12-16-2016, 11:38 AM
Quote:Yo mean, because they run out of numbers for professional APS-C bodies? No prob, in time they need to do the research if it could be already the time to dip a (less useful) toe into the mirrorless pond, they will not throw out a D510. So, they don't need to think about before the next, say, 5 years or so <_<
Using (self-explaining) numbers to qualify a product will sooner or later lead into dead-end
It used to be OK. In the film era, F50 was low end, F100 was almost high end end F5 was the top model. You could take a look and see where in the product hierarchy it's supposed to be. Before those series, F-401 was the bottom and F-801 was the highest, except for F4.
Digital went in the same for a while. D70, digital cousin of F70. Then came D80, which was actually same camera, updated. D90, same deal. There were D100 and D200 but D90 was actually a better camera than D100 but you couldn't see that in the model number. Then came D5000, is it supposed to be better? How about D600? Is it the new version of D500? No? Is a D7000 with a FF sensor called D700? No it's not? Oh that's what a D600 is. But come on, D750 has to be the followup camera to D700. It's not? WTF is it then? Is D300 a cheaper D500? Still no? How can you make any sense of all these things?