Reality or fiction: Nikon D4, D4x, D400, D400x, D800, D800x, D9000 specs

So, you want rumors? Here we go: this is an email I received few hours ago. I am posting the unedited version. Reality or fiction? You decide (I vote for fiction with both hands):

Subject: Believe or not. I have most Nikon D4/D400/D800 specs from Swedish information i have.

Message: You cannot truly believe it. So, even i don't, but i have heard this information in Swedish restaurant dinner table from other table and the second were looking Nikon's employer and they speaking over three hours together in english about specifications and i don't really believe the word, but so on, that's what i heard. Huh, i were lucky cause he do not notice my listening, is this secret information? They do not have other customers at same time. Thats what i writed based from their conversation.

I heard a rumor of Nikon's fourth generation digital camera series specifications in Sweden. Additionally, i know that the Nikon is releasing its own 35mm video camera models for professional market, using of course Nikon F bayonet mount for lenses. They have two models to release, first the heavy pro model priced around 10000€ and lighter second camera to below two kilograms-group. Both have XLR-audio inputs and world's first Ultra High Definition in videocameras, the UHD 3840x2160p. Of course the same feature is even found in it's professional DSLR models targeted for still camera use (D4/D800/D400-series). Both they video- and DSLR-cameras are compatible with they new feature found by their lenses, it's simple an AF-upgrade which do not stop the focusing between each frame, which means focusing is really continuous. Yes i know some other videocamera manufacturers may have already this feature in their lenses (yet them bodycan use it) but Nikon delivers this feature even to stillcameras and lenses which are targeted to still use, other stillcamera manufacturers do not have that feature for still-shooting. I'm said this feature "compatibility even in video", cause the feature means the lens must be equipped with new type AF-motor, that lenses compatibility with older models is they can't use the feature, but they can use lenses traditionally by stopping the focusing-between each frame. That means the focus stop to some "point", it do not mean focus power-on/power-off. It's possible the third generation have compatilibity to use it by hardware, but Nikon can release an firmware update to them is that's possible. Well, next more. Cause that AF-feature, AF and meterings servo features and updated metering and focusing systems, i heard the manufacturer have a plan to make new pro film camera model, the F7. Yes, you read right and maybe you know they even release they first full frame digital camera model for consumer market, the D9000. So, you we

ll know Nikon and their politics, its camera factory and the previous film model is 7 years old while writing this. They know the film is not dead and film manufacturers have a change to develop new films that can really compete with nowadays modern digital cameras. But really, it's only the D4 or D800 body that is modified to film use, nothing more nothing less. Well, it's looking highly important that memory manufacturers will have to develop new faster and higher capacity memory cards for that new cameras, but is important to hurry up with them cause new cameras really need high speed memory. Nikon's fourth generation DSLR models specifications are below.....

*For IQ i mean High ISO Image Quality

Nikon D400

  • Sensor: 24 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (Bayer type or new type 1-layer sensor which do not have Bayer filter but anyway needs three pixels to create any color. This new type will be better at high sensitivies)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Sensor filtering: Nothing (IR and AA filters are detachable and they are in a detachable lens
  • mount module)
  • And that lens mount module: Detachable and including two filter slots for carrying example of Anti-Aliasation and Infrared filters or what you want to mount over your sensor? Detachable lens mount module is also useful for easy cleaning of sensor and prism too..... (personally i  don't want any aliasation to make photo unsharp while i can remove moire in photo manipulation or unuseful light decreasing traditional fysical IR filter, cause i prefer to remove IR frequences directly from sensor if i don't want IR pictures)
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-9 exposures, 1-12 with grip and ENX-1 battery)
  • Dynamic range: Over 14 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 100-51200 ISO (Boost 50, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* over 2 stops better than D3s)
  • Autofocus sensor: 201 points MultiCAM-5000DX (all points cross type, huh) or it's possible AF can be a completely new type? That AF systems have many AF-servo features like 1DmkIV.....
  • Light metering: New type 24 Megapixel light metering sensor (this is a surprise!)
  • Exposure modes: P,A,S,M,PM,AM,SM (in PM,AM and SM you can manually set what shutter speed and aperture ranges program can be use. Example of PM-mode. 1/20-1/500sec and apertures f/2.8-8 while the lens itself can be use aperture from f/1.4 to f/22 (example). Shortly you can set what speeds and apertures can be used in program. And now Automatic ISO is allowed to use in all metering modes even in the full manual.)
  • Shutter: Focal plane shutter with speeds from 60sec to 1/16000sec, Bulb, Time (probably metal shutter rated over million exposures)
  • Shutter lag: 20ms
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec (12 frames/sec with new MB-D20 battery grip and ENX-1 battery)
  • Camera buffer: Over 4 Gigabytes
  • Video recording: 30frames/sec UHD 3840x2160p & HD 1920x1080p quality AVCHD video
  • Flash sync: Up to 1/250sec X-sync and Nikon High Speed Sync up to 1/16000sec
  • Infrared sensitivity range: Up to 900Nm for full Infrared photography compatibility
  • Infrared sensitivity range set: You can manually set what red sensitivity range the sensor records. Eg. you can take genuine Infrared pictures without using any filter with sensor by setting the
  • red sensitivity range to example of 650-900Nm. And you can take standard pictures simply by set the max red sensitivity to Around 550Nm. Its highly possible the camera have an
  • own standard mode in the menu for easy setting to no IR senzitisation.
  • Memory: Two CompactFlash card slots and one standard USB3.0 port on the camera right side for moving the photos and videos to memory stick or hard disk or shooting to them directly
  • Other features:
  • Autofocus and Light metering servo features
  • Additionally the old AI/AI-S lens connectors for metering
  • In camera moire remove feature while shooting samelike as noise remove (Off, Lo, Md, Hi)
  • Thunderbolt High Speed I/O
  • Integrated GPS
  • Integrated Wi-Fi for uploading pictures, remote controllers, setting cameras settings from computer, for flash controlling etc.....
  • The camera uses new 2500mAh ENX-10 Lithium Polymer battery
  • New user and menu interfaces
  • Shutter release now selectable for any user set button
  • Weight: Around 1000g without battery, memory card or body cap
  • Release date: 4th quarter of 2011 or 1st quarter of 2012
  • Price: ?

Nikon D4

  • Sensor: 18 Megapixel full size CMOS sensor  (Bayer type or new type 1-layer sensor which do not have Bayer filter but anyway needs three pixels to create any color. This new type will be better at high sensitivies)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Sensor filtering: Nothing (IR and AA filters are detachable and they are in detachable lens
  • mount module)
  • And that lens mount module: Detachable and including two filter slots for carrying example
  • of Anti-Aliasation and Infrared filters or what you want to mount over your sensor?
  • Detachable lens mount module is also useful for easy cleaning of sensor and prism too..... (personally i  don't want any aliasation to make photo unsharp while i can remove moire in photo manipulation or unuseful light decreasing traditional fysical IR filter, cause i prefer to remove IR frequences directly from sensor if i don't want IR pictures)
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-12 exposures, except over 12 frames/sec its mininum of 2)
  • Dynamic range: Over 16 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 100-409600 ISO (Boost 25, 50, 819200 and even the unbelievable 1638400) (IQ* over 5 stops better than D3s, personally i will not believe that, sounds impossible)
  • Autofocus sensor: 201 points MultiCAM-5000FX (all points cross type, huh) or it's possible AF can be a completely new type? That AF systems have many AF-servo features like 1DmkIV.....
  • Light metering: New type 18 Megapixel light metering sensor (this is a surprise!)
  • Shooting modes: P,A,S,M,PM,AM,SM (in PM,AM and SM you can manually set what shutter speed and aperture ranges program can be use. Example PM 1/20-1/500sec and apertures f/2.8-8 while the lens itself can be use aperture from f/1.4 to f/22 (example). Shortly you can set what speeds and apertures can be used in program. And now Automatic ISO is allowed to use in all metering modes even in the full manual.)
  • Shutter speeds: 60-1/16000sec, Bulb, Time (probably metal shutter rated over million exposures)
  • Shutter lag: 20ms
  • Framerate: 12 frames/sec (18 frames/sec in Multi-Shot mode)
  • Camera buffer: Over 4 Gigabytes
  • Video recording: 30frames/sec UHD 3840x2160p & HD 1920x1080p quality AVCHD video
  • Flash sync: Up to 1/250sec X-sync and Nikon High Speed Sync up to 1/16000sec
  • Infrared sensitivity range: Up to 900Nm for full Infrared photography compatibility
  • Infrared sensitivity range set: You can manually set what red sensitivity range the sensor records. Eg. you can take genuine Infrared pictures without using any filter with sensor by setting the red sensitivity range to example of 650-900Nm. And you can take standard pictures simply by set the max red sensitivity to Around 550Nm. Its highly possible the camera have an own standard mode in the menu for easy setting to no IR senzitisation.
  • Memory: Two CompactFlash card slots and one standard USB3.0 port on the camera right side for moving the photos and videos to memory stick or hard disk or shooting to them directly
  • Other features:
  • Autofocus and Light metering servo features
  • Additionally the old AI/AI-S lens connectors for metering
  • In camera moire remove feature while shooting samelike as noise remove (Off, Lo, Md, Hi)
  • Integrated grip
  • Thunderbolt High Speed I/O
  • Integrated GPS
  • Integrated Wi-Fi for uploading pictures, remote controllers, setting cameras settings from computer, for flash controlling etc.....
  • New user and menu interfaces
  • Shutter release now selectable for any user set button
  • The camera uses new 3500mAh ENX-1 Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer battery
  • Weight: Around 1400g without battery, memory card or body cap
  • Release date: 4th quarter of 2011 or 1st quarter of 2012
  • Price: ?

Nikon D4x: Other features same as D4, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 48 or 54 Megapixel full size 3MOS (samelike as Sigma Foveon) or 3-layer JFET-LBCAST sensor (heh heh ? Nikon uses his own strategy for challenging with Canon and should have used some Sony sensors before for showing to challengers they can't develop good sensors, this is don't true but Canon and Sony believing it's true, you know what i mean)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Dynamic range: Over 18 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 25-51200 ISO (Boost 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* ?)
  • Light metering: New type 48 or 54 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 12 frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: This rumor is not a joke..... like D4x price, its not a cheap joke for amateurs. Nikon states the body is priced over 8000 euros.

Nikon D400x:  Other features same as D400, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 36 Megapixel full size 3MOS (samelike as Sigma Foveon) or 3-layer JFET-LBCAST
  • sensor
  • Sensor made by: ?
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-9 exposures)
  • Dynamic range: ?
  • Sensitivity: 25-25600 ISO (Boost 51200, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* ?)
  • Light metering: New type 36 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: ?

Nikon D800: Other features same as D400, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 24 Megapixel full size CMOS sensor (Bayer type or new type 1-layer which do not have Bayer filter but anyway needs three pixels to create any color. This new type will be better at high sensitivies)
  • Sensor made by: Nikon.....
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-12 exposures)
  • Dynamic range: Over 14 F-Stops
  • Sensitivity: 100-51200 ISO (Boost 50, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* over 3 stops better than D3s)
  • Light metering: New type 24 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec (12 frames/sec with new MB-D20 battery grip and ENX-1 Lithium Ion battery)
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: I think it's below 3000€

Nikon D800x: Other features same as D400, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 36 Megapixel full size 3MOS (samelike as Sigma Foveon) or 3-layer JFET-LBCAST
  • sensor
  • Sensor made by: ?
  • Prism: Standard moving prism with Multi-Shot mode (more than 1 exposures in 1 prism move, user selectable number of exposures around 1-9 exposures)
  • Dynamic range: ?
  • Sensitivity: 50-25600 ISO (Boost 25, 51200, 102400, 204800, 409600) (IQ* ?)
  • Light metering: New type 36 Megapixel light metering sensor
  • Framerate: 9 frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: Even this maybe under 3000€

Nikon D9000: Other features same as D7000, but changes below.....

  • Sensor: 32 Megapixel full size CMOS sensor (Bayer type)
  • Sensor filtering: IR & AA
  • Framerate: 3frames/sec
  • Release date: 3rd quarter of 2012
  • Price: Around 1000€
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