Now, now boys (and girls)... play nice!
I can't see any reason for the price of D700 to drop in next few months
In the Uk at least, new ones are in short supply
and a lot of us who bought 800s are keeping our 700s as a second camera
Given the expected limited functionality of the 600, I can't see any reason why any one who would want to down grade their 700 for a 600
Yes the 600 has video but 700 owners who need video, also have a 7000 or have upgraded
to a 800
the only camera that likely to drop in price is the 7000
The fact that the D700 has already been officially discontinued in Japan since January and in Canada since March pretty much renders the whole which-one's-got-more-buttons argument a moot point, don't you think?
I also wouldn't be surprised if they've already been discontinued in the States and Europe too and are just selling left over stock. The Nikon USA online store does still show the D700 for sale but it is listed as out of stock.
Honestly, I think it is basically inevitable now that its price will take a drop in the next few months. That is if anyone can even find them new at that point. However, I don't think the price will drop too much specially given the fact that Nikon does not seem to have any plans for a direct replacement (deliberately not saying successor <grin>) for the D700.
What I did find curious during my little stroll into Nikon's store (and what probably confirms your D7000 prediction) is that the D7000 is not even listed for sale on their website. You can find it refurbished for about $1080 but not new. So the next question then becomes: will we have a D600 and a D400 (which I have no doubt is coming) as well as a D7200? Or will the D600 simply be the product of a blissful marriage between the D700 and D7000 lines and thus leaving us with only the D600 and D400?