Nikon Press Conferences for July 30 and August 4 – D300s Cometh

Kamera & Bild passed along that Nikon has a couple of press conferences set for July 30 and August 4.  K&B further alludes to the announcements of, not one, but two new DSLRs from Nikon.

We know that rumors of a Nikon D300s have been running rampant lately, so there’s one.  What’s the other?

Some say a Nikon D4000 is in the works to replace the D60, as a non-video DSLR.  Other rumors suggest a D4 or D3s (or some other refreshed version of the D3).  Both rumors make a little sense.

Another possible explanation for the two dates would be a release of a plethora of point and shoot cameras, which seems to happen twice a year, at the first press conference.  All the while, the second press conference is for the Nikon D300s and maybe a handful of lenses.

One thing’s for sure . . . expect plenty of leaks and more rumors between now and July 30.

Anyone else have word on what, when and where?

[K&B via NR]

Nikon D3 Replacement in 2009?

Granted, this would be rather odd timing to release a replacement for the Nikon D3 professional grade DSLR; however, Photo Rumors has info they’re calling reliable that such a replacement will be announced this Fall.  The tipster says that the D3 replacement will maintain the 12.3 megapixel sensor found in the current D3, but points to the addition of a dust removal system.  I would hope that any replacement to this $4k camera would have more upgrades than a dust removal system.

If there is credence to this rumor, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a feature set matched to the Nikon D300s, which purportedly will feature HD video capture.  A refresh of the feature set would make more sense than the full replacement of a pro-level camera that’s 2 years into its product cycle.

Nikon D3s anyone?

[via Photo Rumors]

Nikon D300s . . . All But Confirmed

This image showing the LCD screen of what is clearly a Nikon D300s was purportedly taken from the official Nikon USA site (it’s down now).  The LCD screen cap shows the Nikon D300s model name, as well as an indication that it has an SD slot via the info in the lower left corner.  These validity of this rumor just increased to all-but-official and we should be seeing a replacement for the Nikon D300 anytime now.

[via Nikon Rumors]