The D1X is justifiably lauded by the press, commentators and users. We now have a good idea of the specifications of the D100. What is your opinion as to the specifications and features of the D2. When do you expect it to appear, and at what price?
#1. "RE: Best guess es re Nikon D2" | In response to Reply # 0Jim Smith Registered since 15th Mar 2002Sat 06-Apr-02 02:33 AM
One thing I hate about my D1 is that it weights about a ton. It is SOOO big that it actually gets in the way. Hard to even carry. I was planning to move up to a D1x but I want to see the D100. Seriously, what difference can there be between the two cameras besides their size? OK, if I was in Afghanistan maybe I would insist on the D1x. But realistically, I rarely shoot professionally (some portrait work now and then). A smaller lighter camera would be more my style.
And truthfully, the D1 has so many esoteric features, I always carry the camera manual with me. Even after two years I still do not remember what all the various switches and knobs do, let alone all the custom setting in the back window! (Oh that's right, custom setting 7 needs to be set to 1 so that the auto exposure locks when the shutter button is pressed half way down - otherwise you have to press the AE-L/AF-L button) Wow that's easy to remember --NOT!
For what it is worth!
#2. "RE: Best guess es re Nikon D2" | In response to Reply # 1jnscbl Basic MemberSat 06-Apr-02 12:38 PM
F6 and D2, that is the question. Probably the future holds a fusion (long live Chick Corea!) of the two--maybe FD6-II, or something.
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
#3. "RE: Best guess es re Nikon D2" | In response to Reply # 0
I'd expect another update to the D1 series body rather than a complete new camera: the body itself is a fine design, and the revisions made for the D1x/h got rid of virtually all the complaints about the original D1.
In terms of spec, I'd expect a higher resolution in the 8-10 MPixel range and a higher frame rate to challenge Canon's EOS-1D. We might well see two cameras again: a direct challenger for the 1D with a 4-5 MPixel resolution and an 8 fps frame rate - aimed at the photojournalist market, and an 8-10 MPixel version with a lower frame rate - for the rest of us.
When? Well the D1x/h have been around for just over a year now, so I wouldn't expect to see the new camera(s) before 2003. Cost? The D1x actually came out at a slightly lower price than the D1 when it was announced, so I'd hope that trend will continue.