Nikon N1404 camera listed again at the Indonesian Communications Agency Postel

The Nikon N1404 camera was initially registered at the Indonesian Communication Agency Postel back in 2014. The N1404 model most likely corresponds to the existing D750 DSLR camera - see page 2 of the D750 manual:


The interesting part is that the Indonesian Communication Agency Postel has a new listing for the same Nikon N1404 camera dated from yesterday (April 21st):


Could it be that Nikon is planning to make a quick refresh of the D750 by just adding SnapBridge and that's why they are using the old N1404 code name?

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  • triggered

    perhaps an official incremental announcement soon

    • Mike A

      Pepe the frog!?! Nice hat symbol

  • Spy Black

    I hope they don’t just stick the D5 sensor in it, add Snapbridge, remove a card slot, and call it a day.

    • Aldo

      Yes PLEASE. I don’t want the d5 sensor. Less is NOT more in this case. I don’t need to shoot at ISO 5mil.

    • Gilboa

      Me too! That sensor is not suited to an amateur enthusiast camera…non ISO-invariant and 20MP for a FF camera in 2017…marketing fail! But Nikon will probably go and do it anyway because they have to cut costs and thus ruin what has up until now been the best ‘affordable’ FF DSLR on the market.

      • Sawyerspadre

        I would be OK with the current sensor at 24 MP. It would be cool if they could figure out how to get 4K off the full frame of the sensor, without the crop.

        I don’t do much video, but the whole crop thing for 4K seems dumb. Don’t you want the DOF and lens perspective of your FX format and lenses?

        Am missing something, or couldn’t you interpolate the resolution of the sensor, down to 4K? Is the issue that the camera just doesn’t have the processing power to capture/interpolate/write to card fast enough?

        D760, keep it at 24, add touch, 4K, Snapbridge, but don’t delete ANYTHING. $2500
        D815, use D5 sensor, to be the D700 replacement $3296 *
        D820, launch it at 42-46MP $3696 *
        D850, push the limits at 50-70MP $3996 *

        * use the D500 control layout, touch, flippy screen and focus system, and keep them all the same body shape, same grips, etc.

        Then, add a D650, with the D5 sensor, and price it at $1495. For the entry level FX, if you take something out, so be it.

        • Gilboa

          Yes indeed! I was thinking along very similar lines. As for why cropped 4K on so many cameras…its an overheating issue I believe. Such a large amount of pixels being pushed an 30fps can heat up the sensor and stress the image processor somewhat.

          I think a good sensor for a consumer level D760 would be the FF 24MP one with PD used on Sony’s A7S II I believe. Its been around for a while now, has the same res and similar DR to the current one in the D750, but is optimized for 4K and with on-sensor PD for much faster video AF. Nikon’s current CD-AF when using video is not good! Maybe the worst in the industry.

  • Marc P.

    After the very lame D5500 -> D5600 “Upgrade”…who knows, what Nikon does…

    • Also the D3400…

      • HD10

        The lame D3400 and D5600 upgrade may have allowed Nikon to devote more resources to other development work.

        I like what Nikon had done to restore the D300-D90 combo in the D500-D7500 lineup. Nikon released the D7000, D7100, D7200 models when Nikon did not make a D300-replacement. Now that the king-of-the-hill D500 is out, there is no need for a DX model that is not quite top-of-the-line that the D7000, D7100 and D7200 were. Other than the absence of a dual-slot SD card and support for older pre-Ai lenses, the D7500 is a solid upgrade from the D7500 while more clearly separating and distinguishing it from the D500. The D90/D7500 is a very important camera model in Nikon’s product range for photography enthusiast and I think Nikon hit the target pretty much dead-on.

        The D7500 hints at what the D750-replacement will have in terms of features upgrade. The D750 will have at least the ff. upgrades:

        1. Same Expeed 5 image processor and 180K-pixel RGB metering system used in the D500 and D7500, which translates to much better WB even in aritifical lighting conditions, the avaiability of highlight-weighted metering, faster and more accurate AF, group AF function, better face recognition and subject tracking, etc.

        2. Rear-screen will be a touchscreen
        3. Automatic AF Fine-tune
        4. Power Aperture

        Hopeful Upgrades
        1. Improved 24mp or new 21mp sensor
        2. Slightly higher frame rate with more robust buffer
        3. Support for UHS-II SD Card
        4. Bluetooth in addition to WiFi
        5. 4K video

        Hopeful retention:
        1. Dual SD media card slot

  • eric

    i predicted this awhile back. both d750 and d810 upgraded with just snapbridge. makes sense with what they’ve done in past year.

