Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions...

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Re: Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions...
In reply to Tony Beach, 10 months ago

Tony Beach wrote:

Here's the thing though, except for fps (again, when using the MB-D10 and appropriate batteries) you can get more out of the D800 than the D700 using the D800 in exactly the same way as the D700 (more DR, more resolution, better high ISO performance, more viewfinder coverage, dual memory card slots, etc.). As for the larger file sizes, well that's just a fact of life now, even the D600, D7000, and D7100 have larger file sizes than the D700 -- nobody is going back to 12 MP.

When you say "except for fps", do you realize you're saying "except when you want to shoot serious action".  The D800 is, plain and simple, not a great camera for shooting serious action.   And, that is the main audience that is still shooting with a D700 and clamoring for an actual D700 upgrade.  In FX, Nikon has NOTHING that is even 6fps with the good AF for less than $6000, much less the 8fps of the D700+grip.  That's a set of action shooters that are going to go elsewhere over time.  Right now, a lot of them are either still shooting with the D700 or buying used D3 or D3s bodies, but that won't last forever (I'm probably going to buy a D3s myself).

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