in the proper range for such glass and brand. But introduced on mirrorless body system not on high end DSLR? I thought these two mirrorless cameras aimed at advanced user. For an advanced user this lens becomes just a 55mm lens, at not even high but astronomical price.
Rocky Mtn Old Boy, Personally I think Sony makes one of the best sensors on 35mm frame market. And for such giant like Sony it's easy to pop another great line of electronics. I have no doubts here. So that places A7 on the level with Canon and Nikon DSLR's in similar price range. The problem I see here that Sony could pop cameras faster than make enough lenses for them. And these electronics get upgraded so quick that the cameras like A99 is already behind by its sensor performance and oddly more of a camera than these two. Considering all this paying a $1000 for 55mm lens for A7 is a bit unreasonable.I wish I could! 8)
K E Hoffman, Let's compare Canon and Nikon to Sony FE when it will provide a stable and full photographic line of accessories and lenses.
Rocky Mtn Old Boy, it doesn't look like FE is a new flagship camera line. We still in a camera market, not just sensor and smaller body design.
These two cameras came out at the same time, the 7R is not an upgrade, 7R cost about $600 more. And only one lens made for both cameras - 55mm at $1000. It couples with 7R but for people getting a cheaper 7 model, $1000 for 55mm lens could be a bit unreasonable.
Not both, I mean the one that is cheaper - A7.
SLT-A99 more of a camera + accessories than any of these two.
This makes so much room for third party lens makers, especially Sigma.
So little choices and such a big difference in price. I would have to make money on something this expensive. This is a 55mm $1000 lens! Personally I don't make money on photography to invest in such product.
Probably one of the sharpest optics by Zeiss and the price is in the proper range for such glass and brand. But introduced on mirrorless body system not on high end DSLR? I thought these two mirrorless cameras aimed at advanced user. For an advanced user this lens becomes just a 55mm lens, at not even high but astronomical price.
...just a thought
If someone with money goes shopping they will go for the upper class names. And $10.000 isn't much for them to spend compare to someone that taking money out of they mortgage or limiting a credit card to get $4.000 camera just for the hobby
I've been telling this for long time - Sony the one who could do this and will. And this is going to be my first full-frame digital camera. Thanks Sony!
If Canon improves G1X's DR to match T2i's and do something about that Panorama feature too, I will buy that camera no questions! Even if price will go up $200 or so. I've previously owned Canon's compacts and they are great! Advanced compact from Canon with larger sensor... G1X??
If Canon increases DR able to at least match T2i and updates its Panorama mode (similar to the Sony's would be great), this would be true compact I'm looking for. I'll buy it no doubts!
lem12: When placed on B&W scale the whites turn yellowish from X-Pro1 sample.
I have nothing against New Studio Scene. To me it looks more than enough, it's fine.
When I place that rectangular thing from the 20 bill to any white scale the output from two Canons and Nikon looks white, from FujiFilm is yellowish.