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New Nikon DSLR SKUs added in the inventory system of a major retail store

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I received a tip that a major retail store (I was asked not to mention the store name and the country) has added new SKUs in their internal system for a Nikon DSLR camera without listing the model or any other details. This is a common practice for retail stores to get their inventory system ready for an upcoming new product. As I already mentioned, the chances of a Nikon D7000 replacement next week are still pretty good.

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  • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

    If we were to get a D7000 update next week, where are all the leaks?
    They must have gone waaaay underground.

    Whatever happens – exciting!

    • Thom Hogan

      Yeah, that is a good question. I long ago came to the conclusion that most leaks just prior to announcements come from two sources: people leaking embargoed information (typically official pictures) illegally; and companies trying to drum up attention and make their announcement get more press play. The former comes about partly because print magazines have real drop-dead deadlines for materials, and a company can end up announcing something and not getting it into the next issue of said magazine. The latter tends to happen out of subsidiaries because there’s an employee who thinks they know more about buzz than the marketing “geniuses” in Japan.

      But this particular announcement doesn’t feel like camera to me. If you forced me to bet, I’d bet it’s a lens announcement.

  • Wilson

    Horrible wording! But good to see for those that are waiting for this. I might even get one of these as a second body if its has serious improvements.

  • Jon McGuffin

    Though I’m anxious to pick up the D7000 replacement, I can’t help but think it will not be a significant upgrade. If the new sensor doesn’t move into a pro body build (ala a D400) what can it really give that the D7000 doesn’t already deliver?
    - More pixels? <- not needed
    - Better Buffer (would be a nice addition)
    - Video on par with D600/D800 (would be a nice addition)
    - Wi-Fi/GPS built in (doesn't seem likely)

    What I'd want is better build quality, ergonomics, better buffer/video. Frankly a slightly larger camera would be just fine. I just don't think this is going to be a significant upgrade on top of an already pretty good camera.

    • Dave

      I love the D7000. Being able to change the aperture in live view, and move the shutter speed below 1/30 in live view, would be nice. Being able to use the magnifier to check focus in live view *while recording* would be very nice.

    • Micah Goldstein

      …I’d take one if the only thing they changed was using CAM3500 instead of CAM4800. I’d take one at $1600 even, just for that feature. Anything else is just icing.

    • Micah Goldstein

      …I’d take one if the only thing they changed was using CAM3500 instead of CAM4800. I’d take one at $1600 even, just for that feature. Anything else is just icing.

    • Silva

      Once Nikon launched the D5200 with better sensor (see DxoMark), I think the specs of D7000 replacement have to be better. At least the sensor. To be the top crop model of Nikon it needs best buffer as you say and for me faster focus system and a better noise at high iso. With this its ok.

  • Scott M

    What a tease this is. D701? D400? D7100? Ashton Kutcher?

  • Men Sockwell

    I am coming.
    What, no D400? Premature ejaculation.

  • RamesesThe2nd

    I came here through my Facebook feed that show Adorama image in the post.

    As far as D7100 is concerned, we kind of know what to expect, so not that exciting. D800 launch was fun and I really enjoyed coming to Nikon Rumors when it happened. D400 launch will be pretty exciting too, but I am afraid D400 is never coming. FX is the new DX.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ceasar.sharper Ceasar Sharper

      Well I hate to think the D4 is the only body with a decent FPS and medium ruggedness. Maybe a release of an updated 7D will force Nikon to respond. Something is needed in the $1,500 price range.

      • RamesesThe2nd

        Yeah. As much as we take Canon v/s Nikon, I don’t think there strategy is that different. I don’t think that 7D update is coming either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ceasar.sharper Ceasar Sharper

      I disagree, what is nikon going to sell in between the cost of the D7X00 and a D600. $1,00 is a very large price gap. A D400 could fill the gap,

      • RamesesThe2nd

        I upgraded to FX when D800 came out, so it doesn’t really affect me much. However, D300S is currently selling for ~ $1700, so the price difference is really not that much between it and D600. I hope you are correct and we will get another high-end DSLR, but chances of it being happening are quite slim, IMO.

