What to expect next from Nikon

Nikon Rumors
Most of the products reported on my previous "what to expect" posts are already announced. This is an updated list on what could be coming from Nikon in the next few months:

Nikon DSLR cameras

There are few possibilities here but I do not have any good intel yet:

  • Nikon D3300 replacement (announced January 2014 ) - after the Canon T6 announcement, I think a D3300 replacement is even more likely (believe it or not, Nikon and Canon still refresh their products on a very similar schedule)
  • Nikon D610 replacement (announced October 2013, but the original D600 was introduced in September 2012)
  • Nikon D750 replacement (announced September 2014)
  • Nikon D810 replacement (announced June, 2014)

Based on the announcement dates listed above, I think the D610 and D3300 have the best chance of being refreshed next/first.

New Df-like camera is rumored for Nikon’s 100th anniversary in 2017.

Nikon 1 

After the Nikon DL cameras announcement and the fact that no new Nikon 1 products were introduced in the past 12 months, I am really not sure what is the future of the current Nikon mirrorless system. Obviously Nikon will never admit to anything or make a public statement - so we will just have to wait and see (just like the D500).

Large sensor Nikon mirrorless camera

Still no details on the rumored large sensor Nikon mirrorless camera (expected in late 2016/early 2017). There is already a patent for a 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR full frame mirrorless lens. Note that the latest rumors switched from "full frame" to "large sensor" even thought "large" can still mean full frame.

Lenses

Nikon is in the process of refreshing their tele lenses with E and/or FL version - we will probably see some new tele lenses later this year. This is more of a long term goal and it will take few years until they replace all of their lenses.

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