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Another Nikon press conference scheduled for next week

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Nikon will have another press conference next week - most likely on October 17th. I am not sure yet what will be announced, but most likely it will be one of the products I mentioned in my post yesterday.

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  • D10000000000

    please 300 f4 vr!…

    • Alex

      +1. But if the price goes over 2k…

    • Kynikos

      +1, but only so I can buy the existing version closer to $1K

      • EAJ

        I’ll be surprised if the price drops on the existing version. Dealers don’t seem to stock them too deeply (I’ve seen it out of stock at B and H a number of times in the past year.) With the current version’s aperture ring, close focusing and stellar performance, its a deal at the current selling price. I’d only be tempted to switch if the replace performs as well or better, retains close focus ability, creamy bokeh, and has VR performance on par with the new 70-200mm f4; still, I expect the 300mm f4 replacement will sell for MSRP >$2000 US.

        Now how about a 20mm f1.8?

        • fred

          I use the 300mm f4 AF-S (it is a bargain) and it is super sharp so I don’t think we’ll get much improvement in sharpness.

          Sometimes the bokeh is bad, that could be made better, creamier.

          The added VR would help some people, the weight now is good for hand-held panning shots but I suspect a new VR version may be more complex and heavier.

          More contrast would be nice too, Mr Nikon.

          It would marry nicely with the upcoming 1.4x teleconverter.

        • Jon Ingram

          Yes! I would by a 20mm 1.8 in a heartbeat (if it had great optics). The current 2.8 version is not only slower but is also not so sharp for stars imho. (and by current I mean the really old one)

    • Aldo

      24-70 2.0 or 24-70 2.8 VR for me

      • Brent

        If this is true, I hope NR finds out at least 48 hours in advance so I can sell mine off with max payback.

      • Robert

        24-70 2.8 VR may be nice. 24-70 2.0 would most likely feel too large and heavy to make sense if the optical performance would be what should be expected from a high end Nikon lens.

        • Aldo

          You maybe right… but who knows nikon may work some magic and make a 2.0 not so big… as sigma is making some nice fast lenses. Isn’t sigma making a 24-70 2.0? I thought I saw it somewhere.

          • Robert

            There is a rumor at Canonrumors about it.

            Read at http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/07/sigma-24-70-f2-os-hsm-coming-cr1/ or google 24-70 2.0

            It will for sure be interesting to see what can be done by Sigma if they release this lens. It seems however that high quality optics needs physical space to be good and most often also more weight, i.e. larger sensor format, larger f-stop and higher quality being the drivers for larger size and higher weight for lenses.

            The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A for example shows this clearly (810 g, 78mm x 121.0mm), which is not exactly small and light for an APS-C lens. Then imagine how big a lens like that would be for full frame while keeping the quality.

            On the other hand glass manufacturing technology still evolves despite being around for a long time, so who knows what can be done.

            • Robert

              By quality I meant optical quality, but of course also mechanical quality drives at least higher weight.

            • zens

              Big like a 200VR hahaah

  • Cerins

    D4X O_O

  • RMFearless

    Nikon D620!

    • Eric Calabros

      with 6.5 fps

      • Harry

        since its so soon in the life cycle, I expect it to be more along 6.2347 fps :) with the weather shield material increasing 0.0000000343478mm in thickness :)

    • Aldo

      If people complain enough about the focusing system… we may see an improved one in the d615

      • Markus Arike

        Nikon users complain?

        It’s scary to think of the forum complaining if Nikon actually made bad cameras.

    • Nourah

      Lol I totally agree with you they will put extra megapixels or fps or maybe they remember to put gps or wifi ,, hopefully D400 but what I expect is D5300

    • john

      D620 AW
      Sensor is automatically cleaned when changing lenses under water.

      • RMFearless

        ahhahahah!

      • Harry

        Or in rain??? :-)

      • Cesar

        Breathing on it will destruct it though

    • D666Sinner

      Don’t forget dishwasher safe.

  • DafOwen

    Medium format camera, just because Canon are rumoured to be working on one. ;)

  • Sports

    After listening to loyal users, Nikon will release five new products:
    Nikon 1-DX
    D400-pro-DX
    D4S (same as D4 but 24 MP and better low-light)
    D4X 48 MP
    D810 (same as D800 but w. 7 fps)
    All come with free GPS and Wi-fi modules, that you can choose to use or just throw away.

    • Mr. Mamiya

      You forgot to mention the “real D700 successor” with D4 sensor and speed in D800 housing for the wedding and sports guys.

      • Sashimi

        “for the wedding and sports guys”. You mean : for the rest of the croud who actually enjoy moving around with their legs, feet & stamina while taking pictures, and do not necessarily have a massive pick-up / chopper waiting 10 yards away…

    • bjrichus

      But don’t forget, after 2014, the only format will be CX and in Hello Kitty pink only.

    • MostInterestingManInTheWorld

      Pro-DX is an oxymoron.

