My Nikon D90 died recently and luckily I had bought a protection plan from best buy. I was expecting them to send it in, take 4 weeks and then tell me something I already knew...that it was dead. But they offered to replace it on the spot. While this may seem like a good thing, I'm not so sure it was. I had been saving for 2 years to upgrade to the D300s replacement, but since it's not out YET and they offered to give me a credit/camera right then....I walked out the door with a D7000. First of all, I stinks to not get a chance to research and dream of that next new camera. To pick which camera will best work for your needs and a camera that you can grow in to.
I mainly shot sports during the fall and winter months and in low, challenging light. And while some may disagree, While I think the D7k rocks in the light, it has a terrible time getting and maintaining focus in lowlight sports games. So, this week I will be taking the D7k back and getting a credit...which will sit in my camera bag (instead of a camera) until Nikon gets around to releasing the D400 or whatever they will call it. Now that football is over, I am willing to wait for spring...but man I hope it doesn't take that long! If it goes to long, I'd consider the d300s, but really don't want a "new" camera with old tech. But I've also heard that it's a great camera, so I could live with that. In the meantime, I'll get to catch up on all my shots laying around in my pc, lol.