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High-end Nikon compact camera to be announced on February 21st

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High-end Nikon compact camera to be announced on February 21st

Photographers dreaming of a D7000 replacement should turn their attention elsewhere, as Nikon will most likely announce a new compact camera during the February 21st event.

For the people who are unaware of the subject, we remind you that Nikon is planning an event in Thailand and other countries on February 21st. The event will be centered around the same subject across all countries.

The company even sent a few invitations to make sure that journalists will give proper attention to the new Nikon product.

Nikon D7100 admirers will have to remain patient

Following the announcement, the rumor mill suggested that the company will finally replace the D7000 with new gear. However, upon a close look, nobody actually knew anything about the alleged Nikon D7100, instead they heard words of a new high-end compact camera.

People kept asking, therefore the answers have arrived. Although this is just a rumor, sources familiar with the matter can confirm that Nikon will not reveal a D7000 replacement on February 21st. All signs point to a high-end APS-C camera, whose specs have just been leaked on the web.

High-end Nikon compact camera to be announced on February 21st
Nikon Coolpix P510, the current high-end Coolpix camera, may be replaced at the event in Thailand by a 16.2-megapixel shooter.

High-end Nikon compact camera specs leaked

The upcoming high-end Nikon compact camera will feature a 16.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor (thought to be as big as a DX sensor), 28mm fixed lens, a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or f/2.0, and EXPEED 2 processor.

All things considered, there is no information to lead to the fact that Nikon will replace the D7000 in two days time. The only product that will come out of the Thailand event is an APS-C camera with a fixed 28mm lens, says the source.

Pricing and availability details have not been mentioned.

Good things come to those who wait

Later this year, the Japanese camera manufacturer should introduce a new series of mirrorless interchangeable lens shooters, along with at least two new DX lenses. The new Nikon products, as well as the D7100, will most likely be unveiled at Photokina 2013. Of course, this is just rumor and speculation, therefore nothing is certain for the time being.

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