Prices of Nikon's Digital Line
I've been thinking for a while now...
With the Introduction of the new D100, and speculation that it's going to be around $2000 new, what will the rest of the line of digital be? For two grand, you get 6 Megapixels. Will the D1x and d1h go down in price too, or will their resale values go down? Where will the original D1 land? As soon as I pay off some college tuition, I'm going to purchase a D-slr. If the price is right, hopefull around the price of a D100, I'd like to pick up a D1X.
Any other comments, suggestions?
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#1. "RE: Prices of Nikon's Digital Line" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberMon 10-Jun-02 12:33 AM
Since we are on the speculation realm, my expectation is that the D1X and D1H prices will come down drastically. The problem is to figure where exactly until a side by side comparison of actual characteristics (not possible specs on paper) is made.
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#2. "RE: Prices of Nikon's Digital Line" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberMon 10-Jun-02 09:13 AM
Remember the D1x/h are professional cameras, built to the same sort of standard and using the same exposure and autofocus systems as the F5.
The D100, OTOH, has far more in common with the F80 and as such is aimed at a completely different segment of the market.
I don't think we'll ever see the price of a new D1x/h dropping to the point where they become an alternative to the D100, although it seems likely the price will come down somewhat, just as the D1 did a year or so into its life.
The time when you'll most likely get a really good deal on a D1x will be when Nikon announce its successor.
#3. "RE: Prices of Nikon's Digital Line" | In response to Reply # 0DrMark Basic MemberMon 10-Jun-02 11:30 AM
I called Ritz cameras at the Mall of America, Minnesota
I was given a probable price for the D100 of $1800. They expect them in the end of June. I was the first on the list 3 months ago. The price has not changed a bit since then. I am expecting to be told it's $2000. I intend to take my D100 and F5 to Alaska in Aug, fishing with me.
#4. "RE: Prices of Nikon's Digital Line" | In response to Reply # 3jnscbl Basic MemberMon 10-Jun-02 12:34 PM
I don't know about the rest of the world, but in the US, when an old model is expected to drop drastically in price relative to a new release, the old models get rounded up by "discounters", and are sold through direct mail, auctions, and shady websites. You will probably never see a $999 D1X, even used.
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