You're right, Dojobear: It probably is a marketing
thing - unless the yields on the new sensor are so miserable that they cannot supply enough for the additional D700x numbers
As I said: the design-in of the new sensor couldn't have taken more than a month. So: if not yield and not engineering issues are holding them back I keep coming back to my question:
What are the Nikon developers that are specialized in DSLR bodies do at the mo?
Most current bodies need nothing more than an update in internal processing (refinement of video-modes etc.), so that goes under the "s" headline. No need to redesign something in the electro-mechanical department. So, is it
- a mirrorless "micro-APS-C" body designed to compete with the slew of micro-4/3?
- (finally) body-based image-stabilization?
- interchangeable sensors?
Well, nobody (outside Nikon) knows.
But if Nikon is releasing a plain vanilla D700x (even in a D700xs variant) on Dec. 1st 2009 at extortionate prices I'll be sad for them
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