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RichA
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      09-16-2010
The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.
 
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Bruce
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      09-16-2010
Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>On 2010-09-15 20:53:59 -0700, RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
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>> The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.

>
>Does that mean you might actually buy one?



No, but he might stop whining about that particular DSLR.

 
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RichA
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      09-16-2010
On Sep 16, 12:20*am, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>
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> On 2010-09-15 20:53:59 -0700, RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
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> > The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.

>
> Does that mean you might actually buy one?


I don't know. I have a D300. It would have to be a substantial step-
up.
 
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Bruce
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      09-16-2010
RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>On Sep 16, 12:20*am, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>
>wrote:
>> On 2010-09-15 20:53:59 -0700, RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>>
>> > The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.

>>
>> Does that mean you might actually buy one?

>
>I don't know. I have a D300. It would have to be a substantial step-
>up.



It is, but a D300 replacement is coming, as is a D700 replacement.
Perhaps not in 2010, but certainly within a year from now. In the
meantime, the D7000 is a step up from the D300 only in resolution
(16.2 MP versus 12.3 MP) and in video capability (1080P versus none).
I suspect video isn't all that important to you if you use a D300, so
there is only the resolution, and that might be complicated by greater
noise. The D300 has particularly low noise for an APS-C sensor so we
will have to see whether the D7000 has taken a step backwards due to
cramming almost 4 million more pixels into the same area.

 
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Peter
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      09-16-2010
"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
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> On 2010-09-15 20:53:59 -0700, RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
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>> The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.

>
> Does that mean you might actually buy one?
>


There is a better chance of me winning the New York Marathon

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Andrew Reilly
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      09-16-2010
On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:07:32 -0400, Bowser wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:53:59 -0700 (PDT), RichA <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
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>>The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.

>
> Only the top and bottom plates. The rest is plastic.


Doesn't look like that here:

From the dpreview preview:
http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/1009/...Mgbody_2_l.jpg

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tony cooper
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      09-17-2010
On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:30:49 -0400, "Peter"
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>"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
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>> On 2010-09-15 20:53:59 -0700, RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>>
>>> The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.

>>
>> Does that mean you might actually buy one?
>>

>
>There is a better chance of me winning the New York Marathon


I have entered several New York Marathons. All built by the Checker
Motors Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan.


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Peter
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      09-17-2010
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> On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:30:49 -0400, "Peter"
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>>"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
>>news:2010091521203177923-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom...
>>> On 2010-09-15 20:53:59 -0700, RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>>>
>>>> The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.
>>>
>>> Does that mean you might actually buy one?
>>>

>>
>>There is a better chance of me winning the New York Marathon

>
> I have entered several New York Marathons. All built by the Checker
> Motors Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan.



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      09-17-2010
On 17/09/2010 3:55 a.m., Bruce wrote:
> RichA<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> On Sep 16, 12:20 am, Savageduck<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 2010-09-15 20:53:59 -0700, RichA<(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>>>
>>>> The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.
>>>
>>> Does that mean you might actually buy one?

>>
>> I don't know. I have a D300. It would have to be a substantial step-
>> up.

>
>
> It is, but a D300 replacement is coming, as is a D700 replacement.
> Perhaps not in 2010, but certainly within a year from now. In the
> meantime, the D7000 is a step up from the D300 only in resolution
> (16.2 MP versus 12.3 MP) and in video capability (1080P versus none).
> I suspect video isn't all that important to you if you use a D300, so
> there is only the resolution, and that might be complicated by greater
> noise. The D300 has particularly low noise for an APS-C sensor so we
> will have to see whether the D7000 has taken a step backwards due to
> cramming almost 4 million more pixels into the same area.
>

It appears that latest Nikon sensors may not involve Sony at all - geeks
looking at the chips can't identify things which identified the
D90/300/s sensors as Sony production, even if Nikon design.
I doubt this sensor will be a step backwards in any way, and especially
in read noise / base ISO DR, where Nikon have been excelling -
particularly kicking Canon's butt on pattern noise.
 
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Bruce
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      09-17-2010
Andrew Reilly <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:07:32 -0400, Bowser wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:53:59 -0700 (PDT), RichA <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>The Nikon D90 becomes the D7000, body goes from plastic to metal.

>>
>> Only the top and bottom plates. The rest is plastic.

>
>Doesn't look like that here:
>
>From the dpreview preview:
>http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/1009/...Mgbody_2_l.jpg



Either way, it is a thin skin of magnesium/aluminum alloy over a
polycarbonate body structure.

It is to give people like RichA the illusion that they have a
metal-bodied camera, when the trust is that they have a plastic-bodied
camera with a thin metal shell glued to it.

These magnesium alloy-shelled plastic-bodied cameras are a very long
way from the metal body/metal chassis SLRs of the 1960s and 70s. But
it is possible to fool some people all the time ... just cover up the
plastic with some thin metal, and some people think you have a modern
version of the Pentax Spotmatic or Nikon F.


 
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