#57. "RE: Yeah.....but.....Low light shooters beware!" In response to In response to 55
>We will wait. I think their is a significant number of people >that didn't get what they expected with the D800. Maybe we're >a small number but I doubt it. It's a big jump for me to go >from $2700 to $5200 or $6000 to get an upgrade in low light >performance. I'm not knocking the new body. I don't know that >anybody is. More resolution is great. The new sensor sounds >great. It sounds like its 2 bodies in one. That's great too. >Unless you want one of them to be a great low light performer. >
Honestly, I think there are a LOT of buyers out there for what you are describing. The question is whether it's in Nikon's best interest to build it.
On the other hand, I expect D3s prices to drop to less than $4k in a year. That's still quite a stretch from $2700, but if you need that low light performance, then you do. Believe me, I was none to happy when I got awarded a sports contract to shoot on a field where I was coming up 3 stops short at ISO 6400. And the best low light camera I had was a D7000. The job dictated I buy a D3s, so I did.
I truly do hope Nikon come out with a D700s with that D3s sensor. I think that will answer the cries of a LOT of users for the next few years.