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

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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://www.twitter.com/davidlrphoto David

    Thanks for the laugh :D

    • Denko

      +1

      Very little of all that will get into Gen 4… half of it IMHO undesirable in any case.

      • Banned

        Admin, really?

        I know it drives traffic and ad money but you’re also losing credibility at the same time.

        Why would 2 executives from Sweden (not Japan, SWEDEN!) bring up so many technical details about so many cameras over a meal at a restaurant? It reads like an exhaustive list, not something out of a conversation. I thought you were never posting random rumors and you were waiting for multiple hints before deciding that a rumored spec is worth posting? I’m sure the guy that sent you this didn’t hear that from a friend, he just made it up himself!

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

    Peter, honestly, better NO news and rumors at all, than such a bullshit.

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

      I agree

  • Bram

    Haha, wow, and they brought up all those specs during a casual dinner in a restaurant? Damn geeks, always talking facts…
    However: if this were Nikon’s true strategy, they’d be aiming high and really offering the market a choice.

    • http://idahojimphoto.smugmug.com Jim Nelson

      Yeh as advertised it was complete crap, but a fun read none the less. At least the sender wasn’t afraid to dream big. LOL

      Thanks for posting it.

  • Stephan

    I lol’ed

  • Chris

    I like that new “Auto ISO” even in Manual Mode! Hope there will also be an “AF Override Mode” to be used while manually focusing… ;-)

  • so so

    I would like a poll for this post: how much like this or how much dislike this :)

  • Distanted

    Ultra High Definition…D400… AVCHD format…Finally! a semi-pro camera that can shoot IMAX videos on SD cards!

  • roos

    I just read the intro and the first sentences fo the main text, that was enough to determine it as fake. Swedes sometimes are not the best english speakers, but the intro text is not abused the way swedes do it. The rest of the text is not even written by the same person.

    • Denko

      Yup noticed that too.

    • Albänska

      I’m from Sweden and your absolutely right. However I would like to know in which way swedes “abuse” texts.

      • PAG

        I don’t know about Swedes specifically but I’ve worked and dealt with multiple people who are accomplished at English as a second language. I find that they tend to speak clearly, enunciate beautifully, follow the rules of grammar, and avoid the use of too much slang. In other words they speak the language much too well to blend in as an American. Nobody would ever mistake me for an English scholar, but the mess that tumbles out of some people’s mouths just makes me cringe.

        • Banned

          English is my second language and I like to think that I write and speak it well. However, I voluntarily spice it up with the same bad grammar/words as native speakers so as to blend in as much as possible. This is absolutely deliberate. I know I will NEVER blend in totally because of accent but this is my attempt at not sounding too stiff in English. Also I’m in an American environment so that doesn’t help with grammar, haha. I don’t even know why I’m writing this?

  • jumpgate65

    That’s not fiction, that’s bs

  • haha

    wow!!
    i wonder how close you sit besides them??
    or you just used a telephoto ears??

  • Michael22JB

    Complete bullshit!

    We are all totally bored with rumours!

    Too many new cameras, specs are not realistic, too many variations!!!

    I suggest that the person responsible for this rumour was taking crack!

  • im’crapyinventor’too

    the details seems you copied notes rather than hearing it……or else you recorded it….you should have a proof or a witness that this is not a story telling…hehe…..

  • Kragom

    Love the idea with removable filters for IR, AA, and would be great if new filters could be added, such as an ND filter (see Fuji X100).

  • another anonymous

    so….. nothing to talk about, just wondering there is someone to tag these letters together ;)

  • Camaman

    OMG
    Maybe in 10-15yrs!

  • http://documentarypictures.com JB

    All that from one conversation? Amazing! The prose isn’t lively enough for fiction. I faded out around paragraph two.

  • Pete

    My mum always tells me, if something is too good to be true, it often is not. :)

  • Pete

    But anyway I feel the D9000 could be a really good idea! A consumer full frame with great resolution and other more basic specs to keep the price down! Just something focused on taking pictures, not videos!

  • rexy

    Badass huh?

  • alvix

    two hands thats fake..i include even feet….

  • IAmWhoIAm

    The Nikon D4 sounds absurd! It is lower than D400 and D800!

  • Hendog

    Hahahaha ISO of over one and a half million? AWESOME! And an anti-alsatian filter would be handy for those pesky German shepherds who may hound me while prowling around in pitch blackness. Probably no good for dobermans though…

  • Jesus_sti

    I want to believe it’s true but i can’t !

  • longzoom

    And what lenses do we gonna use for 30-50MP sensors? Already existed 14-24, 70-200VR2 and 300VR? What else? So Nikon needs to develop 6-8 top resolving new lenses, ASAP! Is that possible? Of course not, inside 1-2 years time frame.

  • Anonymus Maximus

    Today’s Fiction is Tomorrows Reality!

    On the other Hand Tomorrow never comes.

  • Spock

    Beam me up, Scotty

  • Scott

    You can tell it’s crap when it’s written like a spam email.

    Besides, that’s way too much detail to happen to overhear at a restaurant. Are we to believe the Nikon employees sat there and stepped through specifications of each camera and our superhuman listener caught every word of it? If they were going to go over specifications they would have simply passed them a printout.

    Please, don’t post stuff like this again.

