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Industry News: Major Nikon announcements are happening tonight

According to Nikon Rumors, Nikon has major announcements lined up for tonight.

Nikon will officially announce two lenses for the Z mount, a 24mm f/1.8 and a 24-200mm f/??-6.3.

Along with the new Z mount lenses, Nikon will finally announce their flagship D6 DSLR that they teased last year.

Nikon D6 Rumored Specifications:

  • 2oMP sensor, not 24MP as previous reported (still not 100% sure)
  • No IBIS (still not 100% sure)
  • 14 fps in normal shutter mode (the D5 could do 12 fps)
  • Improved/better AF system but probably with the same number of AF points
  • The Nikon D6 AF improvements are crucial and comparable to the Sony A9II
  • The D6 will have more features and customization options for various aspects of the camera and settings
  • Companion applications will also see improvements but they will most likely launch after the camera release
  • The D6 will definitely not be a “hybrid” camera, but rather a DSLR with some mirrorless features (better video, silent shooting for example)
  • 4K 60 video
  • Improved dynamic range
  • Advanced video features with RAW recording (not sure if external or internal)
  • Longer manual exposure times (like in the Nikon D810A): from 1/8000 – 120 seconds (up from 30 seconds)
  • Dual CFExpress memory card slots
  • .76-78x 100% viewfinder
  • New Expeed dual processors
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3.2 million dots touchscreen
  • Improved silent shooting modes
  • Official announcement expected in mid-February (around February 12, 2020 ±1-2 days)
  • Update: one stop improved high ISO

 

Gazwas

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2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for photographers. We just need some good Sony stuff to be announced now.
 
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Joules

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One stop improved high ISO. I guess physics is not dead ended yet.
I don't think Canon and Nikon made a deal with the devil to defeat physics. For example, Canon's claim about the 1 stop improvement in the 1DX III vs the 1DX II seems to come down mostly to clever processesing and will likely be less significant if RAW files are edited on a PC:

"• New 20.1MP, Canon CMOS sensor
As mentioned above, new sensor architecture attacks high-ISO noise at the pixel level, meaning less noise before brightness signals ever reach the primary processor.
• New DIGIC X processor
Faster processing, handling even more noise-reduction calculations and algorithms for every still image processed in-camera…this applies to video, as well. The advanced noise reduction processing at the sensor is especially effective at the default ISO range, which again extends to ISO 102,400."

Quote from the white paper page 42.

Dynamic range at higher ISOs can still be enhanced though, I'm curious what we'll see there from both Canon and Nikon.
 

Gazwas

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Sep 3, 2018
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Lets just hope the new Canons are as good as we hope. :oops:

Are the Canon announcements still predicted to be on Thursday?
 
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joestopper

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Interesting, Nikon wants to announce in front of Canon: Does it really matter who is announcing first? More important:
- who has thebetter product(s) to announce
- when will these product(s) be available
 

kraats

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Interesting, Nikon wants to announce in front of Canon: Does it really matter who is announcing first? More important:
- who has thebetter product(s) to announce
- when will these product(s) be available
I couldn't care less. Can we remove this Nikon spam message from this canon rumors site? It is not on topic.
 

Gazwas

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Sep 3, 2018
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I couldn't care less. Can we remove this Nikon spam message from this canon rumors site? It is not on topic.
Its good to hear about what the industry is doing. Being here I obviously have my favourite but I personally enjoy all things photography regardless of brand. I’m currently extremely happy being a Sony and Canon user and was also a happy Nikon user too (through work) 10 years ago.
 
Interesting, Nikon wants to announce in front of Canon: Does it really matter who is announcing first? More important:
- who has thebetter product(s) to announce
- when will these product(s) be available
But these items have been know for awhile and Canon already announced the D6 competitor anyways.
More excited to see what Canon tells us about R5 this week. No leaks via Nokishita tell me it won’t be a full announcement like the RF 24-105 and new Rebel will be.
 

tiggy@mac.com

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No leaks via Nokishita tell me it won’t be a full announcement like the RF 24-105 and new Rebel will be.
"No leaks via Nokishita" may also tell you the whole R5 affair might not be real.

It was fishy when when it started. People got dragged into fantastical discussions that got the excitement whipped up - all over a spec sheet that might wind up settling down to that of a run-of-the-mill A7R3/4 competitor. It's slightly more fishy now that expected pre-announcement leak rags are showing nothing.

Super happy to be wrong.
 

tiggy@mac.com

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Arbitrage, I suspect you are quite close to my needs and thinking regarding Sony/Canon, based on your previous opinions. If the R5 rumor is >85 percent true, I'd sell a couple Sony bodies, and more importantly, have to swap big whites. Would be happy to do it. But I haven't been pricing things on FredMirando.com just yet, as this just doesn't sound like the Canon I've known for decades.
 

Gazwas

EOS 80D
Sep 3, 2018
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"No leaks via Nokishita" may also tell you the whole R5 affair might not be real.

It was fishy when when it started. People got dragged into fantastical discussions that got the excitement whipped up - all over a spec sheet that might wind up settling down to that of a run-of-the-mill A7R3/4 competitor. It's slightly more fishy now that expected pre-announcement leak rags are showing nothing.

Super happy to be wrong.
Please no!

Although a run-of-the-mill A7R3/4 competitor would be completely fine by me as they are super good cameras.
 
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