R.I.P. Nikon D3200, D5200 and D7000

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Both the Nikon D7000 camera body only and lens kit are listed as discontinued at B&H. Adorama doesn't even list the camera anymore on their website. Amazon is selling the last D7000 pieces for $525 $484. Nikon also lists the D7000 as discontinued on their website.

The D3200 and D5200 models are also listed as discontinued, but they are still widely available:

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  • ShaoLynx

    Hey, where’re the comments gone? πŸ˜‰

    • ShaoLynx

      BTW: any new models on the horizon?
      If so, any chance for built-in GPS?
      Ruined my two GP-1a’s after two days on my vacation last september (connectors to body broke).

      • br0xibear

        CES Jan 6th and CP+ Feb 12th.

        • ShaoLynx

          Hey, I come here so I don’t have to go to CES or CP+, etc. Besides: if you are going then it’s all old news, because we read it all here, so… πŸ˜‰

      • lorenzo

        Nikon doesn’t know how to make good GPS receivers, including the GP1-A, and when they put one in a camera it is deaf like a bell.

        • Andrew

          First generation products sometimes do not have peak performance. But the good news is that things get better with each iteration.

          • lorenzo

            wouldn’t say that either.
            The GP1 has been out for many years; it is extra slow to acquire the satellites, uses lot of battery power etc.
            The GP1-A that came out last year or so is exactly the same piece of c@#p. Piotr is right.

        • Piotr Kosewski

          Nikon obviously doesn’t make GPS receivers. It just packs them into a plastic box with a Nikon logo and writes some software. So what you’ve meant is: Nikon doesn’t know how to buy and use GPS receivers.

          And you are right, they don’t. Clearly, the company with most experience here is Sony, who has been putting GPS into phones for years. You can’t expect similar performance.

          That said: GPS is quite rubbish in most cameras, so Nikon is not alone.

          As for poor GPS modules built into a camera – their signal is blocked by alloy body frame. It’s pretty much the same story as with WiFi. To make them work you must sacrifice some of the built quality. Nikon did that with the D750.

        • RebelShadow

          Exactly right. This is why I use the Solmeta models of GPS for all of my shoots. It has all of the features and performance that the Nikon GP-1(a) lacks and for less cost.

  • jwsutts

    Aww… my d7000 is still my baby.

    • winblozTenpin

      Same, D7000 has done me well. I’d like to upgrade to a FF (and keep D7000) but I keep talking myself out of it as I can not justify the cost vs my usage level these days,

      • megadon357

        Truth. Every time I’m almost ready to pull the trigger on FF, I end up shooting with my D7K and loving the results. My only real complaint is that my longer primes are a tad too long on DX (85mm, 105mm) to frame like I want to, so the 105mm DC is never used and I need a better 50.

  • Tony Smith

    i started out on a D7000 when it first came out and still using it today it has taught me so much about photography. it will be with me until the end.

  • Piotr Kosewski

    Actually the news I’ve been waiting for. This could mean not 1 but 2 new DX bodies are coming very soon.
    I mean.. D7100 replacement simply must happen in the next few months. A7000, new E-M5… Nikon will respond. And it already has what this camera needs (AF and tilted screen from D750).

    But the D5200 news is very surprising. It was still hugely popular.
    Maybe it was problematic… being the main competitor of D3300 (just… better in every possible way).

    But I kind of hope for something else. Something more, something less… Maybe mirror-less…?

    Anyway… I will be SHOCKED if D3400 has a penta-whatever. But I expected this to happen in late 2015, not now.

    • jvm156

      why is the 5200 surprising when there’s a 5300. I’m surprised they keep these old models around as long as they do

    • Shutterbug

      In my opinion, the tilting screen is the biggest piece of ! on the D750. I see why Nikon made this step and it proved to be wideley popular, but I really dislike it, since it undermines the otherwise great weatherprotection. Nikon has some nice Ads of a D600 being frozen all over but still working, but you won’t see this from a D750. Nikon wrotes in the manual neither to touch the flat cable nor to let it get in touch with any liquids. I have no doubt, that the screen is the first part that will refuse to work in no-sunshine-weather.

      • winblozTenpin

        Nikon do not pioneer anything these days, they follow, and when they first dip their toes into something, they don’t do it very well because they rush it out with no UAT.

        Movable screens are needed, and it should be available in weatherproofing (rubber encasing cables in needed) The D750 is great and certainly the weak point is that poor design of the back. maybe flexible OLED screens should be used instead.

