D300 user said:
I have no other option than to wait... Money to go FX is no problem but I really need DX for wildlife and birds. D7000 just isn't pro enough (fps, buffer, build quality). 8 fps, 18 MP, clean ISO's up to 1600 is what most of us want.
I really don't get some of this...
Ok 8fps would be nice.
A 2 MP bump will make little to no difference over 16. Stay at 16 or bump to 20-22.
Bigger buffer I agree, but a fast card makes a HUGE difference with the D7k
ISO 1600 on the D7k is pretty damn clean, especially for the price.
Better build quality? Why? How many camera bodies have ever fallen apart in your hands? The build of the D7k is robust enough to make it last for years past when it's sensor is obsolete.
You know what really needs improvement over the D7k?
AF performance. No more hunting in dim light.
Rotating menus in portrait. (even the frickin D5100 does this)
Larger grip area.
Lockable card door that doesn't flip open as you're pulling the camera out of a tight bag.
iTTL CLS radio triggering built in. (COME ON ALREADY)
Bluetooth remote via Android.
Ditch the jingly triangle strap rings already. It's 2012.
Dedicated auto ISO adjustment via the ISO button. Let me dial in auto ISO settings with the sub-command dial.
Make the AF assist light infra red.
Firmware updates and settings load/save via USB, not flash card.
Choice of NEF or DNG when shooting RAW.