What to expect from Nikon for Photokina

A quick recap on what to expect from Nikon for Photokina. First, an updated list of Nikon D750 specifications:

  • 24.3MP full frame sensor (99% sure)
  • EXPEED 4 imaging processor (some rumors suggested dual EXPEED 4 processor, but I doubt it)
  • 51 AF points (some rumors suggested a new 79 points AF system, but I don’t think Nikon will do it)
  • 8fps (I’ve seen different reports on this – it could also be 6.5 fps)
  • TTL exposure metering using a 91k pixels RGB sensor – same as in the D800/D800E/D810 (some rumors suggested a new 300k pixels RGB sensor)
  • Tilting LCD screen (99% sure)
  • XQD memory card support (not sure about that and again – I doubt it)
  • Wi-Fi support (I doubt that one too)
  • New OVF facial recognition feature (this is a possibility)
  • Priced around $2,500 (the current Nikon FX camera price points are – D610: $1,896.95, Df: $2,746.95, D810: $3,296.95, D4s: $6,496.95)
  • There will be a big marketing push to show the video recording capabilities of the new D750 (this already started with the D810) – I’ve heard also about 4k video recording, but I am not sure
  • Nikon will market the D750 as an “action” camera (the promotional material will involve skaters – probably high-speed action shots and video)
  • The official announcement will be on September 11th (or September 10th around midnight EST)
  • I believe Nikon will continue to sell the D610 after the D750 announcement
  • I have to mention this again because I still get emails with questions – all of those D750 pictures are mockups/fake:

Nikon D750 DSLR camera mockupNikon D750 DSLR camera mockup
Nikon SB-500 Speedlight flash – I feel pretty confident that thus new flash will be announced.

Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G lens – this rumor did not come from one of my sources, but I still think there is a very good chance for this lens to be announced (Nikon already filed a 20mm f/1.8 lens patent back in 2012). There could also be a second tele lens, but again – I am not sure.

I seriously doubt we will see a new DX DSLR camera at Photokina. There will be some new compacts which could include the rumored Coolpix P8000.

Nikon will probably also show a new lens roadmap for the Nikon 1 system – they announced all but one of the 1 Nikkor prototype lenses that were on display when the system was first introduced:

I really do not have any other information worth posting online. You can see what other companies are prepping for Photokina in this post and you can always submit your tips anonymously here.

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