Nikon unveils 24.5MP D3x digital SLR

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    It's on Nikons website now as well.
     
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    Another one of those worst kept secrets. :)

    A couple of thoughts:

    1 - 24.5MP means an increase in resolution, yes, but also in high ISO noise. It does make it a helluva studio protraiture camera, if slower than a standard D3/D700.

    2 - ISO 50-6400. Wazzat? No more ISO 25,600? lol

    3 - 8 grand US... wow, not many are going to be able to afford that. Let's see, if I wanted to pick that up here in Canada today, that would come out to... $11,500 just for the body! :gah:

    4 - How does it stack up directly against it's #1 competitor, the Canon 1DS mkIII (pretty evenly I imagine, but there are always some differences).

    This camera fills a very specific niche, one that Nikon was obliged into filling. Time will tell how it performs and sells. For me, this camera holds no interest at all. I am more than satisfied with 12 MP.
     
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    Indeed for most of us I doubt this camera would suit at all. How many people here have a need (I mean a NEED as in put bread on the table need) for more than ~12mpx.

    For me it would be a step down from a D3.
     
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    Ya, I would never get a camera like that, the most id get is a 5D kinda camera :p
     
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    Even at 8 grand USD, I think the camera will still sell. The 1ds, 1dsMII, and now the 1dsMIII were all priced at around 8 grand when considered new. I still see enough of them on the used market to know that someone was buying those bodies at full price.

    It is a one-two punch at Canon: the D3/D700 (in terms of ISO) and the D3x in terms of the megapixel rat race.
     
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    Oh it will sell for sure.. but to a very small tight market. The Canon equivalent is also 8G's and it sells.

    I already have a couple terrabytes of RAW files. I cannot imagine playing with files double the size... lol
     
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    Oh awesome! That will be a 2009 buy for me - that way my D3 can be a backup. It seriously helps offset my tax burden to spend a good 8 grand (actually, more than that, but that will be one of the items...) and I can finally sell the D2x and the D200...!
     
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    I think I need to open a photography business. Not that I would have any clients, or make any sales, but my write-offs would be amazing... lol
     
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    Canon said they were already working on the DIGIC V processor before the 5D MKII was released to help improve speed and noise. The 1D MKIV and 1Ds MKIV should be here soon.
     
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    Already? wow.. I'm behind with "just" my 1dMII. heheh :lol:
     
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    Yep and I can't wait to see what Canon do with them :)
    Lets hope the AF is fixed ;)
     

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