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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Is the Nikon D7000 replacing the Nikon D300s / D400?

Nikon D7000 DSLR
Nikon D7000 DSLR

The rumored specs of the Nikon D7000 are IMPRESSIVE!

So impressive in fact, that it got Peter Gregg and myself thinking that perhaps Nikon is doing away with the Nikon D300s / D400 spot in the Nikon DSLR line-up.

Check out the anticipated specs of the D7000 as recently updated on
  • 100% viewfinder
  • Dual SD memory card slots
  • Magnesium-alloy body
  • 16.2MP CMOS sensor (DX)
  • Expeed 2
  • 1080 HD video @24p 720 @30p (not sure about those)
  • 20 min video recording (up from 5min on the D90)
  • Save images from video (similar to the D3s)
  • AF during video
  • Stereo mic input for video
  • 6 fps
  • Virtual horizon (like the D300s)
  • One touch video and/or live view (similar to the D3100)
  • Improved ISO range: 100-25600
  • 39 AF points
  • Wireless flash
  • Weather proof (like the D300s)
  • New battery system
  • Expected price: $1199 for body only
  • Update: no swivel display
Sounds like everything and more that we might expect in a Nikon D400. Certainly a DSLR I'd take OVER the Nikon D300s.

So where does the Nikon D300s / Nikon D400 level of DSLR fit in the line-up?

Is Nikon eliminating the D300s / D400 level of camera?

Post a comment and let me know what YOU think?

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