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Time for D400 DX?


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dm1dave

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"RE: Time for D400 DX? Why I think and hope so."

dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Sat 22-Sep-12 04:38 PM | edited Sat 22-Sep-12 10:53 PM by dm1dave

6. Wildlife photographers. The largest demand for a semi-pro DX body comes from advanced and semi-pro wildlife shooters and birders.

Birding is very fast growing hobby and the wildlife forum is one of our most popular specialty forums. I think this is a very large market segment and it will make any D300s replacement (D400) a big seller.

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I have seen a fair amount of talk about semi-pro DX cameras becoming being an ever dwindling “niche” market. While I think that will probably be true sometime in the not too distant future I think there is still a very strong market for such a camera.

In fact after monitoring the D600 forum the past few day since release, it looks like Nikon could have done better by releasing a D400. People have been talking about an entry level FX for quite a while but the excitement for the D600 seems a bit subdued.

The camera seems to be in stock just about everywhere. There have been few posts by excited new D600 users in these first few days since it hit the stores. Compare that to the D7000 launch, the D800 launch and just about every other high end consumer/prosumer Nikon DSLR.

Where is the excitement for the D600?

Did Nikon miss the mark (price, features, form factor...) in some way?

It seems to me that Nikon may have overestimated the enthusiasm for moving to FX of their advanced armature customer base.

How would this be different if the D400 just hit the stores?

I think a D400 would have created the same excitement level as the D800 did and we would have waiting lists at all of the big retailers to buy the camera.

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