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Nikon was telling the truth re: D90 not replacement for D7000

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Fri 22-Feb-13 12:25 AM | edited Fri 22-Feb-13 12:28 AM by ZoneV

Although the D90 is now no longer actually in physical production as far as we can tell, it is still a current model.

I remember back in Sept 2010 when the D7000 was announced, Nikon made it very clear that the D7000 was not being treated as a direct successor to the D90, and the D90 would stay in the lineup for quite some time. Most people called BS on this and said it was just a marketing line to help encourage D90 sales and rid Nikon of existing stock. Everyone really thought that the D90 stock was lmited to 6 months or less.

Well, contrary to the rumors, the D90 did not disappear so quickly. In fact, it's still available new today at B&H, despite production of parts officially ending in Spring of 2011. I remember reading (don't remember where) that what likely happened was that Nikon had stockpiled parts to build lots of new D90 bodies and had continued doing so for a bit longer than usual.

But all-in-all, I do believe Nikon was telling the truth when they stated that the D90 would continue to be available for a good while, despite the D7000 coming out. The D90 may indeed even outlast the D7000 and be available for another 6 months or so. We will have to wait and see...

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