here it is now january 2011 and i've been saving my money to upgrade to full frame from my D90. The D700 is 2 1/2 years old and i'm wondering when our Nikon guru's are going to upgrade the D700????? I'd really love to see a 18 megapixel fullframe body as a replacement for the D700 before I plunk down my money for a 12MP. has anyone heard anything? THANKS !!
I was reading this thread and thought . . . huh? What? And then I saw it was six months old! It would be good to know what the current Canon rumor is, just to compare notes--anyone here keeping tabs on that?
FYI, last I read, right here on the NR blog, was that the D4 announcement was expected BEFORE a D800 announcement. I think the prediction was, D4 announcement in spring 2011; D800 announcement, summer 2011. As much as I want to go FX, I'm not sure I'll be able to pony up the huge pile of cash that a top-of-the-line D4 body would command. I would much prefer it the other way around (a D800 release, prior to a D4 release), but announcing the D4 first makes more sense from a marketing perspective. But, like you, I would prefer a D700-class, FX-body, first.
I'm dying to buy a D700 body myself; however, I resigned myself a while ago to just sit it out and wait for the next iteration of the D700 to satisfy my FX-fix. But, I think I may have a very long wait . . . I'm guessing, Q3-Q4 2011 (even though the current rumor is, summer 2011).
I did hear some very interesting comments from someone at Nikon (with my own ears, not read on some blog), regarding Nikon's position, vis-a-vis, Canon's 5D and 7D product lines. Encouraging. Nikon could very well surprise us all in the next two quarters.