Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Nikon D700 Announced

I'm not a Nikon user, but I heard much about the newly announced Nikon D700 at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Mexico City. It was just a rumor then, but some of its specs were being discussed among the photojournalists there. It was described by a fervent Nikon user as a certain Canon 5D "killer".

The British Journal of Photography has published an article describing the D700 as having many of the Nikon D3's features, including full frame, a 12.1 million pixel resolution, a 36x23.9mm CMOS sensor and a reinforced D300 body. The price is said to be GBP 2000 ($4000), however this includes VAT. I read elswehere that it'll be around $3000 here in the US.

The New York Times also has an article on the D700

Only time tell if the D700 is really a Canon 5D "killer", or if the rumored new 5D II regains Canon's momentum.

Michael Reichmann of the Luminous Landscape shares his thoughts about the D700 and the coming match-up with the Canon 5DII here