d500

UPDATE 4/14/09:  The Nikon D5000 is official and, yes, it has a flip-screen LCD.  Details here.

According to this forums post (you’ll have to look past the pop-up ads), someone nabbed this shot of what appears to be a Nikon D60-sized DSLR with a flip screen LCD.  You can even seen the Nikon label upside down on the panel’s LCD.

Something Awful forum member indyjb got the shot and claims that it comes from a commercial shoot “somewhere in Eastern Europe.”  indyjb also claims to have plenty more pics of the mystery-DSLR as well.  He says:

Correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know there is not a Nikon DSLR with a flip screen.

I have more and better pictures if people are interested.

We’re interested. Please, do share.

[Thanks to the eagle-eyed reader that sent this in.]

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Stock-Photo.blogspot.com claims to know that the Nikon D500 will be replacing the Nikon D300 late quarter 1 2009.

Tentatively named Nikon D500 this is a 1.5x crop factor, pro/enthusiast spec camera with weather sealing, liveview, built-in flash and video mode.

Additional specs are claimed to include the following:

  • 15.1 megapixels
  • 24 fps video
  • full manual control in video

No source is cited; however, these specs and release date seem viable.

Stay tuned for the latest when we have it.

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