I don't understand, digital compact cameras have been around a long time, how can such a big company have issues for a whole year? And why keep the KeyMission instead, that is one failed product if you ask me. I don't even think many people outside reviewers have it. The Nikon 1 seemed promising at some point, but it hasn't been touched since 2015 and seems now a dead platform.
The DL was the only cool thing they announced. Yes, the D5 and D500 are great cameras, but they were expected and are not really something new. The DL 18-50 would've been truly great and so many people were enthusiastic about it. But now Nikon, the same company that keeps reiterating on the D3000 and D5000 line without a real goal, says that there wasn't enough demand.
Is Nikon even taking feedback? As far as I know it's impossible to let them know what we think, there is a huge divide between shops and regional distributors, and even bigger one between distributors and Nikon top offices.
The company direction is set by people that have no idea what is going on out there, they don't even seem to realize how fast the market is changing. Fuji alone is doing a lot of damage, and Canon is now making sensors that are very close to Sony lineup!
What the hell is going on.