I’d recommend you grab the D7000. It’s a great camera with lots of features, it’s mature, and it’s rock solid. *If* Nikon puts out a D7100 this spring, and *if* you could get one, you’d have one of the very first produced. You’d be betting it doesn’t have any teething problems or glitches that early adopters have to put up with. Larry makes a great point, later on you can always get the new model and keep your D7000 as a backup.