D700 on the horizon?

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  • GingerMagician 19 Jun 2008 12:08:18 3,012 posts
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    What do we reckon? Bullshit or not?

    Seems reasonable for Nikon to want a "pro-sumer" full-frame model out there given the imminent update to the 5D.
  • Deleted user 19 June 2008 12:12:35
    If it's true, and it's as good with noise as the D3 is, I'll be very glad I didn't splurge a stupid amount of cash on either a D3 or a D300 to replace my D200.

    Odd choice for the numbering system though. What's wrong with D400?
  • kalel 19 Jun 2008 12:13:16 87,180 posts
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    Some Nikon official guy was hinting at this. The next Nikon is the D3X (this is confirmed I think) then the D3 will get moved into a prosumer body, which everyone assumed would be the D400 but I guess itís the D700. Eventually theyíll do a D90 type thing as well which will be the equivalent to the Canon D5.

    Thatís the one Iím waiting forÖ
  • deem 19 Jun 2008 12:13:37 31,641 posts
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    I guess the gap in numbering reflects the gap in features and overall goodness.

    As withy Canon.
  • Deleted user 19 June 2008 12:14:13
    Spose so. Also mirrors the greatness of the D70 when it first arrived on the scene I guess. Really hope it's for real. Great mock-up if it isn't.
  • otto Moderator 19 Jun 2008 12:14:35 49,314 posts
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    Why would they go full frame? Apart from the noise. Now everyone's invested in DX lenses!

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  • kalel 19 Jun 2008 12:14:52 87,180 posts
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    deem wrote:
    I guess the gap in numbering reflects the gap in features and overall goodness.

    As withy Canon.

    Yeah, no doubt theyíll do a D400 as well Ė not full frame but still an upgrade on the D300.
  • kalel 19 Jun 2008 12:15:43 87,180 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Why would they go full frame? Apart from the noise. Now everyone's invested in DX lenses!

    DX lenses work on full frame Nikon cameras, unlike nasty Canon ;-)
  • otto Moderator 19 Jun 2008 12:16:20 49,314 posts
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    Uh!?? How??

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  • kalel 19 Jun 2008 12:18:02 87,180 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Uh!?? How??

    The D3 has a DX mode, it just doesnít use the whole sensor. So yeah, you lose the benefit mostly of the full frame camera, but at least all your lenses arenít obsolete.
  • GingerMagician 19 Jun 2008 12:20:41 3,012 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Eventually theyíll do a D90 type thing as well which will be the equivalent to the Canon D5.

    Thatís the one Iím waiting forÖ
    I'd have thought the D90 will definitely be DX and will likely compete with the 450D/40D

    The 5Ds (whenever it's announced) will probably line up against this D700, seeing as they're both full-frame. They'll likely be the best part of £2000 body-only.
  • GingerMagician 19 Jun 2008 12:21:52 3,012 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    otto wrote:
    Uh!?? How??

    The D3 has a DX mode, it just doesnít use the whole sensor. So yeah, you lose the benefit mostly of the full frame camera, but at least all your lenses arenít obsolete.

    Yep, they crop the sensor - you end up with about 6 megapixels, I think.
  • kalel 19 Jun 2008 12:22:40 87,180 posts
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    GingerMagician wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Eventually theyíll do a D90 type thing as well which will be the equivalent to the Canon D5.

    Thatís the one Iím waiting forÖ
    I'd have thought the D90 will definitely be DX and will likely compete with the 450D/40D

    The 5Ds (whenever it's announced) will probably line up against this D700, seeing as they're both full-frame. They'll likely be the best part of £2000 body-only.

    Yeah, probably. Eventually theyíll do a full frame at the around a grand mark though, and like I say, thatís the one Iíd probably be most interested in. Hopefully by then Iíll be good enough (and rich enough) to justify getting it.
  • otto Moderator 19 Jun 2008 12:26:43 49,314 posts
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    GingerMagician wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    otto wrote:
    Uh!?? How??

    The D3 has a DX mode, it just doesnít use the whole sensor. So yeah, you lose the benefit mostly of the full frame camera, but at least all your lenses arenít obsolete.

    Yep, they crop the sensor - you end up with about 6 megapixels, I think.
    Bah, what's the point then? :/ Might just as well stick with my D70.

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  • kalel 19 Jun 2008 12:33:02 87,180 posts
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    otto wrote:
    GingerMagician wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    otto wrote:
    Uh!?? How??

    The D3 has a DX mode, it just doesnít use the whole sensor. So yeah, you lose the benefit mostly of the full frame camera, but at least all your lenses arenít obsolete.

    Yep, they crop the sensor - you end up with about 6 megapixels, I think.
    Bah, what's the point then? :/ Might just as well stick with my D70.

    I think itís a huge plus point myself. Of course if you got a D3 then youíd want to use FX lenses on it, but not having to immediately replace your entire lens collection is surely a good thing? Especially if you have to sell your current body to upgradeÖ
  • Deleted user 19 June 2008 12:34:36
    This is true, otto. I just want a body that has the fantastic noiselessness of the D3.
  • smoothpete 19 Jun 2008 12:44:15 31,501 posts
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    coughcanoncough
  • Deleted user 19 June 2008 12:52:41
    D3 sensor noise beats the crap out of the Canons (to date) which is why I want a D3 sensor in a lower priced body. Plus I find Canons weird to hold and don't like their menu screens or the layout of their buttons. Not criticising, it's just a taste thing. Nikons feel exactly right in my hand.
  • smoothpete 19 Jun 2008 13:00:28 31,501 posts
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    Yeah, not knocking the D3, just sticking the old Canon oar in again seeing as now 90% of the forum has gone to the Nikon side of the fence :)
  • Deleted user 19 June 2008 13:02:38
    Ah right. Really? Loads of people have Canons on here though.
  • smoothpete 19 Jun 2008 13:03:52 31,501 posts
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    Not that many, it seems to me anyway. Perhaps the nikon owners have been posting more recently. All recent lens related threads have been nikon owners
  • otto Moderator 19 Jun 2008 13:13:23 49,314 posts
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    Always seems the opposite has the numbers; I always thought the Canonites were in a majority. :D

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  • Deleted user 19 June 2008 13:15:46
    lol nothing to do with the fact that we're spoilt for choice, then ;)
  • El_MUERkO 19 Jun 2008 13:18:27 16,987 posts
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    too many D's in this thread
  • kalel 19 Jun 2008 17:14:20 87,180 posts
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    Those scans are 90% definitely real btw. Was just reading some zoomed-in shots and the copy has clearly been professionally written.
  • Jos 20 Jun 2008 11:25:56 709 posts
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    Not entirely on topic,

    but anyone seen this article on sensor and pixel size?

    http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/does.pixel.size.matter/

    If your head starts to hurt while you read it jump down to the conclusion at the end...
  • angeltreats 30 Jun 2008 19:04:00 2,602 posts
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    Supposedly it's going to be announced tomorrow.

    According to lots of camera forums anyway. Shame I can't read German.
  • UncleLou Moderator 30 Jun 2008 19:09:43 35,518 posts
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    angeltreats wrote:
    Supposedly it's going to be announced tomorrow.

    According to lots of camera forums anyway. Shame I can't read German.


    Coming out at the end of July(!), 2800,- Euro, same sensor as the D3 with 12 MP.
  • angeltreats 30 Jun 2008 19:11:32 2,602 posts
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    I keep reading on forums that it'll be announced tomorrow but available for sale at the end of July, is that what the magazine scan says?
  • UncleLou Moderator 30 Jun 2008 19:12:28 35,518 posts
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    Yeah, exactly.
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