Sunday 18 November 2012

What to expect from the replacement of D7000 and D300?

Everyone that has an advance Nikon DX camera model like the Nikon D7000, Nikon D300 or similar is waiting for their upgrade model, which comes under many names, but most likely will be called D7100.

I am sure there will be a new model above the D5200 as it is missing some important features that some Nikon DX users demand in their camera. So lets take a look at what might be important:
  • Autofocus. The new D5200 has the autofocus system from the D7000, so Nikon has to deliver something here as this is one of the main reason why you go up a model.  My guess is that we are going to see a DX version of the autofocus engine from D800 and D4. Lets call it the Multi-CAM3500DX.
  • Lightmetering: It has to have a better lightmetering than the D5200 which has a 2016 pixel mode. Again it will look at the Nikon D800 and D4 and take the 91k lightmeter.
  • It has to have 100% viewfinder coverage
  • It has to autofocus with older lenses
  • It has to have a fast fps. With at least 6 or 7 fps like the Nikon D300
  • It has to have a shutter speed of 1/8000
All in all it has to target the users that want to stay with DX format for things like using the crop factor to your advantage, when you shoot wild life or other fast moving subjects. A sports camera for those that can't afford the Nikon D4. And the price should fit in around $1600. Would this be a body you would buy? What feature can you live without?

All of the above is just speculation from my point...

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