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gmrza:
Over at Nikonrumors.com there is now a rumoured spec list for the DX:

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/12/11/nikon-d4-specs-16-2mp-11-fps-102400-native-iso-xqd-memory-card.aspx/

The list generally seems to look plausible (copy and paste from Nikonrumors post linked above):

   
* 16.2 MP
* 11 fps
* 100-102,400 native ISO range, expandable to 50 and 204,800
* CF + XQD memory card slots! That's right, the Nikon D4 will have the new Compact Flash XQD memory card slot.
* Compatible with the new Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter
* Integrated Ethernet in the camera
* Face detection/recognition function that will be working in the viewfinder (maybe some type of a hybrid viewfinder? Nikon had several related patents)
* Improved video, I have no other details on that but my guess is 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24 similar to the Nikon D800
* Uncompressed video out through the HDMI port
* Ability to assign the two buttons on the front of the camera to smooth aperture control during video recording

* Improved 51 AF points
* AF detection range will go down to EV-2.0 (the D3s went to EV -1)
* Autofocus system: 9 cross-type sensors that are operational up to f/8
Winners over the 1Dx seem to be one more stop of native ISO range (102400) and autofocus to f/8.  Fps and resolution are really a wash between the two.

In interesting question in my mind is whether having XQD would give first mover advantage or disadvantage.  Firstly, the cards are not on the market, and secondly their reliability and performance is as-ye unknown. - Sounds a bit risky for a flagship product.

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*DISCLAIMER

Yes, this is Canon Rumors, but a new D4 probably matters to a lot people that require cameras like the D4 and 1D X.
The 1D X to have competition soon?

Nikon Rumors has posted specs of an upcoming D4. They claim it’ll be announced before CES/PMA in January. The 1D X is no longer alone.
Don’t expect a quick to market product, I’m not sure you can even buy XQD cards yet!


* 16.2 MP

* 11 fps

* 100-102,400 native ISO range, expandable to 50 and 204,800

* CF + XQD memory card slots! That’s right, the Nikon D4 will have the new Compact Flash XQD memory card slot.

* Compatible with the new Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter

* Integrated Ethernet in the camera

* Face detection/recognition function that will be working in the viewfinder (maybe some type of a hybrid viewfinder? Nikon had several related patents)

* Improved video, I have no other details on that but my guess is 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24 similar to the Nikon D800

* Uncompressed video out through the HDMI port

* Ability to assign the two buttons on the front of the camera to smooth aperture control during video recording

* Improved 51 AF points

* AF detection range will go down to EV-2.0 (the D3s went to EV -1)

* Autofocus system: 9 cross-type sensors that are operational up to f/8

Source: Nikon Rumors 
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Haydn1971:
Caught that on NR - sounds a bit of a fanboy mashup of the D3 & 1DX

alipaulphotography:
A direct 1DX competitor.
So nikon are going for:-
D4 - Low MP, big FPS, High ISO
D800 - High MP, low FPS, average ISO.

So the 5DMKIII will be high MP to compete?

traveller:
If this rumour did turn out to be true, it'd make you wonder if Canon and Nikon had signed a cooperation agreement.  Apparently, quite a lot of that goes on in Japan anyway...

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