Nikon D3 Discontinued?

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  1. Soda Ant

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    Now that Nikon has announced the D3x, are they likely to discontinue the D3?
     
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    The D3X is for a niche market, wont appeal to all...

    they certainly wont discontinue the D3 because of the D3X
     
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    I think they are still different enough (MP & ISO) and the d3 is a bridge in price from all the other models to the d3x.
     
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    well its kind of like bmw cancelling the 3 series and only keeping the m3
     
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    I don't know did they cancel the D2 when the D2h or D2x came out?
     
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    I think so but only because between the D2h and the D2x the entire original market for the D2 was covered. It's clearly not the case with the current D3 lineup.
     
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    1.The D2 never existed.
    2.No, they are different markets and cameras.
     
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    The D3x doesn't have the FPS that the D3 does. Doesn't do the "clean" high ISO's that the D3 does... However I shot gymnastics with a guy this past weekend that is selling his D3 because he has the D700 with a grip, and it does almost everything the D3 does, for a lot less money.
     
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    Dammit this is at least the thirds time I've confused the D2 series with the D1 series. :er:
     
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    Nikon D1 - 1999. D1H -2001. D1X - 2002. No D2, but D2H and D2X/D2Xs. The D3 is what I would call the D3H, and the D3X could have just as easily been the D4. JMHO.
     
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    Why would you say that? The all the cameras you listed come in lowres fast and highres slow versions. That would put the D3x just in the right place. I mean aside from the sensor it's feature set body etc are the same as the D3, why call it a D4?
     
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    Oh, I agree, it fits the Nikon model as the D3X. But if the model is to hold up to Nikon tradition then we should expect a Nikon D3h that will turn about 15 FPS and an ISO range more like 400-128,000 with a H2 of 51,200. We can hope, right?
     

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