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December 1st announcement in China? Need translation please!

Update: jeff-c confirmed the release date of December 1st (source).

Who can translate this invitation(?) for us?

I can only see the date of December 1st, 2008.

Source

Translation update:

Respectful Ladies and Gentleman,

How are you,

Thank you for a long term support and deeply concern for the Nikon Company and Nikon professional photography products.

2008 Winter Exhibition on Nikon experience
Beside Product description in the exhibition, the Nikon experience will have studio set up in the venue for products trial. Hence, Nikon would like to invite you sincerely.

Nikon imaging equipment sales (China) Co., Ltd.

Message in the Winter Exhibition for Nikon experience

Monday 1st December, 2008
Time 13:00 - 16:00
Grand Ballroom C, China Hotel
Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang District

Schedule:
13:00 - 13:30 Press sign-in
13:30 – 14:30 Products Description
14:45 –16:00 Hand on product experience

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  • kaki

    those are chinese and the place is in china also.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      oops – I did it again…

    • Anonymous

      duh

  • kaki

    it also said new products will showing.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      BINGO!!!

  • kaki

    It also said winter new product introduction.

  • Cedric

    In general, this invitation shows: Welcome to the Nikon 2008 Winter Products show in “Beijing, China” on Dec. 1st.

    Also, I have an unconfirmed information form China says Nikon will release the D400(FX with 24.6MP) on Dec. 1.

    • Nikkorian

      I think Nikon will keep the midrange 3-digit camers in aps-c. The D800 will be FX – in about one-and-a-half years time.

    • Duncan

      I don’t believe its true, they’ll be undermining all the work they’ve done with the D700 if they do. In all cases, the D700 can be considered a D300/D3 hybrid, they just wouldn’t make a cheaper FX frame camera, logically and financially it doesn’t make sense.

      • KyotoPop

        They can charge the same as a D700 or just slightly less. It wouldn’t undermine the D700, because full frame and cropped bodies are useful for different purposes. Additionally, the D300 is over a year old now, and the new 5D is coming out, and so has the 50D. That means Nikon has to keep moving too. Video + 24mp + D300 performance = way better than the 50D. An ultimate amateur camera, but not as good as the D700 for lowlight, fullframe and D3-ish purposes. If someone honestly expects to make poster sized prints, then the megapixels matter. But more likely amateurs will want the option of 24mp just to keep up with the Joneses + Video in a D300 body. D700 will still be a better camera when it comes to normal sized prints and normal blowups. Honestly, even the 5D II will be too much camera + crap, when you’ll be able to get a D700 for a $500 less at equal performance. I know video is kinda nice to have. But its not what photography is made of. And in my opinion not worth $500 bucks.

  • gskmeva

    I guess majoring in Chinese and studying the darn language for almost 15 years has proven useful for once. Anyway, the ad introduces the new Nikon D3x and MX format and bucket load of new and updated primes. Just kidding.

    The ad basically is advertising about the Nikon 2008 Winter Product Showcase which is being held at the Beijing Hotel on Dec. 1. 1-1:30pm will be held for the media; 1:30-2:30pm will be the product showcase (hopefully new products that everyone is dying for) and 2:45-4:00pm is available for the public to get hands on up in person with the products.

    Unfortunately for me, my flight arrives in Beijing on the 3rd so I’ll miss this event.

    Meng

  • kaki

    fricker said 16mp,3.5inch touch screen. ken knokwell said the pic looks not like from nikon.

  • http://cosworth01hk.photoshop.com Cosworth01hk

    Rough translation:

    Title:
    Nikon Winter production experience meeting

    Contents:
    We appreciate for your support and concern about the Nikon product!

    Nikon image device sales (China) co. ltd. will hold a Nikon Winter production experience meeting at China Peking Hotel on 1,Dec,2008 (Mon).

    We will also hold a photo studio for the product experience.

    Finally, we invite you to visit sincerity.

    Nikon image device sales (China) co. ltd.

    Agenda:
    1300-1330 Media report
    1330-1430 Product explanation
    1430-1600 Product experience

    (Actually, there’s not state any new product will be announce.)

  • Edward Chow

    Quick Translation

    Respectful Ladies and Gentleman,

    How are you,

    Thank you for a long term support and deeply concern for the Nikon Company and Nikon professional photography products.

    2008 Winter Exhibition on Nikon experience
    Beside Product description in the exhibition, the Nikon experience will have studio set up in the venue for products trial.
    Hence, Nikon would like to invite you sincerely.

    Nikon imaging equipment sales (China) Co., Ltd.

    Message in the Winter Exhibition for Nikon experience

    Monday 1st December, 2008
    Time 13:00 – 16:00
    Grand Ballroom C, China Hotel
    Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang District

    Schedule:
    13:00 – 13:30 Press sign-in
    13:30 – 14:30 Products Description
    14:45 –16:00 Hand on product experience

    • Anonymous

      this is the most accurate translation as compared to the above inaccurate ones

      • Duncan

        Maybe because it was translated by a real live person and not Google/Babelfish?

