Nikon Next-Gen Rumors: D4 and D800

As we saw with the announcement of the Nikon D3s, it looks like Nikon intends to squeeze as much as possible out of that 12.1-megapixel FX format sensor . . . for good reason though, it’s an awesome sensor that has been producing great images for over 2 years now.

Rumors of succeeding models to the popular D3 (which saw a recent refresh with the D3s) and D700 bodies have been floating around for several months.  Rumors of the D800 or a D700x seemed to gain momentum after Nikon announced the top-end D3x.  Many expected to see a high-megapixel equivalent of the D700, which came roughly 9 months after after the D3.  Since its introduction, the D700 has been characterized as sort of a “Nikon D3, Jr.” [Read more...]

Nikon D4 Coming December 2009?

Nikon D4

We got the Nikon D3X for Christmas last year.  So, why not the Nikon D4 for Christmas this year?

Our friends at Southern Photo Technical Service are again claiming to have info on the Nikon D4:

1. It will be announced December 2009.

2. It will have video.

3. It will be ground breaking.

4. Chuck Norris already has one.

Ok, so I made the last one up . . . but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

What do you think about video in a flagship camera?

Pros, will you use video?

Will you avoid the camera because of the video feature?

Why?

Nikon D4 Rumor

Nikon D4 Listing

This is a little out of left field and little off the release calendar; however, I got a tip on it and the post went up fresh today.  I think this is a little off-base since we just saw the Nikon D300s and D3000 released a couple weeks ago.

I think it’s more likely that the site is just fishing for attention, but that’s a juicy camera model, so I’ll bite.  It’s been close to 2 years since the D3 came out; however, I still don’t think that’s long enough – at least not according to the Nikon DSLR Roadmap.

What do you think?

Nikon 2009-2010 DSLR Roadmap Leaked?

Nikon may have just had a huge cat get out of the bag.  Leaks like this don’t happen very often; however, they do happen.  If this info, which was posted on a Czech forum is legit, Nikon’s rumor mill is going to be rather boring for the next couple of years.

The forum poster lays out a number of Nikon DSLR bodies and lenses, along with purported release dates for 2009 and 2010.  Here’s the summary version of the possibly leaked roadmap: [Read more...]

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 D3x German Leak?

Could this be the next version of the Nikon D3 that popped up on the Nikon Germany website?  Here’s a closer look:

What’s a Nikon D3 2 folder doing just below the Nikon D3 and D300 folders?  A Nikon D3x, a different folder for the Nikon D3′s updated firmware, or just a spare folder for all the Nikon D3 stuff?

I dunno, but crunch time is closing in for the 24MP rumored camera.  See this Nikon D3x rumor for the last word on the topic.

Nikon Full-Frame and Big Megapixels by Christmas

There are a handful of forum posters that actually have access to inside information.  These elect few don’t tout their credentials.  No, they quietly state facts, which are proven by the later release of new camera models.

Yesterday, one of those forum posters spoke to the coming Nikon full frame pro body:

A high pixel count pro body in 135 format, about 45 days to go for more details. :-)

That’s it.  That’s all he needed to say.  Jeff-c is generally on the money with leaks, predictions or whatever you want to call it.

Additionally, he’s not the only one calling for a big December announcement from Nikon – see here and here.

Better pinch those pennies, because Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s bringing a Nikon D3x or D4 along with him.