>Perhaps a more meaningful assessment would be that the D300s >launched at around the same price at which the D300 had >launched, 2 years before.
The point I was trying to convey was that Nikon has in the recent past put out a DX flagship model which did not bring much, if anything, new to the table and people bought it despite the price difference when it was released. My point really wasn't to suggest that the price point was unfair/excessive.
>Drawing conclusions about future products based on past events >is fraught with danger, and arguing about whose conclusions >are "right" is pretty pointless! I doubt that many >people would have accurately predicted all the features of the >D7000, six months before it was announced...
I agree with you in large part. However, I do think you can draw some conclusions from the feature set in the D7000 vs what Nikon has done with this market segment in the past.
Further, this thread started with this question: "D7000 or wait for D400??" Not sure how a discussion of that takes place without some debate about the possible differences that could exist between the D7000 and a D400.