|Anyone with an older Nikon DX format SLR camera, thinking of an upgrade, say from a D70/80/90 etc might want to think about the latest DX flagship model Nikon just announced.|
The D7000 was their previous semi-pro DX body type, with 16 Mpx and an autofocus motor for all those older lenses; at $1200 for the body only, and an 18-105 mm zoom kit lens normally supplied in the kit form.
Since then Nikon has come out with D800 with 36Mpx, and $3G price, and a cheaper D600 with fewer pixels. An even fancier D800 E left the low pass filter off the sensor for even sharper pictures, if you want to photoshop your own raw frames.
Well they upgraded the D3100 (nice camera) 14 Mpx to the D3200 with a whopping 24 Mpx in DX format. It's a very nice buy at around $600.
So they just announced the D7100, which is the rugged Magnesium body same as D7000, but they have put a newer version of the 24 Mpx sensor into it. It like the D800E has no low pass filter on the sensor, so at 24 Mpx it is the sharpest resolution camera Nikon has in its lineup.
Well that is assuming they eventually make some 24+ Mpx DX lenses.
Well it has a lot more going for it than just the pixels, and is really a big advance on the D7000, and still at the $1200 body only price.
I haven't seen one yet, but if you are a Nikon DX format user, and thinking of an upgrade path for about one and a half rods, you may want to take a good look at the D7100.
I've been chastising Nikon for years, about short changing the DX format; but this time they really have done a job on it.
If you are a Canon person, then of course they have their own super cameras.