Successor to Nikon D2X?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Richard Smith, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. I've been considering upgrading to the Nikon D2x, but am wondering
    whether there is a successor in the offing. Has anyone heard anything
    other than pure speculation?

    Thanks.
     
    Richard Smith, Oct 22, 2006
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  2. Was announced awhile ago, the D2Xs
     
    Not Disclosed, Oct 22, 2006
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  3. Sorry, I meant to ask whether there is anything akin to a D3X coming.
     
    Richard Smith, Oct 22, 2006
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  4. Richard Smith

    Greg \_\ Guest

    Wait 6 months the price will drop, then they will offer a replacement
    for about the current selling price (at that time) of the D2Xs.
     
    Greg \_\, Oct 22, 2006
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  5. Richard Smith

    Andrew Haley Guest

    They certainly have one in development, according to the rumour mill.
    Going by Nikon's usual timescales it'll be the end of next year, but
    no-one outside Nikon knows for sure.

    Andrew.
     
    Andrew Haley, Oct 22, 2006
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  6. Richard Smith

    cjcampbell Guest


    No. No one has heard anything other than pure speculation. Those who do
    know are not saying anything. Nikon and Canon both are almost as
    secretive as Apple Computer. If anyone who actually knew anything
    blabbed about something like the D3x the consequences would be
    immediate and severe.

    So, what you have to do is look at things like trademark applications,
    patent applications, Nikon's projected sales, Nikon's historical
    product development cycle, etc. Right now everything looks like Nikon
    is working on projected sales for the D80 and possibly a D60. A D3x
    might be lost in the noise, though.

    The D3x has been predicted to be released for a couple years now, and
    no one has seen it yet. No one has even seen a sensor that might be put
    in a D3x. The thing is, the D2xs is approaching the end of Nikon's
    product development cycle.
     
    cjcampbell, Oct 23, 2006
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  7. Richard Smith

    cjcampbell Guest

    One other thing. Even if the D3x was introduced tomorrow, you would
    probably have to wait six months to a year to get one.
     
    cjcampbell, Oct 23, 2006
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  8. Richard Smith

    Andrew Haley Guest

    Eh? The D2x was announced on 16 September 2004, i.e. two years ago.

    Andrew.
     
    Andrew Haley, Oct 23, 2006
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    cjcampbell Guest

    Talking about the D3, D3x, and D3h, all of which people have been
    predicting will be released any day now for years. Yes, we all know
    about the D2x.
     
    cjcampbell, Oct 23, 2006
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  10. His very valid point was that it seems highly improbable that
    discussion of the imminent release of a D3 model started one
    month after the D2x was announced.

    It probably started about a year ago. It will probably continue
    for at least another year...
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Oct 23, 2006
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  11. Richard Smith

    Dimitris M Guest

    Upgrade to D2x from what?

    I don't believe that Nikon have or need a replacement for D2xs. The reason
    is that there is no new technology to put on. D2xs have already everything
    that existing technology has.
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    Dimitris M
    ..
     
    Dimitris M, Oct 23, 2006
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  12. I'm sure I heard something about a high-res LBCAST sensor which will be used
    in Nikon's pro bodies.
     
    Adrian Boliston, Oct 23, 2006
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  13. Richard Smith

    cjcampbell Guest

    You have a poor memory. There was a lot of discussion that Nikon would
    release the D2 and the D3 at the same time.
     
    cjcampbell, Oct 24, 2006
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  14. Richard Smith

    JR Guest


    Yes they will use that in the D3H probably which historically the DxH
    come out 6 months to a year before a DxX....I doubt the LBCAST sensor
    will be used in the D3X because of the resolution....The sensor will
    probably be a 10MP high speed sensor that will replace the 4mp in the
    D2H, that MP size is a step down in specs to the current D2Xs even
    though its output will probably look as good or better with better high
    ISO images.

    JR
     
    JR, Oct 24, 2006
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  15. It certainly sounds very tempting. I recently upgraded from d70s to d80 and
    the 10mp files seem HUGE compared to the 6mp I'm used to, so I'd not be too
    worried about not having 12mp++ if I was in the position to afford a pro
    body.
     
    Adrian Boliston, Oct 24, 2006
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