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What to expect from Nikon in the next few months

Nikon Rumors
This is an updated post on what to expect from Nikon in the next few months:

Nikon 1 V3

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A new Nikon 1 V3 camera will be announced this week. On several occasions in the past Nikon confirmed that they are still committed to their mirrorless line, even after disappointing sales from Europe and the US. Here are the rumored Nikon 1 V3 specifications:

  • New specs: 20 fps, 171 contrast AF points
  • No optical viewfinder
  • Optional, external 2.4MP electronic viewfinder (EVF) that will attach to the hot shoe
  • Built-in flash
  • Standard hot shoe - you will be able to use regular Nikon Speedlights and the built-in flash could act as a wireless commander(I reported that back in November last year)
  • Several new interesting video features
  • New external grip will not take any batteries, but it will have a shutter button and front dial
  • Expeed 4a imaging processor
  • Completely new camera design similar to the drawings of this recently filed patent and it will be all black (not sure if they will offer different colors)
  • Very fast everything
  • 18MP sensor
  • Eye sensor and a button to switch between LCD and EVF
  • 180° swivel LCD screen

Two new Nikkor 1 lenses and other accessories are also expected to be announced this week.

Nikkor lenses

I have no updates on the rumored Nikon lenses:

  • A new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4G VR lens has been rumored for a long time now. I have no updates on the release date.
  • Two new Nikon 1 lenses as mentioned above.
  • There is a very good chance that Nikon will respond to the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens with new Nikkor f/1.8 DX zoom lens. The announcement could happen with the D7200 announcement.
  • There is a possibility for a new 16mm fisheye lens. Some of the tips I received point that a new fisheye zoom is currently in testing and could be announced by the end of the year (something similar to the Canon 8-15mm lens). The Nikon version is supposed to be circular fisheye at the wide end, rectangular at the long side and could be wider than 8mm.

Nikon D7200

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The Nikon D7200 will most likely be announced in the summer (Photokina is in September).

Nikon D400

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No Nikon D400 for now. The D7200 could also once and for all kill the DX PRO line (D300s) depending on the included specs and features (if we get a big enough buffer and few extra direct manual controls, we can assume that the D400 will never come out).

Nikon D800 update instead of D4x

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Nikon may not release a D4x camera but instead they are rumored to refresh the Nikon D800 the same way they updated the D4s (same sensor, improved ISO, slightly faster, higher price tag).

Nikon D2300

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Canon Rebel SL1 size comparison - the D2300 is rumored to be even smaller

I have no updates on the D2300 camera, here are the rumored specs:

  • World's smallest DSLR camera (small like the Canon Rebel SL1)
  • There is a possibility that the D2300 will be the first DSLR-like camera without an optical viewfinder
  • D2300 is a preliminary name and it can change
  • Weight: 290g
  • Announcement in May 2014
  • The Nikon D2300 could be the 3rd DSLR camera that will be announced this year (in addition to the D4s and D7200)

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Nikon Coolpix P8000

I have been reporting about a new Coolpix camera with 1" sensor for few months now. Here are the rumored P8000 specifications:

  • Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec.
  • The P8000 will use a new 1" Aptina sensor
  • At least Expeed 3 imaging processor (Expeed 4 is also a possibility)
  • Magnesium body
  • Comfortable grip similar to the Nikon P5100 and  P6000 models
  • Announcement in April-May 2014
  • 24- 120mm equivalent f/2.0 - 3.0 lens with 3 ED and 1 ASP glass elements (could be even faster: f/1.8 - 3.0)
  • 1" inch sensor (first Coolpix with 1" sensor)
  • 3.0" LCD screen
  • P A S M mode

If you have any other information on the products listed above, or any other tips, please contact me (no email needed to submit an anonymous tip).

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  • Guest

    Would the faster D800x with S Raw and 1080 60p be the solution to those who’s looking for a D700 replacement?

    • waterengineer

      Can someone please point me toward a technical discussion of sRAW? Thank you.

      • Maji
      • El Aura

        Looking at the manual, we see that it is half the linear resolution (ie, something like a 2×2 binning), 12-bit, and supposedly uncompressed having a file size of 13.1 MB
        This is a bit less than a straight binning would achieve (multiply with 3/4) from a 12-bit uncompressed RAW (25.9 MB x 3/4 = 19.4 MB) or a quarter of a 8-bit TIFF upscaled to 12-bit (48.9 MB /4 x 12/8 = 18.3 MB).

