Nikon roadmap leaked?

question_markThis was posted by a NR reader in the comment section. Here is the original source and the English translation:

It appears Nikons 2009-10 schedule for release of cameras and lenses has been leaked. At least that is the claim. But it can of course just as well be fantasies or a wish list created by someone having to much time to spend!

A short summary:

August 4 introduction: (Apparently the end of July presentation is for compact cameras)

  • Nikon D3000
  • Nikon D300s with Full-HD movie 24 fps, improved AF, self timer + mirror-up, cf + sd-slot
  • AF-S DX 17-65/3.2-4 G VR with 72(!) mm filter

October 15 presentation:

  • Nikon D700x with 24.5 MP, Full-HD movie 24 fps, improved AF and self timer + mirror-up
  • AF-S Nikkor 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (The FX-dream-walk-around-lens?)
  • AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (What everybody waited for! 82 mm filter, 1530 g)
  • AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G (No VR?)


  • AF-S Nikkor 14-28mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 120-450mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II (Replacement for 80-400? 82 mm, 1480 g)


  • Nikon D4 with 15.7 MP, improved 1 EV, Full HD-movie 30fps
  • Nikon D400 with 13.8 MP, improved 1 EV, Full HD-movie 24fps


  • AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4G VR (On the waiting list for many!)
  • AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/5.6G VR (Have been missing a long time!)
  • AF-S Nikkor 70-240mm f/3.5-4.5G VR (The missing medium size telezoom!)
  • AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/2G DC (A small surprise. No VR?)
  • AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/4G VR
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 60-95mm f/2G VR (The DX dream-telezoom!)
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 17-60mm f/2.8G VR (Replacing 17-55 with addition of VR)
  • Nikon Coolpix P1DX with DX 12.3 MP stabilised sensor, 28-85/3.5-5.6 zoom (comparable to FX, actually 18-56), 2.9 inch 920k-display, movable upwards for macro.


  • Nikon D4X with 30.2 MP with 1 EV improved sensitivity

I assume all VR-lenses are actually VR II even if it is not stated.

Thanks EnPassant for the link!

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  • rhlpetrus

    I like this lens:

    AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/4G VR

    It’s the beginning of the f/4 FF zoom line, a big hole in Nikon’s lineup of lenses. I hope it comes earlier, possibly with D700x. Then a 80-240mm f/4 and a good 16-40 f/4 as well.

    AF-S Nikkor 14-28mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

    looks good but likely wouldn’t have same IQ as a fixed aperture (f/4) version.

    • Peter

      I don’t understand the obsession with f4 zooms?

      A zoom lens by it’s nature has a variable f stop. I’d prefer f3.5-4.5 to f4 in an ultra wide, standard zoom and tele if I meant that it was slightly lighter, smaller and cheaper. I’m no lens designer, but I believe this would be the case.
      As long as they were good optically of course

      f4 zooms = quality amateur lenses, is a Canon thing. I see no reason why Nikon should feel the pressure to follow.

      • Adam

        f/4 zooms = quality amateur lenses, what world are you living in? the 70-200 f/4 IS is Canon sharpest zoom lens, even sharper then the f/2.8 version so do your research first before blatantly say things.

        And I don’t know bout you guys, but I will prefer to invest in FX f/4 glasses then DX lenses and having to sell all the DX glasses when upgrading to a FX body.

  • rhlpetrus

    What about this?

    > Nikon Coolpix P1DX with DX 12.3 MP stabilised sensor, 28-85/3.5-5.6 zoom (comparable to FX, actually 18-56), 2.9 inch 920k-display, movable upwards for macro.

    I like the idea of a fixed lens compact with DX sensor, better than the EVIL concept for thos ethat already have dslrs.

  • Peter

    I think the 14-28 would be fantastic despite what some of you say. It is a light weight cheap alternative to the 14-24 or 17-35. It would be aimed at future, cheaper FX bodies.

    35 and 85 1.4 makes sense

    D400 so soon after D300s seems a bit odd. But I would hope there would be! one I don’t like the idea of this D300s anyways. it means it will only delay the introduction of a new DX sensor in a D400 which will then take that much longer to filter down through the D90 and D5000 replacement.

    And a D90 replacement some of you want?? why on earth would that be coming out in the next year? The D90 is less than a year old. The D400 and the D40 replacement will come first.

    Improved AF in a D300s is unlikely. The next flagship AF module should be put into the D4. and then filter through the FX and Dxxx lines.

    The 60-95 f2 dx will be a flop if released, which I doubt. It should have been introduced 5 years ago. It’s obviously is a dedicated versatile portrait lens that only a professional would see the need for. And most professional portrait work is now firmly an FX thing.

    • yoooo

      i agree with the 14-28. the 14.24 is bought for landscapes. with most landscape shots, the 2.8 is not needed. this could be a fantastic lent and may even be more popular than the 14-28 if it can hold filters. it would be the perfect UWA landscape lens.
      i think that the gap between the “s” models and the next werent so big long in the past with the Dx series cameras so it’d probably be shorter with the Dxxx cameras.

  • Rodrigo

    Maybe it’s a typo and it is AF-S DX Nikkor 60-195mm f/2.8G VR

    • Ed

      60-90mm seems too strange for me. But I would buy a 60-195mm without thinking about the price!

  • Zoetmb

    As I’ve posted several times before, the highest number of lenses Nikon has ever released in a single year was nine, and they have only done that four times: 1993, 1994, 2001 and 2008. According to this roadmap, they’ll be releasing 5 more lenses in 2009 (for a total of 7) and 9 more lenses in 2010 (7 of those in the same quarter!!!) Especially considering that the economy is probably still going to suck through at least the end of 2010, this just isn’t credible IMO. Nikon has NEVER released 7 lenses in the same quarter. In September of 1992, they released 6, but that was the first-time introduction of AF lenses.

    I suppose if this roadmap is accurate for August and October, we’d have to accept that 2010 is accurate as well, but I doubt it.

    Frankly, I think this list is someone’s wet dream. Or getting you all to drool over it is their wet dream….or is it a “web” dream?

  • chris

    What about the D90 replacement? Seems like it would be in there somewhere after 2 years…

  • Benjo

    No 17mm PC-E?

    This is a very specialized note, but I was really hoping to see a ~17mm PC-E lens to match Canon’s 17mm TS-E. Shooting architecture professionally is made notably easier with such a lens. 24mm is great but really after using the 17 on Canon it’s tough to be limited to 24. The 14-24 is great, but after correcting the perspective you often lose half your resolution, and worse, half your frame.

    In good news I’m still far too poor to pay the $2500 for Canon’s lens, let alone a Canon body, so I’ll just continue renting a Canon 1DsIII, 17 & 24mm TS-E lenses when I have an important shoot.

  • gonzalo

    New sensors… mm… could that be the new back-iluminated cmos sensors from sony?

    google it 😉

  • iBhackNu

    How long from the time Nikon officially ‘announces’ a lens or body, till the time they’re actually available? For instance, if the D300s is announced on Aug. 4, when does Adorama and the other shops get them?

  • Dan

    It seems a 70-200 F2.8 II is really coming out, considering the specs from a Czech source was only 10g off a Japanese source.
    Having an 82mm thread is odd, unless Nikon has decided to make all their telephoto lenses feature 82mm threads. It also kinda makes sense, in that they may just have increased the diameter of lens elements considering one of the current variant’s vignetting is mechanical in nature.
    Perhaps its more akin to Canon’s design which is quite good for full format use.

  • HDZ

    F**K for 82mm filter thread!!! 🙂

    If not 77mm please go the way as same as 14-24.

  • Mike

    Why would they have a 30fps movie mode in the D4 when every other Nikon camera uses 24fps? As well, this reads more like a fanboy’s “dream list” with the odd apertures and strange DX focal lengths. I think it is safe to say that historically Nikon is way too slow at releasing things for there to be even a remote chance that we will see half of what is on this list in a one year period. Contrary to what a lot of nerds think, Nikon and other camera makers release most of their gear for the MASS MARKET, since that’s where the MONEY is.

  • John Enver


    The author of this “Nikon Roadmap” admits in the source discussion this is the joke of his friend. It is the total FAKE, but rigorously made.

  • Enver John

    Please delete Nikon roadmap!!!!!

    This was the local joke for very small community, it is not the true!!! Please do not expand this joke to the world!!!

    Thank You very much, J.E.

  • Bob

    D700x, Macbook Tablet, Alfa Romeo’s return to the US. So many rummors to save for.

  • worminator

    In addition to a number of things that correlate with other sources, there are too many little details that wouldn’t occur to someone “trying” to guess them, but seem totally natural in retrospect, for it to be fake.

    I think we can take this as being a pretty accurate plan of the next couple of years. Everything up to the D90 replacement (D7000?) in fact.

    We are looking at an upgraded D60 as well as several high end bodies, a DX compact, and most significantly, Nikon putting the pedal to the metal on the AF-S lens changeover.

    We’ve got some hot sensor technology coming down the pipe, as dpreview were hinting at as well as the dreaded video features and – oh yay – more megapixels.

    It all logically hangs together … except for that 60-95 /2 AFS DX which has me gobsmacked.

  • Adam

    Dear God. If this is true, I´m switching systems. Go Nikon! Show Canon that us Canon consumers made the wrong choice.

  • Roman

    Well, one thing I would want is not on there, an answer to the 17MM T/S that canon has. The 24MM unit is awesome, but somthing close to 17-18MM would be a nice final addition to the Tilt/Shift lineup.


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