What to expect from Nikon next week

UPDATE: Nikon Germany and Nikon Sweden websites are/were down today. The “Presse” link has some serious errors on nikon.de & nikon.se. Same on nikon-europe.com. Problems with the new press release(s)?

not exactly a D3s, but close enough (source: Nikon USA)

not exactly a D3s, but close enough (source: Nikon USA)

Nikon D3s should be a sure thing. This is a collection of the rumored Nikon D3s specs:

  • ISO 200-12800
  • New ISO range HI-3 at 102,400 ISO
  • 12.1 mp FX sensor (same as the D3, but tweaked)
  • D-movie with 24 fps/1080p
  • New 1.2x or 1.3x crop mode
  • 14fps

Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4 lens: there were some rumors on dpreview and Thom Hogan also thinks that this lens will be released next week (see his comment here). I have not received any reliable information yet but this doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Spring 2010 is when I expect this lens to be announced based on a previous tip.

Nikon AF-S 85mm lens: I strongly believe that this lens will be announced next week. Nikon have filed two patents: one for 85mm f/1.4 and another one for a Micro AF-S 85mm f/3.5 DX VR. It doesn’t make sense to announce a DX lens with the D3s, but this is still a possibility.

Nikon AF-S 100-500mm f/4-5.6 IF-ED VR lens: this lens should be released first or second quarter of 2010. If announced next week, the availability will be few months from now.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR: this rumor came from a Japanese forum. I have no other info on this lens.

Nikon mirrorless camera with a DX sensor: this is the wild card. I received multiple tips on that camera (see here and here), but I am afraid that they may all be based on the initial report from C-Net. I hope I am wrong but by know we should know at least the model name, have some specs and a spy shot. We got nothing. This could be one of those cases where there is smoke without fire but there is still hope.

There is a very low chance that we will see all of the above mentioned lenses next week.

Sorry, there will be no D700x/D700s next week.

Let’s don’t forget that all those are just rumors – if you have a weak stomach, wait for nikon.com to get updated.

I will have another live blogging session on Tuesday evening (US Eastern time). Hopefully the server will be able to handle the traffic.

This entry was posted in Nikon D3s, Nikon Lenses, Nikon Point and Shoot and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • FCC disclosure statement: this post may contain affiliate links or promotions that do not cost readers anything but help keep this website alive. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thanks for your support!

  • Back to top