      • MorePicturesLessTrolling

        LOL! That’s why you’re trolling gear sites and not actually out taking pictures. I don’t make money from photography, but I know plenty of DX shooters who do. Is that “pro” enough for you? Do you actually earn all of your income from photography or are you just a computer chair “pro”? I could probably find a dozen crop sensor professionals that could take better pictures using a holga while sitting on the toilet than you could in Iceland with $30,000 in FX gear.

        • Dpablo unfiltered

          I know you are but what am I?

        • MostInterestingManInTheWorld

          The other day my kids had photo sessions at their school. I saw that the photographer was using a D5x00 and a kit lens. I’m pretty sure that the guy wasn’t taking pictures for free. Does that make the D5x00 and the kit lens pro gear?

          “I don’t always shoot DSLR’s, but when I do, I prefer efe-equis (FX). Stay thirsty my friend.”

          • AnthonyH

            Yes, it does. It proves the point-that school photographer with his DX gear is making money taking photos. You with your FX gear are apparently not. Who is the pro? You could buy a race car, it doesn’t make you a racer.

            • MostInterestingManInTheWorld

              I have never claimed that I’m a pro and don’t pretend to be one, but you’re utterly missing the point. A photographer can get the job done using DX gear, can be living off his DX gear, and even be considered a pro, but that doesn’t make the gear pro. People and gear are two different things.

            • AnthonyH

              It is you who is missing the point: the gear is just gear. It is how that gear is used that makes one a professional, and by extension that gear is professional as well. Affordable, entry-level gear today is better than many “pro” SLRs of just a few years ago, rendering some definition based on features to be useless. Your claim that DX and pro are incompatible is a bunch of baloney. The Nikon D300 and D90 are in use by many a pro, and even that entry-level D5x00 is making that a guy a living (profession) and not because he loves doing something (amat being the Latin word for love, hence the term “amateur” for someone who does something for enjoyment not for a living). Of course, you could provide some definition of what is “professional” gear, but no doubt it will refer to a bunch of features because that’s all your understanding can encompass. It’s hilarious that you, who hasn’t made a dollar off photography, can judge what is professional gear and what is not. I think I would value the opinion of the person making a living with his D5x00 more highly as to what is professional.

      • Jon Ingram

        Guess I shouldn’t respond to trolling, but here it goes. Yes, most pro photographers I know shoot FX. However, my wedding photography mentor (the man who got me into the business and is one of the better photographers I know), he uses a d300 for all his weddings and he makes a lot of money doing it too.

        • MostInterestingManInTheWorld

          I don’t always shoot DSLR’s, but when I do, I prefer efe-equis (FX). Stay thirsty my friend.

          • Jon Ingram

            lol

        • Sahaja

          I’ll bet one reason he is making lots of money is that he doesn’t spend money needlessly upgrading enactment when he already has something that will reliably do the job (or wasting his time posing on photo forums).

          • Sahaja

            spelling correction ….

            enactment = equipment
            posing = posting

    • Vin

      We better start posting all of our wants to Canon, then when they make similar products, Nikon will finally produce what we want.

  • Simon Yong

    24-70 f/2.8 VR!!!!

    • Alex

      Dude, you have been thinking too much. LOL

      • Simon Yong

        I believe you have think too much before too.

    • waterengineer

      the 24-70 doesn’t need VR. What a waste.

      • patto01

        Nobody really needs a camera either. I *want* a 24-70 f/2.8 with VR, too. I’m hoping they’ll update the 200mm macro and add VR, as well.
        I have older, shaky hands…

      • Jon Ingram

        It doesn’t need it, but I would enjoy it none-the-less

      • thecouchguy

        There are advantages, such as shooting video hand held, or wanting to use lower iso settings to improve picture quality. I shoot low light sometimes without a flash. For me it’s not a waste but for your style it would seem it is. Each to there own my friend.

        • fred

          You can switch VR off too.

          I switch off VR when shooting over 1000th sec, it adds nothing in quality.

      • Aldo

        I don’t need a toilet either… but it’s nice not to shit everywhere…

      • Simon Yong

        Yeah~ For my grandpa not for you sir.

    • AnthonyH

      Tamron.

      • patto01

        There’s more to a lens than focal length and maximum aperture.

        • AnthonyH

          You are correct, but obviously you haven’t tried the Tamron. Simply an amazing lens. I have the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, and the Tamron is less expensive and every bit as good, plus it has VC.

          • patto01

            You, of course, are correct as well. At least about my not having tried the Tamron and so can only go by what I’ve read. Your 24-70 has gotten mixed reviews and, even though it’s the norm, it makes me leery. I don’t believe any lens that makes it to market can be all that bad but some, obviously, are better suited to certain types of photography than are others. While I have given it some thought because (being a little older) I’m a huge fan of vibration reduction even in normal and semi-wide focal lengths, I tried a couple of Tamrons, a few years ago, and just didn’t like them one bit. Maybe I’ll try it, eventually, but not if Nikon comes out with one first.

