Mon 28-May-12 10:29 PM | edited Tue 29-May-12 09:53 PM by Jim Pearce
But let's be clear here: Nikon is making a big gamble on the D600. My guess is that they're trying to move FX from less than 10% of their DSLR sales to about 28% - 75% of which would be D600s. But that would still leave mid to upper DX about equal to FX in terms of camera sales. Mid to high end DX is hardly going away.
Now let's look at the specifics. Let's say the D600 is at the $1599 price point. We can assume a D5100 successor at say $799. And a D7000 successor at $1199. Both likely 24 MP. Hence the D7000 successor will likely be capable of at most 6 (7 at the outside) fps. And likely it would have the 39 point autofocus. So, the question is, will Nikon leave their DSLR line in the position that in order to shoot more than 6 fps and have top quality AF you need to buy the $6000 D4, whereas previously both the D300 and D700 (with grip) could do this? Of course, a $2000 camera that could do this could be FX or DX. But I think a DX camera would detract less from D4 sales.