Another Nikon announcement possible before the CP+ show in February

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I received some information from a reliable source that Nikon may have another announcement in the next few days (weeks?) before the CP+ show in Japan (February 25th-28th).

The only not-yet-announced items on my list are the two Coolpix cameras and the new compacts with 1" sensor. I do not expect the new Nikon mirrorless system so early in the year.

Some more speculations:

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Prior to CES Nikon had two registrations for new cameras made in Thailand. The first one is the D500, but what is the second one? The D5 is made in Japan. Is it the new KeyMission 360 action camera? Can anyone confirm if it is made in Thailand?

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  • RMJ

    D620 ?

    • Piotr Kosewski

      Isn’t the D6xx segment perfect for the (rather expected) FF MILC? Fairly small, high IQ and moderate AF expectations, ~$1500. Perfect A7-series competitor. Given the small price gap to D750, I would say the D6xx is the first DSLR segment to vanish.

      Maybe the D810 successor with Sony’s 42MPx BSI? It would have been more than 6 months since the A7RII release (if Sony wants to sell this sensor, anyway). On the other hand, it’s under 2 years since D810 and that camera is hardly outdated. But hey – it they could give us a camera with that FF BSI, they shouldn’t postpone it.

      • sickheadache

        Me thinks..Nikon is not going to use the 42.2mp Sony..but a all new 50plus mp Sony Sensor.

        • T.I.M

          48mp (same as D500, larger)

          • sickheadache

            Since Nikon and Canon are not playing that MP War…Nikon next MP created by Sony will be 56mp plus.

      • KnightPhoto

        Would love a mirrorless D620 for silent shooting with my Nikkors

        • PhilK

          Not going to get silent shooting with that mechanical diaphragm actuator. 😉

          • No, but the new ‘E’ Nikkors might provide that capability.

            • PhilK

              True, but only one E model exists under ~$2400 USD. (~$1300 200-500mm) You can buy some pretty decent mirrorless gadgets for that price.

            • You’re preaching to the converted wrt mirrorless here. That said, I expect Nikon to roll out more affordable E models over time. I would purchase the 200-500 for use on m43 if it were possible to buy a ‘smart’ adaptor that would work with it.

            • Actually, two models – the 300mm f4E PF is below that price as well.

            • PhilK

              Thanks for the correction, I’m sure some years down the road most lenses will have it, just like almost all the mainstream lenses got AF-S eventually.

              But my main point in response to KnightPhoto is that E-diaphragm lenses are not really a practical solution for someone who wants to shoot silently with “their Nikkors” today – most of which don’t have E-diaphragm.

            • KnightPhoto

              My Nikon 1 V3 shoots silently enough for my needs with FT-1 and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM. Shooting it at f/2 it’s quiet enough.

              I’m not too worried about aperture noise from non-E lenses, it’s the mirror-flapping I’d like to get rid of. So “silent” was the wrong word on my part, let’s call it really quiet.

              The 24-70 is E now and the new 70-200 is going to be E as well, sounds like Thom expects it in the next year-ish. I’ve been wondering for years now why they haven’t accelerated the E program!

              Sometimes I’m called to take photographs where the dress rehearsal has already occurred. So I sit in the audience and photograph the play, but I need to use a lot of disgression. I use Quiet mode on my D4 and am judicious about shooting, timing it with higher volume segments and/or during any loud song productions, and I am careful not to shoot in high volume. Or as mentioned above I use my Nikon 1 V3, although I really need to get the 85mm (32mm) f/1.2 lens for that use case as the central focus point limitation on my FT-1 makes things very difficult.

              But a mirrorless FX camera, even if it was stopping down my current 24-70/70-200 occasionally from f/2.8 to 4, is unlikely to be too distracting if I didn’t have a mirror flapping. Also most of this work is wide-open at f/2.8 anyways.

              I probably should try out the “true Silent mode” of my D4, using Live View AF, I’m about to buy a loupe which would be mandatory in that situation. I see on the D5 this mode is usefully higher res and they are claiming contrast detect AF is much faster, so the D5 sounds usefully better in this mode!

