D7000 replacements

NEWDIGIT 8 401 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 12:39PM
anyone out there got info on a upgrade/replacement for the D7000
I have one and love it, in fact I use it in preference to my D800e,but the good lady boss is itching to have one and i feel that an upgrade similar to the D3200,D5200 must logically be on its way.
Therefore Im reluctant to go out and get the good lady a D7000 only to see an upgrade released a few weeks later.
Why do I use my D7000 rather than the D800e, simple the D800e was a retirement gift and I have more glass for the D7000, but saving hard for suitable glass for the D800e not easy on a pension.

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strawman 15 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 12:49PM
Not able to answer your question directly, but the D300 is even older and needs replacing before they get around to the D7000 plus looking at past performance there is a fair chance that any replacement is no great advance and not due that soon. So my advice would be just to get a D7000 if that is what you like. Its not like the lower end Nikons produce significantly different output. In fact why not save spending money on the camera body and just buy more lenses for the D800 and give your wife the D7000 with its existing lenses. It would be better value for money.

And if you cannot afford the glass for the D800 why not just sell the D800 and get another D7000 plus lenses and just enjoy what you know works. No sense in having an expensive camera body with no lenses to use it with. I have seen good results from D7000 cameras so that may be the best solution.
thewilliam 11 6.1k
31 Dec 2012 1:11PM
One good friend has re-equipped his portrait studio (that employs about 20 staff) with D7000 bodies because they deliver superb image quality at a modest price.

There will always be a better camera coming onto the market so isn't it better to buy a camera that's known to be good and get on with some picture making?
chalkhillblue 10 164 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 2:15PM
According to Nikon Rumors website, a possible scenario is that the D7000 and D300s product lines will be merged to create just one top end DX DLSR
(D400 or D8000), they expect an announcement Jan/Feb 2013, they also expect the camera to have a 24 megapixel sensor.
Nikon Rumors is usually a very good guide as to the future of Nikon cameras and lenses.
davereet 14 423 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 7:33PM
Get the D7000 as it is now, the upgrade is likely to be 24 megapixels.
If you look at pictures from the D5200 with 24 megs the high ISO noise is as bad as my D200.
So get the D7000 with 16 megs as the high ISO pics are great and 24 megs will only fill your computer drives up faster with hardly any gain in quality.
Unless you have an A1 printer!
LenShepherd 11 4.0k United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 9:35AM
You have not said why you are looking for a "replacement".
Your D7000 is far from old and unlikely to be worn out Smile
The D7000 was a significant move for Nikon, combining increased resolution with an improvement in dynamic range and noise, followed through so far in the D600 and D800.
The Thailand floods cost Nikon about 90% of its production for three months, and affected new product launches.
It is likely that there will be a pro grade DX body in the spring to replace the D300s, with 24 MP and D800 autofocus.
The launch price might be lower than some expect at around 1200 because the pound has risen against the yen by almost 20% in the last four months.
The D7000 is currently around 630.

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