>I think I get it... > >I shot the D600 today. In earnest. Based on what I saw >today, I have to believe the new D400 will not be DX. I think >it will make the jump to FX much as the D2 to D3 transition >did some years ago. > >Don't get me wrong. I would LOVE a DX D400. But the sensor >in the D600 is incredible. The sensor is good enough to make >me retire the D3s. The body however, is not. A D400 might be >able to change that. > > > >>What can perhaps be confusing is the lack of pro-build DX >>"only" lenses. That isn't worrisome to me, the >pro >>DX market is too narrow to demand it's own lineup of >lenses >>when several levels of DX and FX lenses are available and >>compatible. >> >> >
As interesting an idea as that is, it isn't going to happen. Nikon has always had a high/low strategy in their product segments, and an FX D400 doesn't fit for a bunch of different reasons (price point, BIF/sports user requirements, etc.). If they had call the D600 a D8000 (which would make more sense to me), then maybe they'd hint at something like that. But they didn't because it doesn't make sense.