Sat 23-Feb-13 08:01 PM | edited Sat 23-Feb-13 08:02 PM by sabre
>How many more features would they have to add to the D7200 for >you to be happy with it? For me, I'd like an AF-On button, a >ten-pin connector (I don't think that will happen), a faster >continuous frame rate, and a larger buffer. What am I >forgetting? I think the D7100 body would be rugged enough for >me (maybe not for everyone), and I'd consider the lighter >weight a bonus. I'm seeing the D7100 as a very good camera, >that's missing a few things I'd like to have, and do have, on >my D300. > >Maybe a D7100p could tack a few features onto the D7100, for a >few hundred more dollars, and attract buyers who are lamenting >the mythical D400. Am I dreaming here? I suspect that if I >thought of it, Nikon's marketing people have considered it >too. > >Randy
I am not sure what Nikon's marketing people may have considered. They seem to live in a polarized world; i.e., swinging between amazingly useful innovations/designs (D700/800/e) and peculiar notions they seem to want people to have (V/J series, D3200, D600).
They also have a history of abandoning substantial users bases; e.g., film users. They still produce the wonderful F6, but in 2012 Nikon made the ruling that film images would no longer be allowed in Nikon film competitions. If I were an F6 user I would take that announcement to leave me never expecting an F7 to be released. I wonder what it feels like to be that disappointed. ...oh, wait a moment, I already know what that feels like, because I am one of the thousands of pro-DX digital users who are deeply disappointed at Nikon not releasing a D400...!
For me to be happy with a D7xxx camera I would want to see a more rugged build (my travels have taken me into some shocking situations), pro-style button controls instead of a dial knob on top, AF-on button, 10-pin connector, maybe even more megapixels though that is not strictly necessary, a heavy duty screw drive to power older style Nikkor lenses, and twin memory card slots (one slot being new XQD).
The D7100 looks like it will be an amazing camera - it is not far off what I would have liked in a D400, but it lacks just the important few items mentioned here.
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