        And interestingly, only 1 MB smaller than a full-size, 12-bit, lossy compressed RAW is: 14.1 MB. The advantage of small RAW is thus just in the processing time, not in the storage requirements.

        • http://loewald.com/ Tonio Loewald

          This is interesting as it is essentially “throwing away” resolution data but keeping color data. In essence, this makes sRAW a lot less interesting (and less useful) than some kind of more carefully thought-out format (think “high dynamic range JPEG”).

        • jtra

          Actually the number of frames that fit buffer is smaller for sraw than for other raws, according to D4s manual.

        • neonspark

          meh… you can always go re-shoot it with proper RAW settings. /sarcasm

      • Stark-Arts

        the entire idea of SRaw is silly – it’s NOT raw anymore…

        • http://loewald.com/ Tonio Loewald

          It’s not silly to store images in a less lossy format than JPEG that isn’t simply “RAW” (most “RAW” files aren’t really RAW either — read Thom Hogan’s piece about the A7r posted yesterday for example — most RAW formats are lossy — e.g. and a “lossless” 12-bit RAW file is throwing away data a 14-bit RAW file isn’t).

          A friend of mine used to be infuriated by people who preferred “lossless” formats like GIF over “lossy” formats like JPEG. You throw away a ton of data to turn a 24-bit image into a GIF, at which point GIF’s “lossless” compression preserves the mangled remains. A 48-bit image lossily compressed using a JPEG-like algorithm could easily retain far more useful image data than a “lossless” 12-bit RAW file in far less space.

    • koenshaku

      It would I would get one where I am still holding off on the D800. I am also wondering if I should just get the Fuji X1-T1 for now..

  • KT

    You have to question whether the 20 FPS will be for RAW or limited to JPEG, I doubt they can maintain that rate for RAW files, even if they limited it to 8-10 shots. Then the next question would be whether the AF can keep up with that rate.

    • d7k2v2

      The current v2 does 15fps full res/continuous af in raw and the buffer fills up at 40 frames. It will also do 60fps fixed focus, again filling the buffer at 40 frames. So 20 fps full af would be an incremental step.

    • neonspark

      the memory cards are the limits at this point.

  • Peter

    I would really like to see nikons masterplan for the years to come. If they have one…

    • oingo boingo

      They had one, but it got shredded when they saw how these ridiculed Fuji bodies took off. Now they’re scared shitless. (BTW: I own both systems)

    • Michiel953

      Of course they do. It’s called evolutionary design progress, and dividing up the market into niches as they see them. It’s very visible, for all to see, despite all the whining and moaning (by a handful) for models that will never come.

  • waterengineer

    Putting the Expeed 4 processing engine in the purported D7200 will increase the frames per second to what? I have the ability to do the calculation, but not the data. Nikon would only have to increase the buffer reservoir, then. Expeed 4, a bigger buffer, a firmware update to improve high(er) ISO, better AF and some video improvements. That is what I see. Thoughts?

    • Spy Black

      Shutter.

  • oingo boingo

    “There is a possibility that the D2300 will be the first DSLR-like camera without an optical viewfinder”

    If that means the absense of ANY viewfinder (as in: not an alternative EVF), that would be the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard for a while in photography. The whole reason why Nikon and Canon are so reluctant to “make like Fuji” and build smaller mirrorless bodies for DX/FX is their legacy lens lines with that specific flange-to-sensor distance. To actually introduce a body without a viewfinder but WITH the dimensions (bulk) to accomodate the flange distance – pathetic.

    • Spy Black

      Why? Standard bodies with EVFs are long overdue.

      • http://loewald.com/ Tonio Loewald

        Flange back distance isn’t really the problem, either. My FA is hardly any deeper, or otherwise bigger than the Sony A7. (And smaller with comparable lenses.) WiFi + apps could obviate the need for a rear LCD, or manufacturers could simply organize camera internals for sensibly and you’d get a far less bulky camera.

        • Don Hogfan

          “WiFi + apps could obviate the need for a rear LCD”. My thoughts exactly.

    • nikclick

      D3200 should definitely be as quoted by NR , may be with a Sony A6000 sensor. Keeping the same flange distance is a compromise as u have stated but, dat saves Nikon from building another line up & saves us from buying new lenses & buying new adapters for legacy lenses. Who knows may be they will use the Sony RX1 trick to deal with flange distance. I mean if the lens goes bit more inside.

      • neonspark

        they should start over for a few reasons:
        1) yes it saves them from having to make new lenses but the fmount is too restrictive and has to include an aperture arm for any non E lens which increases cost. Go full electronic, and go big on the throat to make room for future upgrades and really fast glass. Canon did and paid off big time.
        2) the more legacy f-mount gear you make, the more you have to re-do. The shift to mirror-less is inevitable and the competition isn’t that far ahead lens-wise. The size savings are real by designing without a mirror box in the way. there is still time for nikon to start the shift and lead the transition.
        3) canon and sony messed up. their mirrorless mount doesn’t support full frame. Nikon should captalize on their mistake and create a mirrorless mount that works in full and APSC sensors. So while sony/canon have to support two mounts, nikon will just support one. Admittedly, the diameter will be larger but they can make up for it in lens selection. People always pay attention to lens lineups specially if the full frame lenses can be shared with the cropped sensor bodies without adapters.

        • nikclick

          I agree with all your points. And Mirror-less for Nikon is now an inevitable choice. Nikon sure have the technology to make new mounts & lenses but those who have already invested a lot in F-mount won’t buy new mount n lenses as Nikon would like to sell,May will go for an adapter with f-glass.Pros could afford buying new gears.Not beginners,armatures or even some semi-pros can’t.Its is a sad reality. I myself don’t want to buy Funji XT-1 or Sony A600 because,i simply can’t afford buying new lenses.But Im eagerly waiting for a Nikon mirrors-less.I trust Nikon. And trust even if they make it bit late, they will do it (almost) perfect.See what ever people say Nikon 1 series is unique.Not other camera manufactures gives AF compatibility with their legacy glasses like Nikon 1 does.If they upgrade FT-1 with 3D tracing etc, that will be another leap for wild life photographers. All im telling is Nikon should work a way around to solve flange distance,body size etc.Thye have the technology & brains.We are loyal to our brand & we always expect the same from them. Simple.

  • Roland

    Any news about when the 135mm f/2 lens will be updated to AF-S?
    That lens is just fantastic for portraits and an update of the AF motors is long overdue…

    • Paul

      Yes – i want it. Looking at Sigma version rumored to come at photokina as well. 135 f/2 DG Art.

    • Spy Black

      What’s wrong with the screw drive? My experiences show more focus error with internal motors on lenses than lenses controlled the screw drive. I’d take the D lens any day.

      • Eric Calabros

        I wish only nano coating on all prime D lenses

      • Roland

        The screw drive is just too noisy for my taste (acoustically speaking of course). Also, a bit more weather sealing wouldn’t hurt.

      • neonspark

        the D is noisy. slow. and the lens itself suffers from horrendous CA for today’s standards. oh and VR please. get rid of the DC which is useless in today’s digital world of post.

    • n11

      And make sure its DC! I’ve been looking at getting that lens, but not too sure about replacing my 85 1.4D yet.

      • Spy Black

        Keep that D. Better than the G.

      • neonspark

        sorry but DC was a gimmick that they will not repeat. VR would be much more welcomed on this lens than DC. You use DC a few times and it’s cool but then you realize you better leave it in the neutral setting anyway.

  • Bern

    When would the D800x be expected to actually be released?

  • David Sunning

    I have to wonder (other than marketing) about the need for a D7200. The D7100 is a great camera and I plan to buy one later this year. Hopefully the price will drop a bit. What more can be done with the D7100 to make it better aka a D7200???

    • Aldo

      Expeed 4 1080 60p video, slight fps increase…. Nikon is trying to milk every single resource.

    • mosswings

      1. Use the new Sony sensor found in the D5300, which gets rid of the banding, shadow color shifting, and streaking of the Toshiba sensor that has been so widely criticized but so rarely has been an issue in normal shooting. Nikon’s reputation for “bulletproof”, clean RAW files is due to the use of the Sony EXMOR sensor technology, and the Toshiba sensor didn’t have it.
      2. Determine black levels without clipping the distribution, which allows for reliable multiple-exposure noise reduction, something astrophotographers regularly choose Canon over Nikon for.
      3. Increase the buffer size and image/AF processing rate to kill the need for a D400.
      Revolutionary? Nope. Evolutionary? Yep, typical current-day Nikon.

