I've had my d300s for 4 years...love it and it has been my primary camera. Have recently purchased and been using a SONY NEX 7 with the lenses...and it is fast becoming my favorite. 24 mpx resolution, articulating screen, etc....has a downside. I don't like the EVF...would love an optical and SONY has some things to do to make them perfect...but I LOVE having 4 lenses and camera in a small bag and can carry it all day! SO easy...and quality photos...SONY is getting better! I don't like the plastic consumer bodies on most new cameras from Nikon today...even the ILC's and mirrorless cameras from many vendors have a better quality body and build than the Nikon (and Canon) consumer bodies...which a 7100 is!