Nikon just put out their D750 announcement:http://petapixel.com/2014/09/12/nikon-d750-officially-announced-24mp-full-frame-dslr-designed-photo-enthusiasts/
Nikon has, of course, gone a little crazy with all the FF offerings. But the D750 is not a weird sidebar project (like the D800E), a retro/style play (Df), a quality fix (like the D610) or a refresh/update (like the D810). This is a new segment at first glance.
I thought the FF market had settled into:
Entry: 6D / D6-something (
Pro: 5D3 / D8-something (3 models)
Flagship: 1DX / D4-something (2 models)
It looks like (and I haven't scrutinized this terribly long) this D750 camera is a mish-mosh of:
* D6-something sensor (entry)
* D8-something AF system (pro)
* D8-something video (pro)
and D4s image processor (pro/flagship)
* 6.5 FPS burst (pro* is not quite this fast, but 6.5 is nowhere near their flagship level)
* D6-something fastest shutter speed (entry)
And everything -- features and price -- seems to line up with a new mid-level FF price point.
Is this tenable as a business model?
Can Nikon sustain four price points of FF shooters and not:
- Leave one price point unattended for long periods with new offerings?
- Frustratingly blur the lines between the segments and have new offerings muddle things further?
As a consumer, I love all the options, but surely this is a tough road for Nikon to take, isn't it? Would Canon ever try to stretch out and subdivide the FF market in this fashion?