Every few months we hear a little murmur about a Nikon D400 down the road. The latest rumors point to a possibility of announcement later this summer – maybe August or September.
This month is the 4 year mark since the D300s’ original announcement. That’s an eternity in DSLR years – especially for an APS-C line. If the D400 is going to ever appear, now is as good a time as any.
According to Nikon Rumors, three new DSLR-related products are slated for release soon – “a D300s sucessor, a new 300mm f/4 lens and a new DX zoom lens (probably to be sold as a kit with the D300s successor).”
Previously rumored specs for the Nikon D400 include more processing power to handle the high resolution files at a faster frame rate (something in which the D7100 lags behind). Additionally, the faster processor may lead to 60p video at higher resolutions. An improved AF system is also rumored for the D400, as well as the Nikon D4s, which is rumored for a 2014 release. The D400 is also rumored to pack the same 24MP sensor as the D7100 with no AA filter to boot.