  • dan

    Read and learn!!!
    There will be the new D600a. The letter “a” to distinguish between the dusty and non dusty sensor. Remember Canon has D60 and D60a

    • dan

      I meant 60D and 60Da

      • http://www.facebook.com/RobertSDaniels Robert Daniels

        you mean stardust right?

    • asdf

      wow, awful troll is awful.

      oh wait, nevermind I see it; the “a” stands for “dusty,” not “astro” as in the case of the Canon.

      dumbass.

      • Starman

        What a good idea. Nikon, who have long been associated with NASA and space imaging actually release a camera specifically for astrophotographers.

        Canon have already done this twice. Another missed opportunity.

  • CJ

    Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens For Nikon Digital SLR Camerasby Nikon
    4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (143 customer reviews) | Questions? Ask the owners and get fast answersList Price:$2,399.95Price:$2,099.95You Save:$300.00 (13%)In stock.

    • Scott M

      Yes, $200 off 24-70mm 2.8 and several others. All except the one I want. 14-24mm.

  • cj

    The rebate started. amazon showed 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II for $300 off.

  • BenZ

    New DLSR from Nikon ? Another QA issue waiting to happen ? I seriously hope not :(

  • YAYA WHO?

    what it def won´t be is d700 successor – am just wondering whether the film cameras in their peak had such a period of ´ modernization´ … of course they DID, but are we in the era like 40/50/60 ys ago????????? D700 SUCCESSOR, PLEASE, YOU WERE LATE WITH IT YEAR AGO!!!

    • Ghoma

      that’s the d800, at least for nikon, so deal with it. They are not going to realease a new FX body other than D4-D800-D600 upgrades.

      • YAYA WHO?

        I won´t … & they probably WILL / btw d800 is NOT … so am wondering which of your 3 notes is at least near being correct … & I am finding out it is none / go & wash some1 else´s head, thanks

        • Foofer

          I have no idea what this says.

      • ashwins

        The d800 is not it. Period.

      • VikingAesir

        Nikon said the D800 was NOT an upgrade for the D700, that the D800 filled a new, different, niche, which everyone who shoots a D700 already knows.

  • roger

    what is an sku?

    • Micah Goldstein

      Stock Keeping Unit. It’s used to serialize merchandise in the US. SKUs are what you usually see with a bar-code on damn near everything here. They’re generally standardized to there’s no overlap. Dunno how blocks are assigned.

      • Ken Elliott

        Micah, what you are describing is a UPC bar code. That is the code set by the manufacturer (Nikon in this case). The SKU is private to the distributor, and is used in the inventory system to track items. Think of it as the distributor’s “item number”.

    • Micah Goldstein

      Stock Keeping Unit. It’s used to serialize merchandise in the US. SKUs are what you usually see with a bar-code on damn near everything here. They’re generally standardized to there’s no overlap. Dunno how blocks are assigned.

      • Ken Elliott

        Micah, what you are describing is a UPC bar code. That is the code set by the manufacturer (Nikon in this case). The SKU is private to the distributor, and is used in the inventory system to track items. Think of it as the distributor’s “item number”.

        • Micah Goldstein

          Oh–correct! My mistake! Good catch.

          However, it is still almost strictly unique, and a good indicator that something is a new product.

    • AnthonyH

      Stock Keeping Unit or number in computer system for a particular model.

    • AnthonyH

      Stock Keeping Unit or number in computer system for a particular model.

    • chubbs

      Sexy Kitchen Underwear. It’s what I’m wearing, how about you?

  • roger

    what is an sku?

  • Peter Chmeller

    is there any info on how many SKUs there are – if there’s more than 3-4 (body only and 2-3 kits), we could expect more than one new product…

  • Noora

    I hope it’s d400 if its not i wish they change the d7100 it looks so stupid
    Can’t wait to see whats new .

    • Frog

      How can they change a camera that hasn’t been released?

