Buy a D4 now or wait for the D4x to be released?

9 years 1 week ago #201674 by ThatNikonGuy
The new D4 is pretty tempting. But let's think about this for a moment. When the D3 came out, many ran out to purchase but then Nikon released the D3x only 6 months later. With much better features. I'm wondering what changes Nikon will release in the D4x? Perhaps the 36MP sensor that the D800 has?

The big question, is when will Nikon release the D4x?


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9 years 1 week ago #201689 by A9 Photo
If you really need a new camera, buy the D4 now. I am sure it's a great camera and will do you just fine. However, if you can wait, then wait for the d4x, which will probably come in within this year.


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9 years 1 week ago - 9 years 1 week ago #201690 by Scotty
It seems like you don't know why you need the d4 or the d4x. The d3/d3s and d3x were used for completely different things.

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9 years 1 week ago #201691 by Darrell
Depends how bad you need a new camera, and if there will be a D4x.. .

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9 years 1 week ago #201726 by ThatNikonGuy
I see the difference between the D3 and the D3x, IMHO it would seem you get much more camera with the "x". Now granted you pay more too.

Don't mind me, I'm just making small talk. It's Friday!


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9 years 1 week ago #201946 by Kronisk
I will share a tip that I got from my painful years of providing computer technical support, both as part of a job and on an amateur basis. The more information about your choices that you provide, the more able people like myself are to provide helpful answers. As it stands, for all I know the D4 could be a 12 megapixel P&S and the D4x a 40-megapixel DSLR with the ability to go up to ISO 512,000 (I am just using extremes like this to make a point, as I know next to nothing about either model).

If the two models are extremely comparable, then it is the little differences that are going to sway a discerning buyer. Does the D4x have something in its specifications that you absolutely cannot live without? If so, wait for it. If it has nothing that you absolutely cannot live without and you need a new camera like yesterday, then the D4 will do. But in the end, it is a bit like buying a car or a house. The longer you put it off and research the proverbial out of your choices, the happier you will be in the end. There is at least one choice I made in my kit where I went with this or that option because it was "cheaper/cheapest", and am now seriously questioning why I did it that way. Had I held off long enough to come by this site then, I would not be doing that now. Does that make sense?


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9 years 1 week ago - 9 years 1 week ago #201949 by Scotty

ThatNikonGuy wrote: I see the difference between the D3 and the D3x, IMHO it would seem you get much more camera with the "x". Now granted you pay more too.

Don't mind me, I'm just making small talk. It's Friday!


You don't get more camera at all. D3x is not an all around camera, it has very specific uses and it sucks ass outside of that(compared to it's counterpart). :cheers:

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9 years 5 days ago #202274 by djohnson45
The D3x is great if you shoot in a studio with controlled lighting. For sports, I agree with Scotty, for it specific use, you can't beat it. For general photography, It just doesn't cut it.


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9 years 5 days ago #202277 by Scotty

djohnson45 wrote: The D3x is great if you shoot in a studio with controlled lighting. For sports, I agree with Scotty, for it specific use, you can't beat it. For general photography, It just doesn't cut it.


Agreed. I have to say editing d3x files was always a delight.

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