nikon is expecting us to pay for this upgrade? first is was the nikon capture which should come with a thousand dollars camera anyways and now this? maybe nikon should make the camera as a kit and we can put it together ourselves for nikon to really make money right?...hmmmm.....wow!
Why would you expect this sort of upgrade (requiring the addition of hardware) to be free?
The firmware upgrade on the other hand is being offered free of charge which is as it should be.
There ain't no such thing as free lunch. If they offered all upgrades free you can rest assured it would be built into the price of the camera. Many photographers who are not concerned with speed (landscape and portrait photographers for instance) will have no interest in the ram upgrade.
well i disagree. I look at it like a computer. if you buy a computer from dell and it has 64mb of memory. then you decide sh!t with all the work I do I really need 128mb. it isnt' dell's obligation to give it to you for free.
Now I will say this, what would be nice would be the ability to buy the ram and install it ourselves just like the firmware upgrade should be. we should not have to be at the mercy of nikon.
Lastly, I will say that if they offered a Ram upgrade to the D100 I would have no problem paying for it, as for me I think it's quite valuable.
thats not what i'm trying to say people...i just kinda little mad since i paid thousands of dollars for my body and still deal with little problems like dust and no new camera out there that deals with this prob yet...its not a big thing but its in people's mind i'm sure...
Firewire on the camera would be nice I suppose, but $500 bucks more for it? Sorry, from my point of view that's nuts. I don't follow your logic in saying the camera should have come with a faster port at the selling price of $2000, but then saying you'd pay another $500 for your camera if it came with USB 2 or firewire.
If firewire was that important to you, you could have gotten it with the Fuji S2 for only $400 more...
the reader option is a good idea. with all the crap i have connected via usb to my machines it would have been nice AND way faster to work with firewire. i move from two different locations and use three differnt machines. So, that means i would have to carry with me the reader everywhere i go. I guess your right, it is nuts, nuts that the d100 did not have a firewire connection or at least usb2.
the card readers are really small and won't take much space when packed in your bag. When I'm shooting digital I bring my laptop and a card reader so as soon as I fill one card I plug it into the reader and leave it dumping the content while I'm free to keep shooting with a second card. Althoug the firewire connection is faster I'd still have to hold a while to dump 512Mb down to my laptop. let me put this way, I would not complain if the camera had a native firewire connection but wouldn't want to pay $500 extra for that.