This might be the best camera Nikon has ever made (yes I own the D "single digit" bodies), but arbitrary choices by Nikon marketing have made this unusable for professional photographers. Take for example the SC-29 cord not working... Who on earth thought it would be a smart idea to disable the AF-assist on this cord? How about no commander for CLS on camera? Nikon thinks it can sell more flashes and other "higher end" cameras with this strategy, but really all it does is make the consumer angry. Take away the IR capability in D3100, then bring it back for this camera. Why? Nikon marketing. Obviously everyone complained and they were forced to "add" a feature they deleted the previous year to save a few pennies. This kind of nickel and diming by Nikon has gone too far!
I understand soccer moms don't even know what an SC-29 is, I understand not everyone needs CLS, or remote capability, but to arbitrarily defeat these features in order to sell me a D7000 shows Nikon doesn't care about its most loyal customers. Give me the option to pay for these things via firmware, like Sony, but don't just write off a perfectly good camera for professionals because you want to push me to models with higher margins.
Understanding capitalism is painful to me, and product marketing isn't exactly my forté, but if Nikon continues to make dumb decisions in order to get me to buy a camera I don't really need, I won't be buying anymore Nikon cameras (and I have owned dozens).
Edited by yunfat, 11 September 2012 - 04:20 .