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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Nikon D700X... What Do YOU Want It To Be?

Ok, so we're all eagerly awaiting the Nikon D700X announcement. Rumors are flying, speculation is rampant, and we can't get enough.

What do YOU want the D700X to be?

What specs would you like to see when Nikon makes the big announcement?

I'd like to hear from you! I'm curious what your Nikon D700X would look like? Leave a comment and let me know.

I've outlined the specs I want to see in the Nikon D700X in my post Nikon D700X Replacement for the D700, as well as in my earlier post Stuff I Want.

I've also outlined the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon D700X vs the Nikon D3X as I see them, based on the specs I anticipate seeing in the D700X.

Now it's your turn! Let us know what you want in a D700X!

UPDATE: Uncle Bob Leaks TOP SECRET Info On The Nikon D700X

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Matt Ballard said...

Take that silly pop up flash off and put on a bigger view finder. Otherwise, it's perfect as it is.

David Buzzard


Matt Ballard said...

I'm one of those people that like having the pop up flash. It's handy in a pinch, and you can also use it as a speedlight commander for those times when you don't have your SU-800 or an extra SB-800 or SB-900 with you.

You can also use it Strobist style as on-axis fill combined with an off-camera speedlight.

Roger Martin said...

My primary use would be Landscape and Architecture, but I would also like to use it for backup to my Event Cameras (D3).

1. Seeing as how the D700 shares some of the D3 components including the 12mp sensor, it make sense to assume the D700X will share the D3X sensor (24mp).
2. I would like the low light capabilities to be enhanced over the D3X. Perhaps they should raise the whole ISO range (200-6400)?
3. Increase shooting, autofocus, & processing speed.
4. Add second (SDHC) card like D300s or just switch to two SDHC cards using second for backup, overflow or to shoot RAW & JPEG. I have been using 16 and 32GB SDHC cards in my D90 and they seem cheaper and more dependable than the Compact Flash cards, plus you can carry 10 of them in your watch pocket.
5. HD 1080 Video with AF and manual controls. You are going to see Video in every new camera with the possible exception of the Pro bodies (D3, D4, etc.), so we might as well tell them what we want.

Roger Martin via

John Maij said...

I find the pop up flashes on DSLR's quite useful when you happen not to have a flashgun around but what would be an improvement would be if the camera either incorporated or had the facility to slide in front of the diffuser tiny reflectors (silver/gold), coloured filters, small softbox much in the same way as a lens gels.

John Maij via

Roger Martin said...

6. Enhance the 10mp DX mode with faster shooting, better AF, and higher ISO capability.
7. Make the LCD more visible in daylight, especially for Live View.
8. Keep the price under $4,000.

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