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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Nikon D700 - Worthy Upgrade Potential to Nikon D90?

Along with the recent Sigma lens shootout, I was able to really hands on on the Nikon D700 for over 30 minutes this time round. Overall feel - solid without compromise though the grip is much too shallow even in my small hands.

Its one of the three current models of the Nikon DSLR lineup to proudly labeled - MADE IN JAPAN. Wow, the release button is significantly more springy. The four-way direction knob has also a deeper travel depth. The shutter release sound? Wow! Totally assertive. Gone are the more subtle shutter plane sound of the Nikon D90.

For us familiar with the Nikon D90, you can say it's still manageable in navigating the majority of the knobs. Price? Hmm...excellently priced at $2300. It's like buying a replacement Macbook Pro of mine! Still pricey considering that you don't use it for any commercial gains.

Maybe when the economy picks up again in 2-3 years time...a Nikon D900?