Well for me I have a D200 and D700 and for the "D400" I would agree with the following:
by Dr Dobs
So bottom line, what features do we realistically expect to come in the D400?
My expectations are the following..
- Pro oriented body (weathersealed, etc) but still comparable in size to 300s.
- Dual memory cards
- 1080/30p & 720/60p video with similiar or better compression ratios than the D7000
- 16.2Mp DX Sensor (Same as D7000 is fine)
- 2016 pixel metering sensor (Same as D7000 is fine)
- 8fps Burst RAW shooting
- ISO/Noise performance equal to or slightly better than D7000
- AF System - Speed of D7000, 51 points like D300s.
- LCD screen & resolution same as D7000.
Desired MSRP? How about $1599.00
I have thought about a D7000 but as everyone else pointed out I do not want to scroll through a menu, I like the layout of my D200 and D700
Now for the "D800" (Full Frame)
-I would like 24Mp or as many as you can get and not screw it up
-I you could get the same ISO capabilities of the D7000
-6FPS RAW, it might have to have a battery grip at this point
-Keep the layout the same
-Hope they keep the price below $3000.00
I do not shoot many sporting events but would use the DX factor for reach if it had good ISO, I mainly shoot still subjects and make art work for my home (this is the need for 24MP). I have thought about a D3x seriously but at that price they can keep it so my opinion of the D800 would be almost a copy cat and will never happen.
I already have a collection of pro lenes, the only one I am really wanting now is the 14-24 but it can wait.
I understand that people won't agree with this but hey this is what I would want.
I would also say I am not much of a video guy so they could leave that feature off and it would not affect my purchase but it would have been handy once or twice. The only thing I really worry about is if the memory cards will stay CF or will they all change over to SD cards (because I already have CF card I hope they stay that way).