Nikon Rumors: what to expect in the next few months

Nikon Rumors
This is an updated post on what to expect from Nikon in the next few months:

Nikon D4s


The Nikon D4s will most likely be officially announced before the CP+ show in Japan (February 13-16). Shipping should start in March. Those are the D4s specifications to the best of my knowledge. The D4s will also be on display at The Photography Show 2014 in Birmingham, UK (March 1st-4th):


Nikon 1 V3

Nikon at 2014 CP+Nikon-at-the-2014-CP+-show

I am almost certain that there will be new Nikon mirrorless lenses announced at CP+. A redesigned Nikon 1 V3 camera with 4k video is also very likely. On several occasions Nikon confirmed that they are still committed to the their mirrorless line, even after disappointing sales from Europe and the US. There is still possibility that new Nikon 1 products will be announced only for the Asian market - just like what Canon did (the Nikon 1 AW1 is still hard to find in the US).

Nikkor lenses

  • A new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4G VR lens has been rumored for months now.
  • New Nikon 1 lens(es) as mentioned above.
  • There is a very good chance that Nikon will respond to the  Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens with new Nikkor f/1.8 DX zoom lens.
  • There is a possibility for a new 16mm fisheye lens. Some of tips I received point that a new fisheye zoom is currently in testing and could be announced by the end of the year (something similar to the Canon 8-15mm lens). The Nikon version is supposed to be circular fisheye at the wide end, rectangular at the long side and could be wider than 8mm.

Nikon D7200

The D7200 will most likely be the next Nikon DSLR camera announcement, but I do not expect it before the summer (Photokina is in September).

Nikon D400

No Nikon D400 for now. The D7200 could also once and for all kill the DX PRO line (D300s) depending on the included specs and features (if we get a big enough buffer and few extra direct manual controls, we can assume that the D400 will never come out).

A total of 3 or 4 new DSLR cameras are rumored to be announced this year. If we count the D4s and D7200, that means at least one more mystery DSLR camera this year.

Coolpix cameras

  • The new Nikon Coolpix AW120 will have a 24mm wide-angle lens with some new accessories to compete with GoPro cameras. Apparently the current Coolpix AW-110 was one of the bestselling cameras for Nikon in 2013 and they want to concentrate on this product line.
  • The new Coolpix P530 will come with a new technology to extend the camera zoom to 2000mm without losing too much resolution (enhanced digital zoom).
  • There is still a possibility for a new compact with a new 1" sensor (similar to the very popular Sony RX100) - few months ago Aptina's VP mentioned that a new compact camera with 1" sensor is expected to be announced at the beginning of next year by one of "their current customers", but this could be for the new Nikon 1 model(s).
  • Replacements for the P330 is also expected.

If you have any other information on the products listed above, or any other tips, please contact me (no email needed to submit an anonymous tip).

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  • PSAGuy

    The Nikon company has so many different DSLR cameras I really cannot keep them all straight. Especially the 4 digit cameras. How can anyone keep them all straight….and I make a living art this !!
    D3 and D4…I do get those.

    • Aldo

      Let me try… d3300 no tilt screen no wifi… for a few hundred more you get those in the d5300… want NCLS, pro focusing system and a few other pro features? d7100… oh but since the price is way to close to the d5300 we’ll knock off wifi and 1080 60p video to help you choose. At least that’s what I get.

      • PSAGuy

        Appreciate the help….really do. But there are no “pro” cameras in the Nikon lineup except the D3(s)/D4(s) . The D800 tries to be and comes close….but alas.
        Why so many consumer and “pro-sumer” bodies? I don’t get it.

        • Aldo

          It may just be because they are what brings in the moolah… flagship cameras help sell those too! D4 is to chevy cruise as Corvette is to d3300. The d800 IS a pro camera, it is just a different breed.

        • broxibear

          Hi PSAGuy,
          Not sure what you mean by “Pro”, I can tell you that to be eligible for NPS membership you need to own two professional camera bodies. Nikon UK regard the D300, D300s, D700, D800,D800E, D3, D3x, D3s and D4 as professional camera bodies.

          Hope that helps.

  • Mike D

    I need a fast DX body to place on my Nikon-mount 300-800. My D300 is getting really tired. I have an excellent D7100 but it is simply too slow with too small of a buffer. It doesn’t look like Nikon will introduce a 10 FPS, 24 MP, large buffer body like the Sony A77. (which I use with Sony 70-400) Given this information, if Sigma were to make the 300-800 in Sony mount, I would be rapidly phasing out my purchases of all Nikon equipment, and I have a lot of it.

    • Jon Ingram

      Really? For sony? Didn’t see that coming…

  • Michal Zdunek

    actually any D800 rumors on the horizon… ? silly question…

  • Mike

    Any indication that Nikon, will update D800’s EXPEED 3 imaging processor to EXPEED 4 and shutter speed?

  • istreetshooter

    Maybe that’s part of the problem. I thought NPS (USA) used to just require a photographer made his/her living at this to be a member. Now, one is required to have the most expensive gear. Nikon is too focused on sales instead of supporting photographers who will buy more in the future.

    • broxibear

      Hi istreetshooter,
      As far as I can remember NPS in the UK has required certain pieces of equipment on top of a few other things. I don’t know if it was different before I knew about it or if it’s different in the US ?
      I worked as an assistant for many years and none of the photographers I worked with or knew were NPS, they couldn’t care less. The NPS members I have come across tend to be sports or wedding photographers, it makes sense for the sports ones as they get support at major events.
      A lot of the sports guys and photojournalists I knew or know changed to Canon before the D3 was released, Nikon were late with the D3 and lost a lot of photographers who never came back.

  • GaryMulcahey

    If Nikon wants to kick butt in the mirror less market, bring out a digital version of the SP or S3. Brilliant camera in the film days.

  • Sjarlatan

    Nikon 16-85 f/1.8 VR, please.

    • itsmyname

      Why would you want VR on a 1.8 lens ?

      • Sjarlatan

        Same reason why I want VR on any other lens.

    • Zograf

      That’s fantasy if it is for the DX format. But possible. And quite frankly quite silly if one thinks it could be made as a consumer product for the FX.

  • Nick

    Nikon D4s: That’s what she said……

  • d800e_shooter

    The “mysterious” camera is likely going to be the D810E. Basically the same D800 body/sensor upgraded to EXPEED 4. 1 extra fps and 1080/60p and that would probably be the only updates. If it gets the upgraded AF in D4S that would be bonus point…

    • Michiel953

      D800 plus Expeed4; that would be an interesting improvement.

    • The may actually get rid of the “E” moniker considering the greatest difference was the AA filter. Seems as if all of the newer bodies being released are now coming without the filter.

  • Hamid Hashemi

    I like to see D4x or upgrade for D800 with better autofocus and iso .

  • wantshift

    If there is to be no 17mm shift PC lens then I think Nikon should actually come out and say so.

    • PeterO

      Sorry but Nikon doesn’t tell its customers anything other than: “Here’s our latest product, buy it.” Communication is not a strong point for this company.

  • Michiel953

    I don’t know if this question has been asked before, but where’s my D400?

  • d4

    all I want is Nikon 135mm 1.8g . I want to see more lenses from Nikon .

    • broxibear

      You might just see a new 135mm towards the end of the year or early 2015. More likely to be f/2 than f/1.8 though.

      • nikon

        how do you know?

  • jk

    no need any more low resolution cameras like D4s but I think most of us are waiting for a big megapixel D4 like body or D810 with new Sony 36mp sensor used in the A7R.
    I have both the A7R and D800E and I know the A7R sensor is indeed a bit better improved version of the D800E sensor.
    The LV is cleaner and video noise is way better with the A7R than the D800E.
    but other than that , there is no issue with the D800E, so just update the sensor with the new 36mp sensor from the Sony A7R.
    plus , if possible Nikon please make a 400mm f5.6 for me , I think it is needed and with the 1.2X crop mode of the D800E , a light weight 400mm f5.6 prime can be very very handy in many situations……
    the 80-400VR is just too poorly made and I hate the extending zoom design(I much prefer prime).

  • Mike

    I believe that D400 will still come out. This is just not the right time, from Nikon’s perspectives.
    The right time will be after Canon’s upgrade to their flagship crop-sensor 7D.

  • Bruno Rosa

    The only thing I wish for was focus peaking.. Like Sony does.. In the entire range.. And I’m not a professional photographer.. But if sony does it, why the hell does Nikon avoid using it also.. Such a usefull feature for non AF lenses..

  • henk

    And what about a D700/D610 upgrade!!
    “24MP, 8fps, 51 focus points, 1/8000s & Video 1080/60pfs”
    Of course cheaper than D800

    • AlexK

      an don’t forget WLAN, GPS and no AA-Filter

  • Just kidding

    I hope that the D7200 is free hahaha and that’s will be the best improvement ever in dslr history

  • Simon

    They cant take DX any further as regards image quality. All Nikon and the like can do is add on more features. Not sure where DX is heading really.

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