    • rhlpetrus

      This may mean nothing, just a showcase for consumers, but I hope not.

      There’s a rumor that it’ll be a smaller FX camera with 16MP. Could Nikon be aiming at the mass market? Some even say it’s a D400?

      Well, it’d be a tremendous surprise, with a great FX sensor in line with D3’s (and likely the senor they’d put in the D4 later).

      Well, this doesn’t make sense ;)

  • Obi Wan Kenobi

    You can translate it using google by replacing the {YOUR_URL} below:
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u={YOUR_URL}&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      You cannot translate it with google – it is an image, not text.

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lilkiwiguy87 cameron

    my brother, joey, said nikon won’t be announcing anything new for the rest of the year. there are multiple nikon events going on from november 21st to december 15th where the public can try out the latest nikon stuff ((D700, D90, 50mm AFS, SB-900 accessories, etc etc)) and some of the events in europe will do camera checkup ((free sensor cleaning, firmware updates, etc etc)). some of the events will have workshops where it will be instructed by a nikon professionals about lighting, how to capture with whatever camera and lenses, etc etc.

    that is it, no announcements until 2009.

    • Anonymous

      You mean this “Joey” ( http://www.geocities.com/spina_expose/ ). I’m sorry but you have been exposed too many times w/ your lies.

      • http://www.youtube.com/Lilkiwiguy87 cameron

        you use that site to back you up? that’s pretty low and funny to see you believe every word on that site.

    • RumpelHund

      I guess this early announcement and show in China allow for delivery of real plagiate cameras by christmas.
      Maybe it would be enough if Nikon handed them the technical drawings and mention how many pixels to interpolate ;-)

      BTW: Any plagiate cameras of Nikon or Canon ever found on the market?
      I own a 12-24/4 that was cheap and is pretty bad optically, but might be original Nikon nonetheless. Don’t dare selling it on ebay (no yellow card, just the service commitment of the dealer (now out of service, of course)).

    • Pablov

      send greetings to your brother Joey
      ask him to tell “us” some very secrets from Nikon, we promise will keep him anonymous :)

  • Duncan

    Looks like Nikon’s doing a world exhibition tour and fiexing their retail and marketing muscle, and perhaps introducing a new line of accessories. If there were any new products out, we would have heard something about them now.

    There is in most likely all chances a new camera on the way, but I’m guessing we won’t see it until end of Q1 2009.

  • mike

    Is there anything in there about free beer?

    • Pablov

      not beer, but some japanese sake :P

  • Kuri

    Can anyone even confirm this is an ‘official’ Nikon invite?
    Nice to speculate about what is going on, but all I see is a jpeg hosted on some site or message board.

    A brief visit to the Chinese Nikon website didn’t show anything similar. (Then again, i don’t speak Chinese at all.. can anyone else confirm this?)

    Also, there’s a ‘Nikon Solutions Expo’ in Olympia, London on 9 & 10 December, but no indication of any new products there whatsoever. If there were, wouldn’t they at least be hinting something to pull in a crowd? Not even a hint on the show website.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      I did spend some time on Nikon China and on the Expo site, but nothing.

  • fxed

    From a post on dpr in which Thom Hogan participated the likelyhood of a 12/1 announcement of a D3x is real high on the believable list. Thom is guessing in body VR, 24+mpx and the writer of the post states something that will blow Nikonians socks off. It is now a part two continued thread that’s how fast it went to 150.

    • rhlpetrus

      Thom said later he just picked that, not anything that he knew about. Speculation is about some form of weak, removable AA filter, which only MF cameras have now.

  • Calvin

    I’m from Hong Kong and for sure Chinese is my mother tongue (but not English though :p).

    It is simply a invitation to join the Nikon winter showcase 2008. What you can do in this function is:
    1. products explanation
    2. products using

    There is no information regarding new product launch. Just a simple meeting to understand the products and use the products.

    The duration is rather short too (13:00 – 16:00):
    13:00 – 13:30: registration for media
    13:30 – 14:30: products explanation
    14:45 – 16:00: products experiencing

    No “New” (“新” in Chinese) can be seen in the ads! :D

    • rhlpetrus

      About last part, products is actually plural?

      The duration is rather short too (13:00 – 16:00):
      13:00 – 13:30: registration for media
      13:30 – 14:30: products explanation
      14:45 – 16:00: products experiencing

  • psdses

    Well I think they’ll release something no one wants, like a p6000 replacement, or a 18-156mm 3.5-5.6 VR.

    Kidding, of course!

  • Pablov

    I hope something new in the FX format comes out after all this “waiting” time….

    And I also hope Canon releases its 5D Mk II, beause it will push some way to Nikon do something too.