  • http://www.truphotos.com gnohz

    Nikon will never increase the ISO performance that much in a single generation. That’s enough to last them 2-3 generations! :o

  • Kevin

    14 stops on a d400.. HA

  • Laurie

    Must have been a very loooooooooooong dinner, for that much detail in a conversation!

  • Marlon Correa

    talk about TMI!!!!! I don’t believe any of it.

  • Millyons

    i got to and quit reading

    d400 :
    “Sensitivity: 100-51200 ISO (Boost 50, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* over 2 stops better than D3s)”

  • Joe Jaro

    Where there is smoke there’s fire. The fire might be limited to the fact that indeed…. one day…. we’ll have successor models for the current ones.

  • RUHtard

    its all true. all of it.

  • RUHtard

    I told u BOYZ months ago nikon was going to a sigma type sensor.

  • lorenzino

    I like rumors.

    I do not like to waste time reading bs.

    Please do not post this kind of stuff again in the future, or I will transform myself into a secret source revealing to have overheard two Nikon employers that next generation one-digit D (the D4) cameras will be given for free to all those who own an old Nikon F (I actually do…)

  • Mac Rockwell

    The person who overheard this conversation must have sat for atleast 8-10 hours in the hotel next to Nikon Employees…… I respect the patience this person has and drafted email with all his imagination….. Well done.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/KaceyJordan CTLG

    While I think most of this is crazy and totally off-the-wall, there is some info that seems likely. I have a feeling Nikon is going to do what they did with the D3, which is what they do best-innovate. Nikon is going to come out with insane cameras this year or next, no doubt about it. Will it be these specs posted? Who knows.

    Admin: Don’t let these idiots discourage you from posting stuff like this in the future. This is a rumors site and we want to see what’s being said out there and determine, for ourselves, what’s likely and what’s not. You’re doing a great job.

    For all you Canon fanbois: Start saving your little pennies, you’re gonna need all you can get. You’re gonna have a ton of lenses to purchase when you finally switch to Nikon(like you should of done back when the D3 came out).

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyngo Gary Ngo

    I totally believe the source!! The only thing is I think there’s a typo in the email, the release year should be 2022+, not 2012!

    Thanks for the laugh! :-D

  • http://www.campmurphy.net Camp Murphy

    Wait…he pulled all of those specs out of a dinner conversation he overheard? Couldn’t he have made up a better story than that? What happened to the venerable, “My cousin knows this guy…”

  • VJ

    Haha… Nice imagination!

    As a concept though, I wonder if the lens mount module is feasable… It is one of the more interesting ideas (the rest is just large numbers to impress).

  • vinman

    Please post this “informant’s” info so we can find out about his amazing memory and get more detailed specs and speculations about other stuff like…
    The future of global economic markets
    Which cool prototype cars shown at exhibits will actually see the market
    Which stocks to buy
    Sports scores for the next three decades
    All terror organizations detailed plans, targets, and key headquarter locations
    When the global recession will end
    And everything else everyone wants to know…

  • Just A Thought

    The author must have an incredible memory to remember all those supposed facts overheard from another table in a restaurant over a greater than 3 hour period. Wonder if the author was making copious notes (on napkins) without the supposed Nikon guys noticing? Wonder what the author’s own dinner guest thought about the author’s total attention to a couple of (supposed Nikon) guys chatting at another table??? The D7K replacement discussion stands apart from the rest…..

  • http://WordUnspoken.com WordUnspoken

    Forget all that… Do we really have to wait until 3rd quarter 2012 for the D800?!?!? =)

    P.S. I love this website!

  • Artur Kozłowski

    what if????? these “rumours” were true, but the person posting them was afraid of being sued by Nikon – hence the “overheard in a restaurant” tale. Just to be safe. Of course I might be wrong, and the whole info is bogus, but I can’t believe the messenger was that dumb and expected to believe everyone that all this detailed info could be “overheard”.

    • Artur Kozłowski

      sorry – expected everyone to believe…

  • D700guy

    He ‘heard’ all of this eavesdropping at a restaurant table convo?

  • Ronan

    No news is better than bs.

  • http://grandejr.com stephen grande jr

    am.pm,am mode sounds nice but i still wont use them. in theory the d700 and d3s have almost nothing wrong with them. all i need is an updated d700 where iso 6400 looks like the current 1600 and the option for video. but dont junk it up with video switches and dials like the d700 or canon 7d. if people want to shoot video on a dlsr build a camera specific for that, dont go filling a photographers workhorse with b.s.

    and haha did this guy take note on what these Swedish nikons reps. had to eat and how much they left for a tip

    • Jeremy

      Basically you want a D3s sensor in a D700 body. I’m in the checkout line right behind you, buddy.

  • Rob

    “You know the D400 will have a shutter lag of 20ms? Oh, can you pass the rolls? Yes, and the D800 will have 24 Megapixel full size CMOS sensor – where’s the waitress? I need more water – and it will have a Bayer type or new type 1-layer? How’s the fish?”

    Freakin’ hilarious! The sad thing is, that looks like it took a long time to write up. Get a life!

  • BornOptimist

    Hehe. Very good and funny reading. Actually I preffer this kind of reading than all the other “Nikon, where is my….” on this blog.
    Now we just need to repeat some of this conversation a few times, then it is a fact in no time. Also spread it to a few other places, then it’s documented by second sources as well.

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