What seems to have happened is that someone’s got hold of a 37-page document from Nikon HQ in Kingston, UK, and decided to talk about it in one foreign language or another before Nikon Rumours banged it back through a Google translator and came out with some interesting garblings that looked like this. I’ll spare you heavy lens details here on TD but do take a look at the original for details. The headlines on the cameras, though, are as follows:
End of July 2009
We’re going to see a Coolpix range of compacts, including a model with a 10 lumens, LED projector capable of 40″ images at a 640×480 resolution.
4th August 2009
The D300s looks like it’ll have Full HD video shooting at 24fps, improved AF, self timer + mirror-up and an SD card slot to go along with the compact flash.
Launch of the upgrade of the Nikon D700, the Nikon D700x. It’ll come with a with a 24.5-megapixel sensor, Full HD video at 24 fps, improved AF and self timer + mirror-up.
Launch of what we all thought we’d see when the D5000 came out – the Nikon D400 – and the Nikon D4 for the serious among us.
The D400 will have a 13.8-megapixel sensor and Full HD video at 24fps. Switch the numbers for 15.7 and 30 for the D4.
The launch of the impressive sounding Nikon Coolpix P1DX which’ll come with a with DX 12.3-megapixel stabilised sensor, 28-85mm/3.5-5.6f zoom and a 2.9-inch 920k LCD.
And just in case you’ve got any money left or you fancy getting a third mortgage just for shits and giggles, then you’ll be able to prepare for the 30.2-megapixel Nikon D4x which probably has the kind of features to keep you interested until the next roadmap comes out.
Naturally, this could all be a load of nonsense. I’ll let you know on 4th August.
(via Nikon Rumours)