      • Simon Yong

        I Love Nikon

        • AnthonyH

          And I love results.

  • Sports

    Next announcement:
    Nikon D610 available in red.

    • Mr. Mamiya

      D610 in leopard style to bring back a sense of dusty speckles for D600 upgraders.

      • fred

        Nikon supply a free packet of oily sprinkles just for the people who think they ‘missed out’.

  • PeterT

    D400 Desire: 100%, Probability: 0%
    D5300 Desire: 0%, Probability: 99,9%

    :-)

    • Aldo

      Did you know that there is a chance that you will disappear and appear somewhere else? It’s very small, but it is there. I wouldn’t say there is ZERO chance of a d400 or your new pro dx whatever they name it.

  • Colour Co-ordinated.

    Red & Bronze body caps.
    Must be.
    Those have been desperately needed ever since the coloured Dxxxx bodies appeared!

    • fred

      Not a bad point.
      I’d actually like ‘glow in the dark’ caps so when I look in my camera bag at night I can see the different lenses but more when I drop the lens cap at night I can easily see the blasted thing on the ground in the dark.

  • MostInterestingManInTheWorld

    They will recall all D600 bodies.

    • Almost Right!

      They will pre-recall all 610 bodies.

    • Dave Ingram

      Actually it would be pretty interesting if they did recall all of the D600 bodies – that might restore a lot of lost faith in Nikon. I’d be a happy camper if they did. Financially I don’t think they could swing it though. Coming out just before the D610 ships, the timing is very interesting.

      Of course, announcing a D400 would restore a lot of faith as well : )

      • patto01

        That’s kinda odd. The same person would know about the D600 and the dust/oil issue but have no idea what an X100s is? I’ve never had anyone ask about my D600 having dust/oil problems but then, I don’t get out much.

        • Dave Ingram

          Meant different groups of people – those who know Nikon ask about the dust and oil. For the Fuji – there seems to be a general interest in the camera on both a design and spec level, depends on how much experience with photography the person asking has.

          • Andrew

            I think the oil spot discussion is all about filling in the void. Nikon has not come out with anything newsworthy for the pros since introducing the D600 and then they launched the D610. Those in the market to upgrade to a full frame camera or needing to replace the D700 are happy about the D610. Those that want an inexpensive full frame camera are excited about the refurbished D600. And those who already bought the D600 are impressed with its quality and performance and are using it extensively in the field… these are the majority and are mostly not complaining.

            Now if someone is visiting earth from outer space and took a look at the D600 discussion, they might comment. “I notice that all of the D600 cameras are working perfectly because they either did not have any issues or they responded to the advisory and got the shutter mechanism replaced. So why are some still discussing the issue as if there is an unresolved problem?” Well the answer is quite simple: (1) Some feel that the name of their treasured D600 camera has been tarnished by the controversy, (2) others don’t like the fact that the D610 is upstaging their treasured camera, (3) some feel that the resale value of their D600 has been affected, (4) there are others reporting problems that never bought the D600 camera, and (5) there are those who just like to complain!

      • Harry

        Good one dave. That was well written, exactly how i feel but couldnt quite express as well (other than some irritated and some sarcastic). I really wish for what you re saying but seriously doubt it too

      • Andrew

        Dave, I thought you are a professional? Professionals do not throw their money away. Consider the following:

        (1) Would you do a voluntary recall on all of the D600 cameras that are working perfectly?

        (2) Would you do a voluntary recall on a camera that is under warranty that you can get serviced for free and have the shutter mechanism replaced if yours had a manufacturing defect?

        (3) By voluntary recall do you mean that Nikon should request that all users of the D600 return their camera to be checked if it has an oil leak problem?

        The question is what was the right thing for Nikon to do? Well they did it in February 2013 when they issued a service advisory for those affected. Please let me know if I am missing something in my reasoning of this issue.

        I was nearly disappointing in your statement until I read: “Announcing a D400 would restore a lot of faith” :) Now this is something we can all agree on!

    • Aldo

      I can’t wait for the nerds to find something wrong with the d610…

      • Bartolomé de las Casas

        Dust and oil is not something for nerds, it’s a very serious issue for any photographer.

        • Spy Black

          We already found that in the D600, he meant something else…

          • Bartomolé de las Casas

            I know, i’m just telling that is not fair to think people are looking for something like crazys, when already have found a very important problem in previous model and not having a proper responde from the company.

        • Aldo

          what Spy said.

      • Rafa R

        the only nerd I hear saying something bad about the D610 is YOU.

        • Aldo

  • Harry

    I think nikon will introduce new lenses for d600 users that wont stop below f11 :-).

    • Aldo

      Or they can sell you a tutorial on how to clean your sensor.

      • Harry

        sounds good :). Only I thought they dont want us to do it here in the US but are okay with folks doing it in Japan!

