Are you ready for the D9000 in 5 years?

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DesmondD Forum Member • Posts: 53
Are you ready for the D9000 in 5 years?

I have a week off work while a torn back muscles heals - so I sat down and went through previous dx models of Nikon cameras and worked out a formula for their new releases

Nikon's forced upgrade path

basically they give us a feature in a series that we get used to, then after a while they remove it and you have to go a step higher to get that feature. Like the D7000 series, the D7500 was half a step lower because it lost twin card slots, but the D500 was available if you still want that feature. [which is why I recommend stocking up on D7200 bodies because they are the last of their kind.]

I'm predicting that eventually the D7500 series will end when a lower "D6000" is released without the built in focus drive. At the same time the long awaited D300 replacement will be released as a semi-pro "D9000" for those prepared to pay a little more for twin card slots and built in AF drive.

The two main features they use seem to be a built in AF motor and twin card slots when they degrade a series.

 DesmondD's gear list:DesmondD's gear list
Nikon D7200
Nikon D300 Nikon D500 Nikon D7000 Nikon D7200 Nikon D7500
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