>I happen to shoot a sport that basically demands a minimum of >10 fps to be competitive (jousting). I've always limped along >at 8 with my D300 and then D700 + grip. In that case I don;t >want to go backward. > >For most other things, 6 or so is "enough" - for me >- but I think that is a very personal preference/requirement.
4K video cameras are probably the gateway to the future. 8-12mp video (3840×2160 up to 4096×3072) shot at 24-30 fps. Pull out a single still image from the video stream and you have your shot.
8K video is also in the works... 33mp sensors shooting ~30 fps video.. who needs a DSLR camera?
This is all happening now... and who's pushing the way?
I think Nikon will give us FX bodies that can shoot in DX mode at a high FPS and call it good. They are probably too worried about cellphones and mirrorless taking away the market. (That would explain the $1k(US) Nikon A Point-n-Shoot that was just released with a APS-C sensor).
As for Canon... I cant wait to see what the new 70D brings to the table (it should be announced any time now). The rumors say it will push the 70D into 7D features (sound like the D7x00 -> D300s?!?).
What happens to the Rumored 7Dmk2 if the 70D has 'most of' the same features. I've heard a couple of Canon people think the 7Dmk2 is just as mythical as the Nikon D400