(over seven months later...)
Ok, even Ken Rockwell is sometimes
But suspense is boiling to new hights as it's getting later and later in the year and the probability of a D700x to emerge is constantly rising.
So I had a look at recent street prices to make a new guess on the price of the new dream-machine.
(all prices are street prices in Euro from reputed dealers in Germany incl. 19% you-know-VAT)
D3 = 3900
D3x = 6000 (I've seen some around 5500 but suspect grey imports)
D700 = 2000
5DMkII = 2200
A900 = 2100
A850 = 1600 (I extrapolated/guessed on future street prices)
So the D700x might
start at a RSP of 4990 EUR and dip to 4000 EUR in due time. Why? Well that's 2000EUR below the D3x (like the D700 is below the D3, depending on the cost-differential of the bodies) and 2000EUR above the D700 (like the D3x is above the D3, depending on the cost-differential of the sensor).
That in turn would mean that the D700x is double the price of the competition from Canon or Sony. That doesn't sound like a viable price position to me
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