Nikon D5000 Review at PhotographyBLOG

PhotographyBLOG has posted a review of the Nikon D5000.

Those who require dual control wheels, more dedicated buttons, a large viewfinder and greater compatibility with older AF lenses will still be better served by a D90 and are therefore advised to save up for the higher specified model. For everybody else, the Nikon D5000 provides much the same functionality and image quality in a smaller, lighter and quieter edition.

For more news and reviews on the D5000, visit Photography Bay’s Nikon D5000 Reviews and Resources.


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]