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D700 Price Reduction

DAJolley

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DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Fri 24-Feb-12 09:45 PM

Nikon Rumors is reporting that the US price for the D700 will drop to $2,199.95 in March.
http://nikonrumors.com/

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mwhals

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#1. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 0

mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Fri 24-Feb-12 09:48 PM

I hope so. I have the money for a D4 or D800, but can't justify dumping $6,000 on a camera. I am not a professional! I love the idea of a D800 compared to a D700 at similar prices. Now that the D700 will be expected to be $2,200 I will have to evaluate some more. I still think I will go the D800 route, but I am waiting on some hands on reviews. I have had the D200 since it was made available and see no reason why it won't work for me another 3 or 4 months.

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#2. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 0

ssmumich00 Registered since 20th Mar 2009
Sat 25-Feb-12 02:05 AM

>Nikon Rumors is reporting that the US price for the D700 will
>drop to $2,199.95 in March.
>http://nikonrumors.com/
>
>Dave Jolley

which means used D700's will be floating in the $1500 range...nice!

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Bob Chadwick

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#3. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 2

Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006
Sat 25-Feb-12 03:03 AM

It may not be worth that price. Until pricing and specs on the D400 are released it's impossible to know.

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SVA

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#4. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 0

SVA Registered since 26th Jun 2004
Sat 25-Feb-12 06:39 AM

This was quite a predictable decision:

>>There is an awfully big price gap between the D7000 and
>>the D800 that would be filled nicely with a D400.
>
>I hope so. But this price gap may be filled also with a
>consumer FX camera - even with D700 devaluated to $2000.

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#5. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 25-Feb-12 07:39 PM

That is only $200 less than I paid for mine over 3 years ago.

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#6. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 5

yelcab Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Nov 2006
Sun 26-Feb-12 12:15 AM

A used D700 is on its way to $1,000.
I would not pay $2200 for a D700 when I can step up to a D800 for $800 more. That is just me.

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#7. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 6

factotum Registered since 17th Jun 2007
Sun 26-Feb-12 12:33 AM

Ddroopping? I bought mine for 22199 about 2-3 years ago

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#8. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 7

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Sun 26-Feb-12 01:46 AM | edited Sun 26-Feb-12 02:03 AM by jpFoto

> I bought mine for 22199 about 2-3 years ago.

Wow, that's too bad! You are probably going to go on record as the person who paid the most for a D700 and the one who took the biggest monetary loss, ever! I hope that you got some really good shots to justify paying such a high price.

Thanks for sharing. I used to feel bad about being the one who overpaid for things, but now I feel just a little bit better.

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#9. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 8

SVA Registered since 26th Jun 2004
Sun 26-Feb-12 05:48 AM

If in Japanese yen, it's not so expensive...

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Bob Chadwick

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#10. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 9

Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006
Sun 26-Feb-12 02:32 PM

I think there's an extra 2 in there.

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DaveO

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#11. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 10

DaveO Registered since 06th Sep 2008
Sun 26-Feb-12 04:03 PM

I think I will wait for the D 400 also before I jump at the $ 2199 price of the D 700. If the D 400 is $ 2,000, I would probably choose the D 700. Of course if the D 400 has an improved 16 mp ( D 7000 ) sensor it might be a harder decision.

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Bob Chadwick

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#12. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 11

Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006
Sun 26-Feb-12 04:27 PM

I think you will see some of new technology that was introduced in the D4, only in a light version. Better focus, better high ISO performance, etc.

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Matto

Glenwood, US
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#13. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 12

Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007
Mon 27-Feb-12 02:22 PM

The price drop sounds interesting, but looking at Adorama and B&H, they don't have any D700's to sell, and haven't for a while now. Nikon can drop the price as much as they want, it doesn't cost them anything if they have no product to sell. Maybe its just a PR move as part of some bigger marketing plan.

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#14. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 13

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Sat 03-Mar-12 11:53 PM

Your right...no product...price doesn't matter. I bought my D700 in March, 2011 for $2195.00...just after the earthquake in Japan.

If I was looking at buying a D700 with old technology, or the D800 with all new technology...I'd spend the extra money.

Nikon may be dropping the price so that they can clear out inventory. Dropping the price will separate the D700 from the D800 price wise and attract buyers to the D700 as a deal. Otherwise, the D700 could just sit on the shelf as it's passed by as the D800 becomes available. The pricing at the release of the D800 was too close and not many would opt for 4 year old technology when they can get the best for only a few hundred more.

Just my take on things...

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loveisageless

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#15. "RE: D700 Price Reduction" | In response to Reply # 2

loveisageless Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Feb 2011
Sat 12-May-12 04:18 AM

>>Nikon Rumors is reporting that the US price for the D700
>will
>>drop to $2,199.95 in March.
>>http://nikonrumors.com/
>>
>>Dave Jolley
>
>which means used D700's will be floating in the $1500
>range...nice!
>

So far, locally, used D700 bodies with low shutter count are going for between $1800 and $1900. There are a lot of folks itching to upgrade to full frame, who cannot afford a $3000 camera. If the rumors are true that the entry level FX D600 will not support screw drive lenses, the D700 will still remain an attractive option especially to newbie full frame owners who do not have the resources to buy the newer gelded pro glass.

The funny thing is, if one holds onto one's D700 for 2-3 years, the next great camera body will come along and the D800 will become more affordable as well. Sometimes is pays to be a late adopter

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