24.4 MP Nikon D3X DSLR on the way?

Started Apr 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
headofdestiny Veteran Member • Posts: 9,226
Re: 24.4 MP Nikon D3X DSLR on the way?

The Sony will still thrive because it will be so much cheaper. The D3x will be somewhere between $5000-$8000, but the Sony is shooting for the Canon 5D area of price, so around $3000-ish. I think it's a good move from Sony, because putting the chip in a D3x will legitimize it's IQ to non-Sony users. It'll be like the old days when spending extra thousands of dollars on camera bodies got you bells and whistles like more AF points and lots of fps, but the IQ was the same for cheap and expensive cams if you used the same lenses and film. I, for one, am tired of needing an $8000 camera to produce the best high MP images, and with the Sony I'll be able to line-up next to a D3x user and know the IQ will be more or less similar. Sure, I may not be able to track cheetah flailing wildly about, but not a problem for me as a portrait shooter. lol.

If Nikon brings a D300 with the 24MP chip, THEN Sony will be in trouble.

Redteg94 wrote:

Wasn't this already expected? As soon as I saw the Sony 24MP FF
sensor I was sure it would find it's way into a Nikon Body, as well
as the Sony A900(?). Though, I did expect the Sony to be available
earlier, as if they want to compete in the DSLR wars they really
should be keeping some of their tech to themselves, no?
--
-Scott
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redteg94/

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