View Full Version : Nikon D200s /D300

07-16-2007, 03:15 PM
I don't know what Nikon is going to name it. However by Sept.15th there will be a 15 megapixel camera. All London Drug stores in BC Canada are sold out of D200 including their wharehouse, because of the new D200s/D300 to arrive in Sept.

07-16-2007, 04:39 PM
there have been so many dates that have been earmarked as a "launch" but just whizz by without anything happening its hard to take anything seriously anymore.

07-16-2007, 04:46 PM
It's the six monthly "a new Nikon is due" routine.
Who cares? They will be released when they are released and we can all ogle and oh and ah at that point.
There is only one thing I care about in this whole rumour frenzy. Regardless of what the specs are on any camera about to be released or being prototyped for release my D50 will continue to be able to take better photos than I am capable of creating.

07-16-2007, 04:47 PM
I agree. However, while I am done speculating, I do expect that Nikon will do SOMETHING to mark 90 years in business, which occurs on July 26. Even if it's just to announce the cake was very good and don't you wish you would have had some.

07-16-2007, 04:52 PM
2 months of no sales seems pretty poor planning to me.

Of course the D200 will get a follow up at some point, and of course the D3 will be released at some point too.
But I think it is a lot more likely for the D200 follow up to have the new 12.x sensor from Sony in it.

We will see when and what exactly gets introduced this year, when Nikon actually introduces new models.

07-16-2007, 05:15 PM
Then again, there is that new Kodak sensor coming out.... Who really knows what that entails for the dSLR world since if the Kodak sensor is as good as asserted, the others may wait if their sensor is not up to par. Of course, new models could be released anyway. Either way, it should be good for the consumer if the Kodak sensor is using ground breaking technology since that may "force" the others to improve, instead of just adding more megapixels into the mix.


07-16-2007, 06:47 PM
I agree with K1W1 100%.

Though I will be upgrading to a D200 in the near future. And maybe by the time I do get the money for a D200 there is a D200s/D300 I probably won't have that kind of money to purchase it.

Should be interesting to see what Nikon's next move is. How would everyone feel if they went full frame?

LR Max
07-16-2007, 07:56 PM
All depends. If the D200-class of camera stayed at its current format, I would be happy with it. If it went full frame I'd be pissed because then I'd have to change my lense lineup. I REALLY like my 18-200VR and I plan on using that lense for a really long time.

07-16-2007, 09:15 PM
IHow would everyone feel if they went full frame?

Virtually every lens that they have introduced in the last couple of years would have severe vignetting issues.

07-16-2007, 09:33 PM
if its the D3 and its FF then thats fine cos i will never be buying a cam like that. but if its a d300 thats FF then i have serious issues with this. the d300 is the logical upgrade choice for me in 2 or 3 years time and i do not like FF sensors. i prefer the extra reach at the tele end.

07-17-2007, 01:14 AM
This would be good news for those wanting a D200. There should be a nice price drop when the "d300" comes out.

07-17-2007, 08:05 AM
There should be a nice price drop when the "d300" comes out.
I just posted the following opinion in the other similar thread going on right now. But I disagree with this. I don't think that will happen. My theory is that a "slight" drop will occur, but more likely the (already low) stock will just deplete and buyer competition for this shortage will keep the price fairly strong (supply and demand). The "D300" will likely be introduced at a close price to the D200 was introduced, which is quite a bit more than a D200 is right now. When the D70s was replaced by the D80 for instance, it only dropped slightly in price - it just became harder to find a store that had it in stock. I bought my D70s over a year ago at a retail shop for around $650 body only. A new D70s recently (last I saw one in stock) was about $100 less than that - months after the D80 was released.

07-17-2007, 09:01 AM
There is one other possibility. If they were to release a full frame D300, there's always the possibility that they could continue to sell the D200 for those who prefer the APS-C sensor, seeing as how there would probably be a significant bump in price for a FF D300 model. It might be more like $2500 - $3000 to directly compete with the Canon 5D.

OK, NOW I am done speculating. ;)

LR Max
07-17-2007, 04:13 PM
Interesting speculation on a parallel to Canon. It very well could be!!

I kinda think the D200 is going to hang around for a while. I think its the D2 cameras that will get replaced. They seem to handle one class of camera at a time.

07-17-2007, 04:40 PM
One thing that is interesting is that supplies of D200s seem to be on the wane. I've heard numerous reports of people unable to locate D200s. Of course this could be just a seasonal thing, just as lenses tend to show up in bunches, then disappear. If it were a D3 upcoming, I would expect to hear about the D2 being difficult to find, though that does not sell in the volume of the D200.

All this speculation is fun (to some), but Nikon will let us know when they are darn good and ready, and not before.

07-18-2007, 03:34 PM
agreed with erichlund. Nikon will let us know when they're ready to release the new camera.

For me, no matter what I'll probably end up getting a D200 anyway and if I happen to have the money to sell it and then upgrade then I will.

07-19-2007, 12:14 AM
I dont care what happens it's just what I heard. In fact I went and bought a D200 today.:)

07-19-2007, 12:36 AM
Congrats. It's a great camera.