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

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mainoo Regular Member • Posts: 471
Re: Why Would Nikon Want...

Bill Ferris wrote:

Any way we slice it, Nikon benefits from priming the customer enthusiasm pump and announcing downmarket products build around Z9 features & functionality as soon as possible. That only results in more people being excited about what's coming from Nikon.

No, not as soon as possible. Nikon's nest bet is to thoroughly soak up the Z9 market before releasing anything further. I predict the following timeline

Dec 2021.  Nikon Z9 - if the demand stories are true, it'll take a year for everyone who wants one to get one. More people will jump on board if the camera lives up to the hype.

Dec 2022   Nikon Z8 - slimmed down version of Z9  (same form factor) with key features in place but priced at USD 3K+.

Dec 2023.   Nikon Z6/7 III - same form factor - AF finally fixed and some features from Z9 (if they are smart, they'll keep the LCD) and priced same as now.

Dec 2024 Nikon ZX - they'll be working on this now to ensure that they retain the advantage they have over the rest of the field. Then rinse and repeat.

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