D700 is official....at least to this German magazine

Joined
Apr 11, 2007
Messages
10,475
Location
Holyoke, MA USA
Looks official...photo and spread in German magazine ProfiFoto. Here's the reference which first appeared in a dpreview post:

http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/Ganz-offiziell-Nikon-D700

Whoops they just apparently took it down/blocked it as of 7:20am this morning. Was up as 7:15am.

Price appears to be 2600 euro, which depending, could be anywhere from $2600US to $3200US.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
K

kojikin

Guest
The Specs

D3 selt cleaning senso
5fps, 8 with battery grip
95% viewfinder
Built-in flash
Price: around 2600€


Available: END of JULY! WOW!:eek:
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2008
Messages
4,553
5 B/s statt 9 B/s - allerdings kann das mit Batterieteil auf 8 B/s gesteigert werden), Sucherbildfeld 95 statt 100 Prozent, dafür aber ein eingebauter Blitz (auch zur Drahtlos-Blitzsteuerung), ein Sensor-Reinigungssystem (dazu morgen mehr) und ein interessantes Preisschild: knapp 2600 Euro soll die Neue kosten und ab Ende Juli 2008 erhältlich sein
5 FPS, with grip 8 FPS, 95% viewfinder, built-in flash, sensor cleaning system, about 2600 euros.

The D300 costs about 1600 euros in Europe at the moment, which makes one believe the US pricing might be between $2500 and $3000.

The only gripe I have about this Digital F100 is the viewfinder.... its coverage is one percent smaller than the F100 (96%). If I cannot come up with anything bigger, I think this will do for a while. Let's hope there are not many dead-battery-syndrome, BGLOD, banding, etc problems.

If the pricing will go similarly as with previous models, I think I'll take advantage of the strong euro vs dollar exchange rate and order mine from B&H with 5 years US warranty. The D700 will be cheaper than buying a D300 locally here in Finland. That is pocket money, not serious money.

Yea, I know I have to ship it to US with my own expense if there are problems or have it fixed locally with my own expense. I will avoid the first shipments until late autumn and I think I'll get a good one. After 3-4 months the DBS, BGLOD, banding and other early model bugs will have been ironed out.
 
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
929
Location
Texas
When it's shown on the Nikon USA website it's official. Until then it's a cross between Ebola and Bubonic plague. I don't believe it could possibly be in a magazine, given the lead time to publishing date, and not be officially announced. That's just a waste of time chasing ghosts.
 
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
69
Location
Tokyo Japan
Nothing but a rumor in Japan

A site I often check which has had pretty good info on various cameras before has nothing about the D700 except the exact same rumors from the exact same Western sites. In Japanese, the latest is the same German magazine rumor: http://f2f4d1x.at.webry.info/200806/article_30.html---

It is now 2307 on 30 June in Japan. I guess we'll know for sure in about 9-10 hours or so. I ain't holding my breath as all the rumors originate on US or a few European sites.
 
Joined
Jul 28, 2006
Messages
7,873
Location
Paris, France
LOL! Something is amiss! And correct me if I am wrong, but no magazine has ever had information to do an article before a body was officially introduced.
That might be true, but if I dare play the devil's advocate here I would say that just because it has never been seen before doesn't mean it's not true :wink:
 
P

PeterRH

Guest
Well it must be true....

...because I've just given my much loved (but not much used these days) D70 to my wife on the understanding that I'll need to add the D700 to replace it and act as my event camera.

So I'll look a damn fool if it doesn't come out now won't I.

(wonder if she'd notice if I got a D3?........mind you I think I might rather have that sensor cleaning device if it works, given the stuff I keep hearing about D3 sensor dust).

I can't see that he mag article is a hoax but can understand the caution from most here about believing it. Dealers here are expecting that the D700 is a reality, and that the viral marketing has been employed to generate hype as the stocks of this model will be available sooner than is usual after an announcement.

We'll know soon enough.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Joined
May 23, 2006
Messages
633
When it's shown on the Nikon USA website it's official. Until then it's a cross between Ebola and Bubonic plague. I don't believe it could possibly be in a magazine, given the lead time to publishing date, and not be officially announced. That's just a waste of time chasing ghosts.
You're kidding right? Bjorn himself has confirmed that the NDA expires tomorrow and all the beans will be spilled then.
 
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
929
Location
Texas
No, I'm not kidding. When I can go to nikonusa.com and see it there then I'll believe it or if I meet someone who is a Nikon employee and become good enough friends to see official stuff. Until it's official it isn't official to me.
 
Joined
May 23, 2006
Messages
633
Some scans. Sorry, the article doesn't seem to be written in American ;)

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom