Should I buy a Nikon D7000 DSLR?

Why I won't buy a new DSLR so soon

A number of lenses from many manufacturers and years of manufacture cluster around the D750. Fixed focal lengths, ultra-wide angles, high-quality zoom and telephoto lenses are also included, as are some exotic products from the 70s and 80s. In addition, there are a lot of accessories such as flashes, remote triggers, etc. One thinks twice about switching to a system for this reason alone.

Lost interest in new cameras

In fact, I've lost interest in new cameras in recent years. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that there are no really interesting and world-shattering innovations. But it is also because my camera can simply do everything I need. The image quality is more than adequate, the equipment as well and a few pixels more or less do not matter to me. The release cycles are too fast. The improvements are too small. The drop in value is too high.

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In any case, the DSLR is only used when I work with flash or need a strong wide angle and zoom. Otherwise, I usually have my Sony RX100 III with me - and my smartphone. The DSLR hasn't been used on vacation for a long time - and that's why the photos are not a bit worse. And then there is my Sony NEX-6 with all kinds of lenses. Oh yes - and of course the smartphone too:

The big innovations are missing

From my first DSLR, a Nikon D70, to the D7000 it was an enormous step in terms of resolution, dynamic behavior, speed, etc. In between I had a D80 as a second camera and a D200 - I could safely have left out both. In between I also had a Canon 600 D, which I bought used very cheaply and which I only used for videos with Magic Lantern.

But since the D750 there has not been a model - not even from any other manufacturer - that could have tempted me to buy a new one. Sony's Alphas are too small for me, the battery life is too short and I just don't like electronic viewfinders in the studio.

What particularly annoys me is that features like WiFi are still practically unusable. A camera that can be reliably controlled and triggered in the studio via WiFi tethering, which can then also save its data directly to a network drive - without any detours via apps and clouds. If you like via FTP - but directly.

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