‘Reliable sources’ say that there will be one out of two Nikon DSLR announcements.
- We get a Nikon D40x! This is the replacement/addition to the line where the current 6 mpix sensor is replaced by a 10 mpix sample of the D80/D200 range. The 6 mpix version seems/might be out of stock and Nikon decided to replace it by their current ‘default’ sensor. The 6 mpix sensor is a real noise killer so not everyone might be happy with it. However how this camera is positioned in the range, people really like more pixels
- We get a near FF camera. Nikon always explained that a Full Frame sensor is difficult because the current line of wafer steppers can only expose 33 x 26mm. Going to a size of about 31 x 21mm results in a 1.1 crop factor. I think this will resolve some issues in the smaller and smaller pixels with higher density sensors. I do not think this is a good marketing sensor. I guess people want fullframe to be 36 x 24 mm.
Let’s wait and see…