Nikon D3x – what do we have so far

Few days left until the potential release date. This is what we have so far:

  • Everything started with a D3 firmware update back in April that revealed a new 6048×4032 24.4 MP option (source).
  • Nikon has scheduled several events world wide for December 1st (see here, here and here).
  • Few weeks ago Nikon Germany created a placeholder on their web site called Nikon D3_2. After we reported it, the folder was promptly removed.
  • Then we have leaks/hints from a Nikon tester, Thom Hogan and jeff-c and Iliah Borg.
  • The price of Nikon D3 dropped significantly to $4,200. There was also a rumor that retailers could not place D3 orders anymore.
  • In the past few months we had a bunch of products “designed” for D3x: Delkin, Sea& Sea, SanDisk and a HoodCap (yes! – what should we do without it). Maybe this is all just sloppy marketing.

I also received about a dozen of emails from around the world about the D3x coming on December 1st (mainly from retailers). That’s all we have for now. Nothing solid, but sufficient for me to still believe that there is a 90% chance we will see a D3x on December 1st (hopefully with a Kodak sensor – this is my own speculation).

Now the latest rumor from dpreview:

“D3x is what’s expected, but also to be announced:

80-400 AF-S version

35mm 1.8 AF-S

135mm 1.8 AF-S”

And now… RED again:
Red is suppose to have an even bigger announcement on December 3rd – the only reason I am mentioning this is because Red cameras can also be used with Nikon lenses. Red called their last announcement “insignificant”. If they come up with a DSLR-like camera and a reasonable price tag, Nikon (and every other big DSLR manufacturer will be in serious trouble). Via PhotographyBay.

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