Okay, the thread title is sort of a sneaky way to post this in the Nikon forum. It certainly applies to Nikon, but not only Nikon. If I'm way out-of-line for posting this here, I apologize, and please move it if appropriate. I really want to hear how you guys feel about this.
I can't help thinking that the Camera makers are really ruthless Capitalists that care little for photographers, and the financial hardships many shooters suffer to stay competitive.
Specifically, this business of requiring photographers to purchase new camera bodies when all they really want is better sensors and computer engines. I'm sure that with all the brilliant engineers and designers working in the camera industry, they could certainly come-up with designs for a few different camera bodies that would allow swapping-out sensors and computer chips instead of constantly having to re-purchase the entire package. It's sort of like if in the film days, every time they came out with a new emulsion, they created the film so it would only fit in a specially designed camera body that you would have to purchase if you wanted to use the film. It's interesting to note that when film was beginning to lose traction, these single use film cameras appeared. I wonder if that is what has influenced the current digital situation? Meaning that the camera companies realized that digital could offer endless sales and profit by following the model of the disposable film camera.
Why couldn't we have a few different camera bodies to choose from, maybe something like an F6, an FM3A, and a 35Ti that would accept future improvements in sensor and chip technology? Of course we know why: Capitalism, greed, and self-interest.
Am I being unreasonable?