With rumors of a Z8, where does the Z7 fit in?

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Re: With rumors of a Z8, where does the Z7 fit in?
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astirusty wrote:

breivogel wrote:

Apparently, many people don't think of the Z7 as a pro camera. Z8 to correct the deficiencies?

Possibly due to a few things.

Body of Z7 is lacking, making it hard to hold compared to Pro camera, (who's name shall not be mentioned) I used to own.

A vertical grip with controls can't be attached to Z7.

Menu system / controls needs to evolve, made easier to use.

Firmware needs to mature. On two occasions, Z7 would not allow selection of menu function, until a factory reset was done.

Those last two are general usability and bugs, neither of which has to do with being a "pro" body or not.  Those should be fixed regardless.  The first two are better aligned with a "pro" body, particularly no availability of an add-on grip.  I think there are some pros that would argue that dual cards is also a widely appreciated "pro" feature that doesn't have to only available on pro cameras, but is highly desired on pro cameras by many pros.

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