      • Noora

        Sorry I mean the name I really hate how they named there cameras “5100-5200-3100-3200″ and now they will announce the “7100″

  • Anonymous Maximus

    Forget the crippled D7what, but D400 IS Coming soon. That’s the great news!

    • NRA Advocate

      Dream on, buddy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Barbarian555 Martin Barbarian

    just a better handgrip and 8 FPS.. and the D7100 shall be mine.. but wait.. what about a D400 then.. 12 FPS ? :D

    • OMAR MAGED

      the d7000 replacement would replace both , the d7000 and the d300s

  • “y”

    Meh

  • “y”

    Meh

  • OMAR MAGED

    NEW NIKON D8000
    +9 photos per second
    +built in battery grip ( like the d4 )

    +new sensor which can handle high ISO ratios ( not like the d5200 )

    +39 crossed auto focus system
    + magnesium body ( not mixed with plastic )
    + 1500$ only

    do you think that Nikon is going to announce that , why not !

    • Kuv

      Make sure it has ISO50 and I’m buying it in a heartbeat.

      • John Baxter

        Make sure it has ISO20 and I’m buying it in a heartbeat.

    • VikingAesir

      A first class body with a second class AF? Seems unlikely.

      • OMAR MAGED

        unlikely , but why not !

  • Spy Black

    Let’s see if they’re nutty enough to introduce an “E” DX body. That would be such a riot!

  • mrchillisauce

    “I am Coming”
    Definitely too much information…

  • harleyman

    IMO if any DX model is released it will be the D400 …

    • Brian

      Never going to happen. They abandoned plans to upgrade the 300S almost 2 years ago.

      • NRA Advocate

        True dat.

  • cdrross

    Dunno but the way Nikon has been going lately it might be the D7000 in Red

  • Yoo

    Do you think think this upgrade will lower the prince of D7000?

    • Alexis

      The price of the D7000 has actually just gone back up, believe it or not. It’s now $1,099 on Amazon.

  • Roberto

    D7500 will come to the top line dx. replace 300s in resistant body d7000

    D750 to arrive then to finally be a more versatile camera. (the MKIII nikon)

  • Vin

    A true D700 replacement would be a 16 mp. FX like the D4 at 8fps. 9fps with grip, with D800 body. The same goes for DX. D300s would be 16mp. DX. With D800 build. The D7000 was more of D90 replacement. A top of the line Prosumer camera. So is the D600 the new top of the line prosumer, or a bottom of the line FX professional build, seems unlikely that later. Scene the D7000 is such a good camera at $1100, should we assume that Nikon will eventually deliver the D600 body only for $1600. I think I said $1750 when it first came out. So as I think about it the new DX will be $1350 give or take. Then it sounds like the should be another professional build quality camera body in the $1800, range or sub $2100. This could be a D700 replacement, or D300s replacement. I think the really issue is what features need to be met that have not, and will it be FX or DX. My bet would be Nikon wants too sell more FX lenses., but will they make a 9fps in FX or DX.
    Will we get another DX pro.? Or just another prosumer? , or could we get another pro build FX other than a D4x.

    • Aldo

      NO a true d700 replacement would be at 17.141592 mp

      • Vin

        Ok, how do you get your number? Sounds interesting. That does seem to be an odd number.

        • Aldo

          I just find funny some people want different mp counts that are so close… some want 24 others 20… person above 16… others want 9mp raw files… so I just came up with my own unique number of mp.

  • btdown

    D710 bitches!!! Here it comes (I hope)…

  • Aldo

    I had a dream last nite and the d7X had:
    better or equal D4 ISO performance
    10 fps (12 with grip.. 15 with hacking)
    full titanium/carbon fiber water resistance (200meters) body
    10-200mm f2.8 kit lens.
    1080 60p video with uncompressed out hdmi
    new re designed 81 focusing point system 99 percent frame coverage with face detection, dog detection, cat detection, bird detection etc…
    $999 (body only) $1499 usd (kit)
    price to be lower in Europe and Asia. Aussies get an additional discount.

    • PeterO

      …and then you woke up :(

      • Aldo

        I was about to see sample images when the trash truck woke me up

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