Nikon SD digital rangefinder

This is an anonymous rumor I got from Japan – there is no way to verify the credibility of the source, but Nikon has done some limited edition series in the past (non-digital):

Nikon SD:

  • FF (35mm) digital rangefinder
  • Sensor/processing out of the D3
  • Full titanium interior/exterior body
  • Very compact/light – built for low light/discreet/art work
  • Retro styling, think SP meets 28ti meets.. Giugiaro
  • Very limited edition, 10,000 in total, 6.000 for domestic market ONLY. Strictly collector’s item (huge market here)
  • Only available as a kit with 31/1.8, 50/1.5 and 90/1.8
  • Possibly/likely separately a f/1.0/50mm at even more limited numbers and insane price level
  • Prices? mad… this is not a photographic tool, this is luxury. Expected to be close to US $13,000 for the ‘normal’ set but rumored to be a Leica killer in optical performance and handling
  • Same 1/1 viewfinder principle as the SP rangefinder
  • Center weighed or spot metering, manual and Av only
  • NEF RAW and Tiff. Jpg unsure….
  • Same High ISO performance as D3

Allegedly scheduled to be released to coincide with some important Nikon anniversary, though  have no clue what it could be…

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