  • click

    Bugfix-Release D611

    • Harry

      Nope not possible. They would only do it after a year even if they knew about a problem from the onset.:-D

  • Benedikt

    Maybe the previously rumored Google Nexus 5 sensor? The new Google phone is rumored to be released October 15th…

  • Kartken

    Nikon will apologize :)

    • Sashimi

      “we al solly, hmmm fuku-yoo hmmfuku-yoo, sumimasen fukuyoo, I will now fake hala-keelee”

      • patto01

        Wow! That’s amazing. You sound just like an asshole!

        • Sashimi

          indeed ! A japanese one !

          • patto01

            That doesn’t excuse you. In any case, are you Japanese or of Japanese heritage? Your spelling doesn’t really reflect the attempts at speaking English of ANY of my friends, acquaintences, or relatives (through marriage) in Japan.

            • Jorge

              Jesus Christ maybe the guy should send you his F’ing bio. IT was a funny. Get over it and go back to dreaming about the D500

            • patto01

              I did overreact but it wasn’t really funny.
              I’m actually dreaming about taking my existing gear on a photo safari in Africa.

            • Jorge

              Ooohh. Pls don’t throw that our there. I don’t have to dream about it it i want it I do it. This weekend I’m heading to my summer home on Penobscot Bay in Maine to shoot up there. Africa has no hold, nor interest for me.

            • patto01

              Oh yeah. I forgot you’re rich and give more to charity than I make in a year.

            • Sashimi

              oh for god sake I am joking. Cool down.
              Anyway, it is common knowledge that the japanese management have a specific (and highly moronic) way of publically apollogizing when they are forced to put aside their god forsaken pride and and admit they have made a lame mistake. (Take Nintendo, Sony, even Tepco, Nikon is surely to come)

            • patto01

              I admit I over-reacted but I have a natural tendency to defend my wife and her family. I was going to say, ‘you’d be surprised at how Americans can treat Japanese people, sometimes,” but I guess you wouldn’t…

            • Sashimi

              1) I am not american
              2) One of my best friends is actually japanese ;)

            • patto01

              Now I AM confused.
              I meant you wouldn’t be surprised because, being Japanese, you would have experienced it. Your second point, however, has me scratching my head. So…you’re not American but you’re not Japanese either?
              I’m a little naive so sometimes I miss nuanced humor.

            • patto01

              I finally got it. You weren’t saying that YOU were japanese. You were saying you sounded like an asshole who happened to be Japanese!
              I guess I’m just slow. Getting old sucks… :-)

        • Jorge

          LOL LOL And we have ONE w/o a sense of humor.

          • patto01

            I have a sense of humor. It just wasn’t funny. How would you like it if people made fun of Cuban accents?
            If you say something funny and supplement it with an appropriate accent, it’s funnier. If the accent is the only source of humor, it’s not.

        • Ric

          Lighten up Francis

          • patto01

            Francis? Are you calling me a mule or a saint? :-)

            • fred

              Now I’M confused.
              What accent does the mule have?

            • patto01

              The only Francis’s I’ve heard of were St. Francis and Francis the Talking Mule by David Stern (1946) and a series of movies, based on the book, in the ’50′s

      • Harry

        Ha ha ha. Good one

      • Jorge

        LOL LOL

        • Bobby

          You should see Sashimi and Jorge on a night out. Those guys are mental! Lollzzzzzz.

    • Sahaja

      Nikon CEO will apologize for D600 oily sensor and commit Seppuku

  • Sebastien Girard

    It would be great if Nikon could show us their roadmap, just to let us know that they will come back stronger. I want to hear from Nikon “hey guys, here are the f**cking great products and technologies we are working on, and planning to release next year” :)

    • Jorge

      Like Fuji?
      They have a lens roadmap that so far they’ve been hittin’ pretty darn well

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      No. There will be no further development. Now that they have pushed their competitors into a tight corner they will cede the market to them. That is all.

    • PeterO

      A road map…from Nikon??? Ha! Their strategy and marketing is still mired in pre-internet days. Nikon likes to surprise us. They think we are sitting on pins and needles waiting for that extra .5 fps on the D610. “Surprise, look what we did! Now the masses will go out and buy that camera even though there was nothing wrong with the the D600, which we find surprising. But never mind, our loyal customers like surprises. Won’t it be a surprise when we never bring out a D400. Yes we must do it this way so that big bad Canon doesn’t know what we’re doing. It is surprising though that Canon and Nikon always seem to bring out the same market level cameras. Never mind, back to surprising our customers…”

      • fred

        A bigger surprise would be to actually bring out a D400.
        But ONLY after all D300 owners get sucked in to buying the D7100.
        Now that would be a surprise.
        Maybe not.

    • fred

      Nowadays you need a GPS to see a roadmap. Nikon still looking for their GPS. ;)

  • Dominic

    A state-of-the-art 75 Megapixel Sensor!!

