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Rumor: Upcoming Nikon Cameras at Photokina 2010 - D95, D3100, P7000 & EVIL

2010-08-28 06:29
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According to NikonRumors, here are some of the possible cameras that will be announced by Nikon in the upcoming Photokina 2010 September 21-26 2010:

Nikon D90 replacement (probably called D95): [9/15/2010: Nikon didn't announce the D90 replacement, instead announced a higher-end D7000 DSLR with full 1080p video function on September 15 2010]
  • Aluminium or magnesium-alloy body
  • 16MP sensor
  • 1080 HD video
  • Somewhere between 6-8 fps
  • Improved ISO (don't know what exactly the improvement is - higher ISO, or just better ISO at the same D90 level)
  • 39 AF points
  • Price: $1199 for body only
  • Announcement: on/around September 15th, 2010

Nikon D3100: [8/28/2010: The D3100 was announced on August 19 2010]
  • 14 MP CMOS Sensor (23.2 x 15.5 mm)
  • Live View
  • 3 inch Display
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • ISO setting manual or automatic
  • 11 AF points
  • full HD Video (1920 x 1080)
  • new EXPEED2 processor
  • improved objects recognition for the AF control
  • improved in-camera menu
  • user can save picture profiles
  • Priced at 650 euro
  • Announcement: August 19th, 2010

New Lenses: [8/28/2010: Nikon announces 4 new lenses - 55-300mm, 28-300mm, 24-120mm and 85mm on August 19 2010] [9/15/2010: Nikon announces two new lenses 35mm f/1.4G and 200mm f/2G ED VR II on September 15 2010]
  • Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G G with Nano coating (priced at $1,650 euro) - Contains 10 lens elements in 9 groups (versus 9 elements in 8 groups in previous version of lens)
  • Nikkor AF-S 24-120 f/4 ED VR with Nano coating (priced at $1,220 euro)
  • Nikkor AF-S 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR (priced at $1,000 euro) - Contains 19 lens elements in 14 groups
  • Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR (priced at $420 euro)
  • Nikkor AF-S 200mm f/2.0G IF-ED N VRII (priced mid to high $5k)
  • The first four lenses should be announced on August 19th, the last one should be released on or around September 15th, 2010

Nikon Coolpix P7000: [9/8/2010: The Coolpix P7000 was announced on September 8, 2010]
  • 10.1MP 1/1.7" CCD sensor
  • 28-200mm equivalent zoom lens with f/2.8-5.6
  • Lens Shift Stabilizer
  • The same old Coolpix RAW mode (.NRW)
  • 720p HD 24fps
  • 3-inch LCD screen, 920k
  • Announcement: August 17th, 2010 September 8, 2010 [8/28/2010: Rumored to be announced before Photokina]

Nikon Coolpix s1100pj: (s1000pj replacement) [8/28/2010: The s1100pj was announced on August 17, 2010]
  • Will serve as an external conventional projector
  • USB connection to computer for signal transfer
  • Touchscreen display
  • Remote control
  • Price at $350 euro
  • Announcement: August 17th, 2010

More Coolpix cameras: S5100 with 12MP and 28-140mm zoom (price around 170 Euro) and probably 3-4 more generic Coolpix cameras will be released, some with touchscreen LCD. Announcement: August 17th, 2010. [8/28/2010: The S5100 was announced on August 17 2010]

Nikon EVIL - new mirrorless system (maybe with a mirror) to be shown at Photokina. A very good chance to have a DX sensor. Expect to see it in stores in 2011.

Updated 9/15/2010:  Updated with the D7000 camera & 2 new lenses announcement on September 15 2010.
Updated 8/28/2010:  Updated with the cameras & lenses announcement on August 17/19 2010 and the revised spec & dates for the rest of the rumored cameras.
Updated 8/14/2010:  The German magazine "Foto Digital" September 2010 Issue has leaked the Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera and four new lenses (three 35mmFF). Add the scanned photos in this article.

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Digital Camera Review - Feb 25 2011
"The Coolpix P7000 slots into Nikon's compact line directly opposite the Canon G12, a wonderful camera that has the best image quality of any compact I've ever reviewed and which this site awarded an "Editor's Choice" designation. Tough neighborhood for any compact, and this review isn't meant as a direct comparison of the two, but let's face it: t..." More »
90out of 100
CNET US - Feb 18 2011
"I like the operation of the P7000's back selector dial better than the G12's; it's far less prone to accidental selections. I also like the location of the adjustment dial better here than on the G12. It falls close enough to your thumb that it feels natural to operate. Though shaped differently from the G12's, the viewfinder on the P7000 is about the..." More »
70out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Feb 15 2011
"Potential users should be aware there is a firmware update for the camera that addresses issues such as RAW write time, zoom function, focus (or lack thereof) and a monitor display problem with regard to displaying blown highlights. Our review model didn't have the firmware upgrade onboard when it arrived, and was noticeably reticent to acquire focus in dim..." More »
Not Rated
MacWorld - Feb 05 2011
"In our lab's subjective testing for image and video quality, the P7000 finished a close second to the PowerShot G12, with an overall performance mark of superior. The images it snapped were the among the sharpest ones we've seen from any camera, and its scores for exposure quality and color accuracy were only a shade behind those of the G12. On the oth..." More »
80out of 100

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