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Nikon press event on April 4th?

I received an unconfirmed report that Nikon will have a press event on April 4th, 2011.

Nikon D5100 and/or the new mirrorless camera system are expected. I will know more next week.

I received this tip yesterday before the earthquake and I am not sure if the date will be changed.

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  • http://nakedlens.org NakedLens

    4/4 for a D4?

    • http://www.shortfingerphoto.com Nubz

      Wouldn’t that be exciting? Good thinking!

      • http://nakedlens.org NakedLens

        LOL, I won’t hold my breath (primarily because I can’t afford a D3/4), but it would make for amusing timing.

        I will admit to holding off on a D7K for a bit just to see if the 400/800 is announced in the next month or two.

        • http://www.shortfingerphoto.com Nubz

          I don’t think it will happen either but it sure would be nice. I’m in the market for a full frame with the D3s as my first choice. I will probably wait to see what the D800 and D4 bring before I buy one though. I’ll wait and see what’s out there once I have enough dough saved.

        • KC

          Either ways im gonna sell my d700 to get d4 and later on upgrade to a d4x.

          • http://www.diyfilm.co.uk/ Kaouthia

            If the D4/x are anything like the D3/x bodies, the D4x won’t be an “upgrade” to the D4, it’ll simply be for a different type of shooter, same as D3 vs D3x.

            D3x/D4x if you shoot in a studio. D3/D4 for everything else.

    • http://www.BogdanSandulescu.Ro fotograf nunta

      Maybe D400? :)

      • enesunkie

        August :(

    • http://www.juandiegojr.com juandiegojr

      I thought the same !!

    • mshi

      They’ll announce it but won’t be able to deliver it two years from now.

  • venancio

    i thought tuesdays are the preferred announcement days for Nikon or even Canon but i’m not choosy about good news…

    • venancio

      except that there is this propensity of the japanese to pronounce the “L” sound by saying the “R” sound instead, so if someone was pulling someone’s leg and said April Fool then it would sound as April Four…

  • SZRimaging

    Isn’t 4 an unlucky number for the Japanese? I wouldn’t think they would do an announcement on 4/4.

    • D4

      Not once the D4 is announced; that will change the superstition.

    • jason

      Only in Chinese, not so sure in japanese

    • Magnus

      In Japanese the number 4 is in some cases pronounced “shi” – which also means “death”, therefore they tend to avoid the number (or pronounce it “yon” or some other way).
      I.e. it is not the number itself – but the way it is said that could be “unlucky”.

      • SZRimaging

        Got it. Thanks. I knew there was something about it.

  • grumps

    4 and 4 makes 8, what great luck!

    • http://www.truphotos.com gnohz

      Haha good one :D

    • Highlight

      4 x 4 = 16 Megapixels!

  • camaman

    Why do you guys thing there will even be D400?
    Maybe they will simplify their lineup. D7000->D800->D4
    and an APS-C Pro- mirror-less with new Sony 24MP sensor tech and EVF rumored to appear in A77(?)
    :-)

    • WoutK89

      I dont call it simplify, it makes it more difficult for the high end DX shooter as the D7000 isnt quite a D300s.

    • http://www.diyfilm.co.uk/ Kaouthia

      Because the D7000 isn’t a pro DX body. The magnesium alloy body isn’t a complete alloy body like it is in the D300s, it lacks the sync socket & 10-pin accessory port of the D300s (and D200), it’s “high speed” continuous shooting mode isn’t as fast as the D300s, the AF isn’t as good as the D300s, it’s a downgrade in many respects.

      The only places is beats the D300s is slightly higher MP (big deal), and it shoots 1080p. I’m not about to spend £1000 on a camera that just gives me 1080p and doesn’t benefit me one little bit in stills. Nikon have to produce a pro level DX body.

      • Sahaja

        @ Kaouthia
        And some pro-level DX lenses to go with it? – otherwise what’s the point of a new “pro” DX body?

        • SZRimaging

          I use pro FX lenses with my D200 all the time. There is no reason you can’t (aside from the PC lenses).

  • D700guy

    Time will tell.
    Personally, I couldnt give a rip about the D800 or what ever the D700 replacement will be. My sites are set for the D3s replacement be it the D4 or whatever.
    So, given the plausible impact of the earthquake’s havick on Senai, it’s probable that there will be an additional delay to that body’s arrival date.
    I’ve been stalling on getting a 300mm VRII 2.8 until I knew exactly how far out the D4′s availability would be. Now, for me, it seems would be a good time to bite that bullet and get the damkn $5700 lens before summer begins. IDK, just thinking outloud.
    I absolutely cant afford both purcahses at once, so for me, it’s a 6 month difference which ever one it is.