    …for the Nikon 1. :p

  • Dolphy

    Baby D4 please!

    • Andrew

      For this Nikon needs flexible manufacturing. Produce multiple models on the same production line. So you get the D610 with a 24 Megapixel sensor and the D610s with a 16 Megapixel sensor. Some people value ISO much more than pixel count.

    • fred

      I’d consider buying it.

  • Andrew

    This announcement is for the D3300. Now let us see what the EXPEED 4 image processor can do.

  • Kamil

    Please D800 body with D4 or D600 sensor!!!

  • macpuppy

    After waiting patiently for a D400, I gave up and bought a D800E. This pretty much guarantees the D400 comes out this month. :/

    • Nikonhotep

      That’s what I thought when I ordered the D7100! Alas… no.

      • fred

        If I don’t see a D400 announcement by Christmas then I’m getting a D7100, making my old D300 the back-up body. I’m patient but I can’t wait for f’in ever!!

        • SiestaKey1

          I’m new here…is it ok to state in comments that you have two D7100s for sale? Obviously, I just did by typing that, but if that is not allowed, I apologize in advance. But seriously…I really do have two D7100s for sale as I just upgraded to a D800e and, as of Friday, the D610 for my DX to FX conversion.

    • Aldo

      Oh what a horror being left with a d800e…

  • French Fries

    D820 – 7fps and no focus problems

    • thecouchguy

      Mmmmmm awe yeah, keep going.

    • yayawho

      with d4 sensor … & I AM IMMEDIATELY AFTER IT … just dreaming …

  • Jason

    Press conference to apologise for the D600 problems.

    Sorry. Had to joke.

  • Major Upgrade

    Nikon 610.10
    6.1fps

  • FredBear

    Apparently some financial guru has said Nikon will be dead in 5 years time. Maybe something to do with that?

    • tertius_decimus

      Link, please.

    • One More Thought

      Don’t always trust the financial guru’s…they often have a horrible track record. It always amazes me…these financial guru’s can be wrong time and time again, and yet people still listen to them and they still have their high paid job.

      • FredBear

        Why shouldn’t one. Sterling accuracy from Standard and Poor et al. Bernie Mac, Freddie Mae etc all “AAA” rated….
        Sorry, I’m joking of course. Nope, don’t believe these guys one iota.

    • One More Thought

      Don’t always trust the financial guru’s…they often have a horrible track record. It always amazes me…these financial guru’s can be wrong time and time again, and yet people still listen to them and they still have their high paid job.

  • AnoNemo

    D810 and D810E

  • FredBear

    Nikon camera with D600 sensor, Fuji XE body, Olympus IBIS and EM-1 waterproofing? (Was trying to think of something Canon did well to add but couldn’t – sorry).

    • Sahaja

      Pentax K5 or K3 waterproofing would be even better.

      • FredBear

        Hadn’t though Pentax but maybe your right.

      • Neopulse

        You mean water resistant right? Because waterproof would mean completely submergeable and the K-5 or K-3 can’t do that. They also have cold resistance built in.

        • Sahaja

          People have dropped the K5 in 3ft of water – completely submerging it for 10 or 15 seconds and it has come out OK. There are even a couple of videos of this.

          • Neopulse

            Yeah, but that’s relative to how much water pressure is exerted onto it. I doubt it was 3ft, maybe a foot of water it was placed in then pulled out rather quickly. The sealings of waterproof and weathersealed are different and give a different look to the end product of a camera because of it.

    • fred

      Canon to release upgrade to the thing they make best …….
      ……printers.

  • mick

    Please D4-1!

  • Roger Botting

    50mm f2 lens with improved plastic lens mount

    • Aldo

      pro plastic lens mount? lol

      • fred

        The metal lens mount on the D7100 body is surrounded by…plastic!! (just like many new lenses are) and no one cares about that.

        • http://kyleclements.com/ Kyle Clements

          Well, the plastic they use for the bodies is polycarbonate, which is a pretty awesome plastic – very strong and resilient; metal dents, polycarbonate bounces back.

  • TheInconvenientRuth

    Realistically though… What would be a big enough announcement to host a press conference. They won’t hold one just for a 300/f/4vr. Or a D5300. Is this a one off local press thingy or a ‘launch event’?
    Mike is still toting that Canon 58mp monstrosity around, so Nikon is likely to come with either a response or a pre-emptive strike. Guess we’ll see – but I think well be underwhelmed….

    • Sahaja

      Why wouldn’t they hold a press conference for a D5300?

      The D5xxx series are some of their best selling cameras.

      It is probably something else though.

      • fred

        Nikon to release….a video camera!
        Just to prove ‘Nikon does video’ like the best.

  • NyconNeoColonialist

    Capture NX3?

    • NyconNeoColonialist

      yea right?

  • lobsterhat

    “The nikon d5200 will now be available …. in orange and blue.”

