« on: September 07, 2014, 03:15:49 PM »
We can only hope that Canon will be responding in some way to the D750.
The way I see it, Canon preemptively "responded" to the rumored D750 two years ago by releasing a great all-rounder in the 5D3.
The D750's rumored specs and price point make it extremely appealing. However, releasing a lower megapixel, higher FPS body only two years after launching the D800 reflects a epic failure on Nikon's market research department, IMHO. The bulk of D700 users didn't want a resolution monster with a slower frame rate, but that's exactly what they got with the D800. Perhaps if Nikon gave D700 users what they really wanted, they wouldn't have had to make the D800 a more versatile all-around (by creating the D810) in addition to launching another lower resolution, high FPS body within just two years of releasing the D800.
IMHO, the D750 is the camera Nikon should have released two years ago to replace the D700. If they did that, and if Canon didn't dramatically improve the AF and FPS of the 5D line, I would have switched to Nikon two years ago and never looked back. Fortunately, Canon delivered the perfect camera for my needs (5D3), while Nikon continues to lead the way in the highly lucrative landscape segment