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Nikon D5x (forecast)
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05 January 2012   More Nikon Reviews   Nikon Lenses   All Reviews


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Ritz Camera

I use Adorama, Amazon, eBay, Ritz, B&H, Calumet, J&R and ScanCafe. I can't vouch for ads below.

There is no Nikon D5x, although if I die before it comes out and can't update this page, this will be the link to order it from Adorama. (Adorama has very predicable SKUs, thank goodness.)

It's easy to predict Nikon's new products, since they update them on a regular schedule.

Let's look at history. Looking at announce, not ship dates:

D1: June 1999.

D2H (there was never a D2): July 2003. That's 4 years.

D3: August 2007. That's 4 years.

D4: January 2012. That's 4 years and a few months, delayed those few months by the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe of March 2011.

This sets the D5 announcement for the winter of 2015/2016, 4 years after the announcement of the D4, and therefore, the D5x is expected to be on target for the winter of 2016/2017.

This is all easy to predict when you sit back and look at what Nikon's done in the past. For pro film SLRs, the interval between major updates has been 10 years ever since 1959.


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ISO 100 - 51,200, with ISO 50 and ISO 102,400 available in stupid modes.

6.5 FPS

51 AF points (21 cross-type sensors.)

Two Compact Flash XQD slots.

Video (gag): 4k/24p, 1080/24p and 30 p, and 720/60p. H.264 B.



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For a shoot today, buy the Nikon D4x and be happy.

There's always some next great thing that we can't buy today, so forget about the Nikon D5x until it really becomes available.


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