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D700 to be manufactured for the 'foreseeable future,' says Nikon  
Friday, February 17, 2012 | by Rob Galbraith
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There's good news this week for fans of the Nikon D700. Despite pronouncements to the contrary at the time the D800 and D800E were unveiled, Nikon now plans to manufacture the D700 "for the foreseeable future," says Nikon USA senior product lifecycle manager Lindsay Silverman. Customer demand will dictate how many more bodies are produced, and for how long.

The 12.05 million image pixel D700 was introduced in mid-2008 at a price of US$2999.95 in the U.S. Supply of the D700 has been tight for some time, at least in some countries and regions. It remains to be seen whether the recent renewed interest in the camera, and Nikon's stated intent to keep building it, will result in a noticeable improvement in availability.

The UK's Amateur Photographer magazine has published an interesting interview with Nikon's Nobuaki Sasagaki about the D800E, in which he too confirms that the D700 will continue to be built.
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