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Nikon D5300 Gear Rumors

Details On Upcoming Nikon D5500, and New Discontinued DX Bodies | Rumor

By Anthony Thurston on December 12th 2014

New details have emerged regarding Nikon’s upcoming update to their D5XXX line of amateur DSLRs. It has come to light that Nikon has finally killed off the D3200, D5200, and D7000 models – likely creating room on the production line for new bodies.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5500 Rumor Update

According to the latest rumor report coming out of Nikon Rumors, the upcoming D5500 will feature a touch screen and will continue to be based around an APS-C sized sensor. That is not too much of a surprise, many cameras now are going towards touch screens and the 5300 line has always been a DX (crop sensor).

The odd part about this rumor is the number of the camera, 5500. The current Nikon in the 5xxx line is the D5300, so skipping to 5500 would seem weird. The camera is rumored to be coming in early 2015, probably February at the latest, so we should know soon enough if this is all correct.

Old DX Bodies Discontinued

Nikon D7000

According to another post over on Nikon Rumors, the Nikon D7000, D5200 and D3200 are all now officially discontinued. The D7000 is virtually gone, and while the D3200 and D5200 can still be found some places.

This makes sense, these are the last generation and if the DX bodies are all getting revamps in 2015, then Nikon would need to make room on the production line and on store shelves. In addition to the D5500 that is rumored above, it is thought that the D7100 will be getting an update as well. No official word or rumors about the next D3xxx series body, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see that line updated as well.

What are your thoughts about these bodies getting discontinued? What about the D5500 details? What new features are you hoping to see in Nikon’s next round of DX cameras? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Anirudh Karthik

    Nikon D5500 Incase, if the earlier link doesn’t work.

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  2. Anirudh Karthik

    We just drafted a review of Nikon D5500 with the known information. I guess, D5500 price would be quite expensive than the D3300, do let me know your views:

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  3. Nick Viton

    DX pro body, a la D300s, would be nice, along with a big buffer. Is that asking too much?

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    • Matthew Saville

      Considering how long Canon took to update the 7D mk2, I think it has thus far been too much to ask of Nikon, but now we are into the zone where some sort of D300s replacement could actually happen.

      However based on what Nikon did with the D700->D750, I’m not sure whether a “pro” DX action sports camera will look like a D750 or a D810. Honestly I don’t very much mind either way, but I know MANY people who would.

      It would be really nice to see Nikon stick to their tradition of legacy support, and create a DX D810 body that has ~8 FPS and a huge buffer, with a 24 MP sensor that has a 10-16 MP crop mode for even more reach and/or FPS. That would make it the ultimate telephoto sports camera, even better than the 7D mk2 in some respects.

      Thus far however, none of these rumors are coming close to that camera range, we’re stuck with rumors of beginner DSLR revamps for now…

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    • Rafael Steffen

      Everyone is wating for this amazing camera to come out and if they do with a crop factor of 1.3 then it will be just amazing.

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    • Rafael Steffen

      A new D400 or a D9300 would be just perfect for 90% of our needs with a sensor that has a 1.3 Crop Factor.

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    • Nick Viton

      Not even Nikon thinks any of its latest DX models are fit to be called “Pro”. The only DX camera in their lineup that qualifies for NPS designation is the dated D300s.

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