Nikon 2009-2010 DSLR Roadmap Leaked?

Nikon may have just had a huge cat get out of the bag.  Leaks like this don’t happen very often; however, they do happen.  If this info, which was posted on a Czech forum is legit, Nikon’s rumor mill is going to be rather boring for the next couple of years.

The forum poster lays out a number of Nikon DSLR bodies and lenses, along with purported release dates for 2009 and 2010.  Here’s the summary version of the possibly leaked roadmap:

August 2009

Nikon D3000

  • 12.3 MP
  • 3.5 fps
  • ISO 200-3200 (expandable to ISO 100-6400)
  • 7 AF points (1 cross type)
  • Battery EN-EL9a

Nikon D300s

  • 12.3 MP
  • 7 fps (8.5 fps w/ grip)
  • 14-bit
  • HD video – 1080p at 24 fps, Quicktime MOV, H.264 codec
  • AF fine tuning: -30 to 30
  • CF and SD slots

AF-S DX Nikkor 17-65mm f/3.2-4G ED VR

  • Mid-range zoom
  • Affordable price rangee
  • Possibly D300s kit lens?

October 2009

Nikon D700x

  • 24.5 MP (D3x sensor)
  • 5 fps (6.5 fps w/ grip)
  • HD video – 1080p at 24 fps, Quicktime MOV, H.264 codec

AF-S Nikkor 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • 77mm filter size
  • 610g
  • 7 blade round diaphragm
  • 3 aspherical and 2 ED elements
  • Enhanced contrast detect AF-S mode

AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

  • Upgraded optics
  • VR II for up to 4 stops of handholdability
  • 82mm filter size
  • 1530g
  • Nanocrystal coating
  • Enhanced contrast detect AF-S mode

AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G

  • Revised design
  • Nanocrystal coating
  • Enhanced contrast detect AF-S mode

AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

  • SWM focus
  • Nanocrystal coating
  • Enhanced contrast detect AF-S mode

Quarter 1, 2010

AF-S Nikkor 14-28mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

  • 77mm filter size
  • Enhanced contrast detect AF-S mode

AF-S Nikkor 120-450mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II

  • VR II for up to 4 stops of handholdability
  • 82mm filter size
  • 1480g
  • Enhanced contrast detect AF-S mode

Quarter 2, 2010

Nikon D4

  • 15.7 MP
  • FX Sensor
  • 1EV sensitivity increase
  • New dNEF raw format
  • Continuous high-speed mode: 11 fps in FX mode, 16 fps w/ double exposure per phase detection AF; 18 fps in DX mode w/ double exposure
  • Dynamic range double exposure mode: 5 fps for dNEF; 3 fps for JPEG (-Ed. it appears that the JPEG mode may make a single composit of the multiple images – can anyone help with the translation?)
  • ISO 200-12800 (expandable to 100-51200)
  • 100 % viewfinder coverage
  • 0.78x viewfinder magnification
  • HD video – 1080p at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 4500: 61-point AF
  • Dual histogram for double exposure mode

Nikon D400

  • 13.8 MP
  • DX format
  • 1 EV sensitivity increase
  • 8 fps
  • 10 fps w/ grip
  • 12 fps w/ double exposure per phase detection AF
  • 14 fps w/ grip and double exposure per phase detection AF
  • ISO 200-6400 (expandable to 100-12800)
  • HD video – 1080p at 24 fps
  • Multi-CAM 4500: 61-point AF
  • Dual histogram for double exposure mode

Quarter 3, 2010

Nikon Coolpix P1DX

  • Compact Camera
  • DX format
  • 12.3 MP
  • 28-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
  • VR built-in
  • 2.9-inch 920k dot resolution LCD
  • AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4G VR

  • AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/5.6G VR

  • AF-S Nikkor 70-240mm f/3.5-4.5G VR

  • AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/2G DC

  • AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/4G VR

  • AF-S DX Nikkor 60-95mm f/2G VR

  • AF-S DX Nikkor 17-60mm f/2.8G VR

Quarter 4, 2010

Nikon D4x

  • 30.2 MP
  • FX format
  • 1 EV sensitivity increase
  • 6 fps
  • 10 fps w/ double exposure per phase detection AF
  • dNEF raw format
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 50-12800)
  • HD video – 1080p at 30fps

[grafika.cz via Nikon Rumors]

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Comments

  1. Enver John says

    Please delete Nikon roadmap!!!!!

    This was the local joke for very small community, it is not the true!!! Please do not expand this joke to the world!!!

    Thank You very much, J.E.

  2. Alan Joy says

    None of these camera ‘specifications’ mentions an articulated screen. Given that one of the main features of the recent D5000 was its articulated screen I would strongly expect that most future Nikon bodies will have such a screen. Hence I conclude that these ‘specifications’ were made up by someone who simply forgot (or ignored) this likely development.

  3. Leonardo M. Rodaje says

    Great if we can get some details on the functiional specs of this rumured Nikon D300S

  4. says

    Hilarious read and undoubtedly there is some truth in the jest though the timings may just be questionable :-) I do hope there is some credance with AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II the only item I would be interested in if the list above did transpire however likely or unlikely.

  5. Louis says

    Well I guess we will soon (next month) know whether any of this is true.
    the D4′s 18fps sound pretty awesome :D

  6. Bob says

    I hope the rumors are true and I am now holding off from buying the 80-400mm lens in hopes of the 120-450mm VRII AF-S lens. I would buy it today if it was available!!!

  7. says

    Be serious man.

    Every guy with some little knowledge about Nikon cameras and lenses can make a list like yours.

    A question remains unanswered: When they’ll start to make profit if they develop a lot of cameras and lenses in a such little time?

    Conclusion: Don’t believe the dreams of some guys.