Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

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roverbrm Junior Member • Posts: 36
Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

Went to a Nikon open day to see the New Nikon D700 (very nice) got myself a SB900 flash

I asked if the Nikon p6000 was coming soon? the Nikon Rep confirmed it would be here soon, I asked if the 24million D4 would be out in August? He said no comment, and then added there would be three new Nikon SLRS out before the end of the year inc the D4 near the end of the year.

Also new FX lenses.

He also said the D3 did not need a sensor cleaner most of the dirt was coming of the shutter???

Also got a cap, mud, umbrella and bag.

Rob.

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danidentity Contributing Member • Posts: 737
Re: Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

Haha he sounds like he's blowing smoke up your you-know-what. There is just about zero chance Nikon will release THREE new SLRs on top of the D700 by years end.

Kodiak Contributing Member • Posts: 562
D90, D4 and D800?

I want the D800.

dylanear Veteran Member • Posts: 3,423
Re: Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

Well, we expect 2 (D3x/D4 and D90), the way Nikon's been going I'd not be shocked if they dropped another on us.

I'd bet a D800 so there would be two pairs, D3/D700, D3x/D800.

I hope there's a 24mp D800. Then I'd trade in my D300 for it and have a 12MP DX crop or a 24MP for landscapes. I'd probably keep my D700 for high ISO work. (I'm selling the my D3)

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jb_va2001 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,741
Did he say "D4"? /nt

roverbrm wrote:

Went to a Nikon open day to see the New Nikon D700 (very nice) got
myself a SB900 flash

I asked if the Nikon p6000 was coming soon? the Nikon Rep confirmed
it would be here soon, I asked if the 24million D4 would be out in
August? He said no comment, and then added there would be three new
Nikon SLRS out before the end of the year inc the D4 near the end of
the year.

Also new FX lenses.

He also said the D3 did not need a sensor cleaner most of the dirt
was coming of the shutter???

Also got a cap, mud, umbrella and bag.

Rob.

Daves602
Daves602 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,640
I would sell my D300 for

a D800. If it takes the MB D10, fires 8 frames a second or better, 21 or 24 meg, equal or better high ISO capacity as the D300, high speed crop to D300 files size, focus array that covers a full frame sensor costs sub $5,000 Au...........then I am in for sure. I will not be selling my D3 any time soon it is just too good at what it was built for, sports photography and clean high ISO.
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Warm regards, Dave.

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ZoetMB Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

At first I was going to completely agree with you, but when I went back and looked at Nikon's release history, I see that they've actually only announced two cameras in 2008: the D60 and the D700. The D3 was announced in November of 2007.

In 2007, Nikon announced three bodies: The D40x, the D300 and the D3.

So I think there's room this year for at least one announcement and possibly two, especially if one of those announcements is not much more than a sensor upgrade in an existing body. So I think something will be announced at Photokina.

Jonathan Statt Regular Member • Posts: 499
Re: Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

I can't believe 3 SLRs. There seems little point in releasing something more expensive than a D700 that is not a D3x or D4 etc. The D700 is clearly aimed at those that wanted D3 quality but didn't want to pay the highest premium. The D800 would have to be even more expensive and that just wouldn't make a lot of sense.

Also, if they release cameras too quickly they hurt their own sales.

I do believe we should see a D3X or a D4....most likely a D3X because it should be the same body with a different sensor...hence it won't qualify as a new D model.

So I can see room for a D90 and a D3X....but thats about it.

A camera shop where I bought my D700 is convinced that its release will/has affected D3 sales. They sloped right off after the D700 announcement. That isn't to say the D3 hasn't got a place anymore...it most certainly does....but its not the only Nikon full frame option anymore, which means those that don't really need the extras will no longer go for it.

NoyPhoto Contributing Member • Posts: 633
Re: Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

ZoetMB wrote:

At first I was going to completely agree with you, but when I went
back and looked at Nikon's release history, I see that they've
actually only announced two cameras in 2008: the D60 and the D700.
The D3 was announced in November of 2007.

Hi ZoetMB,

The D3 and D300 were announced on Aug. 23, 2007. They started to become available in volume in November.

Cheers,
Noy

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65tigershark Senior Member • Posts: 1,571
Re: Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

dylanear wrote:

Well, we expect 2 (D3x/D4 and D90), the way Nikon's been going I'd
not be shocked if they dropped another on us.

I'd bet a D800 so there would be two pairs, D3/D700, D3x/D800.

Then in 18 months or so, when the D700 gets upgraded, there will be 2 D800's with different specs.

I think Nikon are getting too confusing and messy with their numbering arrangements.

I hope there's a 24mp D800. Then I'd trade in my D300 for it and have
a 12MP DX crop or a 24MP for landscapes. I'd probably keep my D700
for high ISO work. (I'm selling the my D3)

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NikonProArtist Contributing Member • Posts: 541
Re: Three new nikon SLR's before the end of the year

Jonathan Statt wrote:

A camera shop where I bought my D700 is convinced that its release
will/has affected D3 sales. They sloped right off after the D700
announcement. That isn't to say the D3 hasn't got a place
anymore...it most certainly does....but its not the only Nikon full
frame option anymore, which means those that don't really need the
extras will no longer go for it.

On the contrary, the release of the D700 has actually boosted D3 sales. The main reason is that those who had postponed their purchase now took advantage of lower pricing of $500 - $1,000. It is only going to get better for potential D3 owners as the price continues to decrease.

jb_va2001 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,741
"actually boosted D3 sales" How do you know that? /nt

NikonProArtist wrote:

Jonathan Statt wrote:

A camera shop where I bought my D700 is convinced that its release
will/has affected D3 sales. They sloped right off after the D700
announcement. That isn't to say the D3 hasn't got a place
anymore...it most certainly does....but its not the only Nikon full
frame option anymore, which means those that don't really need the
extras will no longer go for it.

On the contrary, the release of the D700 has actually boosted D3
sales. The main reason is that those who had postponed their purchase
now took advantage of lower pricing of $500 - $1,000. It is only
going to get better for potential D3 owners as the price continues to
decrease.

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