Nikon will have only one press conference on February 3rd, 2010 (the actual announcement could be on February 2nd, depending on your time zone). I never got any information about a second press conference (like they did last year). It is now also too late to schedule one. This could only mean that Nikon doesn't have much to show. They will never announce a major DSLR product together with the Coolpix cameras. Look back at previous Nikon announcements - when was the last time they announced a DSLR body (FX), several lenses (FX), few Coolpix cameras and maybe even teleconverters all at the same time? I've said that few times before in the comments section and now I will say it on the main page:
No new Nikon DSLR prior to PMA!
I really hope I am wrong this time. If they pull one out, I can assure you that nobody outside Nikon's headquarter knows about it. There is just no information out there, nothing, zilch.
This is my final word on what we will get next week based on the information I have so far (unless I get something new in the last moment):
- Four new Coolpix cameras: Coolpix S3000, S8000, P100 and Coolpix L110 | [NR] possibility rating: 99%
- Two new FX lenses: AF-S 24mm f/1.4 prime (this link is for the patent application) and AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR zoom lenses | [NR] possibility rating: 95%
That's it. I can say that this announcement has been the most difficult to gather information for, maybe because the expectations were very high.
I also do believe that Bob Krist was shooting with the new Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 lens, so expect to see some promotional photos from Miami when this lens is announced next week. That's about the only real leak we got so far.