Nikon D700s/D800.... WHERE IS IT ALREADY?!?!

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  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever I've needed it, I've rented the D700 when I've needed a full frame, because how far away can Nikon's next prosumer full frame be?

    The 5D Mark II came out YEARS ago at this point, which succeeded the 5D, which was the D700's first competitor.

    Do we have any ideas/updates on this one?
     
  2. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    Think summer, late summer perhaps, according to Nikon rumor sites. It ought to be really good, really expensive. Look at the price of new FF-capable lenses.

    I'll bet it is a big step up from what is out there now. It really has to be because the new DX cameras are very capable and today's FF cameras only offer improvements over them in limited situations.

    I'm waiting for a really good EVIL cameral myself.
     
  3. wilhelmreems macrumors member

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    i've been hearing of a possible announcement in the next couple months with release in the fall.
     
  4. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    I think you have both your history and lineup matches mixed up.

    The 5D was released in the summer of 2005. The D700 was released in the summer of 2008, as was the 5D Mark II.

    The two cameras are not direct competitors in my mind, regardless of their being full frame. The 5D Mark II cannot match the D700's autofocus capabilities, nor can the D700 match the resolution offered by 21 megapixels in the 5D Mark II.

    I think they are de facto competitors, but not so much in reality when you start to think about it more.

    At any rate, what's the rush? My D700 is everything I need. What more do you think you need?
     
  5. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    No, but if you go visit the the D3/D700 forum on dpreview they have 5 or 6 threads a day filled with baseless speculation on this topic. You can at least get your fill there.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Grrr. I should have bought the D700 when it came out. Still waiting for next gen.

    Might go with D7000 and brand new DX lenses instead...
     
  7. wilhelmreems macrumors member

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    but then you might be kicking yourself you didn't wait for the update if it's announced shortly after the purchase of the d7000.

    you can also check out nikonrumors.com for speculation, or bythom.com for some speculation as well (he's been at least in the ballpark).

    if you're not in a rush to get the updated versions, wait it out. You'll find out whether you need the new version, or if you can get the soon to be replaced version much, much cheaper.
     
  8. Renderz macrumors 6502

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    I'm using a combo of D3 and 5D Mark2. I get strange looks at weddings.
     
  9. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

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    It'll hopefully be announced before/during PMA (now Cliq) in the fall. Of course, they could announce D400/D4 instead. The D5100 is set to be the next camera announcement, though, so I wouldn't expect anything besides that (and maybe their mirrorless solution) before summer.
     
  10. firestarter macrumors 603

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    I was part way through switching to Nikon (I'd bought a D300). I decided I wanted to get a camera more suited to landscape/studio so I figured I was safer switching back to Canon and the 5DII.

    Over 18 months later, and I'm glad I did. I never thought it would take Nikon this long to release an affordable 5DII competitor.
     
  11. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    Nikon's competitor remains the D3x. Canon has no real competitor to the D700 without paying much more for the 1D Mark IV. The price differences are stark in both cases.
     

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