Nikon D400?

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  1. techie4life macrumors 6502

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    I just stumbled upon this guys flickr, where he posts a picture of his new "Nikon D400 prototype". I don't know if this is old news, but it seems pretty sweet.

    Nikon D400
    -16MP
    -GPS
    -Built in WiFi
    -3.5" multi-touch screen

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  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Given how Nikon is with NDAs, I would take it with more than one grain of salt. D3 prototype users weren't even allowed to show sample images from the camera, let alone of the camera.

    Also, Nikon's usual process apparently has multiple prototypes in the field, many of which don't end up being the final camera.

    Now a picture of his NDA with Nikon and the appropriate court filing for breaking it- that'd make me believe ;)

    Edit: The 4 is a different font and weight than the 00 as well
     
  3. techie4life thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I get what you are saying, but for some reason, I think this MIGHT be legit. There is another member that posted a picture of what his looks like, but he has the "FX" version, whatever that is. This might be a foreign only camera, seeing as the guy that supposedly has one speaks German (I think). Anyway, I just wanted to post this just in case it ends up being legit.
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Given the past history of a lack of leaks of photos of Nikon's new bodies and the font difference that doesn't exist on the D300, I'd say this myth is busted. It's a 'shopped D300. It's almost, but not quite worth checking the jpeg quantization tables to show the edit...
     
  5. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Why would a camera have GPS? And why a multi-touch screen? Sure multi-touch would be nice to have...but would it really offer anything that traditional screens can't? After all, the LCD is only used for reviewing images and maybe LiveView.
     
  6. techie4life thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The picture's EXIF shows that it was taken with a D80...
    GPS would capture your location along with the picture, I think...
    Multi-touch would allow you to zoom in, flip through, rotate, etc...
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    It's a great feature. Allows you to later sort images by location. the trouble is the size of the GPS patch antenna and the fact that GPS can't work indoors.

    Nikon is like Apple they don't talk about future products and almost all "leaked" images ar fakes.

    Also if you know anything about Nikon and their product development cycle they could not be this close to a D400.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    FX is Nikons full frame sensor, it is currently only on the D3, and I don't think that any of the pictures are legit.
     
  9. techie4life thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The guy says it's only a prototype. I can see why there are questions regarding the picture, and the product cycle, but we'll see....we'll see...
     
  10. compuwar macrumors 601

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    You can get GPS units that plug into current Nikon cameras so the camera can record the location the picture is taken at if it has signal. I'd think a touch screen would suck when you put the camera up to your face to take a picture though.
     
  11. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    There are the rumors though that we're looking for an FX between the D300 and D3… which wouldn't replace either, but complement the lineup.

    touch screen would be impractical; also, pros would want something that would work OK with gloves for cold shoots.
     
  12. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    My recollection was the comments down the line under that photo eventually have folks cracking up and the OP thanking them for the compliments on his photoshop work. But that's my recollection from a weeks ago when I came across that. In the absence of those comments, i would probably be the one posting a comment on his PS work.
     
  13. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    I'm saying it's a fake. That '4' on the front looks as if it were photoshopped.
     
  14. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Also, other than the "4" the camera is identical to the D300. In addition, isn't that the 18-200 DX attached?
     
  15. James L macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, big time fake.
     
  16. juanm macrumors 65816

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    NO! First, it's fake. Then, it looks identical to the D300, the multitouch and the GPS (although nice) are unlikely to happen built-in. do you really think that a prototype so soon in the development cycle would have all the markings and engravings? :rolleyes:

    Built-in wifi already exists in some Nikon P&S, and 16MP seems about right.
     
  17. techie4life thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not saying that I did the Photoshop work. I can give you the user on Flickr if you want...
     
  18. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Yeah. Fake.

    Nikon wouldn't let an image like this leak. Plus, at this point in time, development would not be this far along.

    Nonetheless, we can speculate on features:

    • 14-16 MPs
    • Even more autofocus points
    • GPS + WiFi
    • Touch screen... Multi-Touch seems a bit out of reach though.
    • Better self cleaning sensor, etc..

    Who knows... The D400 is at least 2-3 years off into the future.
     
  19. Joedy macrumors member

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    The photo forums are rife with rumors of a full-sensor D300 model as well as some rumors of new Nikkor prime lenses being imminent.


    I think that a Fx sensor on a D300 body (with a price premium above the D300 and below the D3), would be an ideal backup camera for a Pro and a working camera for the news media folks.

    The firmware between the D3 and the D300 is not all that different. The required firmware programming update for a D300Fx camera is not all that hard to envision.

    Swap out the logic board design for a D3 and place it in a D300Fx body....

    I can imagine Nikon being open to this idea.

    -joedy
     
  20. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    So... news media folks aren't Pros? I wonder how all my photojournalist friends feel about this... ;)

    By the way, I want an FX D3xx. I'm expecting some really nice new full-frame prime glass as well as some new generation f2.8 zooms to compliment the FX digital line-up.
     
  21. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    This is about the 10th claimed D400 mockup I have seen. Just go look through the forums on dpreview of smugmug or Nikonians.

    The D400 can't come out yet. I still haven't figured out my D300.
     

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