Maybe Nikon's waiting for the Z9 hype to die down before sending DSLRs out with a bang

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Craftsman70 Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Re: Maybe Nikon's waiting for the Z9 hype to die down before sending DSLRs out with a bang

FuhTeng wrote:

The sensor of the Z9 is the key, we all know this. That rapid readout is astonishing. Sure, let the Z9 be the new Nikon flagship. But would Nikon really let DSLRs wither on the vine? The entire F-mount history of the company just go out silently after the D6? I don't believe it.

And I love my D850.

What if Nikon's simply waiting for the Z9 hype to settle down before finally unveiling their last FX DSLR (and I really hope they just come out and say it is the last, rather than just disappearing into the night like Samsung).

They already have the pieces, they already have the userbase to buy it, so let's make a super DSLR, what the D780 wishes it could be -

D6 AF (no other DSLR coming so let's just spread that cost out over another body) with all customization

Z7 II sensor (Z9 sensor will be in enormous demand for months, Z7 II is fabulous for everything but fast action and high-resolution video)

D850 body with whatever D6 usability tools will improve it like customizability and rapid settings swaps

Perhaps even that hybrid OVF/EVF I've seen rumored for years and years.

Call it the D900 and price it at $3500 or even $3800. I bet it'd do just fine.

I think every month that goes by without a D500 replacement means there's less chance of an F-mount D500 replacement. Perhaps an APS-C-sized slice of the Z9 sensor will be in a Z90 but I'm skeptical of that too.

You are mixing product categories with statements like "what the D780 wishes it could be" as the D780 was never meant to be the greatest best tech FX DSLR Nikon has ever made much like the D750 wasn't when it was introduced.

Replacement for the D850?  Sure, that's entirely possible as the D850 as well as the D500 are both getting a bit longer in the tooth so replacement rumours are normal at this stage given that Nikon seems to believe that strong video capabilities are needed to keep cameras in the marketplace selling and both cameras were designed with video as more of an after-thought.

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