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07-03-2019, 09:20 PM   #1
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Nikon Dropping 1/3 of their DSLR line-up in move to Mirrorless

Nikon Dropping 1/3rd of Its DSLR Lineup in Move to Mirrorless

07-03-2019, 09:38 PM   #2
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...and the source of the rumor (can't trust those page titles)...

Rumored list of Nikon DSLR cameras that will not be replaced (with a new DSLR model) - Nikon Rumors

The amazing D500 to go bye-bye?


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Nikon d300 2007, nikon d500 2016.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Nikon Dropping 1/3 of their DSLR line-up in move to Mirrorless
You've make the right choice for yourself with Sony. And of story.

07-04-2019, 01:55 AM   #5
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Nikon are feeling the pressure but I imagien their APS-C DSLR lineup is still their bread and butter and they don't have an APS-C specific mount as Canon and Fuji do and I understand their new FF mirrorless mount is huge, so not very suited to putting an APS-C sensor in and churning out mirrorless cameras that cost less than their FF models.
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This is great news for Pentax! I hope Canon will do the same so that at some point Pentax will be the best or even the only choice left for entry level DSLR. I think it was pretty wise by Ricoh to not jump into the mirrorless war and stick to DSLR. They don’t have the resources for a mirrorless system and are a niche brand anyway. There will always be people who prefer the mirror and my hope is that at some point Pentax will be the only choice left for those.
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Dropping entry level SLR models and D500 replacement (at least for the time being).

Basically this speaks to the fact that they have dedicated enough resources to developing MILC tech that they can't do much of anything else. At the same time they are still planning to release pro level SLRs.

The problem is the higher end users are going to clearly get the message that the F mount days are numbered. That sort of message could produce a fair amount of anger and movement away from Nikon. We still have folks on the forum who are angry at Canon for ditching the FD mount ages ago. I don't know that it is "good" news for Ricoh, but I will say that if the MILC pie (which is still smaller than the SLR pie) is divided up into more pieces, more of the players are going to go away hungry.
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Someone leaked the spec of the next Pentax flagship model to Nikon, Nikon said "Holly cow! These Pentax engineer made it, we've got to upgrade our D500 if we don't want our pie to be eaten by Pentax", hence Nikon to discontinue the D500 to leave room for a new Nikon apsc flagship model to compete with Pentax .

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Then they better launch an aps-z line soon because The D3xxxx and D5xxxx are the bulk of their sales in numbers.
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IN a shrinking market one can't afford to prop up so many product lines. Nikon has looked at where the money is and will go there. Some product lines will be dropped. Not much to see here.

I always wondered how they made any money on D500s.
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Falling sales are bad news for all of us as in the end we might end up with a couple of companies making exclusive handmade cameras for the rich and famous and the rest of us will be using our cell phones (or a 50 year old dslr the way we use our slrs now...)
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QuoteOriginally posted by IgorZ Quote
Falling sales are bad news for all of us as in the end we might end up with a couple of companies making exclusive handmade cameras for the rich and famous and the rest of us will be using our cell phones (or a 50 year old dslr the way we use our slrs now...)
Except for the part where Pentax is increasing market share. Pentax isn't following the DSLR trend, and just keeps chugging along. The DSLR world around us is changing, but Pentax just keeps holding serve.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I always wondered how they made any money on D500s.
I've seen D500 images of bears taken with the 200-500, I wasn't impressed, photos looked dull. Even if the AF perf. of the D500 is impressive, I still preferred my K1 images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
I've seen D500 images of bears taken with the 200-500, I wasn't impressed, photos looked dull. Even if the AF perf. of the D500 is impressive, I still preferred my K1 images.
That's always been the thing for me. K-3 images are easier to get, but they are never the equivalent of a well exposed K-1 image. Same with 1Dx , D4 and A9 images. Am I going for knock out quality or "good enough".
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
The amazing D500 to go bye-bye?
The D850 in cropped mode is a D500.
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