The Nikon "S" models with incremental change must be kind of a bumber for those who own the pre-S models which are no longer latest and greatest (D800, D800E, D600, D4, etc). On the other hand, I would welcome the price drop I expect to see for Nikon D800E on fleeBay.
New means a newer latest and greatest, sure, but if the new offering isn't super impactful
1) Does having latest and (just a little bit more) greatest really mean much in this near-top-end of the market? For these kind of bodies, for every 'look at me with the latest and greatest' enthusiast-in-a-forum shooter, there are likely a higher number of pros rolling their eyes at that mentality.
2) Do you really expect D800/D800E prices to plummet when those cameras may be 98% as powerful/useful as the new offering? We're not hearing of a new sensor or major upgrade to burst-rate, low-light performance, etc.
I don't mean to pick on drjlo here (and please forgive me if it felt that way). Asking the group now -- my primary question remains unanswered: on the pro end of bodies, why have a watered-down mini-upgrade when the pro community is so
on-top of performance data and reviews? Even if Nikon is hurting this quarter/year/etc., inefficiently churning out 3% better bodies surely won't help that, will it?