            • PhilK

              I remember back in the olden days, pro photogs who were in situations like that used a “blimp” to keep the camera quiet. Kinda like those big sound-deadening enclosures for dot-matrix computer printers in those days too. 😉

              As for why Nikon didn’t go to electronic diaphragm earlier: cost and pride, is my guess. Just like the AF mechanisms that Canon made electronic and silent in the late 1980s (along with electronic diaphragm actuation) while Nikon was still using mechanical ‘screw drives’… which ultimately cost them their pre-eminent position in the professional market.

              But Nikon has apparently learned how to swallow their pride a bit when their market position is truly threatened and have incorporated a variety of functionality/technology in their cameras as of late that Canon had already had for years. Combined with Nikon’s own innovations such as in these recent announcements, things are looking much better for them lately.

            • That’s correct, indeed. I’m not sure even E diaphragm will be much more silent; there is still mechanical stuff involved, even if camera-lens is electronic. My 300pfE is more noisy than a 50mm f1.8g when doing the video “power aperture” open/close sequences.

            • PhilK

              And as I pointed out to another poster, just pressing the depth-of-field preview button on my D700 sounds about 75-80% as loud as a complete shutter release, to me. Lots and lots of mechanical stuff going on there.

              Very interesting how loud your 300pfE is during video. This seems to be precisely why Nikon is starting to release lenses with “silent stepper” AF motors rather than the old noisy steppers or SWM/USM: because they are supposed to be much better for live AF during video shooting.

              Canon has quite a few of such lenses now, they are designated “STM”.

            • KnightPhoto

              All that clunkety-clunking on depth of field preview pressing is I think winding up that spring/trigger/shutter mechanism or making it contort in an unnatural way to satisfy DOF preview. Recently saw a photo of this device, huge Rube Goldberg piece of work with gears, springs, plastic, metal, electric, and electronic parts. I think though for example my D4 fired in “true live view silent mode” doesn’t engage that device in a noisy manner, so the camera is capable of stopping down the lens without the same level of noise as the DOF preview. I’ll do an experiment this weekend, but I seem to recall other togs reporting on this mode and it being very very quiet, which is what I was referring to as “silent”. On the D4 the resulting jpg is HD pixels dimensions, so two meg in size. On D5 it is 4K dimensions which is suddenly more useful. I think on a D5 I could make this work in the situations where I had to shoot much less obtrusively, might as well try it on my D4 although the CDAF will be a bit of a constraint I’m sure.

            • No, I don’t think so. The reason why silent shooting is silent is because in live view mode, the aperture is already at the target setting, and not because aperture changes are silent.

            • KnightPhoto

              Ahaha. That makes some sense…

            • You can test this in A mode and movie live-view, playing with the aperture dial or even better with the power open/power close functions. That will give you the actual noise of incremental aperture changes.

              And playing with the DoF button in non-live-view mode will show the absolute aperture changes sound.

            • PhilK

              I have a feeling the design aspect of the DoF preview on Nikon’s electronic-based FSLRs/DSLRs comes from a traditional mechanical camera thinking – that everything is driven by the shutter mechanism by default. And if you need to trip the aperture lever when the shutter is not released, I assume they had to build some silly special-purpose mechanics in there for the sole purpose of doing that. (That at least seems to be the case going back to my F5s and F100s. Whereas I think the F4 and prior used a finger-pressure-based mechanical linkage to the button for DoF preview.)

              Which if true, would be really kinda dumb and backwards in a way, but I think we have seen that Nikon can be kind of “traditional” in their thinking a lot of times. 😉

              I was gratified to see that Nikon seems to have _finally_ adopted a fully motor-driven mirror in the D5, rather than relying on gravity/spring pressure and fancy dampers, like the film SLR days. Whereas I think Canon has been doing it that way for years..

            • PhilK, are you sure the current cameras don’t use motors? The way I read the D5 announcement, the changed thing is that the new motor type is no longer providing constant speed, not that it finally has a motor.

            • PhilK

              I just don’t recall ever seeing any document that made it clear they were using motor-driven mirrors. Coulda sworn that one of the things they crowed about with the D4/D4s was an “improved mirror damper”. That would suggest a gravity/mechanical system, to me.

              Here’s the actual text from the US Nikon site:

              “New mirror balancer

              Minimizes the bounce of the mirror’s down movement, extending viewing time and allowing more time for AF operation—one reason D4 achieves AF and focus tracking even during high-speed continuous shooting.”

