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| p.1 #19 · How many D4 and D800 pre-orders?? |
I put a $500 deposit on a "D700 replacement" back in October at a local shop. Nikon always seems to deliver a couple of "whatever" is brand new to this shop before they are available through other sources online so being first on their list seemed prudent.
Of course, at that time I had no idea that it would be a 36MP body. That I neither need nor want.
Through rumors on this site I was able to see the announcement for the D4 and was able to call the local shop before anybody else and solidified my pre-order to a D4.
The resolution, dynamic range, and frame rate where more what I was looking for in a D700 replacement. Of course the D4 was double the price which wasn't what I was looking for. Still, it seemed like a good idea to remain #1 on the waiting list and I could always change my mind when the camera arrived or change my mind if a D800 arrived that would suit my needs and be half the price.
Along came the D800 and so I guess I need to spend double to get what I really want, which the D4 has.
Now, if the D800 would have come out with the same sensor as the D4, in a smaller body, without some other features like video, then I would have jumped.
Who knows, maybe Nikon will make a D700s with a D4 sensor? Not holding my breath though.