      • Vincent

        To kill the need for a D400, they need too more manual control.

    • nwcs

      How about a large buffer so you can sustain a high frame rate at raw? That alone, plus some button changes for AF, may be enough to bridge the D400 crowd.

    • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

      Why we needed D7100 when D7000 was already amazing ?

      Thankfully the technology doesn’t stand still… There is always something new to offer. If it’s just a new red swoosh design then so be it.

    • lomcevak

      The D7100 needs a higher continuous frame rate (8fps or more) along with enough buffer capacity to shoot 3 or 4 seconds of NEF files at full speed. The D300/300s is the last “pro” DX body and needs a replacement for wildlife and other shooters whose big lenses get a boost from the DX crop.

  • mok

    but how you can write that D4x may not be released ?? It is already announced.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      What do you mean?

      • mok

        ok ok, i mixed with ‘s’. :-)
        But anyway i think there will not be in same year two D4… cameras. Nikon is recently not announcing much from pro level (lenses and cameras).

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          This is what I said: no D4x…

        • Aldo

          that reminds me of a time when I called somone xtupid instead of stupid.

    • Aldo

      I wonder how many people went over to the nikon site (myself included) because of your comment.

    • John Tangney

      We have D4s not D4x (higher resolution D4)!

  • Aldo

    It seems that we are nearing the peek of how cameras are gonna be made. I see more future in developing a way to eliminate post work (for those who don’t need fancy editing) as with film. I remember the days when I would just drop the film at the lab and one hour later I would get awesome looking prints, no hassle. Paper emulsion, color calibration, film type and make calibration, all of these was done by the lab. With the digital era, we just inherited more work.

    • Spy Black

      I think the situation is the same today. People bring there cameras to Walmart, etc, and print them out. It’s only if your a pro or enthusiast that you start looking at the image and start screwing it up. :-)

      • Aldo

        You are right… but that was actually a sales pitch I used a while back where I would tell the customers ” remember the days in which you would shoot with film and develop your pictures? Didn’t they look so much better than the digital photos you take now? ” I would continue to preach on with the point that not all digital photographers knew what they were doing with their digital photos. Of course, I did =]. The thing is that with film… everyone shot “raw”. This is no longer the case.

        • YS

          Uh, unless you developed and printed your own pictures (by that i mean worked on the prints yourself), it’s very unlikely people shot raw in the film era.

          • Aldo

            What I mean is that film itself was the equivalent of today’s raw file. Mainly because of the film’s dynamic range characteristics are far superior to current jpeg’s.

            • preston

              Film might be the equivalent of raw, but prints are the equivalent of jpgs because you are “processing” the film just like the raw’s in your computer. Keep in mind that you were paying someone to spend the time to develop your pictures so that is similar to spending the time to edit your raw files yourself.

            • Aldo

              Good point. However, having worked at a lab and printed pictures myself, I can tell you that the machine read the film type, ISO, and a lot of other important information. Tweaking before printing was very minimum on the color side. All you had to do is adjust the density (exposure) and you were done. This is by far different from how we deal with the raw files today.

    • broxibear

      Oh I don’t know. Some of us spent hours in the darkroom processing PanF and HP5 and days printing on Record Rapid and Portriga…now I do the same thing using Lightroom and SilverEfex. Less cleaning up to do afterwards now and I definitely don’t miss the smell of stop and fix, lol.
      Although I do miss bumping into fellow photographers at 3am at the 24 hour lab, and going for a bagel and coffee while our E6 rolls were processed…any London photographers here will know what I’m talking about.

      • Aldo

        I suppose you worked on more complex photography… When I started doing events I would just shoot around 7-12 rolls of 35mm film… have those developed in 4×6 size… I would then show my customers the prints so that they could choose a few photos to make one of those multiple photo size albums. The ones that had sleeves and different window sizes, much alike the current photo books but in 3D :P.

