#10. "RE: I think the D700 will be easy to get and quickly discounted:" In response to In response to 9
The D700 design has probably been in the pipeline for some time, and likely well before the US sub-prime debacle and other economic woes, both domestic and international, were really known. And even with an economic downturn, with an FX body priced $2000 less than the D3, it's likely to appeal to a much broader constituency. In fact, the timing for a much more economical version of the D3 may be just right to keep Nikon DSLR sales on track!
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