Post-PMA Nikon D3 Rumors

Well, I guess we all know now that the Jim Seaholm rumors are bogus. For those of you that didn’t follow that story, you can catch up here on the Pre-PMA Nikon D3 release rumors. Now it seems that a UK based photography site is alleging that the Nikon D3 will be released on July 5, 2007 (whether that’s worldwide or Europe based I don’t know). They give no sources for their info, but it is new info nonetheless. If you don’t follow rumors, fair enough. But if you’re a gadget geek like me and want to know (or think you know) all about the next big thing, then take a look at some of the “possible” specs that they list for the Nikon D3:

  • Modular body (interchangeable finder, back, and storage modules); the body is the host camera brains and control system, power source, lens mount, mirror box, shutter, and support system while everything else gets added on:
  • 10-12mp APS High Speed Back (8 fps DX crop, 12 fps HS crop)
  • 24mm FF Low Speed Back (3 fps FF, 5 fps DX crop)
  • 12mp Black and White Back
  • Prism finder with real time displays (e.g. histograms)
  • Waist finder
  • Card storage module (2x CompactFlash or 2x SecureDigital)
  • Drive storage module (40, 80, 120GB hard drive)
  • Wireless module (1x CompactFlash for backup, WiFi)

Personally, I think these specs are a little over the top. But hey, if you’re gonna dream, dream big. If the real deal shows up anytime soon, I’ll keep you posted.

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  1. [...] Found on the Club Snap forums. Take it for what it’s worth. When I dig up more dirt, I’ll pass it along.  Also, you can check out another Sony rumor thread over at Dyxum.com that’s been cooking since December 2006. Also, note that the same poster in the thread suggests a May ‘07 release for the Nikon D3 rather than the July 5, 2007 release I noted earlier. [...]

  2. [...] Post PMA Rumors: Modular body (interchangeable finder, back, and storage modules); the body is the host camera brains and control system, power source, lens mount, mirror box, shutter, and support system while everything else gets added on: 10-12mp APS High Speed Back (8 fps DX crop, 12 fps HS crop) 24mm FF Low Speed Back (3 fps FF, 5 fps DX crop) 12mp Black and White Back Prism finder with real time displays (e.g. histograms) Waist finder Card storage module (2x CompactFlash or 2x SecureDigital) Drive storage module (40, 80, 120GB hard drive) Wireless module (1x CompactFlash for backup, WiFi) [...]