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Nikon D50 Rumours

Speculation about a new Nikon digital SLR is at a fever pitch this morning as people are reporting that the camera was spotted on the Japanese Nikon site and the user manual leaked on a German site. The sites quickly removed any information, but some specs were caught that make it appear as if this will be a less expensive digital SLR than the Nikon D70.

The camera will have a silver case, will accept SD memory instead of CF, 3D Matrix metering (adapted from the D2X, 1/500 flash sync, 1/4000 max shutter, 2" LCD, ISO 200-1600. It seems it's basically the D70 with a lighter body.

It's also suspected that the camera may ship with a new lens - AF-S DX 18–55 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, which raises flags all over the place for me - this is nearly identical to the lens that ships with the D70, so why bother making a new one?

Guesses have the street price around the $650-700 range with lens, which would be a great price for this camera.

Michael Buffington | March 30, 2005 | Permalink


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There's also rumours that next month Nikon will announce an upgrade to the D70 (similar to the Canon's 350D, aka Rebel XT, upgrade). The rumoured Nikon D70S will have an 8MP Sony CCD, same NR design as the D2X, viewfinder 95%, 4fps, and that's all I know for now... oh, and some say that it'll be shipped July/August... gotta love rumours

Posted by: marc at Mar 30, 2005 2:26:05 PM

Gotta love the "prosumer" DSLR battle too ;)
Lets see if Nikon can pull this one off. . .

Posted by: Max at Mar 30, 2005 2:38:16 PM

Nikon, could we please have a new professional DLSR? I'm sick and tired of all these prosumer wars.

Posted by: Hans at Mar 31, 2005 3:18:49 PM

The D2x isn't even out yet. . .and you want a new one? ;)
I am kinda confused why Nikon would want to (maybe) make a replacement for the D70, and not the D100!

Posted by: Max at Apr 1, 2005 2:54:26 PM

Uh, I noticed that right after I hit 'submit.' Thought no one would notice, but I thought wrong.

I'm really hoping there will be a D100 replacement. That'd be the next camera I'd need (and the last, if I don't go pro).

Posted by: Hans at Apr 1, 2005 7:44:57 PM

what would you guys prefer canon rebel xt or the nikon d70? or wait for the rumoured d50 or d80?

Posted by: bong at Apr 19, 2005 10:10:27 AM

d50 and d70s have been released

Posted by: cross at Apr 20, 2005 7:37:37 PM

good article

Posted by: nikon d50 at May 31, 2005 5:07:23 AM

Good Article

Posted by: nikon d50 at May 31, 2005 5:10:50 AM

The D50 is out and has been reviewed by several of the major photography review sites.

Here's a list:

Posted by: Nikon D50 Reviewed at Jun 17, 2005 10:49:53 AM

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