the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt

Started Nov 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,273
Re: the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt

viking79 wrote:

I realize that nothing has changed to make performance less desirable, but I think no updates from Nikon on a D300s or Canon for a 7d in more than 4 years are telling to how much they are [not] concentrating on that market. That update cycle is as long as it has been for the pro level cameras.

Well, that was my point.

Here's one way to think of it: the "pro" and "semipro" tiers are not really just a vertical separation of best vs almost-best.  They are two different markets: journalists' cameras (D4) and artists' cameras (D800).  One's tuned for action and the other is tuned for landscapes and studios.  Now if you want an artist's camera and can't afford a D800, you can get a D600, and if you can't afford that you can get a consumer camera.  Likewise, if you can't afford a 5D3, then a 6D will give you what you need, and a 70D if that's still too much.  But if you want a journalist's camera, and you can't afford a D4... there is no lower model to step back to.  That's a serious gap in the lineup.

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