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Yeah.....but.....Low light shooters beware!

PerroneFord

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PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Sun 12-Feb-12 10:16 PM

>All true, but I see this situation as slightly different. In
>the past, Nikon has generally created a clear upgrade path for
>its DSLR customers. The D70 was replaced by the D80

The D70s got a D70s. Maybe the D700 will also.

> then the
>D90 and D7000;

Which Nikon claimed the D7000 was NOT a successor to the D90

or there's the D2H - D2Hs - D3 - D3s - D4
>sequence, and so on. This time, the D800 just isn't a obvious
>update for the D700; its emphasis has changed.

The F6 came after the F5. Absolute oddball.

>I'm not saying that this is good or bad, or that Nikon are
>wrong, but I can see how it could confuse or disappoint some
>members.

Completely agree. But, it appears from all outward indication that the D700 was another Nikon oddball. An experiment perhaps. A low light stunner offering 90% of the pro body for half the price. Maybe their numbers say they shouldn't do that again. I don't know.

But I can say if I was a D700 owner and I was in need of a new camera, I'd certainly not be waiting around for a successor to the D700. Nikon appears to have shifted strategy, and so would I be.

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