I put together a recap on the information I collected recently from multiple tips:
- It is possible that key subsidiary Nikon personnel will be traveling to Japan next week. I read somewhere that similar meeting happens in Japan every time before a major announcement.. Nikon even mentioned something similar on their Investor Relations site:
- I am not sure if you have noticed, but multiple European Nikon websites were down in the past week - not at the same time, which could indicate that this was not a technical issue. Nikon is known for bringing their websites down for updates before an official announcement.
- I was told that something will be happening on weekend between July 23 - 25, 2010. This is really weird because nothing happens on weekends, unless there is an event/photo show somewhere. Another tipster mentioned that 2 DSLRs, 1 prime and 2 zoom lenses are to be announced in July as well.
- New set of Coolpix point and shoot cameras will be announced in August (as usual). The Coolpix S1000pj is now discontinued in the inventory system of at least one major retailer. Expect a refresh. Hopefully the rumored “high-end Coolpix compact camera” will be released as well.
"A new Medium Term Management Plan is scheduled to be announced in June 2010 by the new management team."
As everything else on this blog, those are just rumors and in this case I cannot even give you a probability rating of this recap since it was collected form multiple sources.
Coming up next - some very interesting Nikon EVIL patents. Stay tuned!