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"RE: New Nikon Strategy"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Thu 23-Sep-10 08:25 PM | edited Thu 23-Sep-10 08:27 PM by km6xz

Too early to tell what the realignment will include. A D300 replacement is needed to round out the line since in many ways that effect basic shooting, it is already eclipsed by cheaper models. By releasing a heavier version of the D7000 to satisfy the smaller but more vocal market of current D300 owners would probably require fewer engineering resources since the basic systems are done now in the D7000. All that is needed is a heavier case, a few more switches, CF card slot, 30fps in video mode. All the comments by D300 owners about how unsuitable the D7000 is concern their shooting habits rather than anything that determines image quality.
Considering the foregoing, a 3100 5100 7000 and 400/9000(?) would be a nice stepping stone climb in price and capabilities. From the sample shots at high ISO, the current DX camera to beat is the D3100 right now. The 4 camera line would be the most formidable line up in crop sensors of any company. The line will probably be filled out before summer 2011. The only reason for a D5100, really, is to satisfy the demands for an articulated screen. Performance wise, the D5000 has already been eclipsed by the D3100.
After this product lineup, Nikon can concentrate on getting the D4 and D700 replacement out the door. Who else would be able to claim so many class leaders?
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A general, generic topic New Nikon Strategy [View all] , jgamble Silver Member , Thu 23-Sep-10 05:39 PM
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