    • Danichro

      If they do so, I am gonna sell all my Nikon gear and go buy a Sony..

  • HappySoul In

    The problem with Nikon sales is not the stills but the video/live focus capability. If they do not have any clue how to do it in the next main release like dual pixel tech of Canon be prepared to be doomed sooner than expected.

    • They not only know how to do it, they did it first (like DSLR video) in the Nikon 1 series and then dropped the ball.

      • Verco

        And use the same Sony sensors that have the best video features on the market??

        • NIkon did PDAF on sensor with Aptiva sensors. Not sure if that’s the reason we haven’t seen them do similar things with their own or Sony/Toshiba sensors.

    • ITN

      Right, this is a problem area for Nikon DSLRs. They did introduce a few AF-P lenses which autofocus quickly, quietly and surely in live view in compatible cameras, but at the moment these are all basic entry-level zooms. I would imagine that most of the smaller new lenses will be AF-P. Canon have done a similar move with their STM lenses several years ago. However, for lenses with other types of motors, a different solution is needed, and Nikon should put it out as soon as possible.

  • I have never use the Wifi option of my D750. Nikon will probably just add a SnapBrigde logo and Increase the price of 500$ – 600$…

  • DSP~

    If Nikon is giving the D750 a Snapbridge update and re-releases it with a higher price, then I’m done with Nikon. I cannot support such bullshit with my money and if I need a system change in the coming years, I will go back to a company that at least listens to their customers a tiny bit.

    • I am just guessing here, but they did that with the D3400 and D5600. They could do that with all Nikon DSLR models to save money/resources and concentrate on their mirrorless solution.

      • DSP~

        I get the fact that re-releases with minimal tweaks can push sales for a while but right now is the wrong time to do that. This is not a camera where minor changes and a new release go unnoticed. As I mentioned above, Nikon is in every spotlight at the moment. Everyone looks at what they do and which strategy they use to keep up with Canon, Sony and the 4/3 system.
        If they just add Snapbridge to the D750 and market it as a new camera, all my faith and support for Nikon is gone because it would seem greedy and stupid to me.
        Gathering money and resources is one thing, the best way to do this is something else.

        If they just add some minor things besides Snapbridge, I’m fine with that. (For example card speed, buffer, AF, 4k and/or touch)
        But Nikon has to move forward, in every possible way!

        • I agree, let’s wait and see.

          • SGG

            I think the D8x0 and the first mirorrless camera from Nikon (if such is released) will determine Nikon’s faith to a very big extend. Df replacement will be highly “watched” item as well.

            • If Nikon comes with a new mirrorless, it will most likely not use the Dxxx naming nor it will be a replacement for any of the current DSLR cameras.

            • no they gotta send back a head shot….a flesh wound is only gonna mean a worse death for Nikon…at the VERY least they gotta tease us with a old fashion steve jobs “one more thing” and hint at a camera maybe not mirrorless that competes with the a7rii/a9….Look at gopro…they were the kind until china came in and gave the people with they wanted yea it wasnt the gopro name but the price per specs was what mattered

            • RAK

              My prediction is it will be something like the Df2 , df1 will be some future APSC system and df3 will be a d810 equivalent . They will however offer a new mount system (hopefully) naming it the N mount with a fast adapter for current F mount and every other lens out there

            • Allen_Wentz

              However the mere existence of a new mirrorless-or-similar line plus the shrinking DSLR market does mean different needs as regards DSLR models (fewer models and new positioning).

        • John Albino

          I agree it would seem like a greedy — “moneygrubbing” is a better term — if that’s all, or mostly, what Nikon does.

          OTOH, Nikon could generate A LOT of good will and forward-thinking if they offered a hardware upgrade for a relatively modest amount — say $200-$300 or so — to upgrade existing D750s to a 1/8000 shutter and include whatever else the “new” camera had.

          • Sawyerspadre

            I think the shutter is specified to have a max speed, in the hardware. I don’t know if that’s a firmware upgradable trait.

        • Sawyerspadre

          Some of the “s” models have been pretty worthwhile upgrades. The 8008s, N90s, D300s, have all been viewed as upgrading and finishing a camera that is already very good.

          So the D750s might keep same sensor, and body style, but maybe add touch, etc.

          • C-M

            The D810 also

      • Delmar Mineard Jr

        Agree. If that is what Nikon does, it’s only to hold us for a major upgrade later. That way when you look at the history it looks like every 2 – 3 years they are upgrading when in fact they made a minor revision.

      • Jeff Wunder

        For a while now, Nikon has looked to me like a company that’s just loafing. Doing the barest minimum to give the impression they’re actually doing something. Wrong time for that. Are they working on some great new secret project? I don’t know, but they have a about a 3 month window here to convince that they’ve got something on the ball. I like their cameras and I really want Nikon to succeed, but a D3400,D5600 type of “upgrade” for the D750 is almost an insult. It was even an insult for 3xxx and 5xxx users.

        • SGG

          I think the D8x0 and the first mirorrless camera from Nikon (if such is
          released) will determine Nikon’s faith to a very big extend. Df
          replacement (if any) will be in the mouth of the photography world as well.

          • Jeff Wunder

            Yeah, I’ll give them 3 months. It will be interesting to see what the D8x0 is. I think it will determine their fate to a large degree, because it’s tech will trickle down. I don’t know, Nikon is almost acting like a company that will be taken-over. Or a company working a on big secret. Or maybe they just got lazy and stupid,

        • Fly Moon

          I totally agree and I amwith you on every point.

        • Allen_Wentz

          Sorry but IMO D810, D5 and D500 were not “just loafing.” They all excel.

    • eric

      my guess is anyone can live with the d750 or d810 for another few years and wait and see what happens.

      • gridstopper

        Guess again !

    • ITN

      Nikon’s current focus in product development is on the high end. Examples of this from 2016 are the new 70-200/2.8E (best of its type by any manufacturer according to Roger Cicala), the 105/1.4, the 19 PC, the D500, and the D5.

      Nikon knows the consumer camera market is collapsing; good integration with mobile computing is about the only thing they can do to stop or slow this process (obviously they are not wholeheartedly believing that they can stop it which shows in the half-hearted Snapbridge effort). For the consumer market, if Nikon got Snapbridge to work really well, it could make a meaningful difference. For the professional/high end market, Nikon already introduced exceptional new products in 2016 and probably this will continue in 2017. The D810’s upgrade is likely to be an all-out release where they throw in everything they’ve got.

  • Jeff Wunder

    You mean a D5600 for the D750? If they do that, I’m afraid it will be the end of Nikon for me. Forget it. I’ll look elsewhere, and I don’t think I’ll be alone. I’m not going to invest in lenses and equipment that have no apparent future.

    • Eric Calabros

      the whole ILC market has no “apparent” future.

      • Jeff Wunder

        Oh, it has a future. Maybe not with Nikon…

        • Eric Calabros

          Nikon’s rivals also have no idea for the future. Increasing the bandwidth is not innovation.

    • Sawyerspadre

      If they do minor upgrade with stuff taken out, they should call that the D650. I would bet they would sell a lot at $1495.

  • Adam Brown

    … which would signal no -real- d750 upgrade coming in the next year. Which would peeve a lot of people.

  • Aldo

    D750 replacement…. just up the count in mp enough to get rid of the AA filter and give cleaner ISO 800. That would be win for me.

    • Eric Calabros

      Higher resolution means smaller 4k crop. Look how people talk about 5Dmark4.

    • eric

      the d810 does both.

      • Aldo

        I had both the d750 and d810. This id not true. If anything they are arguably about the same when you downscale the d810 files.

  • HappySoul In

    Nikon D750 upgrade can be easily guessed:
    1. Expeed 5
    2. D5 sensor
    3. 51 AF points with group AF ( same as D750)
    4. ISO – 100 to 51200 native
    5. Max Shutter speed : 1/8000
    6. 4K video
    7. Touchscreen lcd display
    8. 7fps with a slightly better buffer

    But the path breaking innovation will be the removal of one SD card slot 🙂

    • Delmar Mineard Jr

      We also need a back button focus instead of re configuring the rear button. Spread those AF points out as well.

    • Steve7

      And battery grip contacts

    • Proto

      Doubt if people will drop 2 grand to buy a body just for extra card slot. But, we never know!