  • JK1231

    Nikon is being acquired by Apple. :-)

    • Sebastien Girard

      You mean Google :) Apple is not brighter than Nikon when comes to release “new” products ;)

      • js200022

        I’m not so sure. This is a list of Google products that are now deceased. Apple is doing much better.

        http://slate.me/10YZRQr

    • Gill Bates

      Or Microsoft – that should make Nikon flounder in no time at all.

  • thecouchguy

    I’m not trolling and sorry if its off topic but i would love a camera similar to 5d3 from Nikon (but not expect one). Will be moving up to full frame, really want the d800 for its landscape capabilities but the video feature set is lacking for my wants and needs. Dear Nikon fairy, please make a 5d3 with magic lantern abilities and put in a d610 sensor.

  • stoooopid

    New nikon aps-c mirrorless. Duh!
    I bought into the 1 system, so of course now they will launch an aps-c mirrorless that is essentially the same size, only 10 time better IQ and low light ability. My luck.

    • PhotoAl

      I sure hope not, the lenses would be too big and at that point a DX DSLR would be more appealing (for me). My only real wish though is that they’ll have some new 1 series glass announcements. I would like to see a 13mm f/1.8 (35mm equivalent) and a native macro lens announced.

      • stoooopid

        I don’t know. Something like the fuji x cams except with a real focus system might be appealing.

  • Ian Dangerzone

    Nikon: “Hey guys, first off, sorry about the whole D600 thing; return your 600s to us and we’ll give you 1000 bucks towards a 610. Also, Here’s a D400 w/ 52 point AF. Reason for the delay is we were trying to find a place for those 36 MP. Enjoy the 16-28mm fixed f/1.8 VR 2 we’ve been cooking up and thrown in as a kit lens, too. Oh, 14mm and 85mm DX primes designed for professional DX use will be joining the lineup as well as this aspherical 50mm f/1.2 ED N. We like to think it’s better than the Noct 58, but here at Nikon we don’t like to brag.”

    And then I woke up.

    • stoooopid

      Send your D600 to me, I will give you 1000 bucks towards a D610.

      • Ian Dangerzone

        Ha ha! I don’t have one! But never fear, in a few months you’ll be able to get one used for 1000 bucks on craigslist, right underneath the D700s that are still selling for 1200 ;P

        • stoooopid

          Yes, I am sure you are right.

        • Andrew

          A full frame camera for $1,000? Yeah right! Anyone that is lucky to pickup the D600 will keep it for years to come. Cameras are bought to be used not admired. In this day of technological progress, cameras are no longer status symbols, they are tools to be used. Professionals buy the D600 among other things to produce exceptional photos in normal and adverse conditions. The D600 will take exceptional pictures at a low ISO 3200 setting where expensive consumer cameras will struggle with noise and artifacts. It is those little things that makes a full frame camera worth its investment.

          • Ian Dangerzone

            I didn’t know shills were allowed to be so transparent. Go back to the mothership, dude, and tell them your mission failed.

            • Andrew

              In the real world, people buy products to use. When an issue occurs, get it fixed! But apparently some people have no use or appreciation for service centers. I guess a trophy belongs in a glass cabinet. The more you complain about your product the more you devalue it; this is the real-world, your actions has effects.

              ADORAMA is selling a refurbished D600 for $1,539, and that is a reputable company. Using craigslist to argue your point is fictional reasoning. How many times has Nikonrumors referred to craigslist as a credible place to purchase your camera gear? Used products always sell for less, and if a new version is about to be released, the price will be further discounted. This is the economic reality of the marketplace.

            • Ian Dangerzone

              I suspect English isn’t your first language so it could be that you’re having trouble expressing yourself. Your incoherent ramblings presuppose too much (that photographers don’t use their equipment not the least, which is weird…where did you get that idea?) and address nothing in particular that I said above. At least when you’re cut/pasting Nikon ad copy, there’s some coherence, even if it doesn’t address the point.

              In the real world, when someone is paying thousands of dollars for a product, they expect it not to have overarching quality control issues, so when they do, they will complain, and yes, that has consequences for the manufacturer. As it should, because it forces them to adapt to the demands of the marketplace. Just because you can get something fixed doesn’t mean that you should be happy to do so when you’ve paid a large sum of money for a product–a D600, for example, costs about 2.5 months of a full time Walmart employee’s salary. An enthusiast who saves all year to buy himself a new DSLR and gets a fucked up product has every right to be upset and to vocalize that however he sees fit. I have a little more financial freedom than a Walmart employee, but I still expect that if I’m to pay 2 grand for a piece of electronics, it will work as intended.

              Now, here’s a quick lesson in truth claims (I don’t know what “fictional reasoning” is supposed to mean): when you ask if NR supports craigslist or Adorama, that’s called an argument from authority and is a logical fallacy, which basically means that just because someone says something doesn’t mean it’s true. With me so far? Not only is this website not an authority on purchasing used goods, even if it WAS, that still doesn’t mean a truth claim on the subject has any validity. For example, NR links to ebay auctions all the time–is Ebay a reputable dealer? If not, why does it matter?

