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Nikon D7200 was mentioned on Nikon USA website

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At some point the D7200 was mentioned on Nikon USA website. Usually searching for a non-existent camera on nikon.com will return no matches, but that's not the case with the D7200 - of course this could also be a typo or a mistake. In the past similar leaks on nikon.com happened with the SB-500 flash and Nikon 1 AW1 camera and both products were later announced.

Like I already said - the lack of any serious Nikon D7200 leaks concerns me, so hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Update: the reason that D5500 page is showing in the a D7200 search is because on the "Product Forum" tab on that page someone asked "When will the D7200 be released?"

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Nikon announcement this week (D810a, D7200, j5, Coolpix cameras)

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Nikon will have a new products announcement in the next 2-3 days. I am not sure about the exact date, but it will be before the start of the CP+ show in Japan (February 12-15, 2015). Here is another recap on what to expect:

I have not heard any rumors lately about those products, but there is still a chance that we may see some of them announced this week:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #301

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→ A set of Leica APO-TELYT lenses converted to Nikon mount are currently listed on eBay for $27,000.

The Nikon rebates were extended till February 14th - that means that new "lens-only" rebates could be announced on the 15th.
→ Refurbished Nikon D3300 with two lenses + Adobe Lightroom 5 for $499.
→ You can still buy a brand new Nikon D300s camera on eBay, Amazon and B&H.
→ Nikon D750 is listed for $1,799 at DigitRev (no US warranty, they ship worldwide).
→ Nikon 1 V2 camera body for $349 (new low price I believe).
→ Lexar 64GB Platinum II SD memory card for $24.99.

Nikon actually designed/patented a Nikkor 5.4mm f/5.6 fisheye lens with 270º angle of view but never produced it (they only made the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 version).

→ Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens ($629) for Nikon F mount was tested at DxOMark.

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Nikon had another bad financial quarter

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Nikon announced their financial results for the 3rd quarter of the year ending March 31, 2015 and also published a revision of the consolidated financial forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015:

  • Nikon reported $0.14 earnings per share vs. the estimate of $0.22
  • Nikon's 9 months profit is down
  • Net sales are down
  • Nikon cut their yearly forecast

Additional details:

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Nikon D5500 now shipping, currently in stock

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The Nikon D5500 is now shipping worldwide and is currently in stock in many retailers:

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First Nikon D5 rumors

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Here are the first Nikon D5 camera rumors:

  • New 20MP FX sensor
  • 173 autofocus points
  • Same processor as the D4s
  • Body design similar to the D4s
  • Currently scheduled to be announced in the second half of 2015

With the D5 Nikon is also rumored to announce a new 24-70mm f/2.8 (PF?) VR lens (this lens has been rumored for a while, see also this patent application).

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Nikon Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens review (video)

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There is a new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens video review on YouTube:

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