The year 2012 seems to be a big step for Nikon. The company has announced some camera models already and has plans to introduce more high end and diverse camera models this year itself. The latest announcement by the company officials points to the upcoming professional grade D4 and D800 DSLR cameras. But it looks like Nikon is not done yet.
According to the general manager of Nikon Nobuaki Sasagaki these won’t be the only DSLR’s that are coming up. He said that more DSLR’s will be coming up this year itself though he did not disclose anything about the probable release dates.
According to him the new cameras launched should satisfy certain professional needs of a photographer. If we look at Nikon’s camera launch history we can see that this is in fact true. The D4 concentrated on noise control and high ISO which allowed the photographer to take photos without any blur or noise in the most adverse of lighting conditions.
The high ISO of the camera meant that it is ideal for outdoor photography especially in low light conditions and even when indoor photographs are taken the expensive lighting equipments can be avoided. When it comes to D800 the overall image quality is give prominence. No matter the shooting angle or distance the subject will be captured clearly. It is good for taking photographs in rapid successions too.
Sasagaki did not tell anything about what the new camera might be packing under its hood but we can be sure that it will have some high end specs. The word inside the photographers circle is that Nikon might be planning on a successor for D7000. This is because Nikon hasn’t done any bodily upgrades on its DX-sensor camera bodies for a very long time.
So the possibility is that it might get a complete overhaul. If that is true then we can expect a new and improved camera body featuring contemporary styling and which is compatible with the existing lenses. It might be a bit compact than the original device too because that is the present market trend.
With the flooding issues in Thailand it was very doubtful whether Nikon will be able to come up with any new cameras this year. But it looks like Nikon has fought against the odds and has already announced two new cameras and another one is possibly in the cards.