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Nikon D800 design concept camera

Tecnofotografia published a new Nikon D800 design concept that features a wireless screen, replaceable rubber cover that fits the shape of your hand, rotating grip for video recording that simulates holding a camcorder and more:

Would you buy the Nikon D800 with those design changes?

This is just a design concept created by an artist and is not related to Nikon in any way.


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  • john

    I don’t mind seeing that on a improve ver for a D5100
    but no way for a improve ver for D700

    1. too little button, one reason I didn’t move from my D80 to D7000 and wait for a afterD700 body is the control on the D80 to D7000 is slow to change,

    2. Rather then create a removable (another weak point), i prefer them to create a wired/wirless interface and software for different smart phone, table and Portable game device to control to camera

    3.No way of a rotating grip, thats another weak point for the camera

    ——————————————————-

    But i would like to see that

    1. For the twin control wheel the got in the camera now,
    let us to program the unused wheel in the P/S/A mode for other use like changing ISO, EV level, WB or other stuff. it is a such a waste to leave one wheel out of use

    2. give every camera more bracket exposure, only 3 is just not enought for HDR photo

    3. let use to create some control program for the camera, today camera all have a build in computer, why not let user to create advance control and plugin for the camera
    (Like release the shutter every how many hour for how long with how many EV change for HDR time lap)

    • john

      forget to say, if the CMOS sensor from top to bottom can have different ISO (example; at to top pickup light at 100ISO and at the bottom pick up light a 6400ISO in the same picture scan) to create a variable nd filter Effect will be cool too.

  • Bill

    I would not buy it !

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/gio71/ Giorgio

      Me too: the D700 replacementcan’t be a videocam! Need same level of sealing as D3, not a toy.
      I don’t need video at all: D700 is a PHOTO camera.

      • http://www.fredrikknoph.com Fred

        Couldn’t agree more! Giorgio is absolutely right: I want a PHOTO camera and not a toy!

        • http://www.best-dedicated-server-hosting.co.uk/ Nikoneer

          Exactly! By the way, do you think, that D800 will be before this summer? It is worth to wait for it or buy D700?

          • i know everything

            Nikoneer,

            If you searched the internet and talked with you camera store sales people you would know the replacement is coming out in a couple of months.

            So I would certainly wait and probably sell of every little piece of photo gear you own in the meantime.

            I personally am going to skip the D800 with hopes of a D900 coming out sometime in the future…. in fact I might skip the D900 as well cause I fear the release of a superior camera after that.

            I guess I could just ask strangers on the internet to get some concrete information on future camera releases since that is credible information.

            Do you not think if Nikon rumors had this sort of info it would be posted as the next big story and not lying dormant for someone to ask a pipe dream question like yours?

            • http://ansphoto.deviantart.com ans

              Mr. i know everything,

              +1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://ml.cs.colorado.edu/~ben/gallery Ben

        I’m with you on sealing! The swivel handgrip looks sketchy, although it oughtn’t be too hard to seal it as well as the lens mount. The detachable screen looks like a massive win!!! It needs only a charging port (which could even be inductive for ultimate waterproofness). It’d better damn well have a remote shutter release and some basic controls built in, though.

        But isn’t adding video just a software patch and an extra button (and maybe mic and headphone jacks)? That is–you don’t need to lose anything on the still-picture end when you add video. You need to add a _little_ bulk for the audio jacks, but that’s it (the hardware doesn’t make the d5100 too bulky, although it’s missing an audio jack and I believe it uses a button instead of the shutter-mode switch). So: why not have video? Nobody’s forcing you to use it.

      • http://eleventhphotograph.com elph

        In that case the D800 should be a video cam! No not really. But the extra video functions would be great!

        • longzoom

          OK, I respect your wishes. Why not if you need it? But I, personally, do not need any video, and not gonna use it! So why should I pay very big $$$ for things I don’t need, ever! So I wanna choice – with or without video!

          • Steve

            The D700 replacement is going to cost the same with or without video. Other than a a few dollars (max) for a head phone jack, and other items. Most of the changes are software based. There is not significant increase in cost because it also shoots video.

          • Ronan

            If all you need is a photo camera, grab a Nikon FM2n.

      • Steve

        Sorry guys EVERY DSLR from here on out will be a video camera too. Embrace it. Just don’t use the feature.

  • http://www.tolgakart.com/watchyourstep Tolga

    Not sure about the wireless screen, but love the rotating grip idea..

    • Steve

      What I like about the wireless screen, is that if it can be wireless to a little DSLR, why not a larger resolution screen too? But I don’t see it happening. But could be cool.

  • Eric Calabros

    too BIG to be true

  • Thomas Geist

    I would NOT buy it. I would save to get a D3s or D4 or whatever it takes to NOT have so much video crap in a camera.

  • Nikonian

    Better stick to the original, there’s too much bling on this concept.

  • Brad

    Dear Nikon:

    D800 buyers do not want a video camera. We want a full frame bulletproof still camera with a high resolution sensor and good low light performance. End of story. Save your video feature for entry level buyers who want to take photos and videos of their kid’s birthday parties.

    • Marcel

      Hear hear!

      Can’t agree more! :-)

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/gio71/ Giorgio

      Agree

    • Sash

      +1

    • Mo

      Nicely said:)

    • Chico

      Fail for putting a DX lens on these photoshop concept! This is NOT what the D800 is about!

      • Giuseppe Olivieri

        Here we have the best observation of the topic!
        I won’t read more! ^_^

      • cirtap

        NOT to get off on the beaten path…I was in Hawaii last month and there was a Parade in Waikiki Beach…I noticed a Professional Camera dude, knew he was semi pro…he was using a Nikon D3s and Nikon D3x…but what through me for a major loop….two DX len’s on them. HUH? I went up to him and made sure I was seeing what I was seeing. Nikkor 16-85mm 3.5 on The D3x and Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5 VR 2.

        Full Frame Cameras with DX lens. AND a pure junk lens with the 18-200.

        • http://dundermifflin.com michael scott

          Haha did you talk to him? What was his reason for using those lenses?

          • cirtap

            I am not a shy guy….but I stood there for a moment and was going to ask…but I just had my own lil moment of chuckle looking at this odd happening. IT truly made me do a double take..and even walk up to the guy and just STARE!!! why would any reasonable camera dude..place DX lens on a FX camera. Plus a 18-200mm?

    • http://www.fredrikknoph.com Fred

      +1

    • Sarge

      Couldn’t agree less. Save the D3/D4 range for professional use, and produce a smaller full frame prosumer D800 that sets the new benchmark for video convergence.

      It would be a great backup for my D3 for pro photo use, and allow here-to-fore unavailable levels of video production, without forcing people like myself to abandon Nikon for Canon.

      For people who don’t care about video, they don’t have to use the video, do they? And Nikon has other consumer and prosumer cameras that do video poorly already. Move ahead.

      • Commercial Director

        EXACTLY!

        As a professional Commercial Director and amateur photographer, I am yearning for a Nikon solution for our productions (frustrated always having to turn to Canon).

        DSLRs ARE what we are using in my industry. But Canon has the monopoly.

        If Nikon can manafucture just ONE fantastic video and photo hybrid, it’ll allow all of us Nikon video professionals to turn back to our trusted company and stop dicking around with Canon.

        I have placed all my bets on Nikon giving us something on par with (or exceeding!) the 5D video wise.

        Oh, and for all you “photo professionals” that think video on a DSLR is just for moms at their kids birthdays, you are truly showing how out of touch with both industries you are…

        • Steve

          +1

        • cdemowork

          Commercial Director

          Your Statements are correct and based on facts and reality. Any image capturing component from 2 years ago, to the present time and in the future will all have some sort of video capture capabilities. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just foolish. If you don’t need it don’t use it.

          For those who claim they will just buy a D3s, Oops it has video too! You should stick to your D100 and enjoy yourself s.

          Oh yeah, try and find a new D3s anywhere right now??

          Its a concept and a great one! The CoolPix 9xx series of cameras
          with the swivel screen revolutionized the PS digital cameras in the Late 1999-2003 cool features at a reasonable price.

          I see this as a possibility for the EVIL camera system a new category all by itself.

          The TV show on Fox network “House” has shot several full episodes with the canon 5D camera systems.

          Last time I checked, most Movie industry lenses for film are Nikon!

          Detachable screen! Can we say Smart Phone! Oh I could maybe program my camera settings sitting around the press room for my remote cameras I just setup in the Arena or race track? Maybe update to the latest firmware without having to use my computer. Ditch the pricey pocket wizards and setup my SB-XXX flashes and wirelessly set up, maybe pre plan my flash settings before the shoot? Man what a time saver when the sun is setting or that kid is being less than cooperative. Pre planning, programming what a concept! What a potential photography AP!

          Oh man It just looks so promising right now.

          3 Kinds of people who deal with change.

          1. Work and look forward to it”
          2. Fight and complain about it!
          3. Hide out and hope it passes you by!

          I see all three people here.

          Kudos to those at the very top of the list.

          Sorry for the rest!

      • http://www.andrewgupta.com/ Andrew Gupta

        Basically what that anti-video / still-only people are saying is — “I want the industry to stay exactly how I want it to stay. Because things were this way for my parents and grandparents — they need to be this way for me.” AND — these folks are living in fantasy land.

        The industry is changing. What was previously called “video” is evolving into something new (currently vaguely described as “digital cinema”) and with new forms of distribution for “video” that replace traditional stills (online newspapers, etc.) — the job of a “photographer” is changing, evolving, moving on to include motion imaging.

        So, to the sticks-in-the-mud who want photography as we knew it to always remain the same — I’m sorry — it’s not going to happen. Motion imaging is a new dimension to traditional still photography — and that’s going to evolve further — not go away.

        Embrace the future — don’t fear it. Embrace new creative freedom that can take your artistry to new and better levels.

        What “Commercial Director” wrote is correct, and those of us heavily invested in Nikon glass are furious that Nikon isn’t evolving with the marketplace. Nikon doesn’t need to run away from video to appease people who fear change and evolution — Nikon needs to give us a better still and motion imaging device than the 5Dm2 or looming 5Dm3.

        Some fellow above wrote about leaving video for consumers filming their kids — evoking the response — are you living in the stone age? Every ad agency in America is producing TV content with the 5Dm2 or 7D, networks have produced shows with the 5Dm2, feature films are being produced on Canon HDSLRs, Canon HDSLR films swept the awards at Sundance and will probably do the same at Cannes. Things have changed — it’s called evolution. And, no where in the above ‘evolution’ is a camera made by Nikon.

        • http://www.5thstagemedia.com/ owen thomas

          completely agree!

          For myself, there’s also the added convenience factor. I shoot both photo and video for my job. It’s much easier to just click a button on my camera, adjust a few settings and start rolling than to bring another camera dedicated for video.

          Plus the quality of video (even on the shit assed HDSLR Nikons I use) is much more visually pleasing thanvideo cameras that cost 3-4 times a HDSLR body.

          Video is the currency of new media. Any photographer that doesn’t embrace this is limiting their visual creativity and limiting their potential income.

          Newspapers publish more videos than photos these days, and that’s their print and websites combined.

    • http://ml.cs.colorado.edu/~ben/gallery Ben

      No, seriously: when you add video, what do you lose?

      • http://tumbleweed-092.livejournal.com/ Slow Gin

        Money.

        • Steve

          No you don’t. With or without video the next Nikon DSLR will cost the same.

    • Chase

      You do not speak for me. I will buy a D800 only if it has video. Otherwise, I will be forced to switch to Canon. PERIOD.

      • kede

        Same for me

    • pethunia

      Heartily disagreed!

    • http://www.5thstagemedia.com/ owen thomas

      I want video and better video capabilities than Canon…Video is half my income!

  • Goose

    its like a low budget “videographers” concept camera. (i have nothing against low budget videographers or the like, for im a low budget hobbiest myself)

    its the basic things you’d want for a video rig, but all in a compact manner… theres a great reason why people use dedicated tools (monitors, “video ergonomic rigs”, external buttons).

  • Zouk

    Ha! I’ve been waiting for a Nikon VDSLR for longer than I can remember. Compared to Canon D7000 and D5000 is rubbish for video. I’d buy, no question. I don’t know what the still photographers are complaining about, Nikon has great cameras for stills.

    • glpsantos

      “I don’t know what the still photographers are complaining about, Nikon has great cameras for stills.” – you are so right!

    • Anonymous

      You obviously do not know what you are taking about. I have both the Nikon D7000 and the Canon 60D. For 1080p 24fps HD-video, the Nikon D7000 easily beats the Canon 60D, specially when shooting video at ISO 3200and above.

      • Zouk

        And for 60fps Canon easily beats Nikon

      • Commercial Director

        Yeah, compared to the cheap 60d, the D7000 wins. But that’s too easy.

        What do we Nikon shooters have to compare to the video capabilities of the 7D or 5D? Nothing…

        As someone who owns a d7000, but makes a living Directing with rented 5D’s, I can attest Nikon needs to step it up video wise.

        • AndrewM

          who knows, they will surprise us & launch the d400 just to beat the 7d or 5d of Canon…lolz

    • Sarge

      Ding ding ding!

    • http://dundermifflin.com michael scott

      Since when was the D7000 and D5000 produced by Canon?

      • Zouk

        I forgot a comma

  • Ben

    I think all the comments above summed it up already.

    For those who want video features, there are lots of pro video cameras out there; for a D700 replacement, I want a rigid camera that takes great photos.

    • Zouk

      For me who shoots video, there is only one full frame camera with interchangeable lens capability and high light sensitivity that is even remotely within my price range. And it’s not a Nikon.

    • Zim

      will having video make the Nikon not take good pictures?

      • venancio

        very good point… as others have said, i, too, won’t be sold to a D800 or D4 without improved video capability, better than any Nikon predecessor… the D3S/D3X stills capability remains top notch, so this alternative is open for those who don’t want video improvement, or who want an alternative to a 5DM2 or 5DM3 without the video….

  • hexx

    dreadful. no fucking video crap, implement this garbage in the budget cams.

  • glpsantos

    Is interesting how people post a no without answering why! Nikon needs to pull out fast a camera to compete with the 1080p dslr cameras. Why? Because they are losing the market to canon. It seems to me that most people that post something here don’t film professionally, and the reason is – they don’t like the wireless screen! Someone said “we can lose it”. Are we still child?
    If you understand the concept of filmmaking, then you understand the concept of the wireless screen, because most people tend to buy a secondary screen for the camera (yes is bigger, 7″), and with this camera you don’t have to. You can visualize the image if you camera have to in the floor filming up, or close to a wall, and you cannot see the image. So, if you are the type of person that only like taking pictures, you don’t have to complain, because nikon have a lot of good cameras. This camera is to compete with the the others that film.
    The grip is like… whatever. If you pick in any kind of semi or pro camera, you don’t have this kind of grip, because you don’t need it! So the question is, are you having this camera for pros, or for amateurs? And if the answer is for amateurs, the camera will not compete with canon. If it is for pros, you can leave the grip idea, and come up with other good thing like the wireless screen.
    I prefer nikon to canon, but right now, I have a canon 7d, because nikon don’t have anything as good as 7d, 5d or 1d mark 4. I still use my nikon prime!

    • Zouk

      Agreed, rotating grip is unnecessary for film. Just bring on a competitive camera.

      • hybris

        dont like the grip either

    • NoVideoPlse

      Is it really only a child will lose a lens cap? An ipad will soon connect to the DLSR any way, if you are a ‘filmmaker’, a tiny remote screen is not going to cut it, right?
      If Nikon is seriously thinking about a VDSLR, a motorized zoom in-out button is a must.
      This concept is totally wrong for this semi pro market, it is too big, mostly likely too heavy, too ugly… it can do mostly at everything, and most likely not excel at anything.
      Will not buy.

      • http://ml.cs.colorado.edu/~ben/gallery Ben

        What’s a “semi pro”? Someone who makes a little money selling photos on the side?

        So your argument is:

        1) Because there’s a need on Nikon cameras that Apple can exploit, Nikon shouldn’t exploit it.

        2) This camera is bound to be too heavy… unlike the d700, which is a flyweight.

        3) Semi-pros care about what the camera looks like!!!!!

  • http://e-arc.hu David

    This would be awesome! Many great ideas in one concept, well done!

  • http://www.marekd.com/blog Marekd

    I’d buy it in a heartbeat! It’s time Nikon started catching up with Canon in the video department!

    But it’s all wishful thinking – it’d be too good to be true.

  • Adam

    Looks like a D5000 with the price of a D700

    Great idea but don’t think pros who only cares bout photography will buy this camera.

    Besides, do they think this pro-grade camera will be able to handle the abuse, NR already did post a couple of D3’s pushed to the extreme, let see how these will handle in those conditions

  • JJose

    WORST DESIGN EVERRRRRRRR!

    • cirtap

      NO..Mark Levison’s Design out Poops this.

  • Mar

    60 or more fps 1080p video. That’s all I need.

    • Commercial Director

      +1!

      • kede

        +10

  • Not a Video Shooter

    No I would not buy it —

    I do Photography not Video and I wish that
    more of the designs for Pro level Still Cameras would focus on this need
    and not try and make all things for all shooters.

    Their are always engineering design trade offs.

    Nikon please stick to making the best possible Still Cameras
    let others make limited capability video cameras.

    As what is next 3 Chip in still cameras to support better video,
    I don’t want to pay for this in size or cost.

    • Alex

      3 chip is a thing of the past. You couldn’t cram in 3 full frame sensors with the same lens system anyway.

  • alex

    I own a D700 and I desperately want video!! Like so many others, I have lots of different kit (video cam as well) and never know what to carry with me. I’m considering getting a D5100 to satisfy the need – but if the D800 offered something like this I would much rather spend my money here. Lots of people (pros) do both video and photography: Everyone in Denmark is using Canon because they think they do much better in combining the two things.
    I don’t want a heavy camera – but I want a sturdy camera with excellent picture quality, which shoots well in low light, high res, low noise, which focuses quickly on the desired object and keeps the focus, which is easy to use in manual mode, and which swaps between video and single frame/ photo easily. This camera looks great – if a little too big. But the people I know who shoot a lot of DSLR video complain that they are very heavy without grip etc…

    • Sarge

      Ditto.

  • Alex

    I don’t agree, I think anyone that was seriously going to buy it will still buy it. Plus it would take a lot of the 5D Mk2 and high end camcorder buyers. Please add balanced audio connectors (even if it is mini XLR). As long as there are no compromises as a still camera (including price), then all the other features are just a bonus.

  • Apoooo

    I would NOT buy this. This is just offensive…

  • Greg Webb

    A bit of fun but with those two major components moving so much, I really can’t see it getting market acceptance as sufficiently robust for a pro tool, so dead in the water.

    If they wanted to do this I’d expect it to happen in a sort of D3x00/D5x00 arrangement with whatever replaces the D300s, *if* that camera gets a direct replacement. But, I don’t think they would.

  • amosrides

    No Way!

    I assume most of those who say they would buy this are not those waiting on the D700’s replacement. First of all it’s butt ugly. Second, a camera with that much dedication to video is going sacrifice a lot of what we want for still. Third, the rotating grip is useless for me. Forth, while it could be nice is some situations to have a wireless screen, I don’t want my only screen to be wireless. Fifth, it’s butt ugly. Finally I’m not paying for all that crap I don’t want; it would either be far more expensive than the d700 or offer far less in quality. I’d either buy another d700 or get a D3s.

    Please Nikon, if you are reading this, give us what you are good at, so we can use it for what we are good at!

    • eeee

      Why don’t you just move to Canon? We don’t like you here anyways.

  • hexx

    how about compromise? new breed of vdslr segment in pro range and proper still dslr? so you could decide which way you want to go. videos from dslr does have few advantages but if i remember correctly i’ve seen one of the big manufacturers started to support dslr lenses. so maybe it will all go this route and still cameras will go back to what they used to be – still cameras.

    but having two pro segment branches would make sense too.

  • http://www.aperfectimagecaribbean.com Sylvester Rameau

    I think the design is great but with a few weaknesses. I love the new shape, look tuff and like a tank. Just something new and different. Don’t like the detachable screen because thats just going to lead to problems, just add a swivel screen instead. Don’t like the rotating grip thats another problem right there and the top info srceen is too small needs to be bigger. Like I said “love the look” of the camera and the more advance grip texture because after holding the d700 all day shooting a wedding, it tends to take it out on your hands especially your right hand. But really nice concept. I think nikon should take a few design points from this concept. Remember we a competing against canon and sony. I’ve been a really loyal nikonian and would love to see nikon back at number #1

  • hexx

    just noticed, look at that first image, that’s DX lens!

  • Panfruit

    The AF-ON button would never work for me. I used that constantly, and that would really get annoying.

  • Zim

    You people who don’t want video on the D800. Just don’t turn it on. I want both and if you don’t want video on DSLR you are out of luck because they are all going to have now. I just hope it is around $2500

    • hexx

      why should i pay for something i don’t want and wouldn’t havy any use for? and that’s the point. video features do cost money, somebody must pay for r&d. so i would prefer to get better still camera for my money.

      • Zim

        Well every camera that comes out now has video. Nikon and Canon both.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosniper2000/sets fotosniper

        I don’t need matrix metering or 6 fps. why should I pay for that? wait that’s stupid. you pay for all kinds of things u don’t use.

      • cdemo

        I bet your car has a cigarette lighter in it? Most people don’t use em but it is still there! Perhaps we shouldn’t buy a car or drive our current one if you even have a car. Seems like that cigarette lighter is truying to make you smoke, pretty ugly looking feature if you ask me?

        Okay we will now call it a power port, yeah that makes sense, i use mine all the time? with an inverter that gets in the way, stupid wireless screen!

  • markogts

    Fukushima radiations have already brought deformed beings… What is this contraption? Sorry guys, I buy DSLR to take pictures, videocameras to take video, and coffee machines to make coffee. Stop mixing things.

    • JV

      Great point

    • eeee

      You sound like one of those people who doesn’t like change. I bet when Facebook changed up their web design you were the first to complain. “The old profile looks better”, “Give me back the old news feed”, “Why is my photo album using LightBox”. Does that sound familiar to you? Accept it or not, but every company is “Skating to where the puck will be”.

  • Simon

    Nikon is trailing well behind Canon in video development and there is no backers from the filming industry so the idea of more video orientated feature is wasted on Nikon.

    • Zim

      I wonder when Canon is going to improve the 7D?

  • Zim

    Looking more at the rotating grip. I like the idea.

  • james

    Too many moving parts. It WILL break. End of story.

  • rye

    If I EVER Have to use Live View when there is plenty of light around, Then No.
    besides, what is the point of a swiveling handle… It would be cool if u want to get a better grip of aiming DOWN, I don’t quite get the concept, but the detachable screen is fairly awesome.

  • http://www.dimalozz.ho.ua dimalozz

    I don`t understend why that handgrip rotates?
    Is it usefull for video? I think — not!
    Is it good for photo? No!
    Is it possible to us MB-D10?

    Future perfect D800 have to be like D700 but with HD-video, mode dial from D7000, rotated screen from D5100 and double slots from D300s.

  • Yannovitch

    (I’m french, sorry for the mistakes).

    I would not buy this cam.
    But I would assurely not buy a new still camera.
    People saying they don’t want video on their DSLR
    1) never used it
    2) wants the death of Nikon. If u re not into the video market this days, you do not exist.
    2) don’t know how big is the waiting for a good, really good alternative to a RED camera or a Canon.

    I’m shooting weddings, nature, sport stills, so I need a really good still camera. But I’m shooting movies too, and it’s just a complete other story when it comes to shooting videos with a DSLR, you just can’t find that on any DV cam.

    I want my D800 to be full frame. to have not more than 20mpx, if people want more, just take medium format digital back. to have 100.000 ISO.
    But I want too, to have really high troughput interface like thunderbolt or esata or usb3, to be able to plug SSD or fast portable hard drives. And then to have Video RAW.
    WIth that, I would be able to compete with RED and Canon. For a fraction of the cost.

    • http://tumbleweed-092.livejournal.com/ Slow Gin

      1). Used. Photo and video are very different tasks and DSLR is not about video by obvious reasons.

      2). Leica is alive and healthy as it never was.

      3). I feel really sorry, but on the other hand the best is going to those who wait.

  • Bernardl

    Well, for those willing to shoot video handheld, this would probably be the best design around in terms of usability. I am not 100% sold on the position of the release button when shooting video though, it would probably better be located a bit more closer to the front/upper corner.

    Now, are the other must have high end video features implemented well enough with this? Namely, how about sound recording? Would that not be more important than a pop up flash?

    Now, could this be made robust enough? I don’t see why it would not. The D4 will still be there for those looking for the absolute beast.

    Cheers,
    Bernard

  • Diego

    YES ABSOLUTELY!
    ITS JUST A DREAM *-*

  • Sarge

    Nikon needs a full frame video convergence camera. It is the future.

    Give it the continuous AF of the GH2, a full frame sensor capable of 1080p/60p, the D5100 swivel screen, and the usual excellent Nikon still image capability and I will buy it today.

    I would trade that twisting grip for better weather sealing. As far as the body goes, the smaller the better, without going below FF or worst case APS-C with the sensor.

  • Metal Bird

    I am one that wants this camera. I do both photo and video pro and would love to have them give me everything they have for both in one. Swiveling grip probably not, but monitor yeah and full 24-60fps 1080 recording options.

  • Full frame only!

    Useless information, as far as I am concerned! Not even a rumor, just a product of one’s imagination!

    Any rumor on when the Nikon D800 will appear would be much better!

  • hybris

    Admin?
    how reliable do you think this rumor is?

    i mean the photos looks real to me, you dont just make that up in ps.

    any specks?

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

      this is just a design concept created by an artist – it has nothing to do with Nikon

      • hybris

        thx

    • Alex

      No es un rumor, es un concepto de diseño, creación de un artista, eso es todo. Hay que leer un poco los artículos.

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  • Chase

    A bunch of people are saying they don’t want video. I agree that I would primarily want a still-centric camera (so the swivel grip doesn’t do it for me) but as a photojournalist, I NEED a DSLR that does solid video. A D800 with better video capabilities is totally welcome. A wireless screen is a bit overkill, but a swivel would be nice to protect the screen when not in use.

  • dude

    Leave the LCD alone! seriously! crappy idea to take it off or to make it a swivel. Just don’t.
    D700’s upgrade needs more resolution, and a 60fps 1080 video, and that’s all needed to compete with Canon 5D mkII

    • JV

      Totally agree!!

  • sirin

    i wonder if these guys ever actually tried to bend their hand like that.

    • ted

      Tried holding my camera with the front grip pointing up and looking through the hot shoe. Not comfortable on the wrist at all. This design “looks” interesting but is not very practical.

  • Yan

    I think the design is 2 generations backwards from the current d700

  • Ameriguayo

    Sorry, wouldn’t buy it. The more mechanical moving parts on an SLR, the higher the chances of expensive failures and repairs. I would prefer to see video features added to current d700 design.

  • dude

    would love to see sync speed of 1/500th sec:)

  • http://www.andrewgupta.com/ Andrew Gupta

    The anti-video / still-only people are saying is — “I want the industry to stay exactly how I want it to stay. Because things were this way for my parents and grandparents — they need to be this way for me.” AND — these folks are living in fantasy land.

    The industry is changing — what was previously called “video” is evolving into something new (currently vaguely described as “digital cinema”) and with new forms of distribution for “video” that replace traditional stills (online newspapers, etc.) — the job of a “photographer” is changing, evolving, moving on to include motion imaging.

    So, to the people who want photography as we knew it to always remain the same — I’m sorry — it’s not going to happen. Motion imaging is a new dimension to traditional still photography — and that’s going to evolve further — not go away.

    Embrace the future — don’t fear it. Embrace new creative freedom that can take your artistry to new and better levels.

    What “Commercial Director” wrote is correct, and those of us heavily invested in Nikon glass are furious that Nikon isn’t evolving with the marketplace. Nikon doesn’t need to run away from video to appease people who fear change and evolution — Nikon needs to give us a better still and motion imaging device than the 5Dm2 or looming 5Dm3.

    Some fellow above wrote about leaving video for consumers filming their kids — evoking the response — are you living in the stone age? Every ad agency in America is producing TV content with the 5Dm2 or 7D, networks have produced shows with the 5Dm2, feature films are being produced on Canon HDSLRs, Canon HDSLR films swept the awards at Sundance and will probably do the same at Cannes. Things have changed — it’s called evolution. And, no where in the above ‘evolution’ is a camera made by Nikon.

    • eeee

      Skate to where the punk will be

  • yrsued

    Someone went to a lot of trouble to create this Photoshop thing, whatever it is..

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