D700 to Drop in Price by $500 in the US 0

According to Nikon Rumors, Nikon will be announcing a $500 price drop on their recently replaced D700 for US customers in March. This comes after the price reduction already took place in Europe just days after the D800 was announced, so it doesn’t come as a shock so much as a confirmation.

The rumored price drop will take Nikon‘s previous full-frame offering from an MSRP of $2,699.95 to $2,199.95; and the rumor site expects the D700 to remain on sale in the United States for at least a few months, if not the remainder of 2012.

More than just good news for Nikon fans and an interesting bit of information regarding the D700 for the rest of us, this hopefully gives us a hint at the price drop we can expect from Canon for the 5D Mark II (MSRP $2,499.oo) come February 27/28th. And with the possible split of the 5D line, it could mean even larger price drops for the soon-to-be outdated Mark II model.

What do you think? Will Canon drop the price of their Mark II by more than Nikon did the D700? And do you think it’ll have anything to do with the 5D possibly becoming 2 cameras?