After a bit of confusion about who will see what and when, Kamera & Bild seems to have sorted things out and confirmed that Nikon’s press conference will be a worldwide event that takes place on November 20 (rather than October 22). Kamera & Bild’s guesswork translates as follows:
Why the date of the press conference changed, we have not been told. Perhaps the product has been delayed, or the Nikon in Denmark had the time wrong.
Note, however, that the November 20 date, which is a Thursday, appears to be a solid, confirmed date.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Nikon MX format and/or Nikon D3x.
Seems Nikon’s BIG news may be out of the bag rather soon – say, October 22? According to Zoom, Nikon has given notice of a press release for October 22, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. If true, I imagine we’ll be hearing more from other parts of the world soon.
Nikon’s product secrecy has a terrible track record lately and I wouldn’t be surprise to see this next product leak out in the next few days.
What do you think? Is it the Nikon MX format? Is it the Nikon D3x? Is it something else? Or are we all having our legs pulled?
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any rumblings about a D3x. I was beginning to think those rumors had died off in favor of the Nikon MX format rumors.
Not so fast, says a Nikon USA’s PR department through what I’m sure is solid 3rd hand info at DPR forums…
- 24.4 megapixels
- 9 frames per second
- Full frame w/ crop capabilities
- $6499.99 USD
- same body as D3
- December announcement/release?
Thom Hogan added to the discussion:
And people wonder why Nikon offers a doubled buffer for the D3 ;~)
I will note, however, that several prior rumors from as old as last October said the D3x was 12 months away. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how merry Christmas turns out to be for all you Nikon shooters.
For past and present D3x rumors, keep your eyes on Photography Bay’s Nikon D3x Rumors page.
There are only three certainties in life – death, taxes and rumors of new cameras. Hence the latest rumor of a Canon 1Ds Mark IV around the corner. Picked up on the photofans.cn forum via Slashgear.
Rumored specs include:
- CMOS size 36x24mm
- 21 megapixels
- ISO 25-12800 (expandable to ISO 10, 25600, 51200)
- 69-point AF EAC technology (do not know what this technology) (TTL-AREA-SIR II AF)
- Flash Sync Mode: 1 / 4000 ESR (X high-speed flash sync?)
- USB2.0 and external HD transmission
- 4 to 3 and 16 to 9 on the two show
- HDMI terminal. External monitor may display LV
- Continuous rate of 6.8 per second
- 2 DIGIC 4 processing chips
- 24fps and 30fps 2 kind of video mode
Also, rumors of two new lenses were included:
- The new 100-400L F4.0-5.6 IS
- The new 50/F1.4 USM
This is a flyer on its own for now. Granted, the 5D Mark II really changes the picture for the current 1Ds Mark III, which is in some ways inferior to a camera that is about 1/3 of its price point. Perhaps this is more of a 1Ds Mark IIIn than a Mark IV given the presence of a 21 megapixel sensor in the rumored specs?
What do you think?
2/10/09: 1D Mark III replacement will not appear at PMA 2009. Read more.
I’m starting to get a bad feeling regarding the credibility of this series of “leaks“. This third “ad” appearing on Nikon Rumors seems to be some edited photos of existing PC lenses (see comments on NR’s post for evidence). If that’s the case, then this whole series appears to be busted.
Now, let’s go back to the drawing board on Nikon MX and the BIG news.
Continue the conversation here.
Nikon Rumors just keeps cranking out the goods with another Nikon ad, purportedly from Japan. Either NR has a solid source for leaks or someone is playing a “big” prank on them.
It certainly has a sexy figure if that’s the shape of the next new camera from Nikon…
Also, see past posts on the first leaked ad, Nikon MX format and the “Big” news from Nikon.