updated 02:35 pm EDT, Thu July 17, 2008
Nikon D90 Rumor
Nikon has scheduled a press event that could see the release of an anticipated upgrade to the D80, say multiple reports. One claims that the media is receiving invitations to a gathering to be held on September 3rd, three weeks before the Photokina photography expo in Germany. The camera maker often announces some or all of its new cameras for the show in advance but only occasionally uses its own conferences to announce products outside of the normal cycle, suggesting a major release.
The nature of the release isn't mentioned by the alleged source, though pro photographer Thom Hogan and others suggest that the D80's replacement (often referred to as the D90) is a likely candidate for the event. Likely upgrades to the camera are expected to include richer 14-bit color conversion, a larger LCD with a live preview, and a dust removal system for shaking the sensor clear.
Previous rumors have similarly alluded to Nikon releasing a very high-resolution version of the D3, likely billed as the D3x, that may have a 24.4-megapixel full-frame sensor as its core upgrade. [via Photography Bay]