              That looks a lot like a gravity/spring mechanism, if you ask me.

            • Makes sense, thanks for the clarification. But yes, I agree that is strange to do in 2012…

            • KnightPhoto

              I just wanted to follow up to state that I bought a Hoodman Loupe and finally tried my D4 silent mode shooting. It actually was pretty cool, lot more focus misses of course due to CDAF and operator error. But sometime it’s better for me to shoot discretely and in this mode is truly silent as opposed to Quiet mode which I also use a lot. I was shooting a comedian so had to be a little more discrete than when I’m shooting a loud Musical Theatre or a band. i did a mixture of Quiet mode and Silent LiveView mode.

              On the D5 the resolution is much improved (to 4K dimensions) and CDAF is said to be twice as fast. One less reason for me to need a mirrorless then. I like mirrorless cameras, don’t get me wrong, but I’d rather have a DSLR that can do some of the things a mirrorless can do, in this case silent shooting mode. Have no idea why this mode is jpeg only, some engineer must have had to twist in knots over that one 😉 Also, I don’t believe the D500 has this mode, just the D5, but would be happy to be corrected on that.

          • Mike Gordon

            I will take a small diaphragm click than the loud shutter any day,

            • PhilK

              But is it really just a “small diaphragm click”??

              On my D700, pressing the depth-of-field preview button sounds almost as loud as a full shutter release.

      • Scott M.

        Love to see upgrade of D810 with the new D5/500 AF

        • TheInfinityPoint

          That with the new 180K pixel metering system, and Sony’s 42 MP BSI sensor for night landscapes, that would be my dream combination.

    • Sebastien

      The D620 could make sense AFTER they refreshed D750. Both products have a pretty close price today. So how you could enhance the D620 while keeping it under the D750 at a lower price?

      • RMJ

        Yeah, the continuation of D600 series is really a question mark. But if we do assume it continues, then it must be soon.

  • Tomo Bagaric

    I’d like to see D620. I have a feeling that it will be a VERY good buy… 😉

  • Nikon (and Nikon Rumors) seem to be on a roll this year!

    • 10DollaEveryting

      except video…only rolling shutter there lol

      • True, but I’ll take good photography news over no good news. I’m not quite a fan of videos yet, anyway.

      • David Peterson

        Nikon at least is doing better than Canon

    • I’ve said it many times before – don’t blame the messenger. In 2015 Nikon had the longest period of time without announcing a new product (over 6 months). This has never happened before (at least not since I am running this website – 2008).

      • Oh, I didn’t blame you at all! I’m just glad of the awesome work you for covering all things about the recent and upcoming launches.

        • Yes, you did not blame me:) slow times will come again, but this year I believe will be very intersting.

  • MichaelSNC

    The only thing I can think of is the D3300 is up for renewal. Not a major thing but they do sell lots of them. I don’t know.

    You would think if they were going to update the D810 they would spread it out.

    • Piotr Kosewski

      Actually D3xxx and D5xxx are the most important cameras for Nikon. A strong update of D3300 is the “most major” thing among the major things they could do this year – financially speaking. 🙂

      That said, there is not much they could do other than replacing the sensor (possibly with the one from D5500) and maybe shaving the body a bit (because D5500 is smaller).

      • BVS

        Connectivity. Specifically, probably SnapBridge.

        • Eric Calabros

          and 12mp is enough. Social Network/4K friendly.

          • jonra01

            Yes, 12mp is enough, but not for entry-level consumers. They are still stuck on pixel count.

        • Piotr Kosewski

          Yeah, I’m not very often thinking about this kind of features, but you’re right.
          Connectivity, touchscreen, filters, apps… there is some potential to make the D3500 appeal to smartphone generation. 🙂

      • Tomo Bagaric

        Piotr, are you the one from Definite Aquascape?

        • Piotr Kosewski

          Sadly, no.:)

      • MichaelSNC

        I agree. They are the consumer bodies and the “cheapest” but being at that price point they sell a lot. If someone wants an upgrade from their Smart Phone or Point and Shoot, that is the place for them to land. I have used both the D3300 and D5500 briefly and they are good little cameras. A great place for people to start and they produce revenue for Nikon.

