No longer a newbie, moving up!
- Jul 18, 2008
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- Leander, TX
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I agree, I feel they have done a ton of research and found that more people are now buying entry level dslr's(D3000/D5000 series) or mirrorless cameras. I bet they sell way more of those than a D4/D800 each day. So why invest into a mid level, to please a specific market. Of that market who wants a D400 some may leave when the 7D MII comes out but in reality they know Nikonians are going to stay. In a way they are doing a good thing for people who are currently working. They are making your options black n white. They are going to widen the gap between a pro body and a dslr camera.
I love my Fuji XE-2, its not going to replace my sports gear but it takes good pics of my daughters, scenery and its fun to use.
You may be right, but I just have a hard time believing the market for a pro-bodied DX camera is that small. Personally, I know of some pro photographers who would jump on one with a current generation sensor (hi ISO/low noise) and 7-9 fps. A friend who does portraits with her D800 wants to shoot high school sports, but the D800 isn't the right camera, her D300s struggles with the poor lighting (even with 2.8 lens), and she can't afford $6K for a D4. She told me she would jump all over a $2K DX with 7-9 fps (RAW). And I would too.
The fact Canon has taken so long to update the 7D makes me think there may be some truth the small market for a prosumer DX, but I kind of think it is more trying to push the high end DX user into the FF realm. Which, in my case has prevented Nikon (or Canon) from getting my money. I have had $4-$5K ready for a while to spend on a new body and a couple of lenses for sports shooting and I truly hope to get a new camera before next fall. I have been shooting Nikons since the early 90's and would love to stay with them, but if Canon gives me what I need and Nikon doesn't, then I have to jump ship.