Nikon D3x Concept Rendition

UPDATE: The Nikon D3x is now a real camera. You can read about it on Photography Bay’s Nikon D3x Reviews and Resources.

You can order the Nikon D3x at the following online stores:

Amazon

Adorama

Calumet

Ritz Camera

Wolf Camera

Camera World

Over the past several months we’ve really seen the Nikon D3 rumors heating up. While we know that they go back to 2003 or so, PMA really stirred the pot this year with the now infamous Jim Seaholm rumor.

I’m not reporting any further rumors today. In fact, it’s been rather quiet on the rumor mill this week. Hmm….does that mean something? ;)

I just wanted to pass along some impressive renditions of Norm Olsen’s Nikon D3x Concept. Norm originally posted these shots in the forums over at DPReview.com. Someone actually suggested to Norm that these we’ll end up as the next “leaked” evidence for the D3. I contacted Norm to see if he would allow me to feature these concept renditions here. I thought it would be cool to feature these renditions here for a couple of reasons.

First, as much as I love a good rumor or two, if I can track down something bogus and keep it from propagating more rumors, then all the better. Second, and perhaps more importantly, I think Norm’s work here is really cool. He has obviously spent a lot of time making this look great. Norm’s disclaimer:

I am a digital graphic artist coming from a decade-long run in the electronic gaming industry. I never worked for Nikon, nor am I some top secret tester having possession of any D3 prototypes.

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I really dig this LCD screen. I think it’s got a lot of great potential. I’m really big on getting info quick and clear. I think Norm’s onto something here.

Here, we get a glimpse into the amount of detail and effort that went into this impressive rendition.

Norm welcomes any feedback. Feel free to comment here or join the forum discussion over at DPReview.com.

Finally, do Norm and the rest of us a favor. If you see these shots accompanying some rumor mill on the Nikon D3, let us know. In the mean time, dream on.

UPDATE 6/8/07: Just when I thought things were quiet this week, Norm’s renderings found there way into the rumor mill. Also, you can find them on Cnet (with the disclosure that they really are fictitious renderings).

[tags]nikon, d3, d3x, artist, rendition, concept, rumors[/tags]

 

Comments

  1. Stefan Kuhn says

    Nikon will announce the new D3X and other equipment on August 23, 2007, one or two days after Canon, who will present new camera(s) on this date. No closer information are available from Nikon at the moment.

    Endlich soll es soweit sein: aus zuverlässiger Quelle habe ich erfahren, daß Nikon am 23. August 2007 das neue Profimodell (D3X?) endlich vorstellen will. Bereits im Frühjahr wurden in Händlerkreisen gezielt Gerüchte über eine Neuvorstellung zur PMA gestreut. Allerdings hat Nikon diese \"Ankündigung\" nicht in die Tat umgesetzt.
    Ein oder zwei Tage vor diesem neuerlichen Termin will Canon angeblich neue Produkte vorstellen.
    Schau\'n wir mal.

  2. says

    Nikon will announce the new D3X and other equipment on August 23, 2007, one or two days after Canon, who will present new camera(s) on this date. No closer information are available from Nikon at the moment.

    Endlich soll es soweit sein: aus zuverlässiger Quelle habe ich erfahren, daß Nikon am 23. August 2007 das neue Profimodell (D3X?) endlich vorstellen will. Bereits im Frühjahr wurden in Händlerkreisen gezielt Gerüchte über eine Neuvorstellung zur PMA gestreut. Allerdings hat Nikon diese “Ankündigung” nicht in die Tat umgesetzt.
    Ein oder zwei Tage vor diesem neuerlichen Termin will Canon angeblich neue Produkte vorstellen.
    Schau’n wir mal.

  3. J says

    I\'m not quite sure about all of this information as well as these concept pictures. Why would nikon make something that looks as outrageous and non-functional as the provided pictures. This camera is going to look and probably have the same body as the D2xs does, holy shit it has only been a year since that camera came out. These pictures look like someting that may be released in 20 years. Get a grip guys, and just wait for the real specs.

  4. J says

    I’m not quite sure about all of this information as well as these concept pictures. Why would nikon make something that looks as outrageous and non-functional as the provided pictures. This camera is going to look and probably have the same body as the D2xs does, holy shit it has only been a year since that camera came out. These pictures look like someting that may be released in 20 years. Get a grip guys, and just wait for the real specs.

  5. tiger says

    egads! i hope this design came purely out of the imagination of the renderer – it\'s hideous! this would be a major step backwards in design…it looks like more like an F5 than a successor to the D2 series. and shutter triggers? riiiight…like *those* would be intact for more than a week on a pro\'s camera…lol…

    the image at the top of http://www.photographybay.com/?p=33 looks much more like a step forward.

  6. tiger says

    egads! i hope this design came purely out of the imagination of the renderer – it’s hideous! this would be a major step backwards in design…it looks like more like an F5 than a successor to the D2 series. and shutter triggers? riiiight…like *those* would be intact for more than a week on a pro’s camera…lol…

    the image at the top of http://www.photographybay.com/?p=33 looks much more like a step forward.

  7. Marcio says

    The 3d modeling and rendering is terrific, but the design itself is ugly and don\'t look very functional.

    The design has too proeminent edges. Too wide… The trigger wouldn\'t be better than a button.

    The windows-like interface on the top lcd is very funny =) Wouldn\'t make a good option either.

    Anyway, great modeling and rendering skills. Good to know that you are in the gaming industry.

    Leave the cameras to the product designers ;)

  8. says

    The 3d modeling and rendering is terrific, but the design itself is ugly and don’t look very functional.

    The design has too proeminent edges. Too wide… The trigger wouldn’t be better than a button.

    The windows-like interface on the top lcd is very funny =) Wouldn’t make a good option either.

    Anyway, great modeling and rendering skills. Good to know that you are in the gaming industry.

    Leave the cameras to the product designers ;)

  9. enrico says

    Have some sense. It looks too retro of something else but a Nikon. Have ou guys not noticed that whether x,s, or h versions of their models took after precursors. Should look somethng like a D3. Well, to hype its inevitable release, this is good noise.

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