sadly, I have been diagnosed with a terminal case of Last Camera Syndrome. So I figured "what the hell": I ordered a D7100 On a serious note, I have seen first-hand the advantage of pixels. Specifically, more of them. Never mind the lens you have or have not to put in front of that sensor; pixels count. Beyond that, from reading advance hands-on reviews, it seems to me as though this model has more going for it than that.