Thu 09-Feb-12 08:15 AM | edited Thu 09-Feb-12 08:17 AM by richardd300
I can understand how people feel about the D700 - D800 situation and I feel agrieved too that the D800 does not meet the expectations I personally would have hoped for if I'd being looking forward to a replacement D700. However, it was never my intention to upgrade anyway as my D700 is only 2.5 years old and still does and will continue hopefully to do everything I need. However, I would like to replace my D7000.
My opinion is that the D3X was brutally expensive and perhaps didn't sell as well as Nikon thought whereas the D3s was a great success. So, IMHO Nikon gone for what they think is a two way win win situation. This being achieved by giving D700 users an upgrade and those who needed massive amount of pixels, potential and current D3X users who will be the new D800e users, a respectable and less costly alternative. This way Nikon could have a greater market share with only the design and production costs of one camera. Of course from a truly personal standpoint I see the D700 users as the loosers (D800 being extra cost and a less versatile camera for certain applications)and the D3X users as the winners (D800e being more than they had at a knock down cost).
I do hope Nikon's marketing is working towards a new APS-C sensor replacement to the D300s because as a fast moving wildlife photographer who needs the extra length and speeds I am otherwise left out in the cold.