Apparently we are the first one to break this news globally.
Nikon is launching a new DSLR camera in Dubai on 17 January 2014 and on Facebook page for Nikon Middle East & Africa, a photo contest has been launched and the main theme of this contest is speed, action, breathtaking moments. Also in the description of this contest, Nikon is asking following questions:
What makes your heart race?
What makes your heart skip a beat?
What warms your heart?
Is it speed and adrenaline, the thrill of excitement, or the emotion of the moment?
This gives us a very strong clue that a replacement of either of Nikon’s flagship cameras D300 (DX Format) or D4(FX format) is on the table since both of these are Nikon’s leading product for Sports / Action photography. It could be a D400 or D4X. In May this year, Nasim Mansurov of photographylife.com posted an article regarding possible launch of Nikon D400. Just now when we are typing this blog, nikonrumors.com has reported that NPS Japan stopped selling Nikon D4 cameras trough their equipment exchange program. This is another good indication that a new flagship model is coming soon. So it could be a D400 or D4X, we will know on 17 January 2014.
However, there is not any buzz around the new launch. This is surprising as Nikon did a great job in creating temptations before the launch of Nikon Df recently.
Here is what Nikon’s Middle East and Africa facebook page shows: