From: RichA on
On Jan 29, 8:40 pm, "Anon" <n...(a)none.invalid> wrote:
> "Neil Harrington" <ne...(a)home.com> wrote in message
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> news:btKdnaG0ltj04_7WnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>
>
>
> > "Save $3.99" <d...(a)null.null> wrote in message
> >news:hjvl8m$689$1(a)freespeech.eternal-september.org...
>
> >> "Neil Harrington" <ne...(a)home.com> wrote in message
> >>news:XZqdndB8evRLGP_WnZ2dnUVZ_tmdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
> >>> Now $779.95 at Amazon.
>
> >>> Does this suggest the D90 replacement is about to make its debut?
> >> It's the normal product run price drop. Pretty well all dSLRs have price
> >> drops 6 months or so after intro.
>
> > Yes, but then they generally stabilize. The D90 was introduced in August
> > 2008 to replace the D80, which was then two years old. If Nikon continues
> > model changes about biannually at this camera level (as it has more or
> > less since the D100) then it seems early for a replacement, but on the
> > other hand there must be some reason for the recent downturn in D90
> > prices. Nikon *increased* the price of their lenses not long ago, and
> > there hasn't been much if any increase in the value of the dollar.
>
> > In the past, such price drops this late in a model run have often preceded
> > introduction of a new model.
>
> The D90 was launched August 2009, which based on Nikon's timeline means it
> will be replaced August 2011,,

For it's particular class, no maker has challenged the overall
performance of the D90. The jump from it to whatever replaces it will
be in no way comparable to the quality jump we saw when the D90
replaced the D80.
From: G Paleologopoulos on
"Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote
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>
>
> "Save $3.99" <dev(a)null.null> wrote in message
> news:hjvl8m$689$1(a)freespeech.eternal-september.org...
>>
>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
>> news:XZqdndB8evRLGP_WnZ2dnUVZ_tmdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>> Now $779.95 at Amazon.
>>>
>>> Does this suggest the D90 replacement is about to make its debut?
>> It's the normal product run price drop. Pretty well all dSLRs have price
>> drops 6 months or so after intro.
>
> Yes, but then they generally stabilize. The D90 was introduced in August
> 2008 to replace the D80, which was then two years old. If Nikon continues
> model changes about biannually at this camera level (as it has more or
> less since the D100) then it seems early for a replacement, but on the
> other hand there must be some reason for the recent downturn in D90
> prices. Nikon *increased* the price of their lenses not long ago, and
> there hasn't been much if any increase in the value of the dollar.
>
> In the past, such price drops this late in a model run have often preceded
> introduction of a new model.
>


How do you spell D7000?
;-))

From: Neil Harrington on

"G Paleologopoulos" <gpaleo(a)ath.forthnet.gr> wrote in message
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> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote
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>>
>>
>> "Save $3.99" <dev(a)null.null> wrote in message
>> news:hjvl8m$689$1(a)freespeech.eternal-september.org...
>>>
>>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
>>> news:XZqdndB8evRLGP_WnZ2dnUVZ_tmdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>>> Now $779.95 at Amazon.
>>>>
>>>> Does this suggest the D90 replacement is about to make its debut?
>>> It's the normal product run price drop. Pretty well all dSLRs have price
>>> drops 6 months or so after intro.
>>
>> Yes, but then they generally stabilize. The D90 was introduced in August
>> 2008 to replace the D80, which was then two years old. If Nikon continues
>> model changes about biannually at this camera level (as it has more or
>> less since the D100) then it seems early for a replacement, but on the
>> other hand there must be some reason for the recent downturn in D90
>> prices. Nikon *increased* the price of their lenses not long ago, and
>> there hasn't been much if any increase in the value of the dollar.
>>
>> In the past, such price drops this late in a model run have often
>> preceded introduction of a new model.
>>
>
>
> How do you spell D7000?
> ;-))

Yes, I've seen the rumors. I keep Googling "D7000" at regular intervals to
see if there's any news on it. The rumors (first posted here by RichA if I'm
not mistaken) look good to me, but I'm hungry for more info.


From: Neil Harrington on

"Anon" <none(a)none.invalid> wrote in message
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> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
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>> "Save $3.99" <dev(a)null.null> wrote in message
>> news:hjvl8m$689$1(a)freespeech.eternal-september.org...
>>>
>>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
>>> news:XZqdndB8evRLGP_WnZ2dnUVZ_tmdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>>> Now $779.95 at Amazon.
>>>>
>>>> Does this suggest the D90 replacement is about to make its debut?
>>> It's the normal product run price drop. Pretty well all dSLRs have price
>>> drops 6 months or so after intro.
>>
>> Yes, but then they generally stabilize. The D90 was introduced in August
>> 2008 to replace the D80, which was then two years old. If Nikon continues
>> model changes about biannually at this camera level (as it has more or
>> less since the D100) then it seems early for a replacement, but on the
>> other hand there must be some reason for the recent downturn in D90
>> prices. Nikon *increased* the price of their lenses not long ago, and
>> there hasn't been much if any increase in the value of the dollar.
>>
>> In the past, such price drops this late in a model run have often
>> preceded
>> introduction of a new model.
> The D90 was launched August 2009, which based on Nikon's timeline means it
> will be replaced August 2011,,

I'm afraid you're off by a year. DPReview published their "detailed hands-on
preview" of the D90 on August 27, 2008 -- by which time they'd had one "for
a few days."

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0808/08082702nikond90previewed.asp


From: Savageduck on
On 2010-01-30 02:19:17 -0800, "G Paleologopoulos"
<gpaleo(a)ath.forthnet.gr> said:

> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote
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>>
>>
>> "Save $3.99" <dev(a)null.null> wrote in message
>> news:hjvl8m$689$1(a)freespeech.eternal-september.org...
>>>
>>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
>>> news:XZqdndB8evRLGP_WnZ2dnUVZ_tmdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>>> Now $779.95 at Amazon.
>>>>
>>>> Does this suggest the D90 replacement is about to make its debut?
>>> It's the normal product run price drop. Pretty well all dSLRs have
>>> price drops 6 months or so after intro.
>>
>> Yes, but then they generally stabilize. The D90 was introduced in
>> August 2008 to replace the D80, which was then two years old. If Nikon
>> continues model changes about biannually at this camera level (as it
>> has more or less since the D100) then it seems early for a replacement,
>> but on the other hand there must be some reason for the recent downturn
>> in D90 prices. Nikon *increased* the price of their lenses not long
>> ago, and there hasn't been much if any increase in the value of the
>> dollar.
>>
>> In the past, such price drops this late in a model run have often
>> preceded introduction of a new model.
>>
>
>
> How do you spell D7000?
> ;-))

I will probably be wrong, but what I think is, Nikon would be foolish
to throw away all the good PR and model name recognition the D90 has
gained through its lifecycle.

Like the D300/D300s and D3/D3x/D3s, I think any modifications or
upgrades to the D90 or D700 would, or should be named with the addition
of a postscript letter, rather than a totally new model designation.


--
Regards,

Savageduck