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Gregg B.
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Where is D4x?


I owned a D3, I've played around with D700 and now with D7000 and I have to say I love a D3 body. I wish Nikon would release a D4x also with a 36MP FF sensor. I'm starting to have doubts this will even happen now. I mean, the D4x would have to be with a 52MP sensor now to make sense.



Feb 07, 2012 at 07:02 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Where is D4x?


The X line was always meant to be the high MP line because technology could not give you both High FPS/Low ISO and High MP. But times have changed.

There really is no need for an X line anymore. It will now be D0/D0S and the D000 line will now be for video/landscape/studio.

I also suspect the D300S replacement will be a D0000, possibly D8000/D9000.



Feb 07, 2012 at 07:12 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Where is D4x?


If there was going to be a D4x (doubtful) it would be about 12-18 months from now according to Nikon's past practices.
I think the D300s replacement will be a D400 (or other Dxxx name) as Nikon has said they are committed to DX and they really need a DX body in the ~$2200 price point. They need something to fill the gap between the D7000 and D800.



Feb 07, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Where is D4x?


I think the D4x is gone..To me it looks like nikon and canon are going the same route to get rid of there high megapixel FF pro camera and make there sports cam the flag ship and the 5d and now d800 the high megapixel camera..


Feb 07, 2012 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Where is D4x?


revoke99 wrote:
I think the D4x is gone..To me it looks like nikon and canon are going the same route to get rid of there high megapixel FF pro camera and make there sports cam the flag ship and the 5d and now d800 the high megapixel camera..


Makes perfect sense!



Feb 07, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Where is D4x?


Complete crap.
Look what Nikon did with the D3?
A D3x.
It's not that expensive for Nikon to mount a different sensor in the D4.

I prefer the pro bodies like the D4 and there are plenty of pros like me.



Feb 07, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Where is D4x?


I think the X line will now turn into the D800 line in where it is meant to compete with medium format which also goes to show that Nikon leans more photography than Canon does which is now leaning hard towards video with their DSLRs.


Feb 07, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Where is D4x?


Many people noticed that the upgrade path is out of synch, missing a true replacement for the D700 and a high-res pro body. What if the D400 is released as an FX body to match the D4, with a D8 as the high-res pro body and the D7000 already being the replacement for the D300?







Feb 07, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Where is D4x?


The D800 is a Pro-sumer body,lots of pros like me,would prefer a D4x and be happy to pay for it.


Feb 07, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Where is D4x?


wil_ret wrote:
The D800 is a Pro-sumer body,lots of pros like me,would prefer a D4x and be happy to pay for it.


I agree and I'd also be happy to pay extra for it. I may get D4 but I wouldn't mind to have extra pixels along
with the features D4 has.
I guess we will have to wait another 12 to 18 months to see if Nikon releases D4x.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Where is D4x?


What about the patent for an on/off AA filter,that Nikon has applied for?
Imagine that in a D4x!



Feb 08, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Where is D4x?


wil_ret wrote:
What about the patent for an on/off AA filter,that Nikon has applied for?
Imagine that in a D4x!


And the built-in LAN that D4 already is equipped with. Also they will have D4x with a built-in GPS so that we can
still use the flash, the new fast XQD cards in both slots.



Feb 08, 2012 at 01:16 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Where is D4x?


Gregg B. wrote:
I owned a D3, I've played around with D700 and now with D7000 and I have to say I love a D3 body. I wish Nikon would release a D4x also with a 36MP FF sensor. I'm starting to have doubts this will even happen now. I mean, the D4x would have to be with a 52MP sensor now to make sense.


I'd buy a 36 MP 7+ FPS D4x or two in a minute, but I think we are doomed.

EBH



Feb 08, 2012 at 01:47 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Where is D4x?


i don't think there is going to be a D4x either though i would prefer one just to be more compatible with my D4. it looks like i will get the D800E and deal with it if a D4x does materialize.

Herb...



Feb 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Where is D4x?


I hope there is a D4X, basically the D800 with a more durable shutter with vibration dampening , pro weather sealing and bigger/faster buffer.


Feb 08, 2012 at 04:35 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Where is D4x?


I think Nikon used Sony 16MP(NEX-5N) for D7000 and will use Sony 24MP(NEX-7) for D400.

Likewise in FX domain D7000 scaled up is 36MP(16*2.25) for D800 and D400 scaled up will be 54MP (24*2.25) for D4X



Feb 08, 2012 at 04:41 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Where is D4x?


A D4x would imply higher FPS and buffer capacity-just about the only thing missing in the D800. I'm not certain if today's technology will support that. Certainly the Video guys don't care.


Feb 08, 2012 at 06:14 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Where is D4x?


wil_ret wrote:
The D800 is a Pro-sumer body,lots of pros like me,would prefer a D4x and be happy to pay for it.


I'm not sure I understand your classification of it as a prosumer camera...

If your point is pros and non-pros will buy it, I suppose I get it (though I think that is a lame way to classify). If not, I'm really confused about what isn't pro about it.

In any case, it is pretty clear Nikon is re-thinking how they stack their product line. To the guy who posted that it wouldn't be expensive to put another sensor in the D4 body, it isn't about the mechanics of it. It has to do with all the testing, country certifications, and a wide range of back-end costs it takes to bring any product (especially one with batteries) to market. It isn't cheap. At all. Recouping those costs on a low-volume body isn't necessarily a great bet in this environment.

Given what it is probably taking them to overcome the business disruption from the disasters in Japan and Thailand, my guess is they focused on getting the D800 and D4 out, and developing the D300s follow-on, whatever that will be. If there is a companion for the D4, I think that is 2013 or maybe even later...

Pure speculation is fun...



Feb 09, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Where is D4x?


Nikon makes mucho bucks on their Pro line - I would expect they won't give that revenue stream up. They aren't going to dump their $8k camera line for a $3k camera (even though its excellent and many of us covet it).

Not only that, Nikon isn't about to throw their Working Pro customers under the bus.



Feb 09, 2012 at 05:04 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Where is D4x?


Good point Lukeb


Feb 09, 2012 at 05:24 AM
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