New Nikon D-SLR coming out

So the news came out that a new Nikon D-SLR is coming out. The rumor is that it is going to be a 10mp version. Some say it is going to be the successor of the D70s, others something between the D70s and the D200. Something like a D80 or a replacement for the D100.

I don’t know. It all seems a bit odd. With the D50, D70 and D200 (not counting the D100) Nikon already has a lot of choices in the low and mid and higher-end range segment. Replacing the D100 with a D80 seems possible but that would be a direct competition for the D70s which is still selling OK, despite the 6mp sensor.

I would rather have seen Nikon entering the Full Frame market. But I don’t think that will happen nor is it technically required in order to reach the high quality standards Nikon is known for.