Nikon D7100 - the end of high-end DX?

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
Re: Mansurov didn't get the memo...

JimPearce wrote:

Low end DX will be replaced by the Nikon 2 mirrorless system, beginning this summer. This is the first model of the new DX. I'll buy this, but still expect a D400.

As a Nikon 1 user, I can tell you that low-end DX absolutely CANNOT be replaced by the Nikon 1 or 2 system, if the 2 is a 1" sensor camera.  No way, no how.  I like the N1, but the D3200 absolutely crushes any of the Nikon 1 cameras for IQ. And even if Sony or Toshiba design a class leading 1" sensor for the Nikon 2, it just won't compete with a D3200 for IQ.

The object of a company with a vast lens system like F-mount is to sell bodies in order to sell lenses.  Cutting out low-cost options in DX would remove a huge source source of profit for Nikon. That, and the minor sticking point of 1" cameras not being up to the task.

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Nikon Coolpix P330 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Nikon D800 Fujifilm X-E1 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +7 more
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