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      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)


 
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      11-15-2008, 03:27 PM

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

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



 
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      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?



 
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      11-16-2008, 03:52 AM
".." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> 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?

 
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      11-16-2008, 04:00 AM
In article <GLMTk.1784$(E-Mail Removed)>, .. <(E-Mail Removed)>
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> 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.
 
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      11-16-2008, 04:03 AM
In article <uQMTk.11734$(E-Mail Removed)>, SMS
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> 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.
 
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      11-16-2008, 03:16 PM
In message news:GLMTk.1784$(E-Mail Removed), ".."
<(E-Mail Removed)> done 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?


DSLRs need to be made modular. If you can have interchangeable film backs
you can have interchangeable sensors.
 
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      11-16-2008, 03:34 PM
In article <5bWTk.11745$(E-Mail Removed)>, SMS
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> Nikon is struggling to keep up with Canon, and the D700X is part of that
> strategy.


struggling? nikon sold more cameras than canon did last year. a
bigger issue is the economy.

> 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.


nonsense. the d300 is doing well and both canon and nikon have
excellent 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.


so canon has disclosed to you what the xsi will have? or are you
making **** up again?
 
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      11-16-2008, 03:37 PM
In article <Xns9B5868915ED86That80sGuy@198.186.190.61>, That80sGuy
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> DSLRs need to be made modular. If you can have interchangeable film backs
> you can have interchangeable sensors.


making it modular will make the camera bigger and more expensive, not
to mention that pretty much everything other than the shell will need
to be replaced.
 
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      11-16-2008, 04:56 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, John
McWilliams <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> >> Nikon is struggling to keep up with Canon, and the D700X is part of that
> >> strategy.

> >
> > struggling? nikon sold more cameras than canon did last year. a
> > bigger issue is the economy.

>
> Agreed on the economy. Where are sales figures available for Canon and
> Nikon? I would have thought only estimates were published by third
> parties.


nikon and canon report their sales and they're both very close to each
other. i was slightly off in timings, however. in 2007, although
nikon was still #2 in market share, nikon gained while canon slipped:
<http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1207604859.html>

and in the first half 2008, nikon was slightly ahead of canon, 40.7 v.
40.6:
<http://bcnranking.jp/news/0807/080724_11351.html>

in any event, it's not what i'd call struggling. if anyone is
struggling, it's pentax and olympus. oh, and sigma.
 
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