              Now, to the next point: people buy used gear all the time. Craigslist is a more ‘let the buyer beware’ market, certainly, but what does the reputability of the seller have to do with the market value of a product? A product is worth what people will pay for it, period. Prices from reputable dealers often vary wildly just as they do. Notice how people still rave about how great the d700 is? How many people still use it? It’s because it’s a great product and there is still demand for it. Demand for a D600? Probably not so much because of the (justified) outburst of disappointment in the QC, hence my somewhat facetious comment about getting a D600 for below what you’d pay for a D700. Realistically, if Nikon had scaled their products properly, a D700 shouldn’t sell used for more than about 800 bucks–it’s getting pretty long in the tooth.

    • Andrew

      No photographer will return the D600 for the D610 and lose $1,000 when Nikon is offering a free shutter mechanism if your D600 needs one. But I guess the lure of new things is too great to ignore. Once I buy a camera, it gets used for years before my next purchase.

    • fred

      Ha-ha. When I click on the NikonRumors shortcut on my desktop each morning and the page slowly loads, I think quietly to myself….. ‘Nikon D400 announcement today’.
      Then reality sets in.

      Not today.

      I put my loaded D300 back in my camera bag and I’m gone.

      • Ian Dangerzone

        Yeah, man! It’s great to get cool new stuff, but frankly you can take great pictures with almost any camera. Some of my best photos were taken with a D40 and a kit lens just walking around hutongs in beijng.

  • krusty

    D410 I know it is going to be true – D400 scrapped due to oil on sensor problem

    • fred

      A 24MP DX (+D4 specs)= D400?

  • krusty

    D410 I know it is going to be true – D400 scrapped due to oil on sensor problem

  • Northerntrumpeter

    Maybe a slightly early D7200, to stay ahead of the rumoured D5300? If the 3xxx and 5xxx models can refresh yearly, maybe the D7xxx series can too?The D7200 would have the beefed up buffer to make it the people’s DX flagship…I know it won’t be ‘pro build’, but semi pro will do nicely thanks Nikon.

  • Aldo

    Reading some of these comments, I realize a lot of you are afraid to buy gear because of what may come out next. You either have your camera parked and don’t take enough pictures, or seriously believe that a better dslr will dramatically improve your photos. You can take better pictures NOW with whatever you have, or you can just buy what is available confident that the end result will depend on YOU (almost) entirely.

    • patto01

      Actually, I’ve come to the conclusion they’re all lying. They’re not waiting for the xxxx or getting ready to switch to Cannon. They just want to vent. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s human nature.

    • droll

      a lot of people are afraid, because they don’t wanna see the nightmare of their camera replaced in a year just like the D600.

      • Northerntrumpeter

        I don’t see how it’s a nightmare. You don’t NEED to buy the replacement model of your extremely good camera. After 3 or 4 years there may or may not be a worthy upgrade, but digital has come of age now. My D300 still takes excellent shots. It only looks tired when you compare it against the current models. Video is an attractive extra for me, but the main reason for me to upgrade would be improved ISO performance, improved rendering of highlight & shadow areas, better overall IQ and much better JPEGs straight out of the camera as I am getting tired of tweaking every shot in RAW. All these improvements have been made. The only reason I don’t have a new camera in my hand is the low frame rate of the D7100, but this will surely be increased in the D7200…or dare I say the appearance of a D400. So I just need to wait a few more months. It’s no real trial. I am still pretty happy with my D300. When the next flagship DX arrives I’ll be all over it. I reckon other die hard D300 shooters will too. As for those who replace their cameras every time a replacement is offered…if you have the money to do that, why moan about it? It’s a great position to be in!

        • Tom

          You’re forgetting the avg. NR reader mindset: “I don’t care about photography, all I want is to have the latest model, I used to have a great camera when it was the latest model but now that there is a newer one mine has become completely useless! I can’t stand it if someone else has a newer camera than me!!!”

          • Northerntrumpeter

            Good point. I forgot where I was for a moment. One thing I forgot to mention was the people whining about the loss of resale value on their D600 now the D610 has been announced. Simple

            • Vin

              Its like the new Porsche, or Corvette. The new one is going to look and act a lot like last years new one. Some people must have, some people are happy with what works for them. Sure the new one will be a little faster 0-60. Its 911, the new one will look a lot like the last 911, its only once every 10 years that the design changes significantly. Its this way with cameras, but it doesn’t stop us from being excited and interested in the new.

            • mtkmmt

              Actually USA is the only place i know that uses year/model definition in cars. At least in Europe almost all cars are made to order and we don’t have dealers having year 2013/14 cars or whatever standing on a lot. You just go to a dealership, choose your model, color, engine, additional features etc. and month after that the car comes from factory. There is never a label that says 2013 model. Of course USA has only few predetermined options when it comes to cars so it’s easy to add few gimmicks every year to make the difference but all those features have probably been available everywhere else from the start.

