From: Bruce on
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 17:41:16 -0700, C J Campbell
<christophercampbellremovethis(a)> wrote:
>After all, no matter what you buy it will be replaced by something
>newer and flashier in 2 years at the outside, probably much less. No
>matter. Your camera keeps working even if the manufacturer replaces it
>with a different model.

No, you must have the latest model with the latest features, because
the features make the pictures, not the photographer. ;-)

From: Neil Harrington on

"C J Campbell" <christophercampbellremovethis(a)> wrote in message
> On 2010-03-15 03:28:28 -0700, Robert Haar <bobhaar(a)> said:
>> The Nikon D700 has been around for a while and seems due for at least a
>> minor update if not a replacement. Is there an upcoming event where Nikon
>> is
>> likely to announce the next generation of this camera? Does Nikon have an
>> established cadence for announcing new products?
> Nikon can announce new cameras only as fast as room can be made for them
> on the production lines. Nikon is not noted for waiting for particular
> events to introduce new cameras. Thom Hogan's predictions are here:
> His are no more than educated guesses; he does not have any more
> information than the rest of us. If he is right, Nikon will announce the
> D700s "sometime before November." Of course, it could be several months
> after the announcement before the camera will actually be available.
> Hogan also says that "something not called a D700x" is likely to be
> announced by the end of March, which to me contradicts the idea that a
> D700s would be announced by November.

Not necessarily, C J. As I read him he's suggesting that the March camera
will be essentially a D700x (taking the "x" to signify extra resolution, as
usual) but won't be *called* that, he thinks it'll "probably be called
something like D900."

The November D700s on the other hand would presumably be the D700 improved
in some other way, as for example the D70s was a general improvement on the
D70 without any major changes. Nikon's "s" suffix ("super"?) doesn't seem to
mean any specific kind of improvement in the way the "x" and "h" (high speed
burst) do.