Okay, don't quote me on this. I can't reveal my source, but it is very inside. Nikon is skipping the D200 and going right to the D300. This is the killer. It isn't CCD or even CMOS. Nano technology. I don't understand it, but like the tunnel resister, it works on quantum probability. Help me out here Steve. That's all I dare say.
Of course, having a liquid nitrogen tank hanging off the camera for faster cooling may make the nano-technology sensor the lowest noise sensor on the market! For longer photo shoots, the liquid nitrogen backpack will come in handy.
yes, and it can be reformulated using time. (it was an final exam question once, and although it's trivial, i was the only one who could derive it). we would have to put an infinite amount of effort into the problem in order to divine the precise time of its announcement.
i don't think i've used any of that since i took the class. it was eons ago. i can barely remember it now.
That would imply shipping in the spring at the earliest (if a D90/200 is announced in feb)...which means the Canon 20D would have a 6+ month sales advantage. Not so sure that Nikon is going to let Canon have the lead that long by not replacing the ageing D100 before then.
Still hoping for a pre-Xmas announcement of the D100 successor.
Check out Thom Hogan's speculations on Nikon's 5-line DSLR product line, including what he is calling the D80:
Nikon was content to let the D-Rebel (300D) run rampant for over 8 months before they sent a reply in the form of the D70. Not to sound too rah-rah for the big N, but it was definitely *worth* waiting for. Again, 20D is an improvement on 10D, which was an improvement on the D60, which was an improvement on the D30. Even Canon-leaning sites like Michael Reichmann's Luminous Landscape reflects this. The killer item is an innovation, not an improvement. When a D80/D200 emerges, it will have to be the former.
Alright, fine. I admit it - I want to see a co-branded Nikon (like an LLBean edition of the Ford Explorer) - maybe a Starbucks version that makes me a Caramel Macchiato while it automatically captures a street scene worthy of Nat Geo publication.
...what are you all talking about ? The woman / man behind the camera does the picture, not the camera itself. Photographs like Moose Peterson shot such great images using "the old" D1H, images I can never do by myself.The camera is only a tool like a hammer.
So, go out and take images with the camera you have and show me only one image which could be done better when using a D2000 with integrated espresso maker.
Don't know about anyone else, but I specifically want a 2nd body...which would have helped to not miss the ultimate Yellowstone shot this summer (which I did ;-( ), by reducing lens-change times.
But I won't buy a D100 since they're basically obsolete and due to be replaced (though I love mine) and don't much like the feel of the D70....so I'm waiting for the D80/90/200 replacement for the D100.
It is old....just like mine (I shot some family portraits for my parents 50th wedding anniversary in about a month) this weekend, but used my wife's D70 so that I could drive twin SB-800 wireless flash units (which a D100 will not do as well).
But it's still a great camera with a lot of life left in it. Just doesn't make sense to buy a 2nd one, since I want the new iTTL flash support, 8-10 Mpixels, etc.
So will there be an upgrade to the D100? I'm asking because with the rebate on the D70, I'm seriously thinking about purchasing it but would like to wait if an improve version of the D100 will be out in the near future.
Insert -> 1940's sappy radio soap opera music Creepy vampish voiceover - "Only NIKON knows! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Okay, sorry, couldn't resist.
Really, there's no roadmap announcements right now or for the last quarter of 2004. The options are what they are right now. PMA is still a few months away and there's no word on the street about any new offerings. It's just like in the frenzied days of the powerhouse desktop PCs - at some point you had to jump into the water, and you did it knowing next week/month, the latest upgrade would come out that would easily trounce what you bought in paper statistics terms. If none of the current offerings appeal to you, then save your money and wait. But I can tell you right now, the water's just fine. Find one that needs and budgets and hop in!
I hope everyone realizes that if and when the D200 comes out, it will be obsolete because there will already be a new and better one on the drawing boards. So, I think you all should wait another year. }>
Dan L. (happily shooting and selling with his obsolete D100)