            • Degsy

              In the UK the reg plate gives away the year.Unless you opt to pay extra for a private plate.

            • Cyrille Berger

              That is why I bought, in Europe, a Seat Ibiza model 2013. And I know that it is true for other manufacturers. There might not be a “2013″ sign on them, but European car models are updated every year, adding a few gimmicks every year to make the difference, and they are majorly updated every five to six years.

            • Vin

              That’s interesting, it has been some time scene I traveled in Europe. I don’t recall as many used car dealers as in the states. I know, no matter when a car is made it becomes used as soon as it is made. Every year or six months there is upgrades to newer models, its not always determined when the chronological year starts and ends. In they end they all have a production date on the vin number.

            • Vin

              In the end my view is that there is a slight comparison between evolution of car design and camera design, there is a long history between the two in many aspects.

              When thinking about design it reminds of a book titled “Shock of the New” it mostly references “Fine art” & technical advancements.

            • Sahaja

              The D610 may have affected the resale value of the D600 – but nothing like what the D800E did to the resale value of the D3x.

          • Sports

            Excuse me for asking, but what’s the point of your comment? If that’s your opinion on NR readers, then why do you spend your time here?

            • Tom

              The point of my post is the same as 99% of the posts here, which is expressing opinion.
              I’m here for the rumors/info. Most times i avoid the comments but every now and than there is something useful is there. The problem just is that i got to wade through all the s**t first, but that’s the price i got to pay i guess…

        • fred

          Agree 100%.
          Yes I too still shoot with my D300, it’s been through a lot. The ‘crippled’ D600 was never wanted and the nice solid D800/E is too pricey.

          I would buy a D400 but if nothing is announced by Christmas then it will just have to be the inevitable D7100 purchase…..
          I may just spend my money on the new VR 300mm f4 and maybe the new 1.4x teleconverter instead. Nikon will get some money out of me, they have managed to do so for the past 30 years.

    • Rafa R

      have you ever heard the term:

      o·pin·ion·at·ed

      adj.

      Holding stubbornly and often unreasonably to one’s own opinions.

      thats you buddy.. I see you post more than 30 times every time Nikon Rumor posts something, maybe is time for you to listen.. you might learn something.

      • Aldo

        I think my comments just add salt to your wounds .

  • Zord

    I know what will be announced.

    They made a camera that is designed to only take self-portraits of people who mope about the lack of a d400. The camera will have a built in filter that adds oil spots. When you attach any lens made by Sigma, it will post the photos to a forum of people who will analyse the sharpness and tell you to buy better lenses. It will be waterproof to a depth that will be good for scuba diving in your bathtub and have a gps system that says every picture you took was done so on the toilet while posting in the nikon rumors article comments sections.

  • stoooopid

    I figured it out. Crunched the data from all recent releases with a weighting factor on Nikon releases. Data points to a manual focus only rangefinder style camera with a FF, oil bathed sensor. Shipped with 58mm f/1.2 noct prime – manual focus only of course. Sorry, I didn’t create the data, just crunched it, so don’t shoot the messenger.

    • fred

      With a silent oil-damped mirror.

  • FredBear

    A press conference to say there’ll be no D400?

  • timarts

    D610 for half the price if you trade in your D600 XD

  • Dark Matter

    Next week Nikon will announce the developement of a line of cameras with a built-in ‘phone!!
    These devices will be called the “Niphone” or “Nikone” (name tbc)
    The new product line will enable Nikon to intrduce our customers to the exciting world of a pay-per-shot subscrption service.

    • fred

      The Canon one is obvious……Cacophony.

  • bldnk

    Please 50(58)/1.2G, 135/1.8(2)G, 200/4G macro, D800s (D4 or D600 sensor)

    • Sahaja

      You really want f/1.8 on a 135mm lens? Isn’t f/2 or f/2.8 good enough. Otherwise it would be huge and expensive – and probably not focus accurately at f/1.8 or f/2

      • fred

        Sharp eyes, blurry nose… ;)

        • bldnk

          You think, 135 lens only for head shots?

    • fred

      50mm f1.2 AF-S.
      If you thought the f1.4 AF-S was a bit slow in focusing compared to the cheaper f1.8 50mm version then be prepared for an even slower focusing f1.2.
      (I’d still buy it)

  • bldnk

    16-35/2.8G VR

  • Martin

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  • Deep_Lurker

    In a complete break with its past corporate culture, Nikon will present a “road map” of its future planned camera and lens offerings.

  • FredBear

    Nikon to announce they’ve bought Canon camera division?

    • fred

      Maybe the opposite.

      Maybe announce that all point and shoot cameras to be manufactured by someone else (outsourced) so that Nikon factories can concentrate on DSLRS.

  • Rafa R

    hope the D4x comes with 36 mp sensor WITH an option for Small Raw files..

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