>It's interesting that the D200/D300 fans are critical of the >D7100 because it's really too good! Its features are crowding >out the space where a D400 could fit.
Randy, I think you are very accurate in your observation. The very fact that Nikon has crowded out the space where a D400 could fit suggests very strongly that it has no intention of ever producing one. I have been reading the threads in the D7100 debate and there is a suggestion that the D400 will be here soon/next. Dream on. A few of us have been hoping, praying, waiting for years that the D400 will appear, but it never has.
Nikon now has a decision point to face. The ageing D300S cannot go on much further. They will have no option but to phase it out in the near future. The question is, will Nikon just let Pro DX die on the sidewalk of the DSLR highway, or will they push selected Pro DX features down into the top end of their consumer DSLR range? The emerging evidence of the D7100 suggests they are already taking the latter option.
> >If I felt like I needed a new camera, I think I'd be pretty >happy with a D7100.
...wait a short while longer and you will know for sure that all hopes of a D400 are gone, as well as then being able to buy an even better D7200. About 18 months should do it.
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