I'm not sure what to think about these new speculations. I have a D7000 now, and I've had it for the past...2 years or so? I don't know, I just remembering buying it when it was a new release. I'm definitely planning to upgrade to whatever semi-pro camera Nikon releases. If Nikon releases a D400 and D600, I don't know which one I would purchase. I definitely feel that I'm ready to go full frame, but I'd rather spend $1500-$2000 on this D600 and put 1-2K towards lenses rather than $3000 on the D800. So we'll have to wait and see.
I'm just thinking, I know they are trying to progress technology and everything, but why can't they just make a SOLID entry level FX camera. Almost something that's using technology that's been out forever, in order to make it way better than the competition.
they keep the megapixel count low, something like 18MP would be perfect, maybe even 16MP. I hope they do that, so that they can really boost the ISO performance. I mean, not something that shoots 1million ISO but something that can shoot up to 3,200-6,400 ISO with hardly any noise. It can be expanded to however much they want after that and have as much noise as they want for all I care, but I would like something that can shoot at 3,200-6,400 ISO or so, that has the ability to hold back the noise perfectly. If they want to have expandable ISO ranges to a million so they can market it well, then thats perfectly fine, but like I said I would just like to see mid-high ISO's with incredible detail and little noise.
I would also like it to have a fast FPS, and I think they could do that with a lower megapixel count and fast buffer speed.
Also, build the hell out of this thing. Make it able to be dropped and be perfectly fine. Full magnesium alloy body for sure, and weather sealing of course.
We really don't need a million megapixels or ISO that goes to a million either. Just something that utilizes previous technology to have extremely fast processing speeds and great noise performance. I think that this doesn't need all the silly insane "gags" for marketing like they're trying to put out now (new D3200). People buying this line of equipment, are experienced enough to look at tests with it before buying it. They don't need any way of "marketing" for it. Plus I feel as though it would really appeal to people, if instead of trying to do all this fancy *NEW* stuff they just improved drastically on technology that's out there today.
Just my thoughts. Sorry this is my first post here in the forums, I just want to apologize for being a newb on this site, if I did something wrong or said something thats already basically been said. Haha, Thanks