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Begging 2.0 :-)

Martin Kautz, 2007-08-23

It's beautiful. The D300 looks yummy as well.

Dominik Schwind, 2007-08-23

It would look so good in my hands!

Mariano Kamp, 2007-08-23

yummy

Moritz Petersen, 2007-08-23

Well, ye can' 'ave all, can ye? ;)

Frank L. Quednau, 2007-08-23

Nice move. Jugded by the photos, build quality, sturdiness and user interface quality remind me of the glorious F5 which I found most pleasureable to work with. The D200 showed that they still know how to do it, and the D3 now looks like a bold statement that they really do.

Looking at what's inside the body, and that's where Nikon didn't shine too much in the recent past, keep in mind though that with full frame sensors, lenses are an issue. We've seen with Canon full frame cameras that most lenses simply are not good enough for them, so you have to spend big. For that amount of money, you can easily buy a decent large format view camera gear that runs wide circles around most DLR cameras in terms of image quality, though. So, once the "wanna have"-moment has passed, make sure to buy what your shooting style requires instead of what is hot at the moment (and speaking generally, if you want to improve your photos technically, buy better lenses instead of a new body).

In the end, the D3-feature that is likely to improve picture quality most for many people is not sensor size or the new AF system or 14-bit-processing (which is good to have), but the "virtual horizon function which can tell you when you're holding the camera perfectly level" (dpreview). The best: you can retrofit it to your existing camera. Double spirit levels that fit into the flash hot shoe sell for about five Euros.

Haiko Hebig, 2007-08-23

This would make a nice big brother for my D70 :-)

(If I had so much money to spend on a camera)

Gonzague Dambricourt, 2007-08-23

All I can wish for is for the D200 to drop in price, and therefore come into my reach...

Lars Berntrop-Bos, 2007-08-23

There is also a new D300. Wow, time to save up!
Nikon D3 (12.1 Megapixels)
Nikon D2XS (12.4 Megapixels)
Nikon D2HS (4.1 Megapixels)
Nikon D300 (12.3 Megapixels)
Nikon D200 (10.2 Megapixels)
Nikon D80 (10.2 Megapixels)
Nikon D40X (10.2 Megapixels)
Nikon D40 (6.1 Megapixels)

Alan Lepofsky, 2007-08-23

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