i have D200, buy a D700 or wait for D800

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rzakyn
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Re: i have D200, buy a D700 or wait for D800
In reply to Reid Parkinson, Dec 11, 2011

yes right, but new D800 can be a big jump in technology. D700 is still one of the best, but looking at D7000, what nikon achieved with apsc with new technology, i think they must have bulit something amazing. this will be 2nd generation fx, and D700 is still too expensive, while compared to 5d II. if price was like 2000$ i'd have definetely get a new one. but 2.700$ ? nikon must be nuts.

to other ppl : i work at nikon right, but there is no way i'm gonna give a classified info about D800. also i cant know everything in nikon, like said in this forum. i just need opinion about getting a new camera. also i like to shoot high iso, which D200 cant do, its whether work or art.

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I'd been on the fence but bought a D700 three weeks ago. I'd been using a D300, which is much better with low light that the D200.

My results from the D700 are much, much better than those from the D300. So much better, it surprised me. Coming from a D200, you'd find the improvement huge. And whatever you pay for a D700 now will probably be less than what you'll have to pay for a D800.

To me, not having the best-producing tool available for a magical split-second photo occurrence is a big deal. I don't want to look at the image later and say, "Wow, this is a great photo! Wouldn't it be wonderful if I'd taken it with a D700?" There truly is a difference.

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Re: i have D200, buy a D700 or wait for D800
In reply to rzakyn, Dec 11, 2011

If you value high ISO, get the D700 - nothing anywhere matches it for that (see http://johnsankey.ca/noise.html for numbers - nothing else I've measured comes within 2 stops for noise or 1 stop for colour quantization).

Any higher-pixel camera will have to be poorer in ISO performance - it's simple quantum physics, the pixel area is less therefore the photon count per pixel has to be less also.

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Re: i have D200, buy a D700 or wait for D800
In reply to closeupfanatic, Dec 11, 2011

but technology is getting better, i think they can make a 36mp with, close to D700 high iso. Dx0 labs show that, D700 and D7000 has same image quality, rated 80. can new D800 get 90 from Dx0 ? i still think that 5year newer technology will be a very big step. thats why i'm still waiting for the new D800 to be tested. but by that time, D700 stocks will be finished. so there is a problem. buy or wait?

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If you value high ISO, get the D700 - nothing anywhere matches it for that (see http://johnsankey.ca/noise.html for numbers - nothing else I've measured comes within 2 stops for noise or 1 stop for colour quantization).

Any higher-pixel camera will have to be poorer in ISO performance - it's simple quantum physics, the pixel area is less therefore the photon count per pixel has to be less also.

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