straylightrun: Big surprise. Next is Micro Four Thirds and eventually APS-C before FF becomes the standard in a few years.
What I do not understand is Nikon´s desire to not listen to the market.
Another enty level DSLR? It will still be bigger than the mirrolrless competition and I see not much room below the D3100 / D3200 in features or price. On the other hand Nikon refuses to satisfy the action shooters in the DSLR community for a long time now. Apart from the D4 the cameras are slow (D800) or artifically crippled (D7100). I have seen so many D300 at the recent airshow all attached to 70-200,70-300, 80-400 or 300mm+ primes. I bet those users would surely go for a D400 or D750 (up-date of the D700) in a heartbeat. And this group will probably still buy Nikon DSLRs and lenses for a very long time, as neither mirrorless offerings nor cellphones will ever satisfy thier needs.
This scheme also ends to hope to pick-up an older version seond-hand for less money, so that you have one for non-commercial work.
I would be fine with the subscrition, if they would do like Microsoft did and make a Home &Student version available.
seahawk: Well, if they want to down that route, than maybe it is time to think of a "home and student" non commerical version for a reduced price, like MS is selling for MS Office.
MS takes away some software from their home and student version. It misses Access, Outlook, Publisher and only comes with OneNote, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. And it puts a note in the files, that it is not for commercial use.But as far as I can tell it sells well.I knew many people who used illegal copies of Office, but since Home+Student is there, few take the risk. Adobe could also remove a few minor features. Like remove Bridge and limit the use use of Lab and CMYK color modes (if you use it it puts a small watermark in the graphic "Home+Student Editon not for commercial use"). I think that would work.
Well, if they want to down that route, than maybe it is time to think of a "home and student" non commerical version for a reduced price, like MS is selling for MS Office.