danny e. wrote:
Nikon D90 announced today.http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond90/
comparable price range, so basically rivals.. I believe Canon wins this round.
The D300 has dropped enough in price that it's almost in the same fight.
i had actually considered switching to Nikon when the D300 was released.. but one trip to the store changed my mind.
cant stand the way it felt. 40D felt so much better / more natural to me. I know alot of people feel differently..
EDIT: i guess the pricing is still the way it was before.. with the 50D right between the D90 & D300
Yeah, Nikon's still going with a strategy that mostly puts their products between canon's. The video option is interesting, and it's at least being marketed as done the "right way" - leveraging the advantages of DOF and noise control and the availability of good/unique glass to create a new and interesting tool. Still look to be a few details of implementation that aren't optimal, on top of the SLR body shape. Going in I thought that the movie mode would either suck or rock. It seems to have hit the middle area between those, assuming quality is as it should be. Closer to rock than suck, though, I think. Suddenly lenses like the 18-200 VR gain a bit of potential appeal that they previously lacked.
Pricing (b&h except for D90 which uss announced price):
D60 $620 with lens, no body-only at bh
450D $630 body
40D $970 body
D90 $999 body
50D $1399 (dpreview says 1299, imaging-resource says 1399 and b&h has it listed at 1399 so I think dpreview is wrong)
D300 $1625 body
5D $2400 body
D700 $3000 body
D90 is closer to rebel pricing than 50D pricing, but closer to 50D in featureset in most ways. The 225 price difference between the 50D and the D300 is way less significant than the 400 from D90 to 50D. The 40D will stick around for a while, and that's the real competition, price-wise. It's an interesting matchup with each side having strengths and weaknesses.