New rumors of an upcoming Canon EOS 1 series model suggest that the camera will be announced around the same time as a Nikon D4X in 2014. The significance of this is so that Canon can avoid the debacle it encountered with the 1D X launch.
Recall, that the 1D X was announced in October 2011, but didn’t become available until summer 2012. Meanwhile, Nikon announced the D4 in January 2012 and started shipping units just a couple months later. [Read more…]
After an earlier tease of a Nikon D4x rumor last month, it appears that the rumor is now building that a flagship D4x will be unveiled in 2013. Given the persisting rumors of a D7000 replacement, this makes two killer Nikon DSLRs rumored for this year.
Nikon D4x Key Rumored Points
- Same body as the Nikon D4
- 36 MP sensor without AA filter, designed and made by Nikon, with some new improvements (moire in-camera reduction)
- 6 fps (11 fps is the maximum possible fps with the current shutter)
- Few video improvements
- Price should be few hundred dollars above the existing Nikon D4 (currently listed for $5996.95).
- Announcement expected in fall of 2013
[via Nikon Rumors]
Alongside the Canon 70D and 7D Mark II rumors, a Japanese magazine published its take on upcoming Nikon DSLRs for 2013. The Nikon D7200 (presumably following the Nikon D7000) is rated at a 90% probability with rumored specs that include a 24MP APS-C sensor, 39-point AF and ISO 25,600 sensitivity. [Read more…]
Nikon Rumors has a great roundup about their thoughts, tips and suspicions surrounding what new Nikon gear should realistically be appearing in 2013.
The biggest rumor for most shooters is the fusion of the D300s and D7000 lines. NR expects to see a Nikon D400 or D8000 that servers as a successor to both lines with the Nikon D3200 and D5200 rounding out the low-end consumer market. Personally, I think this makes a lot of sense now that there is a higher-end amateur camera with the Nikon D600 that’s just a little bit above the D300s price range (based on the launch retail price). Accordingly, a D400 or D8000 model could now slot easily between the D300s and D7000 to answer the prosumer sports and wildlife call with its APS-C sensor.
Additionally, NR expects a higher resolution full frame model (the D4x?) toward the end of 2013 that would likely be situated above the D4, and would use a 36MP or 52MP sensor. A show of hands for who needs 52MP please?