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Old Nov 22, 2009, 8:27 PM   #1
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Has there been any news on the replacement for the D700? Will it be based on the D3s or D3x? I'm hoping D3s as I prefer to shoot with natural light. Having more ISO range would be a plus for me (along with many other reasons of course). Has the official release date been mentioned yet?

On a side note..I think the D3s is due out later this month if not already. I heard "Nov 20th". But many local shops say (online) that they are not available yet. Best initial price being $5499.99 CAD (body only).

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Old Nov 29, 2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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The D700 practically shoots in the dark as it is. I regularly shoot at 3200 in a nightclub/concert setting...never using a flash. I do go to 6400 ISO, especially easy with B&W.

The D3x only shoots noise-free until about 1600 ISO. So an updated D700 isn't going to be a 25MP camera, methinks.

If this is a new purchase for you, you may want to wait and see the specs. Most of the rumors on the 'net indicate the 700s will add HD video capability -- not necessarily much else.
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As I said. Hope it's based on the D3s with it's 200-12,800 inspec ISO range (102k on Hi3). Add 1080p video instead of the 720p currently available on select DSLRs and the new D3s. Which arrived last week in the US and this week for Toronto.
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The D700 practically shoots in the dark as it is. I regularly shoot at 3200 in a nightclub/concert setting...never using a flash. I do go to 6400 ISO, especially easy with B&W.

The D3x only shoots noise-free until about 1600 ISO. So an updated D700 isn't going to be a 25MP camera, methinks.
The D3x seems to do quite well at higher ISO speeds (especially considering that it's using a Sony 24MP Sensor that's similar to the one used in the Sony A850 and A900). I'm pretty impressed with what Nikon was able to do with it. Also, keep in mind that because you have more pixels, the noise is going to be less noticeable at a given print/viewing size (IOW, if you downsize the image to 12MP, I doubt you'd see much difference in noise levels as compared to the D3).

Frankly, I'd be pretty surprised if Nikon didn't launch a less expensive camera using a higher resolution sensor, as the D3x is viewed as being *very* pricey.

If you want to see some speculation on what Nikon may do in the future, make sure to read Thom Hogan's 2010 predictions (of course, it's only speculation, but he often has a pretty good read on what is happening in the industry).

http://www.bythom.com/2010predictions.htm
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