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2009/2010 Nikon roadmap leaks; cameras and lenses and HD, oh my

Zach Epstein
July 9th, 2009 at 2:02 PM

A quick break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring our photogs in the audience some steamy gratuitous camera leak action. It looks as though Nikon’s dSLR and lens roadmap for the remainder of 2009 through the end of 2010 may have come to light and to say there are some juicy morsels lined up is a gross understatement. New bodies, 14 new lenses from Q3 2009 through Q3 2010, Full-HD video recording galore, a 30.2 megapixel beast likely in time for the 2010 holiday season… Suffice it to say this rumored roadmap is not lacking in the action category. In short, if this is the real deal — we likey. Hit the jump for the skinny and if anything manages to catch your eye, we highly recommend you start saving today.

August 4 introduction: (Apparently the end of July presentation is for compact cameras)

  • 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 presentation:

  • 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?)

Q1/2010:

  • 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)

Q2/2010:

  • 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

Q3/2010:

  • 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 stabilised sensor, 28-85/3.5-5.6 zoom (comparable to FX, actually 18-56), 2.9 inch 920k-display, movable upwards for macro.

Q4/2010:

  • Nikon D4X with 30.2 MP with 1 EV improved sensitivity

[Via Nikon Rumors]

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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