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Is this correct for D800E

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: Is this correct for D800E"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Fri 10-Feb-12 12:44 AM

Do you really think the D3s sales were hurt by the D700? They had limited production facilities for the D3s so they were constantly in short supply as it was. For their purposes they produced the right number since they sold every one they made and had no unsold stock in the warehouse when its production ended.
The D700 was easier to build and had more impact on the profitability of the company because it was affordable to a much greater customer pool.
The D7000 was the only one that was very restricted in supply for the millions who wanted one and they left a lot on the table by being hit by two natural disasters in short succession. If not for those interruptions, they would have sold twice as many.
This last year was not a total waste however, profits were up, unit sales were up and most telling for future sales is the flood wiped out aging production lines which were modernized and capacity increased so the follow-on cameras will be in higher stocking levels.
They are going to need it, the D7000 back in full production later next month, coupled with twice the market for the D4(still as always but also video production which is less price sensitive) and the D800 that appeals to not only the current Nikon owners but a flood of potential brand switchers, plus the video people.
Each of those 3 cameras share a lot of features and design continuity but each is less overlapping than prior model overlap. The D700 and D3(not s) overlapped a lot but the D800 and D4 overlap little in target customer yet have most features the same. Nikon has made some bold and aggressive moves and they are going to be rewarded for it by sales, margins and share. Good time to own Nikon stock.
Canon will see the most shrinkage of share, Sony(who never really figured out who their customer base was going to come from) and Pentax were not really competing for the same customers anyway.
Stan
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