Did Nikon screw up?

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Did Nikon screw up?
In reply to jtan163, May 24, 2013

jtan163 wrote:

I know  couple of people who have D700s as backups to their D3's.
If there were no D700's they'd almost certainly have bought a second D3.

Maybe.  I know a few that bought D300s or D7000s.

But we'll never know for sure, because they did release both models.
Not all D700 sales would have cannibalised D3 sales, but I reckon a decent number did.

Like you said, there is no way to know.  If they did, it was rectified by the D3s, which not only reignited sales of pro bodies, but it also staved off the challenge from the Canon 1D4.

They've released a D700 replacement.
It's the D600.

Nope.  It they released a D700 replacement, I would have bought it.  The D700 had a pro AF, a weather sealed body, accepted the higher voltage batter and was not limited to 1/4000 second shutter speed.

In other words the line is more specialised.

Not really.  They had a D3X before if you recall.  That was more of a specialized body than the D800 is.

The D700 fulfilled both roles.

The D700 was an all round workhorse.  They no longer have one - apart from the D4 of course.

It's replacement's don't. 
Nikon's moved on.

Sadly, so has much of it's user base

That's another approach.
Knock yourself out.
Or get yourself a Sony.

All money that could have ended up in Nikon's hands.

Dumb.

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