Nikon Press Conference on Sept. 13 – Full Frame D600 Expected

Nikon D600

A forum poster at DPR passed along word that they received an invite for a Nikon product launch in Dubai on September 13.  The teaser from Nikon reads, “Nikon is delighted to invite you to a showcase event celebrating the launch of the latest additions to its DSLR range.”

Sounds like the oft-rumored, 24MP full frame Nikon D600 could be launching next week as an entry-level alternative to the D800.  And if the sub-$2000 price point becomes a reality, there could be a lot of happy Nikonians this holiday season.

[DPR via Nikon Rumors]

Nikon D800 Sensor Confirmed as “Made by Sony”

Nikon D800

It’s been no secret that Sony is a major supplier of sensors in past Nikon DSLRs.  With the past few generations of DSLRs, however, Nikon has been rather coy about the sourcing of the actual sensors within the cameras.  When asked, Nikon reps usually respond by saying the sensor is “designed by Nikon” and refuse to provide further details on who actually makes the sensor. [Read more…]