Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and thanks for being a [NR] reader!

Thanks also to everyone who submitted tips and supported this blog!

Expect 2012 to start with a bang and may as well be Nikon's best year in terms of new product releases (D4, D800, D7000 replacement and maybe even D300s replacement). I will be at the PMA 2012 show and will have a coverage of the new Nikon products.

It has become a tradition to share some blog statistics at the end of each year (see the 2008, 2009 and 2010 posts). In 2011 NikonRumors.com broke all previous records and almost doubled the traffic from last year: 6,001,501 absolute unique visitors from 229 countries/territories generated a total of 40,435,344 pageviews! The [NR] blog now has a total of 2,119 posts with 178,483 comments. The NikonRumors Forum now has 6,656 members that created 69,384 posts in 3,198 topics.

And some social media stats: Facebook: 22,077 "likes", Twitter: 38,837 followers, 4508 g+ circles, the YouTube channel has 321,010 video views, the Flickr stream was viewed 4,566,201 times, 25,667 readers currently subscribe to the RSS feed. In 2011 I also started using Instagram and I love it!

Those were the most popular NikonRumors.com posts for 2011:

  1. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Nikon D800
  2. The name will be Nikon D800, the sensor will be 36MP (99% probability)
  3. Nikon D4 specs: 16.2MP, 11 fps, 12,800 native ISO, XQD memory card
  4. Nikon rep: two DSLRs will be announced by the end of August
  5. Nikon D800 design concept camera
  6. Nikon V1 and J1: the new mirrorless cameras from Nikon
  7. Picture of Nikon’s mirrorless camera mount
  8. Seven 50mm prime lenses for Nikon F-mount compared by Cary Jordan
  9. First mockups of Nikon’s mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
  10. Upcoming Nikon products – all you need to know


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  • Davix

    D-4!!!!! Start the countdown 🙂

    Dear Admin and all readers, i wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! A lot of new gears and of course beautiful photographies


    • D800

      and D800 too !

  • fixit

    For 2012, here’s a free advice if you’re buying photo gears —

    N ever
    I nvest on
    K ameras
    O utside
    N Ikon

    • hu-ho

      Sure- Suuure !

    • sirin

      it’s recursive!

      • You’re either a mathematician or computer scientist 😉

        • sirin

          actually i’m a writer, just happen to know geek memes. )

    • 120-300 os

      And first Happy New year and then the rest.

      And to NR Admin Thanks for let us getting all of this Rumours things.

  • Alexey

    HAPPY NEW GEAR! ))))

    • Any Anon


  • 4 days to new official announcement. I am expecting some leaks from NR to night 🙂

  • Wim


  • Evaldo

    Waiting for a 300 F4 with VR.

    • plug


    • T.I.M

      I gave up on that 300mm f/4 update (been waiting tooooo long)
      Try the AF-s 200mm f/2 VRII (yes it’s a little costly)

  • SDiggity

    HNY! Keep up the great work NR Admin!

  • Feliz ano novo com muita saúde, sucesso e paz interior!

    Happy new year with health, sucess and interior peace!

    D4 or D800 are welcome.

  • Mark

    Happy New Year, Peter and all of the NR readers and contributors.

    Peter, your (in)site(s) has/have helped me better understanding my Nikon gear to a degree I have never had before. Not bad for a site dedicated to rumours. But those rumours have engaged me to look more closely at the reasons I buy Nikon and at my own needs in photography.

    Happy New Year!


  • Happy New Year. Here is hoping to all your landscapes to be windless, most of the time, and for all your models to be able to take direction well.

  • Some real photos of and from the D800 would be nice..

  • stastny novy rok to all but c’mon already i want to spend my money

  • Happy New Year!

  • Any Anon

    Hey Folks,

    Sorry but I can’t see the excitement for something big to happen just in 5 days 🙁

    Am I missing something here, or are we now cautious not to be caught up by false hopes (until Nikon makes the announcement) ?

    • Art

      I’m on the cautious side — until my D800 arrives. Then if anybody wants it, they’ll have to pry my D800 from my cold dead hands!

    • broxibear

      Hi Any Anon,
      I think you’ll see some movement in the next few days, remember many people are still not back at work from the Christmas and New Year break so it feels really quiet.
      On top of that Nikon have got everything buttoned down so tight nothing much is leaking.
      I did pass on some information to Peter/admin about the D800 commercial in Chicago, but it wasn’t much more than conformation that it took place…although he might be able to get some more details from the source.
      I’d post something new if I had it but I haven’t ?

  • waiting for santa to bring me something nice

  • kevin

    chinese new year is jan 29th. I will have a nice chinese new year after the announcement of the D800/D4 🙂

  • Saurk

    Bring on the new coolpix line up!

  • benS

    Last Dec 28, NR posted that “Nikon will have a press conference in Nikon’s headquarters in Thailand on January 6th, 2012 under the slogan “The image you are waiting for”. It is now Jan 3 here in SE Asia and all we have seen is a real / fake photo of D800 / D4. Damn , Nikon will you loosen up and leak some …. this waiting is killing me.

  • happysnapper63

    Well 2012 will bring me, in time for the olympics, a 300 VR 2.8 and converter. This is very important, in fact critical, as for the duration of the olympics I will find myself a quiet corner of the Scottish Highlands for some wildlife and scenic shooting. Cannot wait. 🙂

    Not interested in either the new bodies, but if it is ever announced and once its been on the shelves for 12 months, I will swap my D300S for its replacement, providing the replacement is DX, as I have no interest in FX ar all. Meanwhile the D300S will play a good second fiddle to my 7000.

    Happy 2012 all

  • Christophe

    3 more days….

    I really hope for a D400 announcement !

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