any Nikon answer to digital rebel?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by redcat, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. redcat

    redcat Guest

    i hope this prickly issue hasnt been discussed to death already. but i do
    wish the N75 had a digital cousin.
    redcat, Oct 22, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I'll bet Nikon wishes that even more than you.
    Tony Spadaro, Oct 22, 2003
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    This Old Man Guest

    Seems like if they cut the price for the D100 to say $999.00 they could stop
    the bleeding. I would have loved to use my old Nikon glass. Instead it's all
    going to Canon now.
    This Old Man, Oct 22, 2003
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    redcat Guest

    True, a D100 for $990 would be vastly more appealing. i dont particularly
    look forward to the sorry compromise that a digital N65 would be. The N80 is
    about as basic as any film camera should be.
    redcat, Oct 22, 2003
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    Bowser- Guest

    Not until Nikon gets their head out of their ass. They've just delayed
    (again) the D2H until late November, continuing their history of always
    shipping late. I'd be surprised if Nikon had an answer before next summer.
    Bowser-, Oct 22, 2003
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    Randy Rhine Guest

    Having recently (4 hours ago) handled both D100 and 300D, I would've gladly
    forked over $990 for one. Seems to be built much more solidly. But I got the
    300D...just couldn't justify the extra $600.

    Randy Rhine, Oct 22, 2003
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    jriegle Guest

    Hang in there. Canon has always beat Nikon to the punch in new technology
    since the EOS system. Nikon will likely have the answer sometime in the
    first half of next year.
    jriegle, Oct 22, 2003
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    George Guest

    At that price, it would be quite tempting. I really want a full frame
    sensor but just might spring for it as a "stop-gap" camera in the mean time
    if that was the price.
    George, Oct 23, 2003
  9. Based on that, it sounds like you should compare the D100 and 10D instead.
    Same ballpark price and the 10D is "built more solidly" :)

    Got me a 300D just about a month ago ... lovin' it.
    Ethan Trewhitt, Oct 23, 2003
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    Delayed "again"? What is this "again" nonsense.
    Gavin Cato, Oct 23, 2003
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    Bowser- Guest

    If I recall, this is the second monthly delay of the proposed shipping
    Bowser-, Oct 23, 2003
  12. Hi Wayne
    Easy sniff: their first home-grown sensor, used in the D2H, is noisy
    at higher ISO numbers. They're frantically scrambling to find a way
    to clean it up in firmware, hoping to avoid even the slightest whiff of the Kodak
    14n debacle in that regard.

    Also easy sniff: they bit the bullet on sensor development too late,
    unlike Canon. By relying on Sony, they missed the learning curve
    express. Now they're rushing to catch up. It takes time.

    Stanley Krute, Oct 23, 2003
  13. You must not have much Nikon glass if that price difference would
    cause you to switch.

    Rodney Myrvaagnes NYC J36 Gjo/a

    "Religious wisdom is to wisdom as military music is to music."
    Rodney Myrvaagnes, Oct 23, 2003
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    Tore Lund Guest

    Sure, this may explain DSLR delays. But the next generation of
    Coolpixes is also delayed. Something's brewing in Nikonland.

    (In saying this I assume the 5400 is the replacement for the 5000 only,
    and not also for the 4300, 4500 and 5700.)
    Tore Lund, Oct 23, 2003
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    Bob Niland Guest

    Do you suppose Nikon was counting on Sony's
    8Mp ('F828) sensor for a hi-end digicam and
    low-end dSLR?

    Presumably Sony has first dibs on those
    sensors, and Sony has evidently slipped the
    'F828 from an original target of Oct'03 to
    a rumored ship-release of Jan'04 (and even
    that date may rely on fixing whatever caused
    the slip in the first place).

    If Nikon was counting on that chip, or a
    sibling of it, they may be in big trouble.

    I recently eBay'd-off all my old Canon FD gear.
    I thought I might give Nikon a try this time
    around, but I see no indications that they'll
    have a product remotely competitive with the
    EOS-300D anytime soon. I'm in no hurry, don't
    abolutely need SLR, and plan to wait until the
    DSC-F828 is shipping before deciding.

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    Bob Niland Enterprise
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    Bob Niland, Oct 23, 2003
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    You recall wrong.

    Gavin Cato, Oct 23, 2003
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    Oh, and you've used the D2h have you? Funny how the guys using it for that
    sports event in paris said it whipped the D1H at ISO800+.
    Gavin Cato, Oct 23, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    "Wonder what's going on in Nikonland."

    Tony Spadaro, Oct 23, 2003
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    Kenny Guest

    I fear Nikon have been caught napping and by the time they do wake up
    Canon will be another step beyond them. Sad really as Canon need a
    competitor to keep them on their toes.

    Kenny, Oct 23, 2003
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    JackD Guest

    That is why God invented the TOTALLY DIGITAL FOVEON SENSOR and delivered it
    to Mother Mary Sigma. That should keep those fuzzy bayer heretics on their

    JackD, Oct 24, 2003
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