  • a reader

    my source just told me that they discounted D700 Monday in China below $2000 mark in anticipation of newer models coming before the end of Nov.

  • Anonymous

    I know of a nikon press conference in a European country with presentation of at least one important new product (=camera), in the first week of December. Do you really believe Nikon creates all this fuss by showing the D700 to the press?

  • Henry Sherman

    This just in: Nikon is planning on releasing a camera that is better than the D3, D300, or D60 some time within the next several months. My prediction is that there will be more and possibly better features. We may see better image quality, although that is based on pure speculation.

    There also may be a new lens announcement by the end of 2010. This prediction/rumor is based on my inside source, who was once known to have used a Coolpix between 2003 and 2006.

    If I hear anything that peaks my interest I will report ASAP.

    Henry. Out.

    • r-dog

      Henry,
      How reliable is your source? I heard that a d3/d300/d60 successor will probably be announced within the next few months. I’m not sure about this, but that is what I got from my source as well who I believe is a beta tester for nikon. Again, I am just speculating from the conversation I had, which went exactly like this:

      me: do you know anything about a d3/d300/d60 successor?
      my dad: huh?

      to me, that means one will be announced.

      not sure about the lens though, but that is a solid guess. I have my fingers crossed for a [some shorter focal length]-to-[some longer focal length] that has a variable aperature that is slow enough that even picture of a tree has motion blur.

      Please email me if you have any further news.
      Thankx!!!1

      • Henry Sherman

        r-dog. Is that your real name? Did your father name you that? If so, I’d love to meet him and tell him that his son is an epic loss that feels the need to berate legitimate posters about their speculative Nikon rumors.

        I understand that my post is not of the caliber of Jeff or Thommy, but I feel there is some merit there. Again, my contention is that Nikon WILL release something new, either a lens or a camera, in the coming months. This release will be followed by simultaneous excitement and anger of the general public. Many will rush to place their pre-orders, while a few will post on message boards about what the new camera/lens is lacking and what Nikon should do about it. Those that are unhappy with the announcement will make it known that they wil “hold out for something better” or “jump ship to Canon”.

        Henry. Out. FTW.

        P.S. It’s spelled “aperture”, not “aperature”. rdog ftl.

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

          Henry, let’s be nice here – this s a Nikon Rumors blog and sorry if we have disappointed you. If you want official Nikon news – go to their web site. Here, we deal with speculations and there is no need to be nasty. Thanks.

          • Henry Sherman

            I understand this site is based on pure speculation. That is why I posted MY speculation based on my sources.

            I’m not backing down from my contention that Nikon WILL release a new camera/lens in the coming months. In fact, I’m looking forward to it!

            • r-dog

              Henry, its ok baby, no need to get offensive, baby. Just take the rumors as they come, sweetheart, and believe what you will. You will learn a lot from this site, honey, and I’m sure that you’ll soon be adding to the exchange of “information” as it spills from the mouths of people that have nothing better to do but make stuff up that ultimately gives the administrator a bad rap because he reported it not knowing someone made it up and then someone in one of the response posts comments about how the posting of such a post devalues this site because what was regarded as potential “hot” information turned out to be a fake but the administrator had no idea otherwise because the guy put tape over his d40 and was claiming it was the d12000 and that the d12000 incorporates a lot of the groundbreaking features of the d3. Anyway, baby, I think you should just calm down and enjoy the what if’s, the what could be’s, and the wow’s that are all part of the rumor world that nikon rumors happens to be a part of being that the name nikon rumors has rumors in the title of the name nikon rumors. So, ok. but I still think your contention holds merit. Anyway, ok. Remember, even if they don’t release a camera you can always upgrade!

            • fotosniper

              umm rdog that was an amazing run on sentence followed by the sentence “Anyway, ok.” where did you learn to write? hemingway?

  • r-dog

    r-dog is not my real name. DUH! (lol). But I would appreciate your kindness toward my dad as he is dead. Also, he’s a travel agent. I apologize though, as I was not trying to berate or belittle your comment. I was just adding to the excitement of the upcoming months during which a new camera and/or lens will be announced by nikon (or even canon). Again, I am sorry, and I pray my dad will forgive me (he is on a cruise right now… and he’s an atheist. I’ll call him later)

    I think your post was both informative and not a complete waste of time. I hope it is right! Your speculation as to the public response to the possible release of a new camera and/or lens in the coming months seems to be a little bit more than speculation and I would love to know your source. Again, I understand your contention of nikon releasing something. However, my contention is that prior to the Revolutionary War, the economic modalities, especially in the southern colonies, could most aptly be characterized as agrarian, pre-capitalist. I believe that might describe the rumors coming from nikon.

    r-dog. soft. (ftw? lolz)
    P.S. did you call me coltrane?

  • r-dog

    Henry,
    I just found a site you might find interesting. Try here:
    http://nikonrumors.com/

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