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An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400...

richardd300

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Sat 05-May-12 05:28 PM | edited Sat 05-May-12 05:30 PM by richardd300

<<...In either case, I prefer if others take the plunge first so I can learn from their mistakes.>>

Absolutely! I am glued to the D800 forum exactly for this reason. Since I retired and what with the global down turn (translated = "my pension") I cannot afford to make a mistake by buying the wrong camera. Put another way, one that doesn't do what I need it to.

I started down the "wonder what will happen to DX" road a few weeks ago with the launch of the D3200, as I was surprised at the launch before an expected D300s replacement and wondered why. I am now more convinced than ever that this is Nikon's route. However, it's all conjecture until something happens. I have not dismissed the D800, but I have a D700 and to date I have seen nothing FX image wise that would make me want to change purely on an FX basis. The pure number of D700's on e-bay is astonishing, with many bodies less than 12 months old. I suspect the majority are pixel deviants and gadget devotees who know little about photography and even less about dSLR technology. They just want to be able to say "I've got 36 million pixels in this baby"! Looking at the "I want to sell forum here", I have not seen one D700 for sale. That speaks volumes to me as Nikonians is a home for folks who wish to learn, improve and discuss options and techniques, not megapixel fanatics who upgrade at the drop of a hat.

If a D600 arrives, then in my view it will have to be 36mp to arrive at the same file size as both a D7000 or DX mode on the D800. Of course these are clever people and who knows what tricks their up to behind the scenes! Perhaps they may even come up with some sort of a DX area interpolation for upsizing the image pixel density. As I say who knows.

I am not going to buy just anything they launch, this has to be technologically right for me. If that doesn't happen I shall retain my D7000 and D700 for a few more years and invest in some good glass instead

Richard

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