Adrian Van: Still waiting for the D400, but nice to know Thom Hogan's predictions are getting closer to reality in his recent charts. Which one next D7200 or D400? Spring time for D400 would be nice. Which lens would you use with one of these cameras to best make use of 24 Mp sensor. In DX, 16-85mm is very good, and 35mm F1.8 G, and some smaller FX lenses would work well like 60mm micro G which I have which is very sharp on my D300s. The idea of a DX camera beside extra reach is to keep the system with lenses smaller than FX for portability. I imagine the 55-300mm in DX which is reasonably sharp enough in reviews could work okay, instead of the bigger FX 70- 300mm lens, to keep a system smaller or lighter, but what do others think are best lenses to use for small size consideration?
You've just hit on the logic behind the megapixel wars. Hardly anybody needs more than 6Mp, but if sensors hadn't advanced beyond that, we'd all be using lenses from the 1980s.
garyknrd: As a Canon shooter I am so jealous of the resent Nikon offerings. If they come out with a pro-summer crop body water proof with the new AF system I am going to start writing some hate mail to Canon. Canon just doesn't get it anymore.Go Nikon. Maybe Canon will wake up.
The D7000 has a magnesium frame, which makes it pro-fall.
According to Thom Hogan, the mirror can be set to stay up while shooting in live view. That's got to improve one of the major reasons I pitched my D5000: the >1/2 second shutter lag in live view. Still no touch screen, which would have fixed the other one: the need to dive down into the menu system to change settings. Here's hoping that the D7x00 has the same live view option.
Looks great. Can't wait to dig into it. Thank you.