Thom Hogan: new high res sensor in D3 body

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR' started by plaifatt, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Thom had previously predicted that Nikon's new high resolution sensor would be in a D300/700 body. He now posts that it may be in the D3 body plus a few 1.4 primes. :smile::smile::smile:

    "What's Next?
    July 14--When I'm wrong I'm happy to admit it. On some Internet forums I posted that I thought the high resolution FX body might be in the D700-sized body. Apparently not. I received a message out of Japan that the high-resolution camera is in the D3 body. I trust that message more than my guess, though please note that having one (usually good) source does not mean something is verified. A few f/1.4 primes apparently will appear with that body. A Coolpix with raw capabilities was also mentioned, which would align with the P6000 rumors (13+mp, 28-112mm ED VR, optional GPS and LAN). It seems that a D80 replacement should also be in that set of announcements, which should come just before Photokina, but we just haven't seen any of the kinds of leaks and rumors we have with previous consumer bodies out of Thailand, so maybe the D80 replacement is going to be later than Photokina. Others are predicting a 24-120mm VRII and 70-200mm VRII. That would be nice, but I am not holding my breath. Note that even three or four primes would put Nikon well over their usual yearly lens quota. On the other hand, every one of the next batch of lenses I hear about seem to be just G, AF-S, and/or VR iterations of existing designs, so maybe that's freed some design space and has Nikon executing faster. Whatever the case, it appears that all of you with NAS will have some more fuel for you addictions soon."

    Not sure if this was posted before. (As usual, this search engine fails me. :frown:)