        • broxibear

          Hi Aldo,
          I don’t know about more complex, there were tight deadlines. I worked as a freelance assistant for several years and sometimes a shoot on Friday didn’t actually end for you until Monday after you’d delivered the prints or transparencies to whichever picture desk or art director…they were always in a rush to get the images, but never in a rush to pay you. I don’t know how many times I used to hear “We’ve lost your invoice, can you send us another one ?”

          • Aldo

            lol… I got some bounced checks myself. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I didn’t spend much time in the darkroom…. Although I did learn how to process black and white film and print. You know, the class that everyone takes.

            • broxibear

              Ah. ok.
              I was lucky I worked with some exceptional B+W printers who printed for some of the most famous photographers around. I was shortlisted for Ilford printer of the year so working on images in SilverEfex and ColorEfex is really important for me. Highly recommended pieces of software if you’ve not tried them.

            • Aldo

              Quite interesting work… I wish I had done more darkroom myself… but my profession carried me elsewhere.

          • Naval Gunfire

            Deadlines when I was shooting sports using film always seemed to be 2 hours before the game started.

            I have no idea how I managed to avoid getting a single speeding ticket in those days, I’d often have to drive like a lunatic to a decent lab nearby and drive like a lunatic to an airport or a train station to get the images to London to be at the picture desk in time. Probably a good thing I didn’t get any speeding tickets, I wouldn’t have been able to pay them!

            I feel old now!

            • broxibear

              Hi Naval,
              Apart from some general sports photography at college I haven’t really done any. I covered one football game and quickly realised that not only was I not interested in sports photography, but I was crap at it too, lol.
              If you know London you probably remember Metro being on Clerkenwell Rd, I lived nearby and getting there from most places in London was easy…and a lot of studios were round there too.
              I managed to stay away from speeding tickets too, although some of those cobbled streets around EC1 were like ice when it rained.

    • preston

      There are several software solutions to give it that film look with one click. The Google Nik collection has a couple options (Analog Efex for color, Silver Efex for B&W) as well as programs like Athentech Perfectly Clear. That is today’s version of letting someone else make sure your prints look good.

      • Aldo

        I’m sure you are right, however you can only get so far with a bad jpeg, you would still have to shoot raw to get good results, which brings me to my original point.

  • DuncanM

    So no optical viewfinder on the 1 V3? Makes that optional EVF not so optional doesn’t it? How do you even sell a camera with no viewfinder?

    • nwcs

      Rear LCD for composition and shooting. Lots of low end cameras have been doing it for years.

      • Spy Black

        Yes but that’s a step backwards. Ever shoot with a rear LCD screen in broad daylight? Ever try to make use of your camera’s video features in broad daylight? For the sake of nickle and diming the system, they just went a step backwards. And now that they finally put a standard hot shoe on the camera, you lose it by putting the optional EVF on.

        • nwcs

          I agree that it’s a step backwards but wanted to point out it’s not such an impossible thing. Besides, lots of smartphone users deal with it, too. But I couldn’t see them getting excited for a V3.

          • manhattanboy

            One has to wonder if you are going to struggle in broad daylight with either the 1v3 or a smartphone, why not just chose the later? This is Nikon’s fundamental problem with competition in this space. Most people already own iPhones which produce good enough pictures. If they needed something better why not a DSLR instead of the 1v3 that has no viewfinder?

            • KnightPhoto

              dunno, maybe it’s a good thing the EVF can be kept and is transferable to a future V4 etc.

              Also transferable to our D5 and D900 DSLRs ;-)

      • Garry Bryant

        No EVF in broad daylight is a drag. I love the standard hot shoe, finally my SB-800 back in use, but sharing with EVF is not cool, however I use my flash indoors to bounce, in this I can use the LCD, but take some relearning.

    • Aeroengineer

      Maybe they are following the pricing tactics of German luxury car makers. Lower the base price by making all the really cool features that most people want optional. But I agree. No EVF, no deal. Optional, presumed well designed and high performance EVF, with stupid pricing, no deal.

  • NikonFanBoy

    Hi ADmin

    Thanks for the update. Do you reckon the newly patented 400mm f/2.8 would be released before football world cup?

    Personally, I would love to see 300mm f/2 redesigned with DFO. Hopefully nikon brings back the F/2 breeds with DFO…

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      I have not heard anything on those lenses.

      • NikonfanBoy

        Hi Admin

        thanks

  • lallo

    D800x with 20 fps? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    • nik

      reading comprehension bad.

