09-30-2013, 09:33 AM
Quote:A K-3 may entertain (some) existing customers but the real problem is that these numbers are diminishing. Without new lenses it'll be a very rocky road ahead - although I actually like the currently lineup.
I think you hit a nail on the head for a lot of the industry: little innovation. When DSLRs were new and immature, people needed new lenses since digital sensors have different requirements than film. Due to the move to APS-C or FT, they needed new WA lenses. Also there were large improvements between successive models (e.g. the move from 6MP to 10MP models, like Nikon D100 -> D200)
Today the added benefit from upgrading from a 16MP model to a 24MP model are quite limited (diffraction eats a lot of the benefit). I personally think that most (not all) people upgrading from e.g. a Nikon D7000 to a D7100 have just to much money. I doubt many of them will even occasionally print at 50 x 70 cm (about 20 x 28 inch).