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07/02/2008 01:28:49 AM · #1
I'd love to upgrade but the 300 and 700 are a bit much. Should I just get a d200? It seems kinda dumb though. For a few hundred bucks more I could get the 300. Now if I knew they would be announcing a d90 i'd prob wait for that. What's the word out there?????
07/02/2008 03:00:07 AM · #2
The word was that Nikon would announce a couple bodies... Turns out it was only the D700. Who knows, perhaps we'll see more in the coming days. If not, there's always... What's it called, Photokina? in September. That'd be a likely time to see an upgrade. The only issue with that is is it's 2 months away and it probably wouldn't be available until a few months afterwords...

Anyways, a D200 is a GREAT camera. Unless you're planning on keeping the D70 as a backup body or infrared body or something, you could probably get a D200 for only $400-$500 if you cash in the D70.

Otherwise... Save up your pennies! The D300 is an amazing camera.
07/02/2008 03:34:16 AM · #3
I too was hoping for a new DX body. FF would be cool but I just bought a nice 70-200 VR and it performs alot better on DX so I'll stick with it for now. I'd probably miss the longer range too anyways so yeah.... hopefully Nikon comes up with a new DX upgrade soon.
07/02/2008 08:02:46 AM · #4
Originally posted by echoman:

I'd love to upgrade but the 300 and 700 are a bit much. Should I just get a d200? It seems kinda dumb though. For a few hundred bucks more I could get the 300. Now if I knew they would be announcing a d90 i'd prob wait for that. What's the word out there?????


What about the D300 is too much? It has the same basic layout as the D200. All that differs is the fps, megapixels, ISO range, af points, and live view. None of that makes it more of a handful really. It just builds upon the D200 strengths.
07/02/2008 08:42:50 AM · #5

What about the D300 is too much? It has the same basic layout as the D200. All that differs is the fps, megapixels, ISO range, af points, and live view. None of that makes it more of a handful really. It just builds upon the D200 strengths. [/quote]

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07/02/2008 11:55:47 AM · #6
Originally posted by echoman:

What about the D300 is too much? It has the same basic layout as the D200. All that differs is the fps, megapixels, ISO range, af points, and live view. None of that makes it more of a handful really. It just builds upon the D200 strengths.


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Ah, I see. I thought you meant features wise.
07/02/2008 11:59:24 AM · #7
The D700 is announced! ^_^
07/02/2008 08:12:27 PM · #8
You can never too many features. Funny, the last couple of days my Boss (wife) keeps asking what camera I have been looking at and wanting. Could it be too much to hope?
07/02/2008 08:29:56 PM · #9
Personally I would wait and see if you can save up the remainder for the D300. I would have waited a good while to get the D300 if my P&S G2 didn't die on me. If you already have a good functioning Nikon then the pressure to buy right this second shouldn't be too bad.

Also remember, the price of the D300 might drop soon thanks to the D700, a lot of people are going to be upgrading for that full-frame imo.
07/02/2008 09:38:36 PM · #10
You can buy a really nice used D200 for about 750 bucks now. I did.
Now the D70 is only worth maybe 350 bucks.

Let some one else take the hit, find a nice used D200.

07/02/2008 09:39:54 PM · #11
You know what would be weird.... if the D300 was/is the replacement for the D80. And the new low end consumer DSLR will be the D90...
07/03/2008 03:19:24 PM · #12
Originally posted by ben4345:

You know what would be weird.... if the D300 was/is the replacement for the D80. And the new low end consumer DSLR will be the D90...


I'm preeeeeetty sure the D300 is a direct replacement of the D200 :P

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