D9300 - For real or just another tease?

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Tony Beach Forum Pro • Posts: 10,551
Re: D9300 - For real or just another tease?

StillLearning wrote:

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.

No, but...

I bought my first one in May of 2013.

My mistake, it was announced in February, 2013.

That would put D7200 later this year following the same scheduling.

D80 to D90 was almost two years; D90 to D7000 was just over two years; D7000 to D7100 was 18 months.  There's nothing set in stone about the update schedule for any camera line -- it was nearly three years between the D100 and the D200, and during that interim it looked as though the D70 had eclipsed the D100 line (sound familiar?), then the D300 replaced the D200 in under two years.

This will be interesting where the D9300 will fit in the schema.

If there is a D9300, and if Nikon's latest numbers mean anything, then obviously it will fit above the D7100 and below the D610 (at least as far as price is concerned, but if rumors are to be believed and come to fruition then the different formats dictate that you pay more for the larger sensor and give up some of the features).

This really was kept under wraps. Something has forced this leak.

It's still just a rumor.  The "source" is Nikon Rumors, so their name says it all.

The up coming Canon 70D Mk II? Response to the Pentax K-3 or was this the planned all along?

I'll wait until I see these Canon and Nikon cameras before I speculate about why it's taken as long as it has for Canon and/or Nikon to make a move in this sector, assuming they actually do make that move.

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