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Thread: D600 rumours - Silver bullet or white elephant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    Wishful thinking I reckon swifty.

    I will guesstimate $2200.00 to $2400.00 AUD at release.
    Yea, probably.
    But I estimated $4k based on the rumoured specs of the D800 and it came in at $3k USD.
    So I'm going the other way and estimating low based on Nikon's recent aggressive pricing.
    Me thinks Sony's found a way to increase yields on those FX sensors and the rumoured one in the D600'll be shared with Sony's A99, furthering its economies of scale advantage.
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    My thoughts go along the lines that the D600 is the D700 replacement. Remember when the D800 was released and Nikon said that it definitely wasn't the D700 replacement.
    That gives you a potential model line up with prices at

    D4 = $7000.00
    D800 = $3400.00
    D600 = $2400.00

    ( presuming that the D3x is either left in or retired, the D700 replaced by the 600 and the D3s naturally goes away as stocks are finished.

    Then the DX line is funny and if they retire the D5100 it leaves a big retail jump from the new entry level body to the D7000. One would expect that the D90, D3100 and D5000 will be gone very soon as well.

    D400 = $2000.00
    D7000 = $1400.00
    D5100 = $850.00
    D3200 = $780.00

    Maybe they have another model coming ------
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    I don't think there will be a D400 (why bring in an x00 DX camera, when all the D300 owners have gone to D800?), but the D600 looks to be a nice gap filler.

    Consider:

    D3200 - entry dx
    D5100 - mid range dx ( replace with a D5200, 24 Mpix)
    D7000 - top end dx (replace with D7100, 24 mpix, higher fps, fills in for D400)

    D600 - entry fx (d300/d700 cross, with higher res FX)

    D800 - mid range fx (ignoring the excessive pixels)
    D4 - pro fx

    In reality, what does a D400 offer? Who on FX will go back to DX?

    There is scope to beef up the D7000 and to add a D4x (pro body, d800 sensor), but no real need for a D400.

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    If the rumoured specs ( http://mansurovs.com/nikon-d400-announcement-this-fall )
    are true, a D400 would still be a better "low cost" semi-pro sports camera - unless of course the D7100 jumps ahead with these features as you suggest.

    Very hard to work out what their cunning plan is....
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    Hi guys,
    I even have the picts of D600 [url]http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1022917-1-1-2.html...,.......ahahahahaha
    Last edited by richardb; 16-06-2012 at 3:37am.

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    Richard, your link is incomplete but I think it will go to the same place as the one in post #14 from yesterday ----

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    U r rite, link is ok. ( from Belgium Digital)
    http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1022917-1-1-2.html
    Woow, small world indeed, and more confusion for pple with NAS.
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    Further fueling my own speculations, Pentax is now also rumored to be using the same 24MP sensor in an upcoming camera.
    So potentially 3 models'll be sharing the same sensor. Assuming A99 is the replacement for the A900, there's room for another Sony model replacing the A850 perhaps also using the same sensor as Sony's entry level FF, differentiated from the A99 by features.

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    Rumor has it that Canon is also coming out with a new 22MP "Entry Level" low cost FullFrame camera.
    PhotoKina should be exciting this year.
    Last edited by RRRoger; 19-07-2012 at 10:39pm.

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    To me the 600 doesnt look too interesting at all - too many compromises to reach a wider consumer price point. Not for me...

    I'm just fascinated to see where Nikon is heading with their product roadmap..and Im holding back on replacing/augmenting my beloved 300s until it begins to makes some sense...
    Hopefully its more substantial than just a megapixel race with Canon

    I'm having trubble interpreting what the release of the 800 and 4 mean for the DX line and Nikons prosumer level cameras
    Although the 800 is a mighty machine in many ways, it feels like its just the first shot in an ambitious bigger picture
    My feeling is that the 800 will be seen as an early example , possibly rushed and compromised, and the next models will be the ones worth waiting for.

    How long will we have to wait before their lineup becomes clearer ?

    Notice also that a FF Canon D600 equivalent apears to be imminent - ie a sub $2k 5DIII - presumably they'll match each others offering , but neither is appealing to me

    I would think a weather sealed FF 24 MP with great ISO, fps and AF would be very attractive for most - preferably without the bulk of the bigger D4 body

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkOD View Post
    I'm just fascinated to see where Nikon is heading with their product roadmap..and Im holding back on replacing/augmenting my beloved 300s until it begins to makes some sense...
    My prediction is, based on your quoted words, is that you will never buy a new body ever again.
    Bodies come and go, some sooner than others and if you wait for the next "best" thing you will die rich and camera less.

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    Unlikely !

    I'm as vulnerable to Gear Acquisition Syndrome as the next guy - its a daily struggle, esp. with the 800E and a trip to the Utah canyons and New England coming up ...

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    Mark, in short, just buy the D800 / E and you will live happily ever after until the next model comes along.

    The AF sensor fault with the D800 is real, it will be fixed and there is nothing that I can see otherwise that has been rushed or compromised with that body.

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    Eh, I was waiting for the D600 but couldn't help myself and got the D800 instead.

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    Loving all the debate about the expensive new cameras. I'm still happily chugging away with my D200
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    im not buying a d800 until they get down to $1600au
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    I would like to upgrade but I don't want a beginers FX camera.
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