I did a search and this might be close to other threads but not quite. If you were going to buy a new camera what would you be looking for to be released, be realistic. I personally would like to see a couple of cameras released for my purpose.
1. My D700 is probably sufficient but for gear envy I would love to have a D4x, 36 MP or more FF with 6 fps or higher and would like to have 24 MP or more DX with 8fps or higher with a huge buffer (I see 16 MP being the obvious size unless the FF size goes over 36 MP). If I could have this and keep the F8 autofocus points and have a stop better ISO that the current D800 I would be thrilled until I probably chunked down close to $7000 (I hope not more but wouldn’t hold my breath to it).
2. I would love to see a D400 but if the specs on the D400 wouldn’t do much more for me than a D4x in crop mode I wouldn’t bother with it. If I had to dedicate a camera for the DX format I would want 24MP or more, 8fps or higher, f8 autofocus points, and a buffer that could hold more than 15 seconds worth of continuous high shooting. I would hope for a ball park price range of around $2200 but not sure.
3. The surprise that I didn’t expect is the new DF retro camera, honestly I have been wanting a smaller camera with excellent low light ability and decent fps (5.5?). This sort of fits the bill if the current specs are even close. This camera is seemingly smaller than most and if it has the D4 sensor and could possibly do even better in low light situations that would be great. I usually like to be able to print larger than 24”X36” but in low light situations you can blow up a 16MP print and get better results than trying every noise reduction program under the sun to get the noise levels if you use a high ISO setting. I think we will see the price on this sooner than anything else I have listed. Some say that over $2500 and it will be a dud. I see that since you can buy a D800 for just a little more. I do see though it if has the same sensor and can focus at F8 that you got a D4 (crippled) for less than half the price and maybe just a touch better ISO to boot if tweaks have been made. Just to mention though, it is cool about the retro styling but I care more about funtion than body style.
Not everyone needs the same equipment to take the type photos they desire or need, these were just ideas that I might think about buying if Nikon makes it. I like all types of photography and would love a camera that could do it all but honestly that’s just not possible. Night time street photography and shooting wildlife from a distance sometimes doesn’t mix too well. This is more what you want to see in a camera and being realistic with it. If this thread is a duplicate of another thread if you could post the link it would be appreciated.