Nikon D700

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by frederick, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. frederick

    frederick Guest

    This rumour/leak seems to have a bit more credibility than the usual
    photoshopped images and reports of "a guy I know is testing a camera for
    xxx"
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/657828
    So, I wonder what's happened to the D3x?
     
    frederick, Jun 18, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    "if it's true, it's just a smaller D3."

    Sounds nice!
    I would love a smaller full frame Nikon.

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    Paul Furman, Jun 18, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    I would too - but not at US$3500.
    US $2,700 sounds okay to me, so long as features like the LCD, AF fine
    tuning, auto CA correction, and low-light AF performance aren't
    downgraded from the D3/D300. That's why I think it will be $3500 - I
    don't think Nikon want to compete directly with the Canon 5d, nor Sony's
    a900.
     
    frederick, Jun 18, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    The guy on the chinese forum keeps posting more shots that he claims to
    have taken from a cellphone cam.
    Cam 3500DX 51 point AF. The MB-D10 (D300) grip fits it.
    So, it will be a D3 - sans integral grip, maybe 8fps rather than 9/11.
    Gossip is $3k - I doubt it. A price less than the cost of a D3 less
    MB-D10 becomes a bargain.
     
    frederick, Jun 18, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    And the famous D80x that never surfaced
     
    Frank Arthur, Jun 18, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I don't see any mention of live view. That might be one way to cut down
    costs... wouldn't bother me much I guess if it was missing.

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    U*U Guest

    I have from a reliable source that Nikon will announce the D90 this year,
    leaks will start around late August, formal announcement just before
    PhotoKina 2008. The D700 model doesn't fit Nikon's numbering sequence, so
    hard to comment.
     
    U*U, Jun 18, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    The "leak" is probably faked. Some things don't stack up.
    The photo of the front of the camera, the pentaprism looks too small.
    The brochure isn't consistent with other Nikon brochures in layout. The
    wording also seems unusual. The chinese guy posting the "leaked" photos
    also commented about the price, but claimed to have sneaked cellphone
    camera shots at the print shop where he worked. Printers don't know the
    price - and it's surely not going to be printed on a brochure.
    It's also not consistent with reasonable expectations that the next
    dslrs from Nikon will be the D3x (already accidentally confirmed by
    Nikon with the D3 firmware mistake) and a D80 replacement.
     
    frederick, Jun 18, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Yes it does seem flaky.
    I still want one though!

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    Paul Furman, Jun 18, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    I would too - sort of. It would need to come with a free 17-35, and a
    good 300mm f4 to keep up with what I use now. To significantly better
    it would cost serious money (14-24 24-70, 70-200 & 300mm).
    If Nikon were to make f4 zooms like Canons f4l lenses, then Fx might be
    of more interest to me. I carry 10-20 18-70 80-200, sometimes 105 macro
    in a backpack. Even a "compact" Fx makes a too heavy system for my
    needs ATM, as well as a massive price premium for a significant improvement.
     
    frederick, Jun 19, 2008
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