The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G FX is not the only Nikon product coming at CES 2014, as the lens will be joined by the Nikon D3300 DSLR and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DX VR II optic.
Nikon is preparing for a very busy Consumer Electronics Show 2014. Next year’s edition will be packed as plenty of companies, including the Japanese camera maker, will hold press conferences meant for product announcements.
CES 2014 takes places in Las Vegas, Nevada as of January 7. Inside sources have already “confirmed” that the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G FX lens will be introduced during the event.
Nikon D3300 camera and Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DX VR II lens to be announced at CES 2014
Furthermore, the camera will be presented alongside a new kit lens. It will be referred to as Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DX VR II and will be a lot lighter and tinier than the current generation thanks to a collapsible barrel design.
This feature is found in some 1 Nikkor optics, such as the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II, and will trim about 200 grams. The aperture will be based on a seven rounded blades architecture, so the bokeh might be more prominent even in photos captured with a cheap kit lens.
The D3200 replacement has not had any of its specs leaked, yet. However, there have been whispers of a 24-megapixel image sensor without an anti-aliasing filter. This certainly suits Nikon’s recent agenda, as the D5300, D7100, and D610 have all been built around this idea.
D3300 and new kit lens launch in January makes more sense than Photokina 2014 announcement
Nikon has admitted that it will attempt to refresh its entry-level products quicker than higher-end models. The fact that the D600 and D5200 have been replaced faster than the D3200 has taken everyone by surprise.
Nevertheless, CES 2014 is the perfect occasion to launch the D3300, as there are few chances that the Japan-based maker will wait until September for Photokina 2014 to launch a D3200 successor.
The 18-55mm kit lens also needs some work, as beginner photographers are looking to purchase smaller, lighter, and cheaper products which provide decent image quality.
Everything will become clear soon, but do not raise your hopes too high as these are just rumors and you would not want to be disappointed if they do not become true.