    • BVS

      I feel a 3300 successor too. They do need something to put those new “P” kit lenses on after all.

      • MichaelSNC

        That is true, I forgot about those lenses. The lower end is really the only place I see an “upgrade” is due. They may / will probably upgrade the D810 but I would not imagine before summer, pre-Photokina.

        I had forgotten about those two new “P” lenses.

    • David Peterson

      Hope D3400 is a D3″4K”0! 😉

  • Sebastien

    Let’s hope for another big surprise that nobody is aware of, like the D500 🙂

    • Morris

      V4 :p

    • MichaelSNC

      That’s true. The D500 caught me by surprise. I did not expect them to ever produce that camera. I am not saying it was not needed or anything to offend anyone, I just didn’t think they would do it after all this time.

      A pleasant surprise from Nikon would be good. To add to D5 on order.

    • Deez_Nuts2015

      D700 replacement? Heh…we can only hope

  • T.I.M

    It’s coming….

    • Ennan Hamill

      One could even say that it has begun…

  • br0xibear

    It’s funny that Argos in the UK have those two coolpix cameras for sale, and have done for weeks, yet they’ve not been announced.
    And now they’ve got a few different colours, including purple…

    • Also, Nikon never removed the PDF manuals – I guess even they don’t care for Coolpix models 🙂

  • stormwatch

    Well, it’s surely D400 featuring integrated pop up flash.

  • Sebastien

    It’s the D510 because the D500 has some oil on its sensor…

    No seriously, I wish success to Nikon for 2016. The year is starting with good products.

    • T.I.M

      It’s not Oil spots, just noisy pixels from crazy high ISO !

  • Aaron Pepelis

    if nikon doesn’t have a mirrorless out by the end of May, I’m going to own a a7sII I guess.

    • T.I.M

      I just called them, they will make one for you (end of April).
      But take your time to think about it, even if it’s a mirror less camera, still need a lot of reflexion.

      • Aaron Pepelis

        you think they can have it in my hands for April 16th? I have a wedding that day and a concert festival.

        • T.I.M

          They will do it for April 1st !
          :o)

          • Aaron Pepelis

            sweet, what a lucky day! I’m also supposed to shoot David Bowie that day.

            • T.I.M

              They better put him in the freezer now !

    • RMJ

      V3, J6 and AW2 should come out any time now. Maybe even S3, but I never understood that S serie.

      • Aaron Pepelis

        I keep flip/flopping between wanting a AW1 and just living with it to replace my 5-year-old olympus rough tough whatever. and then telling myself to get the aw130/aw120 and then a better EVF.

        • Mr_Miyagi

          I’d like an AW2 with a rational menu, not the crazy UI of the AW1. And with a better sealed LCD. I really enjoy using my AW1 underwater but the screen fogs up too easily despite the precautions I take to avoid the problem. I’ve never seen any sign of a water leak inside the camera or lens, and so I am suspicious the seal on the LCD may not be absolutely tight. The speed and accuracy of the AF on the AW1 is quite impressive.

          PS: And an UW camera or lenses with VR would be nice.

          • David Weinehall

            I like my AW1 too, but the menu system is atrocious. Also I wouldn’t mind a better sensor.

          • PhilK

            All it would take for fog to appear is for the temperature to drop past the dew point of the air trapped inside. Perhaps it needs an internal dehumidifier? Nitrogen infusion port?

      • whisky

        you can buy a V3 today. 🙂

        • RMJ

          Sorry, V3+1

    • neversink

      Why?

      • Aaron Pepelis

        I shoot with a D4 mostly, but memorial weekend, I run across a city between 5 stages for 4 days. I put my gear away as I run between stages and I want to have a small/accessible camera for street/randomshots.

      • Aaron Pepelis

        I also want a smaller camera with wifi to carry around when I run, etc. The a7sii is a little big for that, but I can manage. I’ve also thought of getting a fuji. I just want a pancake f/2.8 lens. I played with the a7 and my phone and loved it.

        • Why not Coolpix A?

          • Aaron Pepelis

            thumbs down to WU-1a.

            • Sure, if you need all-the-time conectivity, I agree. Thanksfully that’s not my use case 🙂

            • Aaron Pepelis

              it is a very interesting camera though. I mostly like it. Right now on my D4, D3, D7000, etc… I connect a CF/Sd reading to my phone via OTG cable and sort my pictures in between bands.

        • Eric Duminil

          Go Fuji!

          You simply cannot trust Sony to keep a lens mount for a long time.

          • Aaron Pepelis

            I would probably use the adapter and a nikkor lens.

        • Cesar Sales

          Go pick up a d5500. You won’t want to put it down. Great iq too. Paired with a 20mm af-d it’s a sweet little street camera.

          • Aaron Pepelis

            no thank you. too big for what I want. I don’t want something with a mirror since I’ll most likely be trying to run 10+ miles with it in a sack. I already have a D7000 which doesn’t fit the bill of what I want.

            • Cesar Sales

              Yeah but the d5500 is smaller and lighter than the a7 and more responsive to boot. No waiting on startup so you can get back to running! The “mirrorless is smaller and lighter” argument died a while ago. Or should have. Of you really want small and light with big sensor the a6000 is the better choice, and the d5500 still trounces it in iq.

            • Aaron Pepelis

              I would get a j5/j6 before I got another dslr. I already have d4,d3,d2x,d2h,d7000,d100,d70r, d1x, and an slr/n.

            • Cesar Sales

              Wow. Ok. I see why dslrs are out. Most of those are huge. Apples and oranges.

            • Aaron Pepelis

              Yes. This is why I’m hoping Nikon puts out a new mirrorless.

    • sickheadache

      Wait..for the A7slll it is in the works and with 5,000,000,000 iso.

      • T.I.M

        well, 5,000,000,000 ISO can be very use full to take a black hole’s picture !

        • sickheadache

          use full…NO

          useful …YES

          • Aaron Pepelis

            um.. why take off your lens cap when you can shoot through it at f/8?

            • T.I.M

              I don’t use caps on my lenses, Nikon NC filters.

            • Aaron Pepelis

              I have a UV filter, then a CP, then a UV for the CP filter, then a starfilter, and then a UV filter for the starfilter

            • T.I.M

              Now you have a bullet-prof camera, congratulations !

          • T.I.M

            yes, I tried usefull, computer keep typing use full !

            • sickheadache

              That happens when own a Wal Mart Computer.

            • T.I.M

              no way, I always build my computers (less money for faster computer…)

            • sickheadache

              Then you are the issue. Best create a patch to fix your own bug.

            • T.I.M

              I always though it was usefull that’s why the computer did not like it (useful)
              But thanks to you I improved my English today !
              :o)

            • sickheadache

              I wish the makers of Slap-a-phone, would create slap-a-net and slap-a-computer…you need special help..a very (usefull) useful lil bus is picking you up at your place..you still live at Happy Valley Trailer Park? Lot 69?

            • T.I.M

              no, I moved last year, I now live here:
              1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

            • sickheadache

              I remember “I am Not a Crook” and some movie actor and a dumb cluck lil bush living there. Wait..how did T.I.M tiny insignificant man, even find his way over there?

            • T.I.M

              I work there…

            • Thom Hogan

              I think you mean “worked.”

            • PhilK

              It was hard work climbing that fence 😉

            • AlphaTed

              I do too.
              But I never find it cheaper, as I always pick good components (not always high end, but best bang for the buck).
              The good thing is you’re not stuck with a part that’s junk that will get replaced.

            • T.I.M

              must be a NR (Non Repertoried) virus !

            • sickheadache

              usefull…..NO

              useful….YES

        • 10DollaEveryting

          Would not even use a Fony to take a picture of uranus

          • T.I.M

            And who would take a picture of your anus ?

            • 10DollaEveryting

              lol whut? Uranus, the planet, I do astrophotography. People these days…:D

        • Thom Hogan

          Technically, a black hole is black and an absence of information. All cameras can render black.

          Now, if you’re close enough to photograph a black hole, you very well may see a fury of photons on this side of the event horizon, but I suspect that, again, pretty much all current cameras can show that, too. Unfortunately, Snapbridge isn’t fast enough to transmit the data outwards before you and your camera are sucked into the hole, though.

          • Blagoya D.

