Sun 10-Feb-13 04:25 PM | edited Sun 10-Feb-13 06:15 PM by agitater
>Which leads me to another question : why Nikon is so cheap >with firmware update ? It seems that they never improve it, >apart from fixing obvious bugs.
That's not accurate. Nikon may not make an absolute habit of adding features via firmware updates, but it has done so often enough over the years. Basically, when deciding on which camera to purchase, I tend to make a decision based on the features already built into the camera. If a particular camera doesn't have the features I want, I don't buy it. I think that hoping for new features to be provided through a future firmware update is a bit like hoping for something for free. It certainly happens from time to time, but it's not much of a basis to criticize the maker if it doesn't happen.
I pay for the features offered in the camera design when it's released. I don't expect new features to show up in a firmware update. I only expect bug fixes, feature corrections and perhaps also refinements of existing features to show up in bug fixes.
>If D7000 could take into account the focal length >in auto-iso setting, wouldn't it be better however >to use A mode?
FWIW, the Nikon D600, D800 and D4 use the current focal length to establish the minimum shutter speed. AFAIK, the Canon 5D Mark II and III also use the current focal length to establish the minimum shutter speed. Neither manufacturer have offered the feature in the form of a firmware update for earlier models.
I think aperture priority is perfect for all sorts of different kinds of photography, but it's not for everyone and it's not appropriate for all subjects and situations. Manual/Auto ISO is one of the most versatile ways for street shooters and event shooters to use Nikon bodies ever since the D700, D3 and D7000.