>With bodies you have the d7100 at $1200 and the d600 at $2000, >and for that matter the d800 at $3000. I just don't see >Nikon marketing another DX body whose price falls between a >d600 and a d800. In fact I find the possibility of a DX body >costing more than the low end FX body to be virtually >non-existent. It simply wouldn't make sense from a marketing >point of view.
A Nikon Refurbished D600 is $1600. The D800 is $2500 refurbished. I think you'll see the D600 drop in price over the next year with a price around the $1600 mark.
A lower priced D600 = more sales... More D600 sales = more FX glass sold... more FX glass sold = more people moving up to D800's... etc.
So assuming thats true.. where does the D400 fall in your pricing model?
IMHO.. if (big IF) the D400 gets made it will be 'spendy' ($2.4kish). The Canon rumors are saying the 7Dmk2 will be priced high. Nikon will probably follow. The 'Nikon pricing gives a spot for the D400' doesn't float with Nikon's new 'Discount! discount! discount!' strategy.