I love my D700, It was $2,999 US when it came out. I would love a D810 or a D4s, but $3,295 or $5,995 seems a bit steep right? Nikon and Canon have both been seeing sales figures drop of all these expensive camera's to competition.
I know Nikon (and Canon) don't see it like this, but take the "Flagship of the film and the digital lines. You have the Nikon F6 with an MSRP of $2,699 while a D4s is $5,995. Is the D4s really worth the difference? ok, its digital, big deal.
Then you have things like your F100 (prosumer level) it MSRP'ed for around $999..... Why are we paying the prices we are for D300s'es, D610's, D750's, D810's?
I mean, the cost of the materials hasn't gone up $2,000 worth in 10 years and there is no way the R&D costs that much per camera when you are manufacturing as many as they do.
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