>I agree. > >My feeling is that the low price point and the small buffer / >slowish frame rate are an indication that a D400 is likely. > >If this was supposed to appeal to the D300 crowed I think they >would have given us a much deeper buffer – memory is cheap – >there must be a reason, other than cost, to limit the buffer >so severely. It looks to me like the buffer is an intentional >crippling of the camera in order differentiate it from some >higher level body. > >I have planned to wait until 2014 for a D400 – after that I >will decide which compromise I am willing to accept. I have >been very happy with the images from my D300 & D300s for a >few years now. I don’t feel that I am missing out on anything >important by waiting another year or so. > >I very well may consider a D7100 as it would be a great >compliment to the D300 (D400 if it comes) or even a D800. Agree again, on all points. I too will wait and if by 2014 there is no D300s replacement, I will need to decide where and how to compromise.