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Nikon D400 to be Announced this Fall with a new DX Zoom Lens

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Nikon D400 DSLR camera expected to be announced this fall.  The D300s replacement will be unveiled probably in late August or September 2013 and the new D400 will be bundled with a new DX zoom lens as a kit.

Nikon is rumored to hold an announcement event in August for new Coolpix line cameras and Nikon 1 System mirrorless cameras to refresh their 1 year cycle. (Nikon 1 J4/Nikon 1 V3).

Second wave of the Nikon announcement will take place in late August or probably in September and will include DSLR based products. One is the D300s successor, long waited Nikon D400 DSLR camera, a new Nikkor 300mm f/4 lens , and a new DX zoom lens for Nikon D400 as a kit lens.

The D300s successor, upcoming D400 digital SLR camera expected to deliver a large buffer to process the images captured with newly developed 24MP sensor.


Nikon D400 to be Announced this Fall with a new DX Zoom Lens

After the announcement of Nikon D7100 camera, Nikon Europe confirmed that D7100 is not positioned to replace the D300s as Nikon’s flagship DX-format camera. So from that moment Nikon D400 rumors surfaced again and the successor of D300s expected to be announced this fall.

Nikon engineers have been working on a new generation EXPEED 4 processor for the D400 to handle the buffer size. This also makes movie features and video recording capability of D400 up to 60p in HD. Nikon D400 body only price expected to be $1700 or $1800 in the camera market.

Below are the rumored specs for the Nikon D400 camera.

Nikon D400 Rumored Specs

  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • Expeed 4 image processor
  • New AF system (better than D7100 and will be used on Nikon D4s)
  • Up to 1/8000 sec and 8fps or 9 fps shutter speed
  • ISO sensitivity 100-6,400
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 91,000 pixel RGB sensor (from D800)
  • Same controls as on the D800
  • Large buffer size (better than D7100)
  • Advanced video recording capability (up to 60p in HD mode)
  • No AA filter
  • Full magnesium alloy body