D9300 - For real or just another tease?

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: D9300 - For real or just another tease?

Tony Beach wrote:

seahawk wrote:

But if you look at the specs - a D7200 would need to be an up-grade from the D7100 and superior to the D5300 while being below the D9300. Unless there is a new AF module for the D9300 and it is aiming for a much higher performance than I am expecting, this will be not easy.

51p AF, D800 metering, 6FPS (8 with grip) - leaves not much room for a D7200 imho.

Why assume that the D7200 is going to be updated any time soon? The timeline has been:

  • D80 announced in September, 2006.
  • D90 announced in August, 2008.
  • D7000 announced in September, 2010.
  • D7100 announced in August, 2013.

A D7200 isn't due until September 2015, so we are talking about something more than the D7100 for now.

Also, more fps, a larger buffer, and more external controls are enough to distinguish a D300/D300s replacement from a D7100 replacement. There has also been an improvement in AF going from the D4 to the D4s, so that's an area where a D9300 could also distinguish itself from a D7200.

D7100 had to been announced in 2012.  I bought my first one in May of 2013.  That would put D7200 later this year following the same scheduling.  This will be interesting where the D9300 will fit in the schema.  This really was kept under wraps.  Something has forced this leak.  The up coming Canon 70D Mk II?  Response to the Pentax K-3 or was this the planned all along?

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