If you thought the megapixel wars were dying down, think again: the upcoming Nikon D800 is rumored to shoot at a whopping 36 megapixels. If true, it would be a crazy leap in resolution from the 12.1 megapixel D700. The rumor originally showed up last week on Japanese site digicame-info, and was “confirmed” today by Nikon Rumors. In addition to the model name and number of megapixels, some other details include: 4fps shooting, 1080/30p video recording, support for both CF and SD, and a shutter rated for 200K shots.
Nikon Rumors also states that the fact that specs are beginning to leak suggests that the camera may be announced in the next month or two.
(via digicame-info via Nikon Rumors)
Over the weekend, Japanese blog ktf__design published this image of what appears to be the new mirrorless camera Nikon will reportedly announce on Wednesday. If it’s just some fan-made mockup, they did a great job — the mount and sensor section looks
identical almost identical to the photo that leaked back in July.
(via ktf__design via Photography Bay)
Update: According to Nikon Rumors, the image is fake.
With the success of the Fujifilm X100, camera companies are starting to realize that consumers love both the design of old school cameras and the ease of shooting digital. Samsung may be looking to join the retro party — the latest rumor to hit the Internet is that Samsung is planning a X100-style camera called the R1… with interchangeable lenses!
Over on the dpreview forums, a member eddieaus leaked photos of Sony’s yet-unannounced A35 (shown on left) and NEX C3 cameras. While not much was revealed about the A35, the C3 will reportedly be a 16.2 megapixel camera (packing the same sensor as the A55) that shoots HD video.
Looks like Nikon has a new 50mm lens primed for announcement. Earlier today a AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G product page appeared on Nikon’s website, but was quickly pulled — but not before it was already widely reported (here’s a screenshot of the page). The lens features a Silent Wave Motor for quiet focusing, and a “newly developed optical system employing an aspherical lens element”. It will be compatible with both DX and FX format cameras. No word on when this lens will become official or how much it will cost.
(via Nikon Rumors)
Nikon will reportedly announce the new D5100 DSLR tomorrow (late tonight for those in the US), and photographs of the camera were leaked onto the Interwebs today. We’ll be reporting on the specs tomorrow, but an interesting rumor is that the camera will have a “Night Vision” option that boosts ISO up to a mind-blowing 102400, allowing you to shoot in near-darkness. Stay tuned for the official announcement!
(via Nikon Rumors)
A French book titled “Obtenez le maximum du Nikon D800″ (translates to “Getting the most from the Nikon D800″) has popped up on Amazon and decitre.fr, possibly leaking details of an upcoming successor to the Nikon D700. The description is computer translated as,
Sold in August 2008 at a price of 2,800 euros, the Nikon D700 (top of the line) was a great success. He will be replaced in late 2009 by the Nikon D800. Among the improvements of the device: the doubling of the sensor, which increases from 12 to 24 megapixels. The D800 is likely to be sold between 2000 and 2500 euros. This book is a comprehensive guide to discovery, empowerment and development of the Nikon D800.
The book is scheduled to be published on February 9th, 2011, so if this is legit the camera should be announced prior to that date (i.e. in the next few months). The D700 has been out for two years now, so an announcement soon would make sense.
What do you think of this supposed leak?
(via Nikon Rumors)
The above teaser was leaked late last week, revealing that Olympus has a E-series DSLR announcement on September 15th. It is rumored to be the E-5, which will succeed their E-3 flagship DSLR, and comes about three years after the E-3 was announced. Rumored specs include a 12.3 megapixel sensor, HD (720p) video recording at 30fps, 5 fps shooting, in-body image stabilization, swiveling LCD display, 11 autofocus points, build-in wireless flash, and ISO that goes up to 6400.
Earlier today Lens Tip published a leaked photograph of an upcoming Pentax K-5. The article is no longer available, suggesting that they were forced to take it down.
Yesterday someone over on PentaxForums posted a list of specs. If the specs are the real thing, then the K-5 will be a 16.2 megapixel DSLR with HD video recording, a magnesium alloy body, ISO expandable to 25,600, 18 autofocus points, 8 fps continuous shooting, and a price of $1700 for the body only.
One iffy thing about this leak is that the body looks pretty much identical to the Pentax K-7. Do you think it’s a fake?
(via Photography Bay)
A photo and diagram of the upcoming Samsung NX100 were leaked today on the dpreview forums by a guy named Alex Ramos. According to Mirrorless Rumors, the NX100 will be a 14.6 megapixel HD video capable (720p) camera with an ISO range of 100 to 6400. An electronic viewfinder can optionally be attached via the hotshoe, and there is no built-in flash.