So the D2x is out and it seems up to the expectations. Now we only have to wait for phil’s review. In the meantime we can dream up specs for the D3. Some rumors say that it will be announced end 2005. That will devaluate the D2x a little quick for “equipment measurbators”. Although changes are that a coming D3 might be twice as expensive!
Nikon engineers have confirmed — in an interview with Asahi camera magazine — that Full Frame is on the drawing board. They will bring it out when the timing is right. The reason seems to be that this is on demand of the customers and not because the end of the DX line of sensors. As shown in some reviews of the D2x, the DX sensor uses the “sweet spot” of todays lens line up and it is questionable if full frame will really improve images. It might end up in people having to invest heavily in pro glass (which shoul dnot be a problem if you can spend $8000 on a camera)! One area in which full frame will show improved images is that of absolute pixel size (read: ‘noise’) and usage of wide angle lenses.