    • D700guy

      (thought I spell check that….)
      …again…
      Time will tell.
      Personally, I couldn’t give a rip about the D800 or what ever the D700 replacement will be. My sites are set for the D3s replacement be it the D4 or whatever.
      So, given the plausible impact of the earthquake’s havoc on Senai, it’s probable that there will be an additional delay to that body’s arrival date.
      I’ve been stalling on getting a 300mm VRII 2.8 until I knew exactly how far out the D4′s availability would be. Now, for me, it seems would be a good time to bite that bullet and get the damn $5700 lens before summer begins. IDK, just thinking out loud.
      I absolutely can’t afford both purchases at once, so for me, it’s a 6 month difference which ever one it is.

      • Panfruit

        One more time, in Swahili:
        … Tena …
        Wakati atakuambia.
        Mimi binafsi, hakuweza kutoa mpasuko kuhusu D800 au kile milele ya D700
        badala ya kuwa. maeneo yangu ni kuweka kwa kuwa ni badala D3s
        ya D4 au chochote.
        Hivyo, kutokana na athari plausible ya havoc tetemeko la ardhi la tarehe Senai,
        kinachowezekana ni kwamba kutakuwa na kuchelewa zaidi kwa hiyo mwili
        kuwasili leo.
        Nimekuwa kusitishwa kwa kupata VRII 300mm 2.8 hata mimi nilijua hasa
        jinsi mbali nje ya upatikanaji wa D4 itakuwa. Sasa, kwa ajili yangu, inaonekana
        itakuwa ni wakati mzuri wa bite kwamba risasi na kupata Lens damn $ 5,700
        kabla ya majira ya joto kuanza. Idk, tu kufikiria kwa sauti.
        Mimi kabisa hawawezi manunuzi wote kwa mara moja, hivyo kwa ajili yangu, ni 6
        mwezi tofauti ambayo milele moja ni.

        • sirin

          lol

        • Darklight

          +1

  • The invisible D900

    I also received a tip saying that on march 28th Nikon will announce a press event scheduled for May 2nd that will tell us when should be release the date for the announcement that will hapen on may 12th.
    But all that will be confirm on the scheduled press announcement that will be made march 20th.
    :o

  • http://www.bobmcclenahan.com Bob

    Just bought a new D700, so they’ll probably announce the D800. You guys can thank me later.

    • The invisible D900

      I said that 3 years ago, it did not work.

    • trololololo

      Thank you Bob!

    • gt

      i can’t afford a D800 anyway, I might as well pony up for a used D700 while they’re being sold

      • The invisible D900

        What’s important is to get the 14-24mm 2.8 ASAP !
        I have a feeling that is the production cut the lens will worth $5000

        • The invisible D900

          Well, that was suposed to be an other of my stupid jokes, it’s not.

          Look at B&H and Adorama stocks, all the high-end lenses are “temporary out of stock”

          I bet everyone ordered it when the earthquake damages show to be more important that we thought !

          • The invisible D900

            I just ordered my 14-24mm f/2.8 from Ritz Camera they now have only 5 left for the USA.
            B&H and Adorama don’t have any.
            Scary !

  • http://galleries.gorji.com Gorji

    I believe the earthquake that hit Japan is near the Nikon plant in Sendai that makes the Pro bodies.

  • ways

    only 5100…
    poor anouncement

    • WoutK89

      pretty sure we’ll see some new lenses with it, another macro, or superzoom we dont really need :P

  • broxibear

    New “I Am” campaign adverts to be aired in the UK, Europe and South Africa in April…
    “The first UK ad will air on 11 April for four weeks on all the major channels.
    Birgitta Olson, Nikon Europe general manager of marketing, said: This latest iteration of the ‘I Am’ advertising campaign is our most personal yet, connecting on a more direct level with our audience over the feelings we all recognise around the art of photography. We hope it will be as well-received as the previous campaigns.”

    http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/news/1059547/Nikon-continues-I-Am-TV-campaign/

  • ob1

    SMART MOVE Nikon if they do release the mirrorless.

    This will mean Nikon will finally have caught up to Canon in regards to video performance (maybe even beating Canon), putting pressure on them to release the 5dMK III (no one really buys the 5D for high ISO do they?!?)

    Which would mean if Canon releases the 5d MKIII before the D700 update, Nikon will surely respond with a better camera…

  • http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com Ron Scubadiver

    Wherezhat D800?

  • Robert Kamand

    What if the 5100 is the mirrorless camera? Oh man my head hurts from all these rumors. I need to sleep for a couple of days.

    • WoutK89

      it wouldnt suit Nikons naming, what will the D5200 be? And the D3200? And the D7100? Dont believe a D5100 will be mirrorless

  • bhuce

    Good news, everybody! Nikon will be announcing a rebate program on popular DSLRs and select lenses!

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