Photogtaphy Forums

Photography Forums > Camera Manufacturers > Nikon > Nikon D700x expected announcement date Dec 20

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes

Nikon D700x expected announcement date Dec 20

 
 
Tony the insider
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-15-2008, 12:34 AM
The expected announcement date for the D700x is Dec. 20. D700x has
everything the D700 has, except the shooting rate at full resolution.
The sensor is 24+ MP - while Nikon isn't officially admitting this,
it is the one used in the Sony alpha-900. The D700 will be officially
discontinued then, as by shooting at 12 MP the D700x will match its
burst speed so the D700 is redundant. Price is a big question but
expect the USD price to be well above that of the D700.
Personally, I am surprised, I expected first a D3x aka D4. Given that
the high-dollar market is with the Hassies, EOS-1DS MkIII and the 37
MP Leica vaporcam, and the global downturn, perhaps Tokyo decided that
sector is overcrowded?
Any event, D700 was just as good as the D3 in construction, only speed
was a difference. Did I forget to say D700x has the 25.6K ISO setting?
Source of the news is 100% reliable, my buddy in Nikon Japan. Read
more on http://nikonrumors.com when they eventually wake up.
Tony (Nikon fan since the S3)


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Me Here
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-15-2008, 03:27 PM

"RichA" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) ...
> Nikon needs to step up more. 40 megapixels on a 45mm sensor.
>

Why, then they would have to get a new lens system.



 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Paul Furman
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 02:39 AM
Tony the insider wrote:
> The expected announcement date for the D700x is Dec. 20. D700x has
> everything the D700 has, except the shooting rate at full resolution.
> The sensor is 24+ MP - while Nikon isn't officially admitting this,
> it is the one used in the Sony alpha-900. The D700 will be officially
> discontinued then, as by shooting at 12 MP the D700x will match its
> burst speed so the D700 is redundant.


Would that be a DX crop mode or resample?


> Price is a big question but
> expect the USD price to be well above that of the D700.


Sounds more like a replacement for the D3 than the D700.


> Personally, I am surprised, I expected first a D3x aka D4. Given that
> the high-dollar market is with the Hassies, EOS-1DS MkIII and the 37
> MP Leica vaporcam, and the global downturn, perhaps Tokyo decided that
> sector is overcrowded?
> Any event, D700 was just as good as the D3 in construction, only speed
> was a difference. Did I forget to say D700x has the 25.6K ISO setting?
> Source of the news is 100% reliable, my buddy in Nikon Japan. Read
> more on http://nikonrumors.com when they eventually wake up.
> Tony (Nikon fan since the S3)


--
Paul Furman
www.edgehill.net
www.baynatives.com

all google groups messages filtered due to spam
 
Reply With Quote
 
..
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 03:49 AM
Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it and
then 4 months later discontinued it.
I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued in
6 months maybe I should wait?



 
Reply With Quote
 
N
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 03:52 AM
".." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:GLMTk.1784$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it
> and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.
> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued
> in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?
>
>
>



Do you use the same logic when buying clothes or a car?

 
Reply With Quote
 
SMS
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 03:55 AM
... wrote:
> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.
> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?


Because of the 5D Mark II, Nikon needs to rush out a rev to the D700 or
risk losing a lot of new body sales, and a lot of long term lens sales.

Most new models are merely evolutionary, but the 5D Mark II, despite
it's name, is revolutionary. Similarly, they need a new prosumer model
to (catch up with the 50D), since the D300 is a year old already.

The D90 is likely not going to be upgraded too soon as it's got the
video advantage over its Canon XSi competition. It's Canon that needs to
rush out an upgrade to the XSi that adds video.
 
Reply With Quote
 
nospam
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 04:00 AM
In article <GLMTk.1784$(E-Mail Removed)>, .. <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X.


where in the world did you get that idea?

> They did the same with the D40X introduced it and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.


wrong again. the d40x was sold alongside the d40.

> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?


buy a camera that fits your needs. it will be replaced at some point.
 
Reply With Quote
 
nospam
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 04:03 AM
In article <uQMTk.11734$(E-Mail Removed)>, SMS
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Because of the 5D Mark II, Nikon needs to rush out a rev to the D700 or
> risk losing a lot of new body sales, and a lot of long term lens sales.


nonsense. the d700 is doing quite well.

> Most new models are merely evolutionary, but the 5D Mark II, despite
> it's name, is revolutionary. Similarly, they need a new prosumer model
> to (catch up with the 50D), since the D300 is a year old already.


canon added movie capability and upped the number of pixels. nothing
'revolutionary' about it.

> The D90 is likely not going to be upgraded too soon as it's got the
> video advantage over its Canon XSi competition. It's Canon that needs to
> rush out an upgrade to the XSi that adds video.


nikon's next move is update the d60 (which was a stopgap) and/or a high
end dslr.
 
Reply With Quote
 
David J Taylor
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 07:30 AM
nospam wrote:
> In article <uQMTk.11734$(E-Mail Removed)>, SMS
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> Because of the 5D Mark II, Nikon needs to rush out a rev to the D700
>> or risk losing a lot of new body sales, and a lot of long term lens
>> sales.

>
> nonsense. the d700 is doing quite well.
>
>> Most new models are merely evolutionary, but the 5D Mark II, despite
>> it's name, is revolutionary. Similarly, they need a new prosumer
>> model to (catch up with the 50D), since the D300 is a year old
>> already.

>
> canon added movie capability and upped the number of pixels. nothing
> 'revolutionary' about it.
>
>> The D90 is likely not going to be upgraded too soon as it's got the
>> video advantage over its Canon XSi competition. It's Canon that
>> needs to rush out an upgrade to the XSi that adds video.

>
> nikon's next move is update the d60 (which was a stopgap) and/or a
> high end dslr.


Oh, I do hope not! I only just bought mine! Will it stop working? <G>

David
 
Reply With Quote
 
SMS
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      11-16-2008, 02:33 PM
... wrote:
> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.
> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?


Nikon is struggling to keep up with Canon, and the D700X is part of that
strategy. Look for a D300 upgrade very soon as well, so they can
compete with the 50D. Canon is still the leading system, but Nikon has
finally got its act together in sensors, an is giving Canon a run for
its money, in least in bodies. Nikon still lags Canon badly in terms of
lenses.

Probably not worth waiting on the D90. The upgrade to the Canon XSi will
add HD video with stero audio to leapfrog the D90, then the D90x (or
whatever they call it) will go from mono to stereo.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Catherine Anne White, Dec. 1957 - Dec. 1, 2010. The Aprentice UK Photography 13 02-20-2011 01:39 PM
Catherine Anne White, Dec. 1957 - Dec. 1, 2010. The Aprentice Photography 12 02-16-2011 11:32 AM
Nikon D3x buyers beware - D700x already in prototype RichA Nikon 47 12-16-2008 01:22 AM
Nikon D700x may see the light of day as D900 (D800??) Tony the insider Nikon 5 11-28-2008 06:27 PM
Nikon D700x expected announcement date Dec 20 Tony the insider Nikon 35 11-20-2008 06:13 PM