I was wondering what the consensus is on when Nikon will bring out the next iteration of the prosumer lines with at least some (sensor/processor) upgrades showcased in the z9
Obviously it won't be soon as they will want the pro's to order/get hold of the z9 and they will no doubt want to rightly give the Z9 its own space for awhile but is 2022 too much to hope for?
I ask as the Z9 effectively signals that the improvements that so many z6/7II owners (myself included) had hoped would come through firmware updates simply won't. Mark Cruz (on Adorama's z9 panel discussion today) effectively closed that door with his comments about the improvements seen in the z9 being hardware driven so while I am sure they will continue to iterate the current z cameras very little of that z9 goodness will trickle down until the next generations are released - which then begs another question - how much of it will they put in the less expensive bodies?
Don't get me wrong they are stellar cameras and for many no significant updates are needed but aspects like tracking/better AF to put them on par with competitor cameras would be very welcome for the type of images I enjoy capturing.
What do you guys think?