December 1, 2006
Along with the new D610, Nikon is rumored to introduce the D5300 as an entry-level APS-C format camera. The D5300 should feature the 24MP sensor and 39-point AF system we're all familiar with now.
Additionally, the camera is rumored to be the first to sport Nikon's new EXPEED 4 image processor.…
December 1, 2006
@Eric--agreed. I don't even think many would mind the "extra" slot slot to be SD if it could keep up with frame/buffer rates. Maybe the first XQD/SD slotted-camera?
As a pro pj who has shot with the D1/h, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D7000 (and now using a D4), I don't think the D5xxx-series or the D7xxx-series have followed in the same vein as what a successor to the D300-series should be.
The 7100 seems to be a good high-end consumer camera, but not a successor or aimed at the same photog user base. Frame/buffer rate, AF speed-low-light-and accuracy, ruggedness of body build as well as shutter life, etc. As I even like the D7000 in many ways spec-wise, it was never built the same as the D300/s.
Nor do many (myself included) consider the D600 to be a replacement at all. It is a high-mp FX sensor in an amateur-built body, period. (Not to mention the problems with the camera).
Frankly, the same with the D800 to some extent. It surely fills a gap between a "lesser" body and a flagship D4, but was really not a replacement for the D700 user-base. It is a commercial-based user body with amazing resolution, but not for use in the trenches--photojournalism, sports, or any action/movement photography (as the D700 could produce).
Just seems to me that Nikon has kind of messed up their "lines" with the product naming (numbering)/release-sequence and user-base, especially if something is not in the works (such as what many I think, not just myself) would be wanting in a high-end (shall I say pro-sumer or affordable pro-) DX camera. ;)
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