Nikon will launch a “true” high-end compact camera, with an APS-C image sensor the size of a DX-format one, within two weeks.
There are a lot of rumors about upcoming Nikon products. One of them says that the Japan-based company is working on a new high-end Coolpix camera, which will be revealed sometime in the next couple of weeks.
Nikon preparing a bunch of surprises for both high-end DX and Coolpix series
Before the D7100 announcement, it was rumored that Nikon will reveal only a high-end Coolpix shooter during the company’s special events throughout the world. However, photography fans were treated with a lower-end compact camera and an advanced DX-format DSLR, the D7000 replacement.
Nikon had already confirmed that the D7100 is not the top of the DX-format series, but failed to reveal when it will announce a replacement for the D300S, a DSLR introduced on the market in 2009.
If the company prepares a new high-end DX model for 2013, then sources see no reason why it will not announce a high-end compact camera as well.
For the time being, there are no details regarding the D300S replacement, but the situation is different when it comes down to the new high-end compact camera.
New high-end compact camera to feature a 16.2-megapixel image sensor as big as a DX sensor
Nikon’s new shooter will feature a 16.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor the size of a DX-format sensor, EXPEED 2 image processor, fixed 18mm f/2.8 lens, and built-in WiFi support.
The fixed 18mm lens present in the Coolpix camera will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28mm.
Other details about the upcoming Nikon Coolpix camera remain unknown for now, as the rumor mill has not revealed any other specs yet. Availability information would be more than welcomed, as Nikon fans would be curious to find out more about pricing and release dates.
The Japan-based company does not have any official events planned for the next couple of weeks. However, Nikon may opt to send out press invitations just a few days prior to the official announcement, in an attempt to take everyone by surprise.