The new Nikon D3x official announcements didn’t make my eyebrows rise, the price does. I really didn’t want to give a rant here, because I devoted to use Nikon in almost ten years and I have also purchased of the D700 recently. I was thinking to get the D3x for the price of US$6000-6500 and that was what many were guessing. Okay, you may thinking Nikon will bring the D700x or D800 to compete with the Sony A900 and the 5D mkII, but I doubt the price will also be cheap. Nikon D3 to D700 is US 2000 dollars less; I think the D3x to D700x or D800 will also be US 2000 less. That is, it will cost US$6000 dollars for a D700x. The feature is still 14 bit with same AF focus, etc. The practical ISO is up to 1600. Well, many of the pros are saying they either wait for the price drop or rather get a digital back. What scare the rest of us are the rumor MX, many were saying it could be under USD 10,000. Unfortunately, the price will be close to the medium format or Leica S2, if the beast does exist in the near future. Everyone pretty much agreed the 8k price is dead. Now Nikon does this. What a surprise. LoL, I can get the whole set of the lens and system with US$8000 from Sony.