    • RAK

      Canon 6d didnt have any issues with one card …so Nikon is saying “why not”.They can also say that it takes “courage” to remove the slot at the press event

      • Glen

        The D750 is the go to body for wedding photographers and for them dual slots are a must. I have seen Nikon do a lot of questionable things but going to a single slot in the D750 would be a serious mistake.

        • RAK

          Nikon has probably prepared and developed the next d750 already , during their time in R&D ,they probably based it on the existing market trends at the time (just like how they thought the 7500 would appeal to the video crowd who were going after the 70D and the gh4/g7) .my guess is that Nikon will probably keep most of the specs in the current model with only 4k and snapbridge being added (pushing the d750 as a full frame 4k dslr system) , if they do cut the second sd card slot and ai tabs , then its a clear signal that Nikon is pushing everyone to the d8xx platform .

    • Steve

      You’d upgrade the 750 but keep the old AF system and not use the D500’s? Luckily you don’t work for Nikon isn’t it?

  • Mr_Miyagi

    If this is a refresh of an existing camera *in addition to* the release of some serious upgrades to its product line, then that’s a good move for Nikon. But if it’s *in place of* releasing innovative new products, then Nikon will be in serious trouble with its user base in the face of what I expect is the forthcoming aggressive competition from Canon and the Mirrorless Midgets like Sony and Fuji.

    • DSP~

      +1
      Every camera manufacturer does some kind of rebrand every now and then, especially in the low range segment.
      But Nikon is in the middle of a crisis and in the middle of all the spotlights because of that. They simply CAN NOT fuck their customers over by re-releasing a semi-pro camera with just one badly developed gimmick.
      Nikon is suffering and their loyal customer base is crumbling – every wrong move could destroy their future entirely.

  • T.I.M

    I agree, the D750 need a refresh, too many cards slots, to many pixels (almost 25 MP!), a battery grip option (what for?).
    The only thing that will be increase is the price!

    • DSP~

      Nikons crisis management in a nutshell.

    • julian_n

      You forgot the flash is too powerful and drains battery life, a microphone socket that collects dirt and mirror lock-up that adds complexity. History shows all can be removed.
      Modern storage is so good I am sure only one SD card is needed – after all who backs up computers nowadays?

      • T.I.M

        I do, every 3 months, 2 full backup on 2 HD that are keep in different places (one in a safe at the bank)!
        30 years of works on it!

  • Eric Calabros

    N1404 registered in July, released in September. So we should see this new thing in June, right?

  • mok

    Different camera cannot have same code number

    • I thought so too, but why is this model coming up again?

      • T.I.M

        You do know what’s going on, you can tell us, we won’t say a word, we swear.

        • I have no info on the D750 replacement, do you think I will hide it if I had it?

          • T.I.M

            I don’t care about the D750 replacement but my 50th birthday is in 33 days so if you have any new info about the D820/850/900 that would be great!

            • SGG

              mine is coming even before that… 😉

            • T.I.M

              I guess you get the D7500 and I get the D900!
              :o)

      • mok

        Exactly the same code would have high potential for mess in various databases etc. Unless this what we see is not really full code but just main part of it and then it could be some small upgrade as you are suggesting.
        Otherwise mistake 🙂

      • The Nikon – N1610, N1403, N1405 to N1409 are registered 2 times, one time by NIKON INDONESIA PT. and one time by ALTA NIKINDO, PT (the Nikon Service Center). This add on the database can be a “paperasse” fix ?

      • Antonio

        If we look at the head of the document and the “Status” column it seems these are just administrative steps (2014 for “printed certificate” and 2017 for ” SP2 Process certificate” whatever SP2 means) and not model registrations.

  • Allan

    If they add SnapBridge to the D750, and still call it D750, what’s the big deal? It’s still a D750 … with SnapBridge.

    Better to continue to call it a D750, then a D760; some people here might have a conniption.

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      D750s?

      • manattan

        D750sb for snapbridge

    • C-M

      D751

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Facepalm SlapBitch, er, SnapBridge…

    • TwoStrayCats

      Crap Bridge or Snap Draggin’

  • br0xibear

    I’m not sure it means there is another camera.
    If you look at the screenshot you posted, you’ll see two listings for the same cameras, e.g. N16D3 is listed twice, but the customer is different for each… one for NIKON INDONESIA PT. the other ALTA NIKINDO, PT.
    ALTA NIKINDO, PT is the Nikon Service Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    The N1404 was listed again, but this time for ALTA NIKINDO, PT.
    See attached screenshot image…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cfb225d9793b2bbfe4852d97f40572b112b01fe8479efb9da34e4f973fa0e5b2.jpg

    • Brubabs

      But if you look at the screenshot for the 5/19/2014 registration, the N1404 is also shown twice there, and one of those times was for Alta Nikindo PT (same as the new registration). What is different this time is the Status: “Proses SP2 Sertifikat” whatever that means.

      • Brubabs

        Or it is going to be recertified as a telecommunications device.

  • Wolf33d

    Snapbridge is too much innovation.
    They will bring down mpx, remove card slots, and bring the price up.
    They thought about actually change the reference N1404 to N1403 but then were afraid that customers might see that as a downgrade so they kept the ref.
    Amazing, this is a revolution. This is what R&D worked for during 2 years. Managing to implement the incredible 20mpx sensor in a small D750 body. Even Apple, Google and Tesla are blown away by this engineering magic.
    Shut up take my money Nikon.

    Pathetic.

    • RAK

      Few highlight quotes from a future nikon press event –

      Quote from the lead engineer – *it took us “courage” to remove the card slots , this is innovation , this is the future .

      Quote from the lead designer – *the body of the new D750s is unapologetically plastic , the chassis is made of precision engineered magnesium which is supplemented by the subtle curves of polycarbonate precisely cut and polished to perfection

      • manattan

        Quote from the lead of sales – *we have added flexibility for a second card slot by creating dongles for each major card type that attach to the accessory port. We see this as a natural progression towards a slot-less camera.

        • Sawyerspadre

          Maybe Johnny Ive is consulting with them.

  • KnightPhoto

    With the announcement of the Sony A9 there is no way Nikon would be incrementing a D750 who’s only update is SnapBridge 😉

    • Bob Thane

      A9’s not competing with the D750, and Nikon’s not about to come out with a D5s just yet.

  • Sandy Bartlett

    Slow news day equals pure wild conjecture about snapbridge. C’mon Nikon, bring us some real news.

  • HD10

    The lame D3400 and D5600 upgrade may have allowed Nikon to devote more resources to other development work.

    I like what Nikon had done to restore the D300-D90 combo in the
    D500-D7500 lineup. Nikon released the D7000, D7100, D7200 models when
    Nikon did not make a D300-replacement. Now that the king-of-the-hill
    D500 is out, there is no need for a DX model that is not quite
    top-of-the-line that the D7000, D7100 and D7200 were. Other than the
    absence of a dual-slot SD card and support for older pre-Ai lenses, the
    D7500 is a solid upgrade from the D7500 while more clearly separating
    and distinguishing it from the D500. The D90/D7500 is a very important
    camera model in Nikon’s product range for photography enthusiast and I
    think Nikon hit the target pretty much dead-on.

    The D7500 hints at
    what the D750-replacement will have in terms of features upgrade. The
    D750 will have at least the ff. upgrades:

    1. Same Expeed 5 image processor and 180K-pixel RGB metering system used in the D500 and D7500, which translates to much better WB even in aritifical lighting conditions, the avaiability of highlight-weighted metering, faster and more accurate AF, group AF function, better face recognition and subject tracking, etc.

    2. Rear-screen will be a touchscreen
    3. Automatic AF Fine-tune
    4. Power Aperture

    Hopeful Upgrades
    1. Improved 24mp or new 21mp sensor
    2. Slightly higher frame rate with more robust buffer
    3. Support for UHS-II SD Card
    4. Bluetooth in addition to WiFi
    5. 4K video

    Hopeful retention:
    1. Dual SD media card slot

    • DSP~

      “Hopeful retention”? I dont think that anyone should have to hope here.
      Removing ANY feature from the D750 in favor of a possible D820 or similar semi pro camera is simply a deal breaker and unworthy of any FX camera.
      I can understand, why Nikon chose to cannibalize the D7XXX line on paper, but it still proves that they have no clue what their customers want and how to improve sales in a time of crisis.
      If I were an owner of the D7100/7200, why should I ever upgrade to a D7500 that lacks critical features? Should I be forced to buy a D500 and abandon the model line that I was fine working with? New layout, new cards, just because Nikon killed the D7XXX line?
      Same goes with any camera they release soon: Simply putting in Snapbrige or even removing features will cause a major disappointment among former loyal Nikon customers.

      All the features you listed are realistic and very welcome! (Add a new AF system to your list, the outer focus points of the D750 are just bad) Nikon must move forward right now and show their customers that they are able to do that.
      Even if they are unable to develop a pro mirrorless system or a decent video environment, they still need to improve their existing system steadily!

      • HD10

        Even if there was a bit of savings, I think it was a mistake for Nikon to remove the 2nd SD card slot in the D7500. This created friction among Nikon loyalist at a time when Nikon’s reputation has taken a beating over several years now. Nikon spends a bundle on advertising to entice new users and to retain old ones. The cost of retaining the 2nd SD card slot could have been charged to this for the purpose of “avoiding a negative publicity”. Alas, Nikon chose to remove that and caused a lot of undesired but totally avoidable angst among the Nikon loyalist.

        • Allen_Wentz

          We do not yet know how overall model placement will rearrange, so we cannot say whether or not D7500 deserves dual slots. Personally my guess is it still sells in big-box stores and will not need dual slots.

          • HD10

            I disagree. A $2000 D750-replacement is needed as this has been one of Nikon’s most successful model. Discontinuing a $2000 D750 and making only a $3,000 D700-replacement will not make things better. If anything, it will cause many Nikon enthusiast to revolt.

      • Allen_Wentz

        I give Nikon slack on this one. In a shrinking DSLR market, and with the huge issue of mirrorless-or-similar to deal with,

        A) total number of DSLR models MUST be reduced and

        B) new alignments of models MUST happen.

        Anyone wanting the old models to just keep evolving as if the ILC world was not changing dramatically needs to rethink.

    • Sawyerspadre

      I would also add AI lens support to your “Hopeful Retention” category.

      • HD10

        Both added. The D500 rear touchscreen is very good. It would be great if this is what Nikon chooses for the Nikon D750-replacement.

        Nikon currently uses so many type of rear screen for its cameras. I wonder whether Nikon might actually benefit from reducing this to enjoy some advantages in buying more of the same screen.

        Touchscreen:
        D5 3.2″ ….. LCD fixed. touchscreen with 2,359,000 pixels
        D500 3.2″. LCD tilting touchscreen with 2,359,000 pixels
        D7500 3.2″ LCD tilting touchscreen with 922,000 pixels
        D5600 3.2″ LCD swivel touchscreen with 1,037,000 pixels (same as D5500)

        Non-touchscreen
        D810 .. 3.2″ LCD fixed with 1,229,000 pixels
        D750 .. 3.2″ LCD tilting with 1,229,000 pixels
        D7200 3.2″ LCD fixed with 1,228,800 pixels
        D3400 3.0″ LCD fixed with 921,000 pixels (same as D3300)

        • Allen_Wentz

          No way Nikon should upgrade both D700 and D750 in a shrinking market.

          • HD10

            I disagree. That would be like saying that there should be no D500 and D7500 … only a D500.

    • Allen_Wentz

      Any D750-sized camera deserves dual XQD, no SD. SD cards flat suck as compared to XQD. D500 has both cards, but even with the fastest UHS-II SD made performance suffers a lot when the SD card is in the camera.

      Putting the D750 in a D500-like body makes good sense. I have been wishing for a D8xx in a D500 body, but putting D7xx into a D500 body would also work well, depending on how Nikon intends to position its 2017+ camera models. It would be a nice upgrade to D750.

      However what sensor would be used? The 21 MP D500 sensor, or something new?

      • HD10

        The D700-replacement will likely be in the $3000 range and the D8xx replacement in the $3300-3500 range. A $2000 D750-replacement is needed because not everyone can afford to buy a $3000+ D750-replacement.

        I expect there to be two new FX based on the D500 body, a D700-replacement and a D8xx-replacement. Both these models will be in addition to the D750-replacement.

        The D610-replacment will likely be an FX F-mount mirrorless.

        A D750 is essentially a slightly enhanced entry-level FX. It would be nice to have an XQD slot, and even more dual XQD on the D750-replacement. But given that even the “latest and greatest” $4500 Sony A9 still has only one UHS-II SD slot while the other is still UHS-I SD slot, asking for dual XQD on the D750-replacement may be reaching for the moon while having the budget only for scaling Mt. Everest.

  • sickheadache

    Slow News Day…Peter you should do what that goober dude does over at Sony Alpha Rumors…Create Some Click Bait….NEW NIKON D850 100MP 10 fps. Soon to be released. New Nikon D760 50mp 10fps.

  • Jpk Channel

    Hello guys, am a newbe Nikon shooter, been following this forum and many others . ( sonyalpha rumours, the small guys at micro4/3rds, fuji, canon bla bla) before i bought my first Pro camera in december 27, 2016. long story short i narrowed down to the Nikon d5500. And i dont regret. Besides the kit lens, i also added the 50 mm 1.8, which has proven to be quite good. Here are a few images taken with the kit lens and the 50 mm and btw, why isn’t there a photo forum in here???? Been desperately wanting that.

  • Steve Jean Lee

    Nikon making tiny incremental updates wont cut it anymore, an excellent way to lose lifelong users. Just wait and release a D760 thats innovative and packed with features.

    • Allen_Wentz

      What is wrong with incremental upgrades of already-excellent devices? Just do not buy a new device until enough upgrades accrue for your personal taste.

  • Stephen Gatley

    If you look at Nikon pricing trends the D750 refresh price is going to be through the roof!. If the junker D7500 is entering the market at the $1250 usd mark that’s about $1900 aud. D810 refresh incoming at $4500.

    If this happens Nikon are going to price themselves out of the market!

    • tomskyphoto

      No, they’re just doing a “Sony”: underspeced and overpriced.

      It’s just that they lack the novelty status and marketing genius of Sony. So their mileage might be vastly different…

    • koenshaku

      D810 series refreshes were never that high.

  • SPshooter

    Too late, I am giving up all Nikon gears & getting into Sony. My 1st pre order is A9 with G master 24-70mm & 70-200mm.

    • Michiel953

      Goodbye!

      • SPshooter

        I hope you just keep on shooting with what you have now, haha…

        • Michiel953

          I will (D810 and four 1.4G primes); don’t worry!

    • tomskyphoto

      Yawn!

    • Antonio

      Big jump!

      As Nikon is late with a D750 revision you just jump from a regional football club to one that wants to lead the Premiere League!

      Which one do you consider as the orange or the apple?

    • koenshaku

      Unless you are into video I am not sure how that helps. You will spend quite a bit of money for similar results unless you are a sports photographer even then you still have a much better lens selection on Nikon.

  • gsxr92@hotmail.com

    I haven’t any clue but is it possible that it si just a regular d750 with just an updated packaging with the 100th anniversary like the Fuji x-t1 80th anniversary years ago?
    If so we should see other reupdated serials no?

  • MonkeySpanner

    I hope d750 with snap bridge. Then maybe used d750 prices will drop.

  • Was it a downgrade? I don’t think so, this is going to go on and on. People like to jump on things. The lack of an Ai tab and one slot is not a downgrade, it put the camera inline with the market and told everyone if you want a pro dx get a d500.

    • Mike A

      The D7500 is not a compelling new camera. It’s a corporate parts bin job using technology that’s already 2-4 years old. They can’t just iterate the past in 2017.

      The D7500 did nothing to address Nikon’s weaknesses (which is already causing it to lose market share).

      This status quo for Nikon is a joke. I can’t see how Nikon fans can be happy with the D7500.

      • What do you want? Sure starting video from the ground up and hiring a brand new vid tech team is what Nikon needs but that wasn’t going to happen for this launch. The only issues with the camera in my opinion is the removal of the card slot. The only time I have used that slot on my 7100 however, is for wedding work and for a safari trip. Its not a massive loss and puts it on par with the 80D, it also says to the market the D500 is the pro level DX. Also it follows in line with the older mid range cameras that NIkon released in the past when there was the D200, and D300 above. So again I don’t see too much issue with that.

        So what would we add to make this a compelling camera? Better AF? Get the D500, more speed? Get the D500. Better build quality, yes ditto.
        So there needs to be some differentiation in their line and I see this camera as a good upgrade to the 7100. It has (obviously all on paper as I haven’t used it): better video (power aperture finally!), better AF ( group AF, hopeful improvements to AF sensor and tech etc), better metering, potential improvement in IQ (we will have to wait and see), much faster FPS, much better buffer, lighter more compact build, touch screen that flips. What else would we add? Even faster? 2 card slots? Better video?
        Personally out of all the things they could have added or removed from tis camera I think they got the balance right to place it just beneath the D500.

        The big issues that Nikon have will take longer then the release cycle of this camera, they were already polishing this camera off ages ago. The big changes they need are to build a good quality mirrorless option, employ a new video team that can work with good codecs and create an N log, and possibly beg Sony that they can use their new stacked sensors so that they can get faster sensor readouts and full frame 4K.
        For the time frame of the D7500 it is a solid camera, and gives way more then the difference between the D7200 and D7100.

  • HD10

    I do not consider the D7500 as a downgrade from the D7200 but if your believe that, you can choose between a D7200 and the D500.

    • KnightPhoto

      Reading all the various comments, opinions, points of view since the D7500 announcement it seems to be a bit of a cathartic moment for many shooters and they tend to be forking in three different directions:
      – “damn it I’m getting a D7200”;
      – “I like the D7500 and I’m going to get it”;
      – and “damn it I’m getting the D500”.
      – I’m not counting the bystanders, e.g. people who already are on FX, or already have a D500 etc.

      All three of those paths are pretty good outcomes for Nikon:
      – clean up any backlog of D7100 and D7200 lurking out there on the inter webs and in retail;
      – support at least some sales of the new model;
      – get some people off the pot in determining that yes they are part of the D500 intended buyers.

      • Mike A

        This is only the choice for diehard Nikon fans. The average fan will jump to another brand that has a more compelling offering in this price point.

        Nikon market share losses are going to accelerate as this body used to be very important for Nikon.

        • HD10

          Perhaps you can give specific brand and models that are better alternatives than the D7500 at the same price? I realistically do not know of any but I would like to hear your views on this. Thank you.

        • KnightPhoto

          OK, for that average consumer, take me through the next step, at this price point which competing camera is he/she going to jump to and due to which features?

          – Canon – no 4K, single card slot;
          – Sony – A6500 is expensive and doesn’t AF on action as reliably (per Hogan ML AF not quite there yet), but Sony otherwise has nice features but not the tele lenses choices IIRC.
          – other brands Pentax, Fuji?;

    • Mike A

      That’s not what the average consumer is going to do – they’re going to chose Sony, Fuji or Canon. This will cause Nikon market share losses to accelerate. The output in the future will be less new technology/products as a smaller and smaller Nikon won’t be able to spend as much on R&D

      • ITN

        The average consumer won’t be buying a dedicated camera of any kind, let alone a system camera; they just use what they already have, or the smartphone. This is why there is no point in pouring a lot of resources to make the entry level DSLR better; the progression is actually the other way around, towards more expensive higher end models which get all the good stuff in the future (e.g. the D500, etc.). This is true of the other manufacturers as well: prices are going up for cameras containing the new technology, and the low end will likely be discontinued or receive minimal updates.

        • Mike A

          There is a market for $1,000 to $2,000 cameras – there’s a lot of manufacturer activity in this price range – they’re not all stupid…

          • ITN

            Yes, but the D3400 and D5600 are not in that market.

      • HD10

        So what would be the average consumer choose in lieu of a $1,250 D7500 that can equal or exceed the D7500? Give specific brand and models instead of mere generalities.

  • RC Jenkins

    As others have mentioned, this doesn’t appear to be a new model or anything like that. There are several Nikon products that have updates to their registration years apart. For example:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ce5f903ab7747f96660b7fc704a133dfe5db235bbec5e9c0042092e4a71a5d8.png

    Someone below mentioned that the two different registration entities (first column) are Nikon (product) vs. Nikon service centers, which may operate as different entities.

    This may be as simple as Nikon consolidating or changing where repairs take place.

    No big deal, and I certainly wouldn’t read this as “a new D750.”

  • Andreas Vesper

    Oh, no! Not Snapbridge again!

  • raphaelzydek.de

    I would change the “buy” to “wait” for the d750 at the Nikon Buyers guide.

    • well, there has been no reliable rumors about the D750 replacemnt

      • I’m just about to buy a new camera but I don’t think I could wait until the end of the year, would you recommend me to go for the D750?

      • raphaelzydek.de

        What would you do, if you buy a d750 right now and in november/december or even january the new model comes out. If you re not relying on it right now, i would wait. This camera is from 2014 and even if it is still a great great camera, the price you re paying right now in comparison to the new model does not pay off.

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