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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: D90 replacement?"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Thu 16-Sep-10 05:40 AM | edited Thu 16-Sep-10 05:42 AM by km6xz

The D90 came out when the Yen<>Dollar exchange rate was more favorable to the Dollar and still sold for $1299 with kit lens. With taxes I paid $1400 for mine. The D7k is priced the same or lower based on 2008<>2010 dollar value. Since two major retailers, B&H and Amazon have the new camera listed for $1199 for body only at introduction, it is quite likely that once initial demand and pre-orders are filled, the street price will be $1000-1050, essentially the same as the D90 body only until a few months ago.
By all indications, the D7k is filling the price point Nikon and other manufacturers see at the enthusiast zone, which had been the D90. Since the price drops this year, a large number of additional people in the general hobbyist level were scooped up in the D90 net who previously priced out of that model.
I think the D90 will be withdrawn from the product list when current stocks are exhausted around Christmas time. An updated D5k will be needed to fill that $700 hobbyist price point that Canon does well in right now.
This new camera packs a lot of punch for the price so if the same ratio of price to performance is an indication of future models, if there is a D300s update, it will be pretty interesting. Same with the D5000. If Nikon can boost production enough for the demand going into the holiday season for the D7k, it is going to be a very good New Year for the company, and Nikon fans.
Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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