  • Global

    Does it even make sense to buy current-new US Nikon D3XXX, D5XXX, D7XXX bodies anymore from this point forward..? The grey market and last-generation new market is too good. The D3300 will be good enough to EXCELLENT for new users for several years. The D5200 still is. The D7100 is going to be perfect for anyone who is moving up to that level.

    I really think that “now is the time” if there was any time for Nikon to release a D310 (or whatever). The low-end market is saturated with good cameras and except for gluttons and early-adopters who need the “very latest” like a crack coccaine addiction, those old bodies will continue to be wonderful for the next few years.

    • Andrew

      The grey market is a risky purchase. It does not come with official Nikon warranty and many merchants do not have the reputation of the established big store players. And besides, if for any reason they ship you an opened boxed camera instead of the new one you were expecting, your return will be subject to a 15% restocking fee. So that $1,500 camera with lens will cost you $225 in restocking fees. If I want to save, I would consider buying an official Nikon refurbished camera, but each person is different πŸ˜‰

      As far as buying used cameras, for many of us it is not an option. How many people buy a used automobile? Even if it is like new, I would think that most people who can afford to by new, buy new!

      Many people who buy a new camera model do so because they are ready for a new purchase and so cannot wait until it is ready to be discontinued. What is good enough for you may not be good enough for everyone. If you are a soccer mom, why buy a D3200 which comes with 1080p @ 30 fps video when you can get the D3300 which gives you 1080p @ 60 fps? The performance of these cameras matters. That is why as good as the D610 is, may photographers are willing to spend $800 more to buy the D750.

      So in conclusion, the shopping experience and warranty coverage including the features a camera has are very important to consumers. There is more to a camera than just taking good pictures. So it is important to realize that your needs and expectations are unique to your circumstances and your unique set of requirements.

      • Piotr Kosewski

        Actually a used cars are more popular than new ones – even for people who can afford both.
        In developed countries (like UK) around 75% of cars bought are used. In poorer countries this figure could be as high as 95% (officially).
        This does not include getting a car for free (e.g. from parents).

        Cars are expensive. The end.
        Even more people buy used houses and so on… πŸ™‚

        Cameras are relatively cheap, so there is no need to live with someones DNA all over it. They also have short lifespan (this used to be different in manual and analog era). That said, the second hand market on lenses is rather big. A high quality lens can easily work longer than a car. πŸ™‚

        • Andrew

          I agree with you πŸ˜‰

      • winblozTenpin

        Gotta say Andrew, what you said is just pure myth and BS.
        You are one of these typical people who tries to justify why you pay 20% more for your cameras over the people with brains.
        I’ve brought nothing but grey market for years now. I’ve had free Nikon repairs on ‘known issues for my model’ on my grey market D7000. The product quality of grey market is the exact same as ‘official market’ but guess what, you don’t pay Β£300+ for a single year Nikon warranty. If I get issues with something it is likely to only happen once, and it’s likely to cost less than the Nikon warranty.

        The ONLY time I can commend paying a full on Nikon price from authorised retailers is if you are a pro and use NPS.
        As for referb cameras. they are a rip off! this is a product clearly sent back for faulty reasons, it gets touched up and sold with something like 2-3% discount at best.

      • Disagree, sorry. My last and only original, new, Nikon purchase was a D70 back in the day ( I needed it the next day for a trip to Cambodia) everything else I have bought (and I mean everything) is either grey or s/h. I live in Japan and many Yahoo Auction sellers are very reliable and reputable. Many have decent return policies and go above and beyond to protect their gold/diamond seller rating. For example: 135 2 DC for $800… D600 $1000. D800 surplus $1500, 16-35 4 vr $750. Etc. etc. I have literally saved enough to buy the 200 2G next month if I want to (grey market, of course). Once, just once I received an SB-900 with a dodgy battery flap and complained. Due to my excellent buyer rating, the dude sent me another SB-900 and asked me to send the original back! Trust is alive and kicking here, so I see no need to pay Nikon’s ridiculous markups.

        Cheers.

  • Hmm.. this is a big one!! πŸ™‚ The stage is set!!

  • Yet the D300 lives forever.

  • rt-photography

    OMG, what will we do..we now only have the D3300 D5300 D7100. theyre going to be alone. poor cameras.

  • AYWY

    So they finally get to clear their inventory of older models. I find it inefficient that they have two DX iterations sitting on the shelves for quite a while. Hope they can improve on that when supposedly new DX bodies come in 2015.

