Nikonrumors see the D600 as more likely and gives more specs

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: That's basically Thom's argument John...
In reply to JimPearce, May 12, 2012

JimPearce wrote:

But we need to be clear on this: Nikon will not put out two cameras at the same price point. That's why Thom is calling for a D400 with integrated grip above the D600's price point at around $2000.

My belief is that there is nothing to keep Nikon from doing this, if the distinguishing features are clear enough. And in this case, they would surely be:

1. D600: FX version of D7000 at around $1500. Enthusiast model all the way
2. D400: DX version of D800, at around $1900. "Semi-pro" "pro"

But, the D600 could be made a bit more expensive, and the D400 somewhat cheaper. The purely pro DX shooters may be a bit too few, therefore there is a price pressure for Nikon to attract more enthusiasts for the D400. Lower price will also make it more attractive as a backup/supplement for FX shooters.

Economically, the D600 may be most important for Nikon - may attract quite a few system switchers.

Strategically, the D400 is probably most important. It will come when Nikon has a good enough sensor for it, and the electronics to make it fast enough. That's not trivial. The D800 was in testing last summer. Go figure.

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