Reading through the popular posts of the past month or two, it's become quite evident a lot of people are selling their D7000 kits and buying D800. It's very similar to when the D300 came out and a bunch of D200's went on the classifieds. Same thing happened when the D7000 came out, lots of D300s on the classifieds. I bet the Nikon D7000 has been the best selling full size U/W camera on the market for at least a year and a half with the Canon 7D being a close second.
The difference this time is a lot of folks are changing from DX to FX. I can only assume this will accelerate when the D600 and housings are available. After all, the D600 is really just a FX'd D7000...
It's my opinion Nikon is forcing this change on purpose. They have not released a successor to the D300s and as much as I like my D7000, the D300 had a better build and more "professional" features which Nikon has not duplicated in DX. The D400 is still just a rumor and after the D600 is out for a few months, what kind of market would there be for a D400? It would be too confusing for customers to pick between FX and DX where the price point difference is likely only $200-300.
Also, the D7000 is due for a refresh too, so I'm thinking Nikon is just going to ditch the D300s replacement entirely. It's my opinion Nikon will come out with a DX mirrorless to compete with Sony/Canon and the "traditional" DX cameras in Nikon's line will simply be sunsetted over the next couple of years.
Wetpixel's forum is just a micro-verse of the overall camera scene, but virtually all the camera sites on the 'net are buzzing about FX this and FX that; DX is totally on the back burner as far as "trends" go.
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