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Nikon D700

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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

Damnit I just got a D300, now I h have to start saving for this.

masterchong.com/v2/nikon/nikon-full-frame-dslr-d700-leake...

Sounds like it's nikon's answer to the 5D, albeit it very late answer.
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JulesAmeel is a group moderator JulesAmeel says:

this things been flying around for a while, aparently we'll have to wait till july to find out if it's real. I would for sure buy one out of my damn jealousy of those canon 5d full framers!
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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

i'm hopin' it'll shift prices down a bit for other models... used or new (doesnt matter)
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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

Jules man it is real, they have the brochure on that site straight from Nikon.
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JulesAmeel is a group moderator JulesAmeel says:

they got it from nikonrumors.com who has been known to photoshop stuff
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JulesAmeel is a group moderator JulesAmeel says:

www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-SLR/2544...
guess i was wrong about them
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

This may seem stupid, but how is it better? Because the number is bigger? More megapixels? It looks just like every other Nikon DSLR I've seen, so the improvements aren't in the design/ergonomics...

Jason
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Anybody know what it will go for on the street?

Edit -- one source says $3000
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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

@jnovek
megapixles don't matter, the 'best' nikon camera has 12.1 megapixels or something, while the 'best' canon has 24 or something. the thing that makes the nikon (D3) so great is that it has very very good high iso performance, and is full frame.

As for the D700, yes it is the same body as D300, the major difference is the full frame sensor. It's only a bigger number, and there are no more megapixels than any of the other current gen nikons (D300 & D3).
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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

imagine dialing into ISO 6400 and shooting away, knowing your shots will be relatively noise free...

really, i've shot with the d3 and thats the first thing i did.
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

"the major difference is the full frame sensor"

Ahh. Got it. And that's why it's so much more -- CCD is not cheap per area. I consider that a "real" addition in value. So what I'm going to say below doesn't necessarily apply to this particular camera.

It seems to me (as an outsider to the digital world, of course) that when a new round of DSLRs come out, it is almost always the same that it has the same stuff but "more". i.e. more autofocus points, more megapixels, etc.

What I'm wondering is -- are these companies actually doing any innovation? Or is it always, "This is exactly the same as the last camera you bought, but all the features have been enhanced." Has there been a time in the DSLR age where one of the big companies has come up with an innovation that has made it the clear market leader?

When are we going to see digital cameras do cool innovation like film cameras did in after the introduction of roll film? If you look at all the cameras introduced from 1910 to 1950, you'll see some weird ideas -- some of which ended up being really innovative! Do we just have to wait for the market to cool down so the big manufacturers actually have to compete for their customers?

Sorry, I should've started my own thread for this.

Jason
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Just for the record, it is a CMOS sensor.
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

"Just for the record, it is a CMOS sensor. "

My bad. I googled and thought I saw CCD.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

By the by, the above wasn't meant to be adversarial. It's a legitimate question. I often think to myself, "I would probably be interested in shooting a digital camera if there were more interesting niche options." There's new stuff we can do with digital -- like cheap and easy IR, for example -- why aren't we?

Jason
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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

Jason, I agree completely. The only innovations the companies are making are better sensors and iso performance. I think it's going to hit a point, where we and the compaines have to ask themselves, "now what? We've got this camera that shoots noise free at ISO XXX,XXX and is XXX amount of megapixles" once people get that camera they have no need for anything else. It's kind of like the computer industry we're almost at the point that any top top of the line computer is over kill for anything, any regular consumer person would need. I don't know, I'm no good at speculation, and I'm probably not even making sense, but it's all some stuff to ponder.



PS. I'm soooo gunna start saving for this camera. hahah.
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