There is a rumor on dpreview about an upcoming D300 rebate in Spain:
"one of my friends, as a professional, has received one email from his distributor of Nikon with D300 rebate"
This could be an indication that Nikon is about to bring out a D300x to meet or beat the pixel count on the Canon DSLR that competes with the D300 and/or add video. Or it’s just that time of the year for Nikon and they’re nervous about the slowing economy.
I’m not certain about the appeal of a higher-pixel-count D300x model with the same or modified Bayer-sensor technology. Increasing this count very much (let’s say beyond 16MP, to make a guess) seems certain to increase noise and the low noise at higher ISO settings seems the key appeal of the D300. Or have the Coolpix marketers at Nikon taken over?
perhaps ahston has the answer