NikonRumors has shaken our little world of Internet digital photography by presenting what could well be Nikon’s marching order for the coming year (and a little more). Hold on! There are a lot of details for a single post on a Czech forum:
August 4, 2009
- Nikon D3000
- Nikon D300s with Full-HD movie 24 fps, improved AF, self timer + mirror-up, cf + sd-slot
- AF-S DX 17-65/3.2-4 G VR with 72(!) mm filter
October 15, 2009:
- Nikon D700x with 24.5 MP, Full-HD movie 24 fps, improved AF and self timer + mirror-up
- AF-S Nikkor 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (The FX-dream-walk-around-lens?)
- AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (What everybody waited for! 82 mm filter, 1530 g)
- AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G
- AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G (No VR?)
- AF-S Nikkor 14-28mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
- AF-S Nikkor 120-450mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II (Replacement for 80-400? 82 mm, 1480 g)
- Nikon D4 with 15.7 MP, improved 1 EV, Full HD-movie 30fps
- Nikon D400 with 13.8 MP, improved 1 EV, Full HD-movie 24fps
- AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4G VR (On the waiting list for many!)
- AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/5.6G VR (Have been missing a long time!)
- AF-S Nikkor 70-240mm f/3.5-4.5G VR (The missing medium size telezoom!)
- AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/2G DC (A small surprise. No VR?)
- AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/4G VR
- AF-S DX Nikkor 60-95mm f/2G VR (The DX dream-telezoom!)
- AF-S DX Nikkor 17-60mm f/2.8G VR (Replacing 17-55 with addition of VR)
- Nikon Coolpix P1DX with DX 12.3 MP stabilized sensor, 28-85/3.5-5.6 zoom (comparable to FX, actually 18-56), 2.9 inch 920k-display, movable upwards for macro.
- Nikon D4X with 30.2 MP with 1 EV improved sensitivity
So, is it for real? Is it a leak? Or is it merely a tediously built list of relatively good expectations/wishes? Hard to say. I would just remind you that this is clearly classified as a rumor.
As always, I recommend not to make your purchase decisions based upon rumors, but based upon the existing cameras and lenses. The best equipment is always the one you use (compared to the one you dream about). Your dream does not produce photos, but your camera will.
Thanks to Mash.