Out with the old, In with the New
The new is the Nikon DSLR D7200.
Well, the D7200 is already out on shelves for a year and half. So technically not that new.
While I was standing in the camera shop and talking to the sales person, I was contemplating between the Olympus family of EM1 or EM5 MK II, wait longer for the Fuji XT-2, or a normal DSLR, which will be Nikon.
My old is the Nikon D40, which I sold it off with the kit lens. Not sure if that was a good idea as the 18-55mm (no VR) was still of use. but anyway I sold it off as a set.
I also have a Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX on hand still, which I love.
Balancing between not trying to look pro (size of the camera), level of interest and of course, the size of the hole in my pocket, I went with the D7200.
The mirrorless systems will make my hole in the pocket twice as large with a higher grade of lens.
End result. I came out of the camera shop poorer by a $1000+++, with the D7200 body, an extra battery and a Black Rapid CrossShot body sling.
Looking forward to shoot with it!