            Photons don’t exist as particles. It’s just propagated field modulation. Digital sensors don’t “capture” actual or any particles, they just measure field modalities.

            • T.I.M

              I thought so too (just kidding)

          • Gregory Roane

            A D810a would have to be updated to “see” into and beyond the x-ray spectrum (a D810x?) since that is what typically jets away from black holes, due to the conservation of angular momentum.

            Matter speeds up as it spirals in and condenses on this side of the event horizon into an accretion disc and friction begins heating it up. As it heats up it begins emitting x-rays and gamma rays while jets of material and gamma rays begin zipping away perpendicular to the accretion disc at the poles of the hole at near light speed (yes, gamma radiation is already at light speed, but the matter along for the ride is just behind it.)

            Very pretty, I am sure.

            • Nikkor300f4VR

              One must stick with their medication, without it one could get crazy.. 😀

    • Thom Hogan

      That’s just such a bizarre statement. ANY Nikon mirrorless, but only Sony A7sIII? You smoked too much of something…

      So clearly a troll-type post.

      • El Aura

        In particular since Nikon does have a mirrorless out already.

    • By the end of May – no way. By the end of the year – maybe.

  • sickheadache

    What is the Pixel count on Nikon’s Key Mission 360? Anyone know? Thanks

  • Dsvob87

    D810S??? The D5/500 AF and 7-8 fps with a good buffer. Do it Nikon!

    • T.I.M

      no, this time it’s my turn, the D(500/10)x(18)

  • Nikkor300f4VR

    D850?

    • peter w

      I am on your list. 36MP please.

  • FF D500!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

    • Morris

      eheheheh

    • squoop

      Isn’t that the D5?

      • Maji

        I think we are looking for what D700 was to D3/D300… A D5 sensor in the D500 body… price it at US$3,299, and lot of people will be happy.

        • neversink

          But why in the world would Nikon do that. It will only cannibalize their D5 flagship sales…..

          • AlphaTed

            They need another body that will utilize the same sensor to keep the price down.
            That’s why they created the Df.
            They will need to decide if they will update Df, or go for the D700 replacement.
            The D700 replacement will have a bigger market than the Df. But they have to be careful what feature/s to disable so it won’t cannibalize the D5.

          • Maji

            I am sure D700 cannibalized a lot of D3 sales but I believe it helped Nikon with their market share and that in turn means more lenses and accessories sold. A balancing game… Nikon needs to decide that, and I hope they introduce one similar to D700… or a Df2 with the better AF (please please Nikon) and the D5 sensor. I am basically restating what Alpha Ted stated below.

      • No, D5 is a large-size SLR. D500 is a mid-size SLR.

  • TheMeckMan

    D750S/D810S = A D750/D810 sensor updated to perform on par with latest ISO range DR advances in a D500 high end body/specs.

    But I doubt, especially a D750s as it would compete with those clamoring for a D500 more-so than a D810S.

    I still don’t undestand why they left 1/8000 and a pro build out of the 750. Nikon might have felt it competed with the D800 series too much, but IMHO it could be viewed as it’s fewer native MP sibling a la 5Diii 5D S

  • BaZa

    I think Nikon could transform the D600’s serie, into a more video camera. With the right software behind it of course. All the “goods” that a “video-camera” demands. Basic stuff the competition already have for years. I still don’t understand how Nikon is so behind in video. The software is terrible.

    • David Peterson

      Focus peaking! Waveforms!

  • HF

    135/2?

    • br0xibear

      I think Photokina 2016 (20-25 September) might be more likely, but then again, after the D500 surprise you never know.

      • HF

        Yes, probably. But I would need a good one as soon as possible. The 135/2 dc wasn’t to my liking (esp. focus inconsistency). Sony doesn’t have an E-mount one and Canon 135 could be adapted per adapter, but adapters might cause problems randomly. Maybe Sigma is going to produce one. On the other hand, the 200/2 vr I gets affordable used now.

  • Lloyd

    It seems that this year is quiet for FX lens upgrade rumors. The midrange high ends (70-200 2.0, 200 2.0, and 300 2.8) are all around 6 year old. Are we starting to hear anything new about those replacements?

