Seems that the price of D700 have dopped by a 100€ to 2049€ here in Finland! Is there a possibly successor to be released by the end of this year? I know this is nothing more than speculations at this point.. but who knows? I´d like to upgrade from D200 to FX within 6 months and is looking very carefully at the D700 but as i don´t upgrade that often i really would like to get the most recent technology when i make the move.
I just talked to a Nikon representative at Paul's Photo in Torrance CA today. The question I asked was "When is the next D 700 going to be released? Is there going to be a D 800?" Her response was, "There are no plans to release a replacement for the D 700. The D 700 is not going anywhere." She was clearly tired of the rummers. Tom
Making predictions on new product introductions based on the price dropping on a current model is like reading tea leaves! The D700 will be replaced. When it happens and what the feature set of the new model are is anybodies guess. The one thing that is most likely is the new model will be more expensive than the current one. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
The price of the D700 has fluctuated several times since its release, and such price declines haven't proven to be an indication of a new release. I bought mine for around $2300 US a year and a half ago. Glad I jumped in when I did, instead of waiting for the next model. Might still be a long wait from here....
The D700 is an exellent camera compared to anything on the market in it's leage. I'm actually looking for video capabilities (at first i thougth that it is silly to have video in DSLR but after seeing the result i changed my mind..) and therefore the D3S has actually all i need and tons of more. I was recently in Hong Kong for a week and found a very nice deal on a D3S compared to European market, but it is still a lot of money. But boy it's temting :-D