From: SMS on
... wrote:
> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.
> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?

Because of the 5D Mark II, Nikon needs to rush out a rev to the D700 or
risk losing a lot of new body sales, and a lot of long term lens sales.

Most new models are merely evolutionary, but the 5D Mark II, despite
it's name, is revolutionary. Similarly, they need a new prosumer model
to (catch up with the 50D), since the D300 is a year old already.

The D90 is likely not going to be upgraded too soon as it's got the
video advantage over its Canon XSi competition. It's Canon that needs to
rush out an upgrade to the XSi that adds video.
From: N on
".." <Ginnaam1(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:GLMTk.1784$V71.947(a)newsfe10.iad...
> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it
> and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.
> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued
> in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?
>
>
>


Do you use the same logic when buying clothes or a car?

From: nospam on
In article <GLMTk.1784$V71.947(a)newsfe10.iad>, .. <Ginnaam1(a)hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X.

where in the world did you get that idea?

> They did the same with the D40X introduced it and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.

wrong again. the d40x was sold alongside the d40.

> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?

buy a camera that fits your needs. it will be replaced at some point.
From: nospam on
In article <uQMTk.11734$Ws1.7972(a)nlpi064.nbdc.sbc.com>, SMS
<scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote:

> Because of the 5D Mark II, Nikon needs to rush out a rev to the D700 or
> risk losing a lot of new body sales, and a lot of long term lens sales.

nonsense. the d700 is doing quite well.

> Most new models are merely evolutionary, but the 5D Mark II, despite
> it's name, is revolutionary. Similarly, they need a new prosumer model
> to (catch up with the 50D), since the D300 is a year old already.

canon added movie capability and upped the number of pixels. nothing
'revolutionary' about it.

> The D90 is likely not going to be upgraded too soon as it's got the
> video advantage over its Canon XSi competition. It's Canon that needs to
> rush out an upgrade to the XSi that adds video.

nikon's next move is update the d60 (which was a stopgap) and/or a high
end dslr.
From: RichA on


".." <Ginnaam1(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:GLMTk.1784$V71.947(a)newsfe10.iad...
> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
> it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it
> and
> then 4 months later discontinued it.
> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued
> in
> 6 months maybe I should wait?

I don't think so. Everyone else's 20+ megapixel is a noise box, they won't
kill the D700.