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D200 to make the D2X a niche' camera

Trekman

Vadnais Heights, US
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Trekman Registered since 27th Sep 2004
Thu 10-Nov-05 12:52 PM

After looking at all the data, reviewing all the reviews, going to many other websites, Talking to other pros, I have come to a conclusion;

I think that most professionals (and serious amateurs) will convert to the D200 and the D2X will become a niche' body (In a D2X vs D200 pro relationship, the D2X is a niche' machine to mere mortals). If you need a specific feature that the D2X provides you will buy the D2X, otherwise the D200 is a much better deal financially and is at least 90% of what a D2X is.

I was in my local camera store yesterday rapping with the gang and that was also their general opinion. Will you pay $3300 extra for a very few extra features that the D2X provides verses the D200, likely not.

The D200 has bridged the D2X gap even better than the way the F100 bridged the F5 gap.

The primary concerns (with the pro's I talked to) in order to validate this argument is focus capability and performance, which has yet to be determined. If the D200 can perform at or near the level of the D2X it will seal the deal.

You can purchase a D200, a MB-200, 17-55 f2.8 AFS, 70-200f2.8 AFS VR, and a SB-800 for approximately the same price as the D2X body.

Expect to see the D2X price drop considerably in the next 6-9 months after release of the D200. It will be a $1000-$1500 gap, not $3300.

Interesting stuff.

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