New Nikon DSLR coming with articulated LCD display

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  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    On April 14th Nikon will supposedly annouce this. Anyone got any info?
     
  2. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    This is presumably the source of your rumor: http://nikonrumors.com/

    No idea, but the D40 is ripe for replacement.
     
  3. cube macrumors G5

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    Ripe for replacement by a D50 Mark II. No such luck.
     
  4. chewbaccacabra macrumors regular

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    Depending on price, I could be in for one. I'd speculate 599-699? Of course if it's 699. It might be better to just get a D90 body for 150 more. Already have the new 35mm 1.8 that I have used on my Dad's D80.
     
  5. wheelhot macrumors 68000

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    Definite D60 replacement, I cant imagine why some people call this as D90 replacement, it doesn't even have the top LCD...
     
  6. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely still an entry-level camera. No dedicated INFO screen - this is a major no-no for me. I look at them all the time. That's too bad, cause there has been countless times I wish my camera has an articulated display. Damnit, my D70s feels really old now. :p

    Notice that as soon as the PRO line goes triple digits (D700), the Entry-level goes four digits. Always one digit more, just like when we have D3 vs D90.
     
  7. taintedwheat macrumors member

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    So this still doesn't have an internal auto-focus motor? ...
     
  8. wheelhot macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I don't think D90 is considered as a pro camera, its just 1 tier higher then D60.

    I think its possible in the future, Nikon labeling will be:
    Dx - top end
    Dxx - pro
    Dxxx - prosumer
    Dxxxx - consumer

    And yea, it seems it does not have internal auto-focus motor.
     
  9. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    No, that's what I'm saying, it used to be:
    Dx - Pro
    Dxx - high - Prosumer
    Dxx - low - Consumer

    Now it seems like they're going:
    Dx - Pro
    Dxxx - Prosumer
    Dxxxx - Consumer

    They can't possibly be considering the D90 to be higher than the D300/700, which is what your convention is suggesting. It's too late and awkward to bring the Dxx back to the higher end, people's perception are already cemented to recognize D300 and D700 as PRO. I know the D40/50/60/90 are still there, but I think the D5000 will mark the beginning of a new generation of cameras and naming schemes. Basically almost identical to the Canon way of things.


    Either way, I hope the only reason a D400 is not released in conjunction is simply to Not overshadow the launch of this very interesting camera. I want my D400.
     
  10. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    That's how Canon works, you're backwards on the Dxx and Dxxx, the D300 and D700 are above the D90.
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    You lost me on your D series; maybe you meant:

    Dx - top end
    Dxxx - pro
    Dxx - prosumer
    Dxxxx - consumer

    My thoughts on the announcement:

    But have to say that Nikon makes it hard to choose at times.

    Wrestled hard between the D200 and D80. Bought the D200 for some features that I thought I would use; but did not. In the end the size and weight of the D80 would have better suited me.

    Right now I am trying to pair down on the gear I own. Love my Nikon kit (a D50 converted to IR, and the D200 - with a decent selection of lenses); and my Leica kit (the M8 and M6TTL, also with a decent selection of lenses). Getting rid of other stuff that "made sense" at one time - but not now.

    The thing I love about the D90 and and now the D5000 is being able to just rely on SD memory cards; regardless of what I take on my shoots and travels.

    As a street shooter; I can't wait till our rep comes by with the D5000 and see if what I have missed the from the swivel screen on the D5000 makes up for Canon abandoning it in the G series....
     
  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Not a replacement to the D90 really... some specs are better - some are worse.... still weighing in on what things are important to me as one that was wanting to get the D90.....

    The top mounted info screen is a plus, as does the quality of the LCD screen, as well as setting the the AF/AE button to work as FV lock (something I liked on my Canons) ; but the buffer seems to be larger on the D5000, does to have some other whistles that would have been nice in the D90.

    The biggest thing missing in the D5000 is the missing focusing screw - for those of us that have lenses that still require it or want to open the possibility of using lenses without the motor built in. Means selling my great Tokina 12-24 and maybe buying the newer version.

    Though the inclusion of the L firmware may drive more of us towards Nikkor lenses in the end...

    This camera is aimed at the D40/D60 crowd - no matter how much we might want it to be a "poor man's D90" in the end.

    You lost me on your D series; maybe you meant:

    Dx - top end
    Dxxx - pro
    Dxx - prosumer
    Dxxxx - consumer
     
  13. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    This body clearly slots between the D60 and the D90. My guess would be that Nikon kills off the D40 (and the 6mpx sensor, finally), and drops the price on the D60 to make it the new entry level DSLR. It adds some nice features - the CAM1000 system from the D90 and exposure bracketing. It still clearly has a consumer feel to it.

    FWIW, it looks like Nikon has a new WA zoom coming too: link
     
  14. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Nikon killed the D40 already. I think it's clear that they're shifting the D60 down and having this take what used to be the D60's slot.
     
  15. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    I must not have gotten the memo. Do you have a link for that assertion?
     
  16. wheelhot macrumors 68000

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    Ah yup, sorry, my mistake :eek:
     
  17. Joe King macrumors 6502

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    Body Only RRP: £719.99 / €878.00
    D5000 + 18-55 VR kit: £799.99 / €972.00
    Sales start date: 1st May 2009

    :eek:

    They're having a laugh! You can get a D90 for that price.
     
  18. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Silly pricing on the D5000, combined with a shockingly low resolution articulated screen. Oh, and the pivot is on the bottom, which is an appalling place for it as it will interfere with tripods. Side mount would have been much better.
     
  19. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it was widely reported that they discontinued it not too long ago. Search around rather than have someone do it for you.

    D5000 looks interesting. Still glad I have my D90 though, the one thing I might like would be the articulating screen...but I'd rather have the in-body focus motor. What's really strange to me is how much substantially larger the D5000 is than the D40/D60. I know a big selling point for some people who bought the D40/D60 was how compact it was for a DSLR.
     
  20. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    I don't want to provoke an argument, but if it were widely reported then I would have been aware of it and would not have reacted as I did. None of the sources I rely on have passed on any specific announcements about the D40. If you're privy to some, then post a link.
     
  21. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Fine, I'll cave...I know using Google is hard :p Here's a few...

    http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00ShuC
    http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/nikon-d40-body-only/1707-6501_7-32525429.html
    http://www.dentonimages.com/page.php?id=n030209071139_Nikon_D40_Officially_Dicontinued.

    Also, the D40 microsite is gone. Nikon only does that when they discontinue a camera.
     
  22. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that has been known for awhile now if you keep up with that stuff. Thanks for the funny sarcasm. I needed a laugh.
     
  23. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    Only that first link is of much value, but thanks for posting those. The nikonrumors site also reported on a couple of rumors. It is no surprise that the D40 is being discontinued, I was just unaware that there were any official signs of it.
     

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