In what could be the biggest camera launch of the year, one of Nikon Rumors’ sources has tipped the launch of the Nikon D4 and D400 for August.
Given the coming Sony A77 with a 24MP sensor, it is most likely that the D400 will sport the same 24MP APS-C sensor but labeled with the ubiquitous “Developed by Nikon” asterisk seen in recent Nikon pro-DSLR specs. The D400 will almost certainly feature 1080p video to follow the recent trend of Nikon DSLRs. Hopefully, the D400 will avoid the cumbersome aperture adjustment problem that made the Nikon D7000 more frustrating for video capture.
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Nikon has launched an NPS Global website with product news, event support schedule and it looks like it will be adding more technical guides for pro gear. Currently, technical guides for the D3S and D3X are the only ones available. Check it out at nps.nikonimaging.com.
Over at a German Canikon community, a forum poster says he’s got some new rumors on a D3 replacement from Nikon (via Google Translate):
The latest information from the NPS say that environments later this year or likely D3x Nikon Nikon D4 and announced no later than the Nikon Solution in February also will be available. It will be a resolution of 24, x MP in a series of image speed of 5-6 pictures. The new D3 is to replace and not run parallel what astonished me first and also excited.
For past and present D3x rumors, keep your eyes on Photography Bay’s Nikon D3x Rumors page.
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.
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.
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…
Nikon Rumors came up with the above image, which is purportedly from a Nikon ad in Japan. The Japanese letters are believe to translate as “big”.
I don’t think that’s an MF sensor, which seems a little inconsistent with the previous “Big” and “MX format” rumors. Although, those two things could be separate I suppose. If this is legit, it seems like it would be the Nikon 24MP camera that we’ve been hearing about for a while.
Something BIG is coming from Nikon. In a not-so-subtle ad that Nikon placed in Rangerfinder Magazine, Nikon notes that it’s got some “BIG” news for wedding and portrait photographers, which it plans on bringing along the MGM Grand Arena at WPPI in February 2009.
Additionally, the ad reveals that Nikon will unveil the BIG news “next month.” I can’t imagine that this boastful ad could be a reference to anything other than the 24+ megapixel Nikon D3x (or whatever it will be called) announcement at Photokina 2008, which will obviously be shown off to WPPI attendees at the BIG advertised event next February.
What do you think?
[via Nikon Rumors]