      • manhattanboy

        He/she is a visual person luckily LOL.

  • nwcs

    Wow, if Nikon makes a DX 1.8 zoom lens that’ll be interesting. Sigma must be eating into their sales more than they admit. Nikon’s current product releases show disregard for that market so if they start producing quality optics for DX again maybe it shows a shift in thinking?

    • PeterO

      Unfortunately, that’s wishful thinking. So many of us have finally come to the realization that Nikon’s marketing plan is based on their needs more than their customer’s needs. Right now they are in a phase of trying to acquire as many new customers as possible at the expense of their most loyal followers.

    • KnightPhoto

      The Sigma f/1.8 zoom is remarkable, but the fact that it is DX is a bit of a waste. How about an f/2 FX zoom of some kind…

      • nwcs

        Waste for who? The market for DX is much larger than for FX.

  • Robert

    After the World Cup we will finally have a camera for current users of d700. D800x not exist.

  • WBR

    The way you mentioned the 300 mm f4 update, one might start to wonder if that’s a dead horse. It’s six months plus after it appeared to be an ‘imminent release’ ….

  • Gavin

    Slightly off topic… do you think the “holy trinity” (14-24,24-70,70-200) will get an update soon? Just going off of speculation, but those were released in 2007, and that lens lifetime symbol on the barrel says 10 years. Within the next 3 years at least? Just wondering what your opinions are :)

    • broxibear

      Hi Gavin,
      I hope not as there are plenty of other lenses Nikon should be making before updating those.

      • Gavin

        Agreed. I personally would love to see something like that 5:1 macro lens Canon has!

    • Naval Gunfire

      Interestingly, if you look at the history of the 70-200 line (or 80-200 as it was back in the day) it gets a refresh roughly every five years. The current 70-200 f/2.8 was released in 2009 but I somehow doubt Nikon are ready to update it.

  • Erin

    I would love to see them come out with a digital rangefinder. Full frame sensor (D4?), hybrid optical viewfinder, single SD card slot, no built in flash, weather sealed mag alloy body, maybe with an F mount or perhaps and S mount with and adapter that allows F mount lenses (is that even possible in this form factor?). But even If we had to buy a few new S mount primes this would be the ultimate travel camera. I could see photojournalists, hipsters, pro’s looking for an “off duty” walking around camera scooping this up. Even at around a $2000 price point this thing would sell.

    • Aldo

      Oh hi. Whatever you say… I agree

    • preston

      Sounds like a fun camera, but there is absolutely no way this is happening. Nikon tried the retro thing with the DF (and completely failed if you ask me – see Fuji X-T1 for what it should have been) and are done with it for the foreseeable future.

      • stoooopid

        maybe failed on user interface (although some love it) but look at hardware results – image quality is extraordinary. so not complete fail.

  • Milkman

    What? Still no D700 successor…..

    • Michiel953

      ;-) My guess? Never will be.

      • Aldo

        D710 and d400 have both been released already… they can be found in platform 9 and 3/4

        • Michiel953

          Yes, and when you arrive at those platforms all out of breath, you’ll find those trains have left the station…

          Still, there’s that coffee stall a few yards back to console you.

  • http://loewald.com/ Tonio Loewald

    Color me disappointed that the V3 will lose the built-in EVF. (Not especially interested in having an 18MP sensor, although if that means there’s a cleaner resampling for video it’s all good.)

  • Tom Allsup

    Ok, so Aptina goes from 10MP to 14MP to the detriment of IQ and now its going to go to 18MP without any proof that it won’t further hamper IQ? C’mon. That company needs to be put to pasture. What is Nikon thinking??

    • preston

      Sony has a 20mp sensor of the same size in their RX100 that gets great reviews, so it is surely possible to go to 18mp and improve the per-pixel image quality at the same time with current technology.

  • broxibear

    Nikon Brazil just posted this new D800 video, at least I think it’s new, I’ve not seen it anywhere before ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dtg-dn2cNQ

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      They are bit late – the camera has been around for 2 years :)

  • Nikbonbon

    Why did the aapologize after it said new video features?

  • Don Hogfan

    20 fps?
    Had they push it to 24, they would have struck gold!

  • Nikon1

    Why did the author apologize after saying new video features?

    • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

      because it has no details (not allowed to tell or don’t even know)

  • Nikon1

    Why does the author apologize after the part about improved video on the nikon 1 ?

  • Kyle Whitney

    Why does the author apologize after the part about improved video on the nikon1

  • Kyle Whitney

    Why does the author apologize after the part about improved video on the nikon 1 ?

  • Kyle Whitney

    Why does the author apologize after the part about improved video on the nikon1

  • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

    Who me? Where?

    • http://inthemistphoto.com/ InTheMist

      In the Nikon 1 part, you wrote “interesting video features (sorry)”

      • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

        Crap, I have no idea what I wanted to write there. Sorry.

  • Aldo

    because he lacks the details of what the “several new interesting features” are.

  • http://www.flickr.com/jaybie Jay Donahue

    the D7100 is already better than the D300s. there’s very little nikon needs to do with the D7200 to make the D300S not even worth buying used. faster buffer (write speeds), AF-ON button, pc-sync… that’s pretty much it right? but they will screw it up, and the refresh’s differences from the D7100 will likely only be: expeed 4, GPS, WI-FI, and a smaller footprint. for today’s girly man hands.

    • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

      No, it’s not better than D300s. Different at the best. Sure it’s newer with some nice features but it lacks many things that D300s has. None of the new features can replace those missing things.

      • http://www.flickr.com/jaybie Jay Donahue

        what are some of the many things better about the D300s that i didn’t mention?

        • Pat Mann

          It can be used to drive tent stakes, and with a splitting wedge, to split firewood or make shingles.

          • ernaldin

            Correct, my D300 doublet as a weapon. The D7100 is built for girlie men…

    • gana

      The D7100 has only a partial magnesium alloy skeleton, whereas the D300s is much more robust. That is pretty important for some people, as is a buffer that doesn’t fill after one jpeg.

  • http://inthemistphoto.com/ InTheMist

    It’s been shown several times that the vast majority of users here don’t care about video. It’s kind of a sensitive topic.

  • vastseawy

    I want the time of D800S,and th lense 16-35mm f2.8g ed vr .

  • Kousik Bhowal

    Plz, guys . tell me when the D7100 price will drop. I am thinking to buy it in around MAY-JULY 2014. Should i go for it..

  • Kousik Bhowal

    Plz, guys . tell me when the D7100 price will drop. I am thinking to buy it in around MAY-JULY 2014. Should i go for it..

  • neonspark

    is nikon basically trying everything except what everybody wants: mirror-less APS-C and FX.

  • stoooopid

    I would like to see the D2300. But I would like it to be a high end aps-c dslr – with features above the D5300 and below the D7100. I know the name does not imply that this will happen, but I would like to see it.

  • stuck_788

    D7200 will be a D7100 with faster buffer, probably 8-10fps, wifi, gps, tilting screen,

  • michael

    I look forward to the v3 and the 70-300 (collapsible?) lens. If the lens performs well on the long end I’ll get them.
    A small & portable very long tele lens (>600mm) with decent/good quality is missing on the market. Bridge cameras are hampered by crap lenses and tiny sensors. APS-C cameras are mostly large and require even larger “full-frame”-sized lenses. While the new tamron gives a lot of reach with decent quality, the combo is also heavy. With MFT you only get to rather mediocre 600mm with the Panny and Oly zoom lenses.
    Lets see if nikon will earn my cash?

  • Michiel953

    Are we ready for a modular dslr camerabody? I am.

    Pick and choose bodystyle (choose from modern full pro, compact and retro), sensor (high Mp, high ISO, medium) AF system, exposure meter, shutter. Pay on your way out. If manufacturers of other products (cars, laptops, etc) can do this to great commercial succes, what’s keeping Nikon?

  • Michiel953

    Are we ready for a modular dslr camerabody? I am.

    Pick and choose bodystyle (choose from modern full pro, compact and retro), sensor (high Mp, high ISO, medium) AF system, exposure meter, shutter. Pay on your way out. If manufacturers of other products (cars, laptops, etc) can do this to great commercial succes, what’s keeping Nikon?

  • Mr. Guest

    A new 135mm FF lens would be nice.

  • ronny_wilksberry

    Any other D7200 updates? I’m about in the market for a new D7100 range camera.

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