A true D700 successor: D600 sensor in D800 body ... and fur gods sake, leave the damn video out!!!

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
michaeladawson Forum Pro • Posts: 11,134
Re: A true D700 successor

csn wrote:

Robin Casady wrote:

Dream on. Not going to happen.

I don't see why not. It would be a natural move on Nikon's part mating existing components and would solve multiple issues at once. People gripe about D800 file size and low fps. This would remedy both of those issues while maintaining very high IQ. Furthermore, because it is using existing (off the self) components, development costs would be low. As an engineer, I would find this solution a no-brainer.

Because it's doubtful Nikon wants to have 4 FX bodies to maintain.  Or are you suggesting they stop making the D800?  I don't think you are.  Now add to it a high MP pro body like the D4X that some people want and you now have 5 FX bodies to maintain.

Could Nikon put the D600 sensor in a D800 body?  Sure they could.  What do you suggest it sell for?  Would there be any point to selling the D600 anymore?

I agree with Robin.  Ain't gonna happen.

It cracks me up how the True D700 Successor has changed over time. At first it was 12 MP with better DR and high ISO IQ. Then it inched up to 16 to match the D7000. There was brief talk about 18 MP. Now it is 24 MP, which would have outraged the True D700 people initially.

I am not hung up on exact MP count. I suggested the D600 sensor because it's off the self, see above reply.

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