Mon 05-Nov-12 09:58 PM | edited Mon 05-Nov-12 10:12 PM by William Symonds
At the risk of being over simplistic the D600 is as close as you could get to a D7000 with an FX sensor and yes it is twice the price.
I would imagine the reasons for the gulf in pricing are that FX sensors are still far expensive to produce, and that the same levels of demand are not there to bring down costs, and competition is less intense.
We can reasonably hope that these may all be factors that will change.
Will Nikon produce a lower specced FX body - not so sure. The way to reduce costs is to produce a cheaper body.. the electronics are not soo expensive. so would Nikon produce a D5xxx is FX form in the near future?i
If you take out the focussing screw you are forcing punters to buy AFS FX lenses, and most of these are fairly expensive, so the market for a cheaper body may not really be there, at least for now. But I normally get these things wrong