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An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400...

KnightPhoto

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"RE: An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400?"

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Sun 29-Apr-12 02:41 PM

Hi Richard,

Based on this survey in the wildlife forum:
https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=161&topic_id=138193&prev_page=show_topic&gid=138193#138473
and its overwhelming response for d D300S DX replacement, I think there is still a strong market for a DX D400 (or D8000 if Nikon wants to call it that). The other thing that surprised me is how little response in that survey there was for a D7100, so clearly Wildlife shooters don't think a "D7100 is good enough".

So us Wildlife guys would clearly buy a D400, I'm guessing a similar survey in the Sports forum would also show some D400 interest for the guys shooting large fields such as soccer, baseball, and football in daylight.

And then there is Canon that Nikon has to stay on top of. Pretty likely a 7Dii will be coming and Nikon couldn't afford to have no response to that. And the whole price-point thing that Nikon needs to fill. Sure with FX being all the rage now, the D300 niche may be smaller than it was back when the D300 was released in 2007, but the niche is still pretty significant I think.

So I think a top-end DX is still in the cards, just build it and we will come


Best regards, SteveK

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