I recently sold my Coolpix 5000 for $920 in hopes that the newest Nikon will be an N80 Digital. So my guess is it will be an N80 Digital with a coolpix like CCD. Anyways, I simply could not fathom how Nikon expected to remain viable by letting Fuji use their N80 to make a $4000 camera. Face it, the Canon D30 body isn't all that bad and it is only $3000. I mean, who or what is the market for a $4000 N80 really? Now, if it were a F100 Digital body, going for $4000, well then that would be a different story. But then, Nikon has already done that: the D1x which now retails for $4000 and change at B&H with rebate.
Well, the first two clues are an ice cream cone(we call them twists) and a tornado(or perhaps a twister?). I'm started to see a recurring theme here. Anyone else care to throw in their two cents worth?
"Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see" -William Newton Clark
All I know is, I was very close to buying a CP 5000, then a Nikon rep told me to "wait a couple weeks, they're coming out with something new".......just great! Now I don't know what to do! Anyone have a clue? I don't want to spend much more than the 5000 price right now, but if it is a newer improved version (which I doubt since the 5000 is so new), I'd rather wait.
I hope it is a N80 digital under $1500.00, i jsut saw a used Canon D30 on ebay end at $1500.00. Nikon needs to get amateurs into the Digital SLR game, the D1x is way out of our league. Can you imagine the market they would have for a Digital N80 around $1000.