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How much better can a new camera be?

mbravs

Cleveland, US
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mbravs Registered since 20th Sep 2010
Sun 10-Jul-11 05:20 PM

As the anticipation builds(and builds)for Nikon to release the newest camera bodies, I am wondering just how big an improvement over the current bodies there can be. I am a relative newbie, having never experienced the upgrade cycle.

There are plenty of Nikonians using older bodies than the current "latest and greatest" and I am guessing the reason is that the increment of "better" was not dramatic enough to merit an upgrade for those who were happy with what they already had.

It makes good business sense for Nikon to release a camera that compels current users to upgrade to the new model. So why not automatically upgrade?

I am interested in how current users will evaluate the new releases. I am sure everyone will look at the specs, read some reviews, etc. and then form some sort of opinion. Obviously it comes down to personal preferences and the financial means to buy the newest release, but what is the decision making process?

Is there a specific tipping point that would make the choice a no brainer?

(I am asking this question for general knowledge and understanding...I have learned quite a bit from all of you through osmosis on many things I didn't really understand what you guys and gals were talking about at the time. Thanks for your wisdom.)

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