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Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?

JohnE Nikon

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"RE: D800 upgrade will mean the end of DX pro"

JohnE Nikon Registered since 15th Jun 2010
Mon 25-Feb-13 12:43 PM

>>I was just thinking. If the D800 upgrade has around
>50MP
>>which is not entirely impossible and gives the ability to
>>shoot fast with a DX crop mode ?7-8 frames/ sec than the
>D300s
>>upgrade will definitely be dead.
>>You will essentially have pro DX and FX in this body.
>When
>>shooting wildlife use DX crop mode and fire away otherwise
>get
>>amazing detail in studio/ landscape work.
>>Is my logic sound?
>
> There are many weak points, one of which is the way the DX
>crop appears in the FX finder.
I did not consider this.

>
> Also, imagine the size of the files for non-DX shooters
>
At some point an optimal pixel density / sq unit of sensor size will become self evident IMHO. At this point DX camera's will just be cropping away detail, taking it out of our hands. If a DX shooter does not like the high MP's, they could just shoot in crop mode.
There will still be more expensive lenses etc.
The very best quality will come from FX camera's as is the case now and cropping could be done in a high MP FX camera either in camera on the computer as needed.
I obviously have no crystal ball, and it will be interesting to see what happens.

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