Nikon products in 2009

SLRclub has a special on predictions/rumors of upcoming DSLR products in 2009. From what I hear, this is suppose to be a reputable site. The Nikon entries are:

  • Nikon D400
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon FX in D40/D60 body
  • Nikon D4

Translation (thanks H.P.):

Q1 of 2009

  • Olympus had succeed making entry line up for DSLR with E 420 and 520. They will make a very small DSLR camera without mirror and they are ready (micro four thirds format). According to CIPA's 2007 report (Camera & Imaging Products Association) DSLR is only 7% of whole camera market. 20% of compact digital camera users considered to buy DSLR, but they did not, because of the size and weight.

Q2 of 2009

  • Nikon D400 - 14000000 - 15000000 pixels and F-HD movie.
  • Entry level FX body from Canon (maybe using 1ds mark2 and 5d sensor so they can make it cheaper.)
  • Nikon D800 with HD movie and high resolution to compete with 5D mark2.

Q3 of 2009

  • 1Ds Mark V from Canon (maybe more than 30000000 pixels with crop mode)
  • Middle FX body from Canon, maybe 3D. Will have same performance as 50D.
  • So Canon's FX line up will be 1D/ 3D/ 5D (flagship/ middle / entry)
  • Nikon's first entry FX body based on D40 or D60.
  • and Sony will have A800 and other bodies to replace current body.

Q4 of 2009

  • Nikon's fourth flagship (D4?) - will have about 30000000 pixels and 16bit raw.
  • Sony will have FF body that will replace or higher version of A900 (30000000 pixels).

Via SLRclub

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