#37. "RE: Yeah.....but.....Low light shooters beware!" In response to In response to 35
Jefferson Hills, US
Isn't it pretty pointless to debate the performance of a camera that nobody here has ever taken a picture with? Like someone posted above, I find it hard to believe that the D800 will not surpass the D700, or at least equal it in low light performance. But, let's wait for a few tests to see.
I think by far the next likely body from Nikon is a D300 replacement: something with the D7000 DX sensor, in a "pro" control layout body and 51 point AF system, with faster FPS. Anyone shooting a D7000 can tell you that in terms of low light sports shooting, the D300 is an obsolete dinosaur at this point.
My hope is that the next body after the D300 replacement will be a $2,000 FX body at around 15-18 MP. I'd love to see this with the relative build quality of the D7000, and perhaps it's same AF system. It wouldn't replace my D7000 for outdoor field sports, but it would supplement it beautifully for gym work, in a package an amature could justifiably afford. Not sure there's a huge market for this camera, but...