Nikon is rumored to announce a new compact camera with a 1-inch-type sensor in the near future, which could be followed by the D800s, a DSLR that will replace both the D800 and D800E.
In the early months of 2014, the rumor mill began talking about the possibility of seeing a new Nikon compact camera being launched on the market. The device has been said to feature a 1-inch-type sensor and to be added to the Coolpix series. The same camera is now rumored to be announced soon, as the Japanese company is planning a product launch event by the end of the month.
Nikon Coolpix compact camera with 1-inch-type sensor rumored to be announced soon
The new Nikon Coolpix compact camera will feature a 1-inch-type image sensor. The sensor will be based on CMOS technology and will be made by Aptina. However, its megapixel-count remains unknown, so we will have to wait for more info on that.
Furthermore, it appears that the shooter will sport a zoom lens with a maximum aperture ranging from f/1.8 to f/3, depending on the selected focal length.
The upcoming Coolpix camera will be powered by an EXPEED 3 image processor and will offer a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second.
Its body will be made out of magnesium and will sport a grip similar to what we can already find in the Coolpix P5100 and Coolpix P6000.
Nikon’s compact shooter to compete against compacts from Sony, Fuji, and Panasonic
Nikon’s upcoming high-end compact camera will face some tough competition from the likes of Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic. The RX100 III, X30, and LX8, respectively, will all try to become the best-selling devices in this category.
Sony has already introduced the RX100 III, which has received a warm welcome from critics and photographers. On the other hand, the Fuji X30 will be unveiled on July 3 and the Panasonic LX8 will be announced on July 16, according to the highly-trusted sources.
According to Amazon, the Sony RX100 III will begin shipping on June 20 for a price just short of $800.
Nikon D800s may be the product set to become official during the company’s next announcement
It is worth pointing out the fact that the next Nikon announcement may actually have the D800 / D800E replacement, called D800s, as the star of the show.
The Nikon D800 is also said to be unveiled in the near future with a 36.3-megapixel full frame sensor, faster image processor, integrated GPS functionality, sRAW support, and improved low-light capabilities.
As usual, grab a pinch of salt and wait for the official event to take place before drawing a conclusion.