From: Robert Haar on
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?

From: Bruce on
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 06:28:28 -0400, Robert Haar <bobhaar(a)me.com>
wrote:
>
>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?


When Nikon is ready to tell you, it will.

From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-03-15 03:28:28 -0700, Robert Haar <bobhaar(a)me.com> 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:

http://www.bythom.com/2010predictions.htm

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.

And there you have the state of the art in Nikon prediction.

--
Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor

From: Robert Haar on
On 3/15/10 12:21 PM, "C J Campbell"
<christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

> On 2010-03-15 03:28:28 -0700, Robert Haar <bobhaar(a)me.com> 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:
>
> http://www.bythom.com/2010predictions.htm

Thanks. My searches had turned up a couple of references to his website but
not this.

>
> 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.

He goes on to predict a D900 - more pixels and video (not of interest to
me). So it will hold off a purchase for a month or so, but I do want a
better camera for my next big trip in July. If nothing else, maybe the D700
prices will drop even more.



From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-03-15 15:46:16 -0700, Robert Haar <bobhaar(a)me.com> said:

> On 3/15/10 12:21 PM, "C J Campbell"
> <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2010-03-15 03:28:28 -0700, Robert Haar <bobhaar(a)me.com> 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:
>>
>> http://www.bythom.com/2010predictions.htm
>
> Thanks. My searches had turned up a couple of references to his website but
> not this.
>
>>
>> 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.
>
> He goes on to predict a D900 - more pixels and video (not of interest to
> me). So it will hold off a purchase for a month or so, but I do want a
> better camera for my next big trip in July. If nothing else, maybe the D700
> prices will drop even more.

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.

--
Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor