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Reality or fiction: Nikon D4, D4x, D400, D400x, D800, D800x, D9000 specs

So, you want rumors? Here we go: this is an email I received few hours ago. I am posting the unedited version. Reality or fiction? You decide (I vote for fiction with both hands):

Subject: Believe or not. I have most Nikon D4/D400/D800 specs from Swedish information i have.

Message: You cannot truly believe it. So, even i don't, but i have heard this information in Swedish restaurant dinner table from other table and the second were looking Nikon's employer and they speaking over three hours together in english about specifications and i don't really believe the word, but so on, that's what i heard. Huh, i were lucky cause he do not notice my listening, is this secret information? They do not have other customers at same time. Thats what i writed based from their conversation.

I heard a rumor of Nikon's fourth generation digital camera series specifications in Sweden. Additionally, i know that the Nikon is releasing its own 35mm video camera models for professional market, using of course Nikon F bayonet mount for lenses. They have two models to release, first the heavy pro model priced around 10000€ and lighter second camera to below two kilograms-group. Both have XLR-audio inputs and world's first Ultra High Definition in videocameras, the UHD 3840x2160p. Of course the same feature is even found in it's professional DSLR models targeted for still camera use (D4/D800/D400-series). Both they video- and DSLR-cameras are compatible with they new feature found by their lenses, it's simple an AF-upgrade which do not stop the focusing between each frame, which means focusing is really continuous. Yes i know some other videocamera manufacturers may have already this feature in their lenses (yet them bodycan use it) but Nikon delivers this feature even to stillcameras and lenses which are targeted to still use, other stillcamera manufacturers do not have that feature for still-shooting. I'm said this feature "compatibility even in video", cause the feature means the lens must be equipped with new type AF-motor, that lenses compatibility with older models is they can't use the feature, but they can use lenses traditionally by stopping the focusing-between each frame. That means the focus stop to some "point", it do not mean focus power-on/power-off. It's possible the third generation have compatilibity to use it by hardware, but Nikon can release an firmware update to them is that's possible. Well, next more. Cause that AF-feature, AF and meterings servo features and updated metering and focusing systems, i heard the manufacturer have a plan to make new pro film camera model, the F7. Yes, you read right and maybe you know they even release they first full frame digital camera model for consumer market, the D9000. So, you we

ll know Nikon and their politics, its camera factory and the previous film model is 7 years old while writing this. They know the film is not dead and film manufacturers have a change to develop new films that can really compete with nowadays modern digital cameras. But really, it's only the D4 or D800 body that is modified to film use, nothing more nothing less. Well, it's looking highly important that memory manufacturers will have to develop new faster and higher capacity memory cards for that new cameras, but is important to hurry up with them cause new cameras really need high speed memory. Nikon's fourth generation DSLR models specifications are below.....

*For IQ i mean High ISO Image Quality

Nikon D400

  • Sensor: 24 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (Bayer type or new type 1-layer sensor which do not have Bayer filter but anyway needs three pixels to create any color. This new type will be better at high sensitivies)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Sensor filtering: Nothing (IR and AA filters are detachable and they are in a detachable lens
  • mount module)
  • And that lens mount module: Detachable and including two filter slots for carrying example of Anti-Aliasation and Infrared filters or what you want to mount over your sensor? Detachable lens mount module is also useful for easy cleaning of sensor and prism too..... (personally i  don't want any aliasation to make photo unsharp while i can remove moire in photo manipulation or unuseful light decreasing traditional fysical IR filter, cause i prefer to remove IR frequences directly from sensor if i don't want IR pictures)
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-9 exposures, 1-12 with grip and ENX-1 battery)
  • Dynamic range: Over 14 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 100-51200 ISO (Boost 50, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* over 2 stops better than D3s)
  • Autofocus sensor: 201 points MultiCAM-5000DX (all points cross type, huh) or it's possible AF can be a completely new type? That AF systems have many AF-servo features like 1DmkIV.....
  • Light metering: New type 24 Megapixel light metering sensor (this is a surprise!)
  • Exposure modes: P,A,S,M,PM,AM,SM (in PM,AM and SM you can manually set what shutter speed and aperture ranges program can be use. Example of PM-mode. 1/20-1/500sec and apertures f/2.8-8 while the lens itself can be use aperture from f/1.4 to f/22 (example). Shortly you can set what speeds and apertures can be used in program. And now Automatic ISO is allowed to use in all metering modes even in the full manual.)
  • Shutter: Focal plane shutter with speeds from 60sec to 1/16000sec, Bulb, Time (probably metal shutter rated over million exposures)
  • Shutter lag: 20ms
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec (12 frames/sec with new MB-D20 battery grip and ENX-1 battery)
  • Camera buffer: Over 4 Gigabytes
  • Video recording: 30frames/sec UHD 3840x2160p & HD 1920x1080p quality AVCHD video
  • Flash sync: Up to 1/250sec X-sync and Nikon High Speed Sync up to 1/16000sec
  • Infrared sensitivity range: Up to 900Nm for full Infrared photography compatibility
  • Infrared sensitivity range set: You can manually set what red sensitivity range the sensor records. Eg. you can take genuine Infrared pictures without using any filter with sensor by setting the
  • red sensitivity range to example of 650-900Nm. And you can take standard pictures simply by set the max red sensitivity to Around 550Nm. Its highly possible the camera have an
  • own standard mode in the menu for easy setting to no IR senzitisation.
  • Memory: Two CompactFlash card slots and one standard USB3.0 port on the camera right side for moving the photos and videos to memory stick or hard disk or shooting to them directly
  • Other features:
  • Autofocus and Light metering servo features
  • Additionally the old AI/AI-S lens connectors for metering
  • In camera moire remove feature while shooting samelike as noise remove (Off, Lo, Md, Hi)
  • Thunderbolt High Speed I/O
  • Integrated GPS
  • Integrated Wi-Fi for uploading pictures, remote controllers, setting cameras settings from computer, for flash controlling etc.....
  • The camera uses new 2500mAh ENX-10 Lithium Polymer battery
  • New user and menu interfaces
  • Shutter release now selectable for any user set button
  • Weight: Around 1000g without battery, memory card or body cap
  • Release date: 4th quarter of 2011 or 1st quarter of 2012
  • Price: ?

Nikon D4

  • Sensor: 18 Megapixel full size CMOS sensor  (Bayer type or new type 1-layer sensor which do not have Bayer filter but anyway needs three pixels to create any color. This new type will be better at high sensitivies)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Sensor filtering: Nothing (IR and AA filters are detachable and they are in detachable lens
  • mount module)
  • And that lens mount module: Detachable and including two filter slots for carrying example
  • of Anti-Aliasation and Infrared filters or what you want to mount over your sensor?
  • Detachable lens mount module is also useful for easy cleaning of sensor and prism too..... (personally i  don't want any aliasation to make photo unsharp while i can remove moire in photo manipulation or unuseful light decreasing traditional fysical IR filter, cause i prefer to remove IR frequences directly from sensor if i don't want IR pictures)
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-12 exposures, except over 12 frames/sec its mininum of 2)
  • Dynamic range: Over 16 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 100-409600 ISO (Boost 25, 50, 819200 and even the unbelievable 1638400) (IQ* over 5 stops better than D3s, personally i will not believe that, sounds impossible)
  • Autofocus sensor: 201 points MultiCAM-5000FX (all points cross type, huh) or it's possible AF can be a completely new type? That AF systems have many AF-servo features like 1DmkIV.....
  • Light metering: New type 18 Megapixel light metering sensor (this is a surprise!)
  • Shooting modes: P,A,S,M,PM,AM,SM (in PM,AM and SM you can manually set what shutter speed and aperture ranges program can be use. Example PM 1/20-1/500sec and apertures f/2.8-8 while the lens itself can be use aperture from f/1.4 to f/22 (example). Shortly you can set what speeds and apertures can be used in program. And now Automatic ISO is allowed to use in all metering modes even in the full manual.)
  • Shutter speeds: 60-1/16000sec, Bulb, Time (probably metal shutter rated over million exposures)
  • Shutter lag: 20ms
  • Framerate: 12 frames/sec (18 frames/sec in Multi-Shot mode)
  • Camera buffer: Over 4 Gigabytes
  • Video recording: 30frames/sec UHD 3840x2160p & HD 1920x1080p quality AVCHD video
  • Flash sync: Up to 1/250sec X-sync and Nikon High Speed Sync up to 1/16000sec
  • Infrared sensitivity range: Up to 900Nm for full Infrared photography compatibility
  • Infrared sensitivity range set: You can manually set what red sensitivity range the sensor records. Eg. you can take genuine Infrared pictures without using any filter with sensor by setting the red sensitivity range to example of 650-900Nm. And you can take standard pictures simply by set the max red sensitivity to Around 550Nm. Its highly possible the camera have an own standard mode in the menu for easy setting to no IR senzitisation.
  • Memory: Two CompactFlash card slots and one standard USB3.0 port on the camera right side for moving the photos and videos to memory stick or hard disk or shooting to them directly
  • Other features:
  • Autofocus and Light metering servo features
  • Additionally the old AI/AI-S lens connectors for metering
  • In camera moire remove feature while shooting samelike as noise remove (Off, Lo, Md, Hi)
  • Integrated grip
  • Thunderbolt High Speed I/O
  • Integrated GPS
  • Integrated Wi-Fi for uploading pictures, remote controllers, setting cameras settings from computer, for flash controlling etc.....
  • New user and menu interfaces
  • Shutter release now selectable for any user set button
  • The camera uses new 3500mAh ENX-1 Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer battery
  • Weight: Around 1400g without battery, memory card or body cap
  • Release date: 4th quarter of 2011 or 1st quarter of 2012
  • Price: ?

Nikon D4x: Other features same as D4, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 48 or 54 Megapixel full size 3MOS (samelike as Sigma Foveon) or 3-layer JFET-LBCAST sensor (heh heh ? Nikon uses his own strategy for challenging with Canon and should have used some Sony sensors before for showing to challengers they can't develop good sensors, this is don't true but Canon and Sony believing it's true, you know what i mean)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Dynamic range: Over 18 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 25-51200 ISO (Boost 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* ?)
  • Light metering: New type 48 or 54 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 12 frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: This rumor is not a joke..... like D4x price, its not a cheap joke for amateurs. Nikon states the body is priced over 8000 euros.

Nikon D400x:  Other features same as D400, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 36 Megapixel full size 3MOS (samelike as Sigma Foveon) or 3-layer JFET-LBCAST
  • sensor
  • Sensor made by: ?
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-9 exposures)
  • Dynamic range: ?
  • Sensitivity: 25-25600 ISO (Boost 51200, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* ?)
  • Light metering: New type 36 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: ?

Nikon D800: Other features same as D400, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 24 Megapixel full size CMOS sensor (Bayer type or new type 1-layer which do not have Bayer filter but anyway needs three pixels to create any color. This new type will be better at high sensitivies)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-12 exposures)
  • Dynamic range: Over 14 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 100-51200 ISO (Boost 50, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* over 3 stops better than D3s)
  • Light metering: New type 24 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec (12 frames/sec with new MB-D20 battery grip and ENX-1 Lithium Ion battery)
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: I think it's below 3000€

Nikon D800x: Other features same as D400, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 36 Megapixel full size 3MOS (samelike as Sigma Foveon) or 3-layer JFET-LBCAST
  • sensor
  • Sensor made by: ?
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-9 exposures)
  • Dynamic range: ?
  • Sensitivity: 50-25600 ISO (Boost 25, 51200, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* ?)
  • Light metering: New type 36 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: Even this maybe under 3000€

Nikon D9000: Other features same as D7000, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 32 Megapixel full size CMOS sensor (Bayer type)
  • Sensor filtering: IR & AA
  • Framerate: 3frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: Around 1000€
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  • http://- Joni

    I strongly believe the rumors…so what else?

  • r_jak

    If someone could listen with so much detail a conversation in a nearby table in a restaurant, was probably using some type of amplifier. It seems that this amplifier had the side effect of exaggerating the specifications. Also, it seems to me that in some of two tables there was consumed absenta (a Swiss liquor that was prohibited by his effects on the mind). ;-)

    • Whocares

      its called absinthe…

    • Rob

      THe specs got amplified

  • mikeg

    All BS. Waaay too much detail to remember correctly from a casual eavesdropping.

  • http://cwdalyphotography.com CWDaly

    Right?!?!?!

  • Jaye

    I just wasted a minute of my life. I would like to punch the guy who wrote this now!

    • http://www.istankov.com istankov

      Me too! I’ll hold him

      To much news for camera. If fraction from this details are correct, those cameras will blast competiton.

    • Niko

      I feel the same :(

  • dave

    Boy, it’s surprising how many people can’t take a joke. My sides are still hurting from laughing so hard at those specs. Even if I’m an optimist, we’re still a few generations off on some of those. I suspect many of you bought into the “leaked Nikon roadmap”. Chill out. Relax. There is a lot more to life than silly rumors.

    Now, if I really want to stir up the pot… Nikon developed JFET-LBCAST and has been shipping products using the technology since 2003 and all their existing FX sensors are believed to use this technology. It is a three layer process. So don’t expect this sudden leap in performance to be because of this “new” technology. It is interesting that Foveon is a Sigma technology and Nikon is suing Sigma over VR. Perhaps Nikon really is incorperating some Foveon technology and Sigma decided not to license it to Nikon. Nikon’s lawsuit may be more about getting rights to Foveon technology than it is about getting Sigma to stop using Nikon VR technology.

  • Rik

    Some of this is not true but most of it is. This is slated for release the first of July…

    • paddy

      uh, so where did you get this from?

    • Jack Jansen

      1st of july?

  • http://KirkCarter.com Kirk Carter

    I lean toward calling this fiction, because he says, “personally i don’t want any aliasation to make photo unsharp.” In other words, he’s making it up to fit his own ideas.

    • Chris Lilley

      Yeah, I noticed the tone changed from ‘overheard’ to a personal wish list part way through.

      And the complete specs rather than a few overheard details – nice story but needs more editing to make it believable.

  • goose

    i wish nikon would make lower base iso… iso 20 would be nice. bright day, wide open 1.4 without an ND

  • Jean-Noel Quilatan

    Full-frame D9000 with 3fps at a budget price?!?! I’d buy one right away.

  • Tanduà

    The next D800 will have only 16 MP. 24, 32 is not reality

    • Luis Santos

      if so I will jump to canon, tired of BS from nikon

      • http://mattharrisphotography.co.uk/ Matt Harris

        Jump away, troll.

  • Robert

    Being able to take so much details from a conversation in a restaurant..send your resume to the Intelligence Service Mr Rainman. This is definitely a JOKE

  • http://flavortogofast.blogspot.com Max

    no 60 fps video recording? wtf…

  • Otis

    hahahhahaha
    BuLL SH*T

  • http://Www.mauritsivs.nl makupi

    Yesterday the same nikon-guys where standing next to me in this coffeshop in Amsterdam and they told me all models will be made of gold. And have a foldable 24″ UHD touchscreen built in. And have 7.1 surround sound speaker system. Oh and they will weigh around 350 grams.
    True story.

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    science fiction?? stay tuned

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    the north koreans should hire this guy, full of bs

  • Nick

    Photoshopped!

  • Q

    Hahaha. I dream about a huge step for thier next release. But this is to far over the top. Even if Nikon could do it, they would not. Give the consumer a better model ever 2 year. But not to good. You need to top it in two years.

  • http://www.memoriesputtomusic.com Wedding Videographer

    I don’t believe this one bit. Sounds too good to be true.

  • treehaus

    Far too much time on his hands. ..speaking of his hands I wonder if he was having a tug while he was writing it…ooh yeh 24mp.. mmmm ..30fps….yeh.. canon whos ya daddy now. .. probably feels empty inside now and is having a cry while he waits for the real thing, of which he will only get a poster of.

  • Yhannoby

    rumor!!!!!

  • Shooter

    I’m just waiting for some tool to come in and complain that everyone is talking about fake specs when there are more pressing issues with the tsunami and the people of Japan. Hate those idiots that think people are insensitive just because they are anxious for new tech.

  • GB

    One can only dream!

  • http://www.fiordmedia.ro filmari nunti

    This article just made my week. I can’t stop laughing still!

  • Sean

    I do want to say some things maybe true, but here’s what I think… there’s way too many models with sub-models like d400 and d400x instead i think:
    d400: 16.2mp (only because the d7000 is 16.2mp… history has it that it matches some existing model) and it will not unseat d3s in MP. cropped sensor. video with stereo sound (maybe on the sound)
    High iso, i think so, d400x no way… cost too much to produce another prosumer model.
    nikon d4: at least 16.2 if not, it should take over the d3s of 24.5mp
    high iso and all the nifty caveats
    d800: 16.2mp high iso, yes, full frame, video with stereo sound (maybe on the sound).
    the question is would the name remain the same? d40, d60, d5000
    d70, d80, d90, d7000 (even though they say itz not the replacement cuz it can’t be d100 :P)
    now they created a d3100
    d100, d200, d300 -> can see them continuing going to d400
    can also see them producing a “lower end” like the did with the d3100 for the full frame (marketing marketing)
    d700 -> i can see them continuing going to d800
    d1, d2, d3 -> definitely d4

    • paddy

      Don’t forget:
      D1,
      D1H & D1X (introduced the same day)
      D2H,
      D2x,
      D2HS,
      D2XS,
      D3,
      d3s,
      d3x

      Nikon is really a little weard about their names!

  • chunkee

    I’ve turn my D800 budget into a Road Bike…
    I guess I still have 1 year to gather the funds again…

    • BorneoPete

      Good purchase! For me I’m just gonna concentrate on my one camera body and buy the lens I don’t have yet…

  • Luis Santos

    D800… Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012

    damm wasn´t going to be octo?? tired of waiting

  • Ggrgr

    Obviously made up. One thing that might be true though is the 24mp aps-c sensor. Sony has one and is putting it in its upcoming a77, which will compete with the semi-pro dxxx range. Historically they have used Sony sensors so I don’t see why that would change. Sony don’t have a full frame 18mp sensor yet for sports cameras so we’ll see. As for the ‘x’ range of semi-pro cameras and the d9000 full frame, obviously a dream. I do wonder though whether there would be a market for a consumer full frame, maybe with the d700 12mp sensor. I still don’t see why ff cameras are so big, all the classic film slrs were ff, and had WAY smaller body including the prism. Any ideas?

  • Bjorn Erik

    Oh lord… Why do people take time out of their lives to come up with this absolute nonsense? None of this can possibly be correct.. And they have no ties to anything related to the world we live in. I still think the only thing to go by is the fact that Nikon employees have been denied valcation in august(two weeks anyways), and that Nikon also came out and said all upcomming releases was on schedule. Still a release at the end of summer then. I’m guessing we wont see to many changes when it comes to video. Maybe they’ll allow aparture-control and higher framerate, but I have strong doubts we’ll be seeing anything like whats been described in this post..

  • Joy

    hahaha, that was quite humorous, so what he is saying is that the D9000, which would be a replacement for the D7000 is going to exceed the specs for pixels for the higher end body the D400? Really, now that is quite funny…

  • SA

    Sounds more like a fantasy wishlist of some hi-tech cool camera of the future than anything else. Entertaining though, and if one day I do visit Sweden I look forward to evesdropping on many a restaurant conversation!

  • photoman

    This swedish information is fake… nikon would never take such rip offs from camera market..

  • Linimberg

    Too good to be true?
    Maybe all this will happen, but not soon i think.

  • Ashraf

    So, from that conversation you picked up so many information? lol, sounds science fiction to me…. btw: did you say 3rd quarter of 2012 for Nikon D800??? WTF ??

  • shivaswrath

    lol this is FUNNY

  • Paul collins

    Sounds like a sigma lover trying to push the foveon sensor, maybe in 2019. Or later

    Was a good read I enjoy fiction even of the geeky type

  • Walkthru

    I didn’t know they served hallucinogens in Swedish restaurants!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilovewalkman/ Abhinav

    Stop taking drugs in restaurant :P

  • http://www.pbase.com/aarif/root aarif

    someone has been smoking something for sure :) as a d3s shooter I would be very happy if nikon can give me a 16-18mp D4 with the same IQ when viewed at 100% plus a tad faster AF and I wouldn’t mind AF with video and a slightly lighter body, no need for more AF points

    5 stop better ISO means that the D4 ISO of 6400 will be as good as ISO 200 in the D3s :)

  • Sergio

    I’m wondering if those rumors where not overheard in an Amsterdam coffee shop after the patrons had sampled some of the offerings there instead of Sweden.

  • Janne

    I think Nikonrumors lose a lot of seriousity by publish this kind of unconfirmed and unlikely statements.

  • davis555

    for me… nikon need a fullframe 24mpx not expensive, if the name is d700x or d800 is egual…

    for the d4x:
    Dynamic range: Over 18 F-Stops
    imho this is an humongous bullsh*t

  • http://www.andreasneier.com DerAndi

    to good to be true :-)

    • Bernd

      …would be nice, but I don’t believe it either…

  • D.Sander

    Bull SH.T

  • D.Sander

    …have more patience!!!

  • http://creekcrossingphoto.com Greg

    Could not risk a longer wait for Nikon’s next D700/D3x rendition. Went with a second D700 in the meantime to back up my current D700. Preparing to go into the mountains for two weeks and can’t afford going without backup.

    Figure whenever the next generation hits the street, I can always sell one of the two D700′s. I can’t see any real downside. Love the D700, arguably Nikon’s best DSLR.

  • henry

    When I first saw the post, I thought it was too good to be true.
    But with Sony’s new 24MP and 32MP sensors, I think this is within reason.
    24MP with Multi-shot mode on D800 is what I wish D700 was.
    According to this, I need to save my money until next year.
    Good job Nikonrumors!

  • MR151

    OK,

    Here’s what I’ve heard.

    Both the D4 & D4x will have all those features mentioned above, PLUS a built in 3 in 1 kit of Phaser(with stun, disrupt and dematerialize settings), Tricorder & Communicator. What sets the latter 2 apart is that you can also communicate with your orbiting spaceship.

    Also, an Emergency button on the top panel will automatically do a site to site transport. So If you need to excape from a bad situation(disasters, riots, armed combat), it will immediately beam you back to your ship.

    Also, both D4 bodies can store your files not only to memory cards, but also via your communicator to a 10TB Super Blu-Ray recordable drive back on the mothership.

    And, not to forget, in addition to Super hi-res photos & video, these new models will include 3D, even at 8K resolution + SmelloVision.

    I heard this from a reliable source. No kidding.

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