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

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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csn OP Regular Member • Posts: 366
Re: A true D700 successor

michaeladawson wrote:

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.

Proliferation of models is not such an issue when it is done through reusing existing subsystems. The auto industry is an example that does this with great succes.

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