    • Thom Hogan

      All are coming. Whether they all make it into 2016 is another story. Nikkor predictability in terms of launch date is poor.

      • AlphaTed

        I’m pretty sure before 2020. 🙂

      • HF

        The 200/2 vr 1st gen. are now getting below the 3000 Euros mark in mint condition. Great value.

      • Peter G

        Any info regarding possible 105 or 135mm with nano coating similar to some of Nikon’s f1.8 lenses? The f1.8’s are light, reasonably priced, and–in some wide angles–have nano coating (which I feel improves colors). But there is nothing lightweight with nano coating in short to medium tele lengths.

    • Hardcore_Fanboy

      70-200 f2.0 (not 2.8)

      – yea, mine is getting old

      • Lloyd

        sorry, you’re right, 2.8.

        I figured the week after I was required to buy a second 70-200 vr2, they would announce a new version.

  • RW

    And what about a successor for the Nikon Coolpix A? I’ve been waiting very long time for this…

    • Yes please, I’m waiting for it as well… The A is good, but so many things could be easily improved!

    • I only heard about new compacts with 1″ sensor. Hopefully they will continue this line.

      • Blagoya D.

        After buying the V1 I have no reason to buy any of the subsequent models. An upgrade would need to be simple (V1 like), have the EN-EL15 battery, high rez VF or even better an OVF (X100 style) / RF, 4K at 200mbit h.265. Sensor resolution is not important, 12mp is fine with me on that size, but the video must be full sensor readout!

  • George T

    Hoping they will surprise us again with a 70-200 2.8 refresh?

  • 10DollaEveryting

    D5 with usable 4k?

    • T.I.M

      can’t ask for usable 4k on a camera that cost only 2k !

      • Then why doesn’t the D5 have _good_ 4K? ☺

  • 10DollaEveryting

    Nikon need to update their video capabilities. EOS HD still thinks 4 yo 1D C has better 4k than 2016 D5 (they have EOS in their name, but still)

  • Eric Dye

    Isn’t the J5 already out? The little retro looking mirrorless?

  • donaldejose

    The new camera will be the Nikon D2xxx which will fit into the line up below the D3300.

    • RMJ

      The line you are talking about is called D1000. And it won’t happen (anymore). It was a real valid possibility few years ago but not anymore. Nikon knows that the users of D1000 are more likely going to mirrorless (smaller cameras).

      D2000, D4000, D6000 and D8000 was supposed to be reserved for future use, but since Nikon, once again, started to mess up their own naming system, they will never be used. They are gone forever. D9000 line is also dead thanks to D500 (which thankfully got the name it deserved for).

  • Pippo

    Nikon Mirrorless with APS-C sensor.
    D2000 maybe for budget version, as 3000, 5000 series are gone, D6000 for advanced version ( D900, D9000 stays for FF MIL). D700 series? D710 sounds bad with poor aura. Why? D400 is only destiny, or God know what he do, but D700 series is something misunderstanding…
    P.S. I dont see D620 perspectives for year 2016.

  • Brent Busch

    Please let it be a proper D700 replacement, a D500 body with a D5 sensor!!! A D5 and a Dwhatever 700 replacement would be absolutely killer.

    • AlphaTed

      D810 killer, for one.
      Not everyone who bought the D8xx, did not buy them for the high megapixels.

    • John Picking

      I could not agree more. I am shooting with D3/D700. Love that combo!

      • neversink

        Ignorance is bliss…

        • John Picking

          I couldn’t agree more!

      • Great combo.

    • nwcs

      You won’t see anything like it for a year. The D700 came quite a while after the D3. If they’ll do it, it might be end of next year.

    • Ric of The LBC

      No going to happen.
      Why, Nycon has run out of numbers 🙂

      • Wesley

        Not a problem because it would be called D700s 🙂

  • Shutterbug

    Nikon 1 lens or even V4 to assure it’s not dead?

  • 10DollaEveryting

    FF mirrorless to shut up the whiners, usable FF 4k to shut up reasonable people like me. Thank you

  • Kyle

    Bring on the Nikon V4!

    • Member

      +1
      And some fast (wide angle) primes.

  • TonyDee

    I dont think this will be another DSLR. As far as another DSLR with this focusing system, I think we will be waiting a year, maybe Nikon will offer a D700/D810 successor. Just the way the D700 was delayed until a year after the D3 & D300 release. It would be goosd to see the latest announced focusing and tracking paired with the Sony 42 Mpixel sensor, frame rate may be 6-7fps. I’m satisfied with the D500 specs. ..just saying.

  • Tom

    D850 or Df2 please. My wallet is open so came and get it, Nikon.

    • Fly Moon

      Same here

    • Maji

      D5 sensor and the new AF system in a D5 light… use the D500 body and cut down on your development costs… Nikon are you listening? 🙂

  • donaldejose

    Why would Nikon design and announce a new 18-55 kit lens without VR? To make it cheaper. Why the need to make it cheaper? Because Nikon will be producing a camera it intends to sell for less than the $400 D3300. What features will such a camera have? Obviously a DX sensor since the lens is designed for DX. Most likely a sensor (or software) capable of good high ISO because low shutter speeds are not needed because there is no VR to use them. To keep the user out of low shutter speeds you have to plan on taking control of the shutter speed with Auto or P modes almost all of the time. Take the sensor from the D7200 which can operate at high ISO and put it in a small body without a mirror. What do you have? Sort of a Sony NEXT type camera. I think we will see a new inexpensive DX body out this year which was the intended mate to the 18-55 kit lens without VR.

    • PhilK

      Actually the new “P” kit lenses have a different kind of focus motor. (Silent stepper) It is said it is better for video and contrast-AF applications than SWM/USM. 🙂

      • donaldejose

        Sure but why not include VR other than to save money and create a lens for a cheap body?

        • PhilK

          Because that’s what those lenses are targeted for: most likely new low-end ILCs. Either DSLR or mirrorless DX cameras, with enhanced emphasis on video capabilities and/or contrast AF/sensor-integrated PDAF.

          The silent stepper motor AF design is better than SWM for doing continuous AF during video shooting.

  • animalsbybarry

    No new ff mirrorless ???
    I guess the supply of ” Samsung parts” is not ready yet. (-:

  • Kevin Lue

    D700 replacement! Which is the D500 but full frame! Plz! I’ve only waited 7 years.

    • PhilK

      I agree but I don’t think 10FPS is necessary, especially since that is a bigger challenge to build in FX too.

      • Sawyerspadre

        Not a chance until after the D5 ships

    • neversink

      Move on!!! Use the tools that are available to you and stop whining. You only have yourself to blame for not upgrading being inflexible, stubborn and stuck with a D700 (which is a pretty good camera, despite the much better option out there today.) Get it together.

    • Morris

      FX IS DEAD

  • PhilK

    How about a 24-120/3.5 with better IQ and without that terrible geometric distortion. I’d even accept 24-105. 🙂

  • Sawyerspadre

    I doubt we will see a high end DSLR or Mirrorless in this time frame. That would bring too much doubt to all those who pre-ordered a D5 or D500. First rule of sales: once the customer says yes, stop talking until the sale is complete.

    A new low-end DSLR to replace the D3xxx or D5xxx would be a good bet, since we’ve already seen a new lens that you can’t pre-order, that would be a good fit for that kind of camera. That also fits Thailand.

  • AYWY

    Funny thing is I thought Coolpix and small sensor cameras would be announced for CES, while the big-name D5/D500 would be for CP+. Still well-played, since they get the spotlight all to themselves. Expecting Canon to show off successors to the 1DX, 1DC and maybe even the 5D3 @ CP+.
    But Nikon showing a new lens or two would be nice.

  • David Peterson

    Aside from 1D C he is *not* pro canon!!

  • Nemmondom Meg

    Some bundle of nikon 1 j5 are called back, they also have 100$ price down. Maybe a new nikon 1?

  • Mistral75

    Coolpix A10, Coolpix A100 and Coolpix B500 are to be announced soon.

  • Chris Cheek

    Where the hell is an updated 135mm F/2?

    • br0xibear

      Sitting in a cupboard at Nikon Japan, with a label saying ” Do Not Open Until Photkina”. (Not a “real” picture, lol)

      • Chris Cheek

        Ha..I saw this before..I got excited

  • Manuel Ferreira

    I think the “missing” camera is the new entry level : D3400/D3500.

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