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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:10 am 
Some nice additions to an already very nice camera. I suppose anyone already considering the D300 now has more options depending on budget.

Steve


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:01 pm 
All I can its just a Nikon D300 just adding up a HD Video Recording, some button changes ( the button layout same a D700 ), Continuous shooting boost up to 7 fps & support both CF & SD Memory Card.

Looks like a wake up call for Canon maybe a replacement for 50D & adding up HD Movie recording in the near future. Any though of it ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:57 pm 
One of the more popular Dutch stores has the D300s on pre-order for €1949 (body only). :shock: (The D300 is €1199 and a D700 is going for €2049 at the same store.)
Dpreview listed the European price as €1821. I guess some people are betting on a blind rush for the D300s or something.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:02 pm 
Adi Zulhusni MarkII wrote:
Looks like a wake up call for Canon maybe a replacement for 50D & adding up HD Movie recording in the near future. Any though of it ?

I would like to see a 60D this year that is more directly aimed at the D300(s), but I don't know if Canon are keen on doing that. It would require a lot of new "pro" features for the body that would increase the price significantly. (Although I'd be more than happy to pay.)


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The D300s seems a safe refresh to the already solid D300 to me.

At least in the little time I've been around, the X0D range has been lower placed in price and feature than the DX00, so that balances out on value. I think it is a safe bet that HD video will be present in the 60D, which could be out as early as the end of this year. If they'll upgrade the AF that'll be a dream as to me that's the single biggest feature advantage Nikon have over Canon in the mid range.

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One of the more popular Dutch stores has the D300s on pre-order for €1949 (body only). :shock: (The D300 is €1199 and a D700 is going for €2049 at the same store.)
Dpreview listed the European price as €1821. I guess some people are betting on a blind rush for the D300s or something.


The D90/D5000 started off the same, overpriced ;-) , wait for the release and the price drops by 50-100 euros I suppose.

And what is up with those prices at Dpreview? The euro prices are nowhere as nicely rounded as the dollar/pound sterling prices are!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:20 pm 
One thing this does is show you how far ahead Nikon are in comparison to others. I mean all they've done is do some minor updates to a _2 year old_ camera and it's ready to compete for the next couple of years.

I'm not sure that this is a welcome development (competition = innovation = good for consumers) but that's just the way things appear right now.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:45 pm 
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Gregory.Rotter wrote:
THAT was the reason you didn't buy a D700? LOL.

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    It was one of the reasons why I didn't buy the D700 as a backup body.

It's quite a big issue to me. I had to send in a D90, because after the card slot door always opened up whilst shooting it broke off after a while.


Funny that, I never had it happen once on my D80, and it hasn't happened once to me on my D700. Oh well. You must hold your camera different to me :wink: :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm 
Gregory.Rotter wrote:
Ernie wrote:
Gregory.Rotter wrote:
THAT was the reason you didn't buy a D700? LOL.

    Ernie wrote:
    It was one of the reasons why I didn't buy the D700 as a backup body.

It's quite a big issue to me. I had to send in a D90, because after the card slot door always opened up whilst shooting it broke off after a while.


Funny that, I never had it happen once on my D80, and it hasn't happened once to me on my D700. Oh well. You must hold your camera different to me :wink: :)


+1 i honestly don't see how it can happen. but to each his own physique i suppose.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:56 am 
Does anybody remember what the MSRP of the D300 was when it first came out?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:28 am 
grahamnp wrote:
Does anybody remember what the MSRP of the D300 was when it first came out?


probably at the same price...

they repeated prices for the d80 to the d90.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:32 am 
WoutK89 wrote:
The D90/D5000 started off the same, overpriced ;-) , wait for the release and the price drops by 50-100 euros I suppose.

And what is up with those prices at Dpreview? The euro prices are nowhere as nicely rounded as the dollar/pound sterling prices are!

Try checking at the current rates. GWK gives the US price of $1799 as €1168.41. :shock:
No wonder grey imports are so hot around here.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:38 am 
Its a tiny bit pricey £1499 @Jessops
On ebay i could spend an extra £100 And get A D700

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/6159/Details.html?cm_re=300709-_-Home-_-DSC_newnikonD3


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WoutK89 wrote:
The D90/D5000 started off the same, overpriced ;-) , wait for the release and the price drops by 50-100 euros I suppose.

And what is up with those prices at Dpreview? The euro prices are nowhere as nicely rounded as the dollar/pound sterling prices are!

Try checking at the current rates. GWK gives the US price of $1799 as €1168.41. :shock:
No wonder grey imports are so hot around here.


Checking euronext.com and converting yourself gives a better view of the price :-) , GWK has the exchange rates (or whatever you call them) also included. So as far as I know, the conversion rate Euro-Dollar is now at 1,42 dollar is 1 euro. Which makes approx €1267 for the D300s

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:51 am 
palakaboy wrote:
grahamnp wrote:
Does anybody remember what the MSRP of the D300 was when it first came out?


probably at the same price...

they repeated prices for the d80 to the d90.


I was just wondering cos Canon seems to be making an effort to bring the cost of their semi-pro cameras (50d) down but Nikon doesn't seem to be trying.

I suppose Nikon can afford to get away with it as the D300s has equal best or the best feature set and IQ in it's class but it would be nice if they were more affordable.


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