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 near future – the next Nikon announcement will most likely be in May for new Coolpix cameras with 1″ sensors (P8000 and P700):


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

Nikon Coolpix P700

There will also be a new Nikon Coolpix P700 compact ultra zoom camera. Here are the rumored specs:

  • 1″ Aptina made sensor
  • Lens: 24-2000mm f/3.5 – 8.5 (full frame equivalent)
  • All magnesium body with a big grip
  • Very heavy: the weight is rumored to be 1.3 kg/45.8 oz
  • 3.5″ LCD screen
  • Expeed 4 image processor

Nikkor lenses

Nikon has announced all but one of the 1 Nikkor prototype lenses that were on display once the system was first introduced:

The missing lens is the macro 1 Nikkor:

Nikon 1 macro lens
I expect a new Nikon 1 lens roadmap to be announced at Photokina in September and the missing macro lens to be announced by the end of 2014.

I have no updates on the other 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.
  • 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

The Nikon D7200 will most likely be announced this summer.

Nikon D9300

No updates on the rumored Nikon D9300 camera but I still believe this model will be announced this year.

Nikon D800 update instead of D4x

Nikon may not release a D4x camera but instead there are rumors for a Nikon D800 refresh similar to the D4s (same sensor, improved ISO, slightly faster, higher price tag).

Nikon D2300


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)

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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