#10. "RE: Will you be buying the D7100 now?" In response to In response to 9 Sun 24-Feb-13 11:38 PM by dm1dave
Quad Cities, US
My feeling is that the low price point and the small buffer / slowish frame rate are an indication that a D400 is likely.
If this was supposed to appeal to the D300 crowed I think they would have given us a much deeper buffer – memory is cheap – there must be a reason, other than cost, to limit the buffer so severely. It looks to me like the buffer is an intentional crippling of the camera in order differentiate it from some higher level body.
I have planned to wait until 2014 for a D400 – after that I will decide which compromise I am willing to accept. I have been very happy with the images from my D300 & D300s for a few years now. I don’t feel that I am missing out on anything important by waiting another year or so.
I very well may consider a D7100 as it would be a great compliment to the D300 (D400 if it comes) or even a D800.