Just got off the phone with Lisa at Berger Brothers. Will be putting down a deposit on the new D800 (soon to be announced). She says price should be around $3900. Deposit is fully refundable. I've been on their list for a call since March.
Tom - I'm a bit of a neophyte here, but Berger Bros is showing the pre order price on their website at something like $2,999. Is it standard practice to later bump the price once the product is received in stock even if one has a deposit in place?
If you look at the dates of the above comments, they were before the D800 was announced. No one knew what the price would be. I can assure you that neither Berger Bros or anyone else is going to boost the price above the 2999 figure.
>At that price I guess I will not be moving up to full frame. >Looking for D400 now.
If you want a full frame why not just get a D700? I love mine and use it as a Pro/armature extensively. To me when the D800 is announces it would be a great time to pick up a d700 on the used market. You know there will be people selling to upgrade.
Wed 11-Jan-12 06:19 AM | edited Wed 11-Jan-12 06:20 AM by richardd300
In the UK that would represent around £2580! I have no intention of getting rid of my D700 which cost me £1750 nearly 3 years ago and still retails for the same price, or even more. Roll on the D400 so I can upgrade my D7000, but that's only providing reports here and elsewhere after about 4 - 6 months of the launch fill me with confidence.
If photographers don't rush out and buy the camera at it's release price then Nikon might take fright and drop the price but if they buy at the initial price then Nikon will think that they are on a winner and a price drop won't happen?
>Another reason why I said I would wait 4-6 months. I paid >far too much for my D7000.
I think the world economy has changed this. I bought my D7000 last January for $1199 US and they are $1299 today. I haven't seen any cameras or lenses dropping in price in the past year unless they have been discontinued. dave Jolley
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>At that price I guess I will not be moving up to full frame. >Looking for D400 now. Just because the d800 is rumored, that does not make the D700 obsolete or a lousy performer. The D800 when it comes will not be the radical departure the D700 was.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." Miss Piggy
If you recall the D700 debuted at $3000. And if you factor in (for the US anyway) the declining dollar that would probably be $3500 today. As to whether it is the entry level... that's debatable. The D700 qualified for NPS so it's more fair to say it's the less expensive pro FX camera.
>If you recall the D700 debuted at $3000. And if you factor in >(for the US anyway) the declining dollar that would probably >be $3500 today. As to whether it is the entry level... that's >debatable. The D700 qualified for NPS so it's more fair to say >it's the less expensive pro FX camera.
I bought my D700 in the first month that it became available in Canada from my local camera shop and paid 1999.00$ plus tax. That as in August 2008 I think. This is the first camera that I own that is now selling for more. As a mater of fact all my electronic equip, with the exception of the D700, depreciate in value quite quickly.
No matter what the camera is, Berger Bros. is a highly reputable company, and a corporate partner of this community, and Brad and Lisa aren't going to "stick it" to anyone. They aren't that kind of business people.
I'm sure that that is true and that wasn't my point. I just thought that it was silly for people to be ordering cameras that don't exist, haven't even been announced, or may never be announced. If I wanted a D5, I wouldn't hesitate to order from Berger Bros., B&H, Adorama, or Roberts. Let me know if I missed any of our friends.
I'm sorry that I even responded to such a stupid thread.
JP, I didn't understand that was your point. I love to speculate, and try to figure what Nikon is going to bring out. But for me, I waited until I knew what the D4 actually was going to be, before ordering it. I won't second guess though, people who want to be early adopters of the D700 replacement. I merely hope the camera is exactly what they want it to be.
I think this should be clarified. The so-called "pre-order" list is not an "order", is not a commitment, and is not an exchange of money.
It is a "list" plain and simple. I got on it a long time ago when the first rumors of a D800 or whatever it will be called, started to circulate. Recently Lisa called and asked if I was still interested. I told her that I wasn't sure until I see the actual specs. I told her that I would get back to her with in 24hrs of the announcement and tell her if I was still interested. She was fine with that. I suppose at that time I will be asked to put down some small deposit, which seems reasonable to me.
I don't think speculation about a D800 is foolish or unreasonable, anymore than speculation about a D4 was. Obviously there will be some next generation camera after the D700 and I think it is a very nice courtesy that Berger Bros is will to maintain a list of those interested. They should be applauded for it.