NIkon rumors

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Gordo, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Gordo

    Gordo Guest

    Does anyone have any information, leaks or speculations on what the
    successor to the D80 will be? Also, any idea of when it might be announced?

    Thanks,

    Gordo
     
    Gordo, Jul 30, 2007
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  2. Gordo

    frederick Guest

    D70s, many exciting improvements and features.
    31 September, 9:00 am. Put it in your diary now.
     
    frederick, Jul 30, 2007
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  3. Gordo

    frederick Guest

    D80s. Many exciting new features and improvements and lower price.
    31 September, 9:00am announcement.
     
    frederick, Jul 30, 2007
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  4. Gordo

    Tony Polson Guest


    Are you sure it won't be on September 32, or 33, or 34?

    They are all equally likely, after all!

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 30, 2007
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  5. Good point, except I've calculated that, in 5890, the earth's rotation
    will have slowed enough where an extra day is needed. It will be added
    in Sept. of that year. February will continue to be the short month
    until 40388, by which time all months will have 31 days.
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 30, 2007
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  6. Gordo

    frederick Guest

    The earth will have run out of oil to make plastic from long before
    then. It will be made of metal, and one of RichA's descendants will
    make many usenet posts complaining about the weight.
     
    frederick, Jul 30, 2007
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  7. Gordo

    Charles Guest


    RichA has descendants?
     
    Charles, Jul 30, 2007
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  8. Gordo

    frederick Guest

    The first will be born, Feb 29 2019.
     
    frederick, Jul 30, 2007
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  9. Gordo

    frederick Guest


    The first will be born, Feb 29 2019. She will be called Olympia Titania
    Rich. She'll be generally okay, although eyes a little close together
    and noisier than most.
     
    frederick, Jul 30, 2007
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  10. Gordo

    RichA Guest

    Not for the D80, but the D200's replacement is near. Apparently.
     
    RichA, Jul 30, 2007
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  11. Gordo

    Tony Polson Guest


    OK, here goes.

    The Nikon D300 will be announced on Monday August 23, 2007.

    It will have a 1.1X sensor with 12.8 MP and 5 frames/sec.

    The D300 will eventually replace the D200 in the Nikon DSLR range.

    [my source was not 100% sure about the pixel count]
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 30, 2007
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  12. Gordo

    frederick Guest


    I bet you're wrong, and that your source wasn't 100% sure about anything.

    There's no "D300" with those specs before D2Xs and particularly D2Hs are
    updated.

    See you here on the 24 August.
     
    frederick, Jul 31, 2007
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  13. Gordo

    Paul Furman Guest

    It seems they need to address the pro market... let people buy the
    expensive one, then a few months later comes the lite version.
     
    Paul Furman, Jul 31, 2007
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  14. Gordo

    ASAAR Guest

    That's quite considerate of Nikon. Better than offering the lite
    version and then a few months later, have them say "Here's the
    better product, don't you wish you had waited?" :)
     
    ASAAR, Jul 31, 2007
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  15. Gordo

    C J Campbell Guest

    It is the D3. Actually, the D3 has been in the rumor mill for nearly
    five years, now, which leads me to conclude that Nikon will never
    release a camera called the D3. :) Over the years the specs and design
    of the D3 have varied widely.

    I suspect that 'D3' is actually Nikon's designation for any digital SLR
    that they are about to introduce. Thus, the D2 had a D3 label on it
    when photographers were testing it. The D100, D70, D200, D80, D50 and
    D40 have all had their turn in testing with a D3 label. Thus, Nikon
    will always be about to release a 'D3' that has been reportedly seen by
    many people, but when they release it, it will be called something else.

    And that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :)
     
    C J Campbell, Jul 31, 2007
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  16. Gordo

    Tony Polson Guest


    I wouldn't be surprised to be proved "wrong". Personally, I have no
    information about the D300 - I'm just passing on a rumo(u)r I heard
    yesterday. My main source of Nikon information - a Japanese friend of
    30 years - cannot tell me anything.

    I have much more reliable information about Canon's new DSLRs.

    I remember being vilified on here when I dared post about a new Canon
    DSLR with a full frame sensor and 12.8 MP two weeks before it was
    officially announced. The serial liar Steven M Scharf (sms) accused
    me of not telling the truth - spot the irony! That only made me laugh.

    Why?

    Because I had a Canon EOS 5D sitting on my desk as I typed. And two
    weeks later came the official announcement from Canon. I'm still
    waiting for Sharf's apology.
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 31, 2007
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  17. Gordo

    Tony Polson Guest


    D300 is for the prosumer market. The new pro camera (D3?) has a
    rather more advanced specification, still with the 1.1X crop but
    almost 18 MP.
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 31, 2007
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  18. Gordo

    ASAAR Guest

    You may be in for a long wait. When such things are pointed out,
    he has a tendency to KF the messenger (or at least say that he has),
    and then make similar accusations if you persist. Earlier this
    month when I provide a quote from an Energizer PDF file that
    contradicted what he was then saying about USB battery chargers, he
    accused me of fabricating the quote when he found a different
    Energizer PDF file that lacked the quote. He soon discovered his
    mistake, either by reading my response quoted in other people's
    messages, or (more likely) was actually reading my messages. Rather
    than apologize, he simply said indicated that he knew more than
    Energizer, and that they must have forgotten to correct their
    mistake. :)
     
    ASAAR, Jul 31, 2007
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  19. I believe the D[1-9]00 series will continue to be APS-C format. The D[1-9]h
    and D[1-9]x may eventually move to a larger format, but even that is of doubt.
    I instead believe that Nikon will move towards better quality imaging sensors
    and stick with the APS-C size for all camera lines. Why do I think that?
    Because of the enormous investment in the lenses that they have already made.
    Who am I to judge though, I will be sticking with the D200 for a few years if
    all goes according to plan.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Jul 31, 2007
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  20. Gordo

    Tony Polson Guest


    I am sure that is what you would like to believe. However, I can tell
    you for sure that Nikon will soon have at least one model within its
    DSLR range that will have a 1.1X sensor.

    Of that, I am absolutely certain.

    It is probably not what you want to hear. For that, I apologise.
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 31, 2007
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