Nikon Announcement 1st of the month

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Douglas MacDonald, Sep 1, 2005.

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    Built-in Wireless LAN Support
    Sep. 1, 2005
    Digital Compact Camera COOLPIX P1/P2
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    Digital Compact Camera COOLPIX S3
    Sep. 1, 2005
    Digital Compact Camera COOLPIX S4
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    Digital Compact Camera COOLPIX L1
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    Nikon Participates in "IFA 2005" (Berlin, Germany)

    Not a single mention of a D200.
    Gisle thought the European press might have an announcement about the
    200D. Plenty of Photographers in Australia eagerly waiting too. It seems
    Coolpix is the flavour of the day?
    Douglas MacDonald, Sep 1, 2005
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  2. No official mention of the D200 over here. The Ā«interestingĀ» thing
    alluded to in the invitation turned out to be the WiFi support in
    two of the new Coolpixen. Yeah, right ... This is clearly what Nikon
    shooters has been eagerly waiting to hear about ...

    I'm lusting for a new body, I've got money burning in my pocket,
    and my 1.3x crop F-mount Kodak is getting a bit long in the tooth.
    I don't like Canon's optics. I don't like Canon's dedicated flash
    system. I am put off by Canon's habit of letting customers betatest
    their products.

    But if Nikon is incapable of bringing a competitor to the EOS 20D or
    the EOS 5D to market, at the end of day I might end up buying a
    (shudder) Canon.

    Or I just might give in and overspend on the the D2x.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Sep 1, 2005
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  3. I bought a D2X in a fit of rage when my (most Reliable) 20D crapped out
    and I had to finish a wedding with my SD9 Sigma. That thing has saved
    the day several times when Canon's stuff died or failed to switch on.

    I haven't gone all the way to Nikon because like you, I wait for the
    D200 that never seems to arrive. The major shortfall of the Nikon's is
    the reduced contrast range of their Sony chips. Like it or not, Canon
    currently lead the field and as long as Nikon continue their romance
    with Sony for sensors, they will probably continue doing that.

    God only knows where Olympus's "Major announcement" on the 29th went.
    They might have something in the bag. Minolta are in dire straits with
    their camera division so we probably won't see the 9000D in the near
    future. Nothing left but Canon.

    For my input Gisle, I really like the Professionalism of the D2X but
    that alone is simply not enough. Nikon Speedlights are magnificent and
    their lenses as good as it gets. This too is not enough reason to
    sacrifice contrast range in a land where there are 300 days a year of
    sunshine and the summertime humidity is 85~90%. If Nikon can't come out
    with a Professional camera under the D2X's price by Christmas, There
    won't be much point in waiting any longer.

    Currently Canon are rampaging through the industry like a heard of
    stampeding bulls. What's it matter if a few thousand customers like me
    are pissed off at their terrible quality control? The millions of others
    who buy their junk are the ones who make their profits.
    Douglas MacDonald, Sep 2, 2005
  4. Douglas MacDonald

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Give in. It's really that good. Sure, it's not a competitor to the 5D or
    the 20D, it's above them, but once you get over the sticker shock you'll
    be very happy. :)

    Of course, you'll be falling into the trap Nikon has set; by not having
    anything to compete with the midrange Canons, they're trying to sell you
    on the top end. Oh well.

    Oh, and don't listen to Doug about his alleged "reduced contrast range".
    He doesn't know what he's talking about, and is completely wrong.
    Jeremy Nixon, Sep 2, 2005
  5. Douglas MacDonald

    Father Kodak Guest

    You will get an incurable desease. It is chronic, and lasts until you
    are too old to lift up a camera to your eye and to feeble to press the
    shutter button. You can ease the pain, but never get a cure.

    It's called NAS, in honor of Nikon's Nikon Advanced System products
    for pro photographers.

    If you go to your doctor, he/she will need to consult the New England
    Journal of Medicine or The Lancet. And then he/ she will break the
    Nikon Acquisition Syndrome.

    The only known way to get (temporary) relief is go to your local
    camera store and buy at least one lens and two filter. At least 2-3
    times a year!
    Father Kodak, Sep 3, 2005
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