Nikon is updating their DSLRs too quickly

Started Aug 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Flat view
sportyaccordy Veteran Member • Posts: 8,096
Nikon is updating their DSLRs too quickly

I know a lot of folks here want frequent updates to bodies, but I'm not sure it's the right idea. They have been making steady, meaningful improvements in IQ and connectivity, but I'm not sure those are enough to warrant people spending at least $700 every 2 years to keep up

D3xxxx- updated every 2 years since 2009

D5xxxx- updated annually!!!

D7xxxx- updated every 3 years

Dxxx FF- updated every 4 years (not counting D610)

Meanwhile there is no D300 replacement in sight, and there are huge holes in their DX lens lineup, which is key as now their DX sensors are approaching or beating D700 levels of performance, and warrant pro level support and lenses shrank down to only have to cover the DX image circle.

Not to mention, they are updating cameras on the end where folks are least likely to update. Who is buying D5xxxx's every year? I don't see the logic.

Someone in another thread said an F mount mirrorless will be coming in 2 years. I doubt it. There's a higher chance of us seeing 3 more D5xxxx bodies in the interim, and 1-2 more superzooms

Whats the rhyme/reason for their product release trajectory

 sportyaccordy's gear list:sportyaccordy's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Sony Alpha 7 II Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD +3 more
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow