Top 10 NikonRumors posts for March 2017

These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for March, 2017:

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The Nikon D5 and D500 sensors are both made by Sony

Nikon D5 CMOS sensor made by Sony

Nikon D5 CMOS sensor made by Sony

Nikon D5 CMOS sensor unit

Nikon D5 CMOS sensor unit

TechInsights (previously known as Chipworks) published their reports on the sensors inside the Nikon D5 and D500 DSLR cameras - both sensors are made by Sony:

For a detailed list of Nikon DSLR cameras and their sensor manufacturer/designer, see this post.

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Update: the Nikon D7200 replacement could be called D7500

A quick update: so far I have reported the replacement of the Nikon D7200 camera as the D7300 assuming that Nikon will follow their existing D7xxx naming convention. Well, they will not - the D7200 replacement will most likely be called Nikon D7500 - probably to go with the D500 since both models will have the same sensor. I stopped trying to make sense of Nikon naming convention a long time ago.

I changed the name of the new Facebook page to Nikon D7500.

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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount: pricing released, open for pre-orders

Sigma announced the pricing of their new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F: $799. Pre-orders are now open:

For comparison, the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is $1,396.95

Shipping is expected to start at the end of May.

Additional information on the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens:

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Updated/rumored Nikon D7500 camera specifications

A quick update on the rumored Nikon D7300 D7500 specifications:

  • 20MP sensor from the Nikon D500
  • ISO range: 100 - 51,200
  • 4K video
  • 51 points AF
  • 8 fps
  • Tilt screen
  • SnapBridge

Update: the new camera will be called Nikon D7500.

Follow the new Nikon D7300 D7500 Facebook page for additional future coverage.

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Weekly Nikon news flash #411

→ It seems that the last Nikon D810 firmware update made some third party batteries, like the Watson EN-EL15, unusable. Update: I received multiple reports that the batteries do work fine after the latest firmware update - maybe this was just an isolated incident.

Firmware update version 1.2 released for the Nikon Coolpix W100 camera.


Subal announced a new special edition of underwater housings - Subal Navy line (available also for Nikon cameras).

→ Brad Hill has posted his final summary on the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports ($5,999) vs. Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED V ($10,296.95) lens comparison.

15% off all used gear at Borrow Lenses with coupon code SpringGear17 (valid: 03/24/2017 to 03/31/2017).

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