    Like others, I’m curious to see how they will respond to their mirrorless competitors, which have pretty much comfortably settled into the traditional DX segment (except for sports maybe). A new DX body with a few improvements over D3300/D5300/7100 isn’t going to matter much in that market segment now.

    • Piotr Kosewski

      I’m not so sure about that.
      Many photographers are not concerned by the size or weight of DSLRs. They are, however, dispirited by a slightly old-fashioned way a DSLR can be used.
      WiFi is a really useful feature and it should be available in all cameras above some price level.

      Other than that, DSLRs are generally better thought out and purpose built for shooting. On the other hand, many MILCs are clearly designed by people who don’t use cameras a lot.

      But you attract clients with features and then retain them with practicality and such.
      A person stepping up from a phone into serious photography can’t appreciate the fact, that a heavy DSLR could be a pleasure to use whole day, while a light MILC can infuriate in minutes.

    • Andrew

      With the recent advances in the video capability of the D810, auto focus mechanism of the D4s or D750, and improvements in image quality at higher ISO settings as seen with the D750, there is significant room for improvement with the D7100 successor (i.e. D7200). And who knows, the D7200 may also inherit the tilting LCD screen of the D750, and let us not neglect built-in WiFi. So there is a lot of room for improvement.

  • imageClear

    Over 360,000 actuations and my D7000 is still hummin’…

    It was my first dslr and has been a faithful friend and teacher!
    Soon to buy its replacement, probably the D750 or D810…

    R.I.P. D7000…

    • lorenzo

      Did you put an extra zero? I never heard that a shutter can last for so long, thought they have to be replaced after 200K actuation.
      So, doing some math if you bought the camera in late 2010, using it every day for 12 hours a day you shoot 12 pictures per hour, that’s feasible πŸ™‚

      • imageClear

        Believe it or not, I did not add an extra 0! In fact the exact actuations are 364,759– on the original shutter…
        Nikon warrants them up to 150,000 actuations, so I’m way past double its life-expectancy :))

        This fact and the beautiful IQ that it gives me has me really appreciating the value Nikon gave me in this camera…

        I bought it in June of 2011, and I do a lot of birds-in-flight photography– After an 8-hour day of shooting in the Horicon Marsh, I can easily have 3 to 4,000 images, hence all those actuations πŸ™‚

        • lorenzo

          Amazing, congrats! I didn’t think of the birds shot in continuous at whatever fps the D7000 makes.
          You should ask Nikon a reward to post that (only sometimes) they can make cameras that last double their lives. I wanted to buy that camera when it came out but it seemed too small and light, so I opted for a D300s and that was a complete disaster-toy.
          Happy birding.

  • Nikon User

    D5100 was very popular but D5200 was no where near as popular even though it was a great upgrade to the D5100.

    RIP.

  • Aldo

    d7000 was as revolutionary as d700/d3

  • sampyth

    Amazon has the D7000 body only now for $484!

  • ZoetMB

    Note that all these are STILL on the Nikon U.S. website with newly discounted prices and new “holiday packages” on the 3200 and 5200 (and those are in stock at B&H), although that site is notoriously bad at getting discontinued equipment off of the site. Also, Nikon sometimes discontinues products in some regions, but not all, usually because one region might still have lots of stock.

    (And amazingly, you can still buy an import D90 and both U.S. and import versions of the D300s from BH even though those are officially discontinued.)

    For example, the 50 1.8D, 24 1.4G and 35 1.4G are no longer listed on the international site, the older 55-200 is no longer listed on the Japanese site and the TC-14EII is no longer listed on either the International or Japan site, but they’re all still on the U.S. site and all in stock at BH.

    And while BH lists the old 400 2.8 (#2171) as discontinued (although they still have import units), it’s still on the Japan and International websites.

    But I think Nikon does itself a disservice by keeping actually discontinued products as “active” on its website. By doing so, it causes consumer confusion and any confusion can lead to a deferred purchase.

  • Bob Blaylock

      Does Nikon really continue to make an old model after a new model that succeeds it has gone into production?  It seems to make most sense to me, for example, that when the D3300 model was ready to go into production, that they would have shut down production of the now-obsolete D3200 model, and put the equipment that was used to manufacture that model into use producing the new D3300 model.

      Does this announcement mean that only now, after the D3300, D5300, D5500, and D7100 models have all been in production for some time, that it is now that they are ceasing production of the older models, or does this just mean that they are running out of backed-up stock of these older models that were produced before the new models went into production?

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