Will we ever see Nikon’s highly anticipated Nikon D4 DSLR? At this point it doesn’t look likely for 2011. If you look at past Nikon Cameras there is a trending pattern of a new one released every 4 years. The D1 in ’99, the D2 in ’03, D3 in ’07 and finally the expected release date or announcement for the Nikon D4 is yes, summer or fall of 2011. Unfortunately, as all fans in the camera world know, things rarely work like that.
Earlier in the summer rumors were surfacing of a possible announcement for the Nikon D4 to be released in August however this news quickly fell short when we later learned Nikon had no intentions of making any official event or announcements.
More Nikon D4 Speculation
The Nikon D4 is rumored to be using a Sony sensor which will probably be 36 megapixels. There is also speculation that the camera will not even be called the Nikon D4 as the number 4 is considered unlucky in Japan, and often associated with death. The pricing for the Nikon D4 will be entirely dependent on whether we see a minor upgrade (in which case it could be called the D3ii) or a brand new camera. If we do see a new camera expect it the price to be pretty hefty as that was the case with the D3.
As of now it seems the earliest the Nikon D4 could be released is early 2012 but that’s still a long shot. It seems we will most definitely see the Nikon D4 sometime in the 1st quarter of 2012. The EOS 1DX by Canon was announced for March 2012 and it seems Nikon will look to provide some competition in the form of the D4. Next year is also an Olympic year which means Nikon will not enter the Summer games without a new camera in it’s arsenal
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