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Hot Rumor! Nikon May Announce New FF DSLR At Photokina

By Anthony Thurston on August 8th 2014

Fans of the Nikon D700 have been clamoring for a “true” replacement for the D700 for what seems like forever now, same with the D300s people. A new rumor has brought some new life to those hopes…

According to a post on Nikon Rumors, Nikon is set to announce a new Full Frame DSLR positioned between the Nikon D610 and Nikon D810 at Photokina this year. We even have some basic specs and pricing, which is more than many rumors we see, so that could be a sign that this rumor has a little more meat than some.


Rumored Nikon FF Specs

  • 24MP FF sensor
  • Tilting LCD screen
  • Wi-Fi Built In
  • Expeed 4 imaging processor
  • Very light body
  • Priced around ~$2,500
  • Announcement at the end of August or early September
  • No idea on the model name – it could be D620, D750 or something completely different

Nikon Rumors is confident in this rumor to give this a 70% chance of being accurate. They are confident the camera is coming, but the specs is what gives them pause. But still, this is big news from Nikon considering their latest full frame offerings have all been incremental D810/D610 upgrades not worthy of much fanfare.

This next month and a half should be very interesting as both Canon and Nikon are set to make some pretty big announcements. It will be interesting to see if either will release something special, worthy of all the hype these rumors are drudging up.


What are your thoughts on this Nikon FF rumor? Do you think there is room between the D610 and D810 for another FF camera from Nikon? Leave a comment below!

[via Nikon Rumors]


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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Mark C

    I’ m very happy with my D610, but all it would take would be a tilt screen to make me seriously consider upgrading! The angles I could get with a tilt screen (without having to lie on the floor, or break my back in other ways!) would make it more than worth it.

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  2. Rafael Steffen

    This would be great News for the D700, but with Tilt Shitft screen sounds like a D620.

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  3. Thomas Fick

    I’m extremely excited for this news! I hope it’s true… I’ve been looking to move to FF but have been leary of the 610 due to the reviews, and the 810 which sounds great is a bit more than I need at this stage. Something in the middle would be just about perfect for someone like myself with semi-pro aspirations.

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  4. Rafael Steffen

    This is great news for a lot of photographers out there wishing for a all pourpose camera with more image quality at an inferior price of the D810.

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  5. Tor-Ivar Næss

    A D610 with Expeed 4… As a Nikon shooter, I can’t say I’m all that excited. On the other hand I’m curious to see what Canon has up their sleeve.

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    • Matthew Saville

      The mention of an articulated LCD screen does incline one to believe it might “just” be a D610 with Expeed 4, but I have very high hopes that it’ll be a D710 instead. I might be totally wrong though, it could just be a glorified D610.

      Actually, there are a handful of features that the D7100 has that the 610 lacks, including flagship 51 point AF, the 1-click 100% zooming during playback, and the oldschool “bulb” mode shutter speed that is “timer”… Just to name a few. So, there’s still room for a camera that is more like the D7100 / D610 than the D810, fortunately / unfortunately…


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    • Nick Viton

      Hey Matt,
      I just picked up a D7100 last weekend for the features it has over the D610 and I’ve already taken advantage of most of them. The D610 seems Iike a nice camera but not worth the thousand dollar price difference IMHO especially when there are key things the D610 lacks.

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  6. Cy Sawyer

    I just picked up my new D810 today moving my D700 down to back-up status. A new D700 (D710?) replacement would be perfect right now.

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  7. Chris Nachtwey

    I really hope this rumor is true! I’m not a huge fan of the 610 and I love the 810, but it’s to much money and really would not fit my work as a wedding photographer. I’ve gone as far as looking into used D700’s, but been holding back hoping Nikon would release something in-between the 610 and 810 (600 and 800)….one can hope right?!

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  8. Nur Sharlin

    Really looking forward for this announcement!

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  9. Stephen Velasquez

    Nikon are dropping these cameras like hot cakes. I think this is a D620 in the 810 body aiming at professionals who don’t need that 36 mp i.e. wedding photographers. They need to fix the focus points too. I don’t think it will be a pro camera though. Tilt, GPS, Wifi, this has prosumer written all over it.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Actually, I’d call it the D710. I think the timing is right for such nomenclature, and the placement of the camera!

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  10. Bokeh Monk

    “I think some of the specs are wishful thinking / conjecture, though. A tilt-swivel LCD on a camera like this? Hmm… Not exactly the feature I was hoping for. Gimme GPS / wifi instead!”

    I’m with you on this one Matt, swivel LCD is not something I would want in a ‘pro’ level FX body!

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  11. Matthew Saville

    The only way this camera will make sense is if it hits 6-8+ FPS and offers a D810-like body.

    Right now though, the major bummer is that Nikon’s long-awaited addition of an mRAW feature has been one of the biggest EPIC FAILS in Nikon history. (It is basically a glorified JPG image, with ZERO filesize savings) So, your hopes of a high-speed ~16 megapixel FX camera are still empty. The best we can hope is for this camera to have added speed in 1.2x crop or 1.5x crop mode, especially since IIRC the D610 doesn’t even have 1.2x crop mode.

    I think some of the specs are wishful thinking / conjecture, though. A tilt-swivel LCD on a camera like this? Hmm… Not exactly the feature I was hoping for. Gimme GPS / wifi instead!


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  12. Nick Viton

    You had me a new FF DSLR

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  13. Rieshawn Williams

    I am interested to see what comes of this!

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  14. Kim Farrelly

    New FF Nikon – could it be a mirrorless model? Be interesting if it was, no?

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