Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

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jonikon
jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 5,748
Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

http://nikonrumors.com/2013/07/09/new-wave-of-nikon-announcements-coming-in-augustseptember-d400-a-possibility.aspx/

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tomhongkong Veteran Member • Posts: 3,013
Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

He is pretty dismissive of Nikon 1 announcements as being of less interest than others.  I guess someone needs to tell him that some of us are only here/read his stuff because of Nikon 1, and Nikon DSLR stuff is of little interest.

tom

iamthenewguy
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Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

I would like to see them announce a future lens roadmap, mainly concerning a native macro lens. I'm keeping the V2 for at least a few "V" generations but if a V3 is announced it'll be interesting to at the very least see which way the tech and ergonomics are headed.

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jonikon
jonikon OP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,748
Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

tomhongkong wrote:

He is pretty dismissive of Nikon 1 announcements as being of less interest than others. I guess someone needs to tell him that some of us are only here/read his stuff because of Nikon 1, and Nikon DSLR stuff is of little interest.

tom

Yes, NR seems dismissive of the Nikon 1 camera system at times, but NR does supply information on the  N1 cameras is a timely manner, including rumors and patents. I also believe NR is correct about the V cameras being on a on year replacement cycle, so Aug/Sept seems like a safe bet for a V3. Now all we need is some tech and feature rumors for the V3!

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rayman 2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,228
Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

jonikon wrote:

tomhongkong wrote:

He is pretty dismissive of Nikon 1 announcements as being of less interest than others. I guess someone needs to tell him that some of us are only here/read his stuff because of Nikon 1, and Nikon DSLR stuff is of little interest.

tom

Yes, NR seems dismissive of the Nikon 1 camera system at times, but NR does supply information on the N1 cameras is a timely manner, including rumors and patents. I also believe NR is correct about the V cameras being on a on year replacement cycle, so Aug/Sept seems like a safe bet for a V3. Now all we need is some tech and feature rumors for the V3!

-Jon

No he is not dismissive of the N1 system ! He posted my superduper long telefoto pictures and

was very interested in the system a long time way back......its just that there is not enough news

about something new.. up until today.. !;)

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Teak Regular Member • Posts: 188
Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

My guess is that it would be a J/S series announcement. The V2 was introduced last October however, the J3/S1 were earlier. Unlikely that V2 would be refreshed so fast.

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iamthenewguy
iamthenewguy Senior Member • Posts: 1,029
Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

Who knows what'll happen, but I agree with you. I think the V1 was only rehashed so quickly because of the two main quirks that people were having with it. That being no built in flash and a missing PASM dial. On top of that, the V2 was introduced with a $100 cheaper price tag than the V1 and (whether it matters only for marketing or not) 14 MP was stamped on the box instead of 10 MP. It's a complete guess but it seems that the V2 is selling, at the very least, better than the original V1.

On the other hand, Olympus comes out with a new PEN each year with small changes and minor improvements. I hope that if a V3 is announced that it follows that model. I like the V2 but of course it could be improved. I don't want a complete redesign though. I think the V2 ergonomics are good and further refining them with better tech will benefit the system rather than a complete redesign which screams, "sorry, we really messed that up last time!"

Anyway, as mentioned in my other post, I'm more interested in a lens roadmap being announced alongside any new bodies.

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jonikon
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Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

Teak wrote:

My guess is that it would be a J/S series announcement. The V2 was introduced last October however, the J3/S1 were earlier. Unlikely that V2 would be refreshed so fast.

Actually it is the other way around. The J3/S1 was announced in January of this year and the V2 was October of last year. I believe the V2 was a little late last year, but the V3 will be announced on schedule in September and possibly even August. I expect  the new Aptina 14MP sensor to be used.

Jon

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Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

jonikon wrote:

Teak wrote:

My guess is that it would be a J/S series announcement. The V2 was introduced last October however, the J3/S1 were earlier. Unlikely that V2 would be refreshed so fast.

Actually it is the other way around. The J3/S1 was announced in January of this year and the V2 was October of last year. I believe the V2 was a little late last year, but the V3 will be announced on schedule in September and possibly even August. I expect the new Aptina 14MP sensor to be used.

Jon

Hmmm Aug/Sept announcement... what a surprize...

Freeze the Christmas buyers with an announcement and ship in Nov....

It's like marketing ballet.. (but we'll see if they can pull it off)

Rags

Aspenz
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Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

Can't wait for it! Better start saving up too, especially since I've already gotten the f/1.2.

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rb0321
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Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

That would be great and if true, the price of a new V2 should fall.

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kreislauf Forum Member • Posts: 57
Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

*bump*

so september is almost over and nothing here and on nikon rumors...

any news?

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Vlasty Senior Member • Posts: 1,340
Re: Nikon Rumors, V3 in August?

rb0321 wrote:

That would be great and if true, the price of a new V2 should fall.

The price is indeed falling. Amazon Japan is selling some of the V2 10-30 kits for as low as $530.00 U.S. in fact I needed a 10-30 and for my V1 and just picked up the V2 with lens instead. However I think we wont see the V3 till early next year. We shall see.

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