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Friday, July 10, 2009

Could this be the Nikon PEN I asked for?

Nikon Coolpix P1DX
Compact camera with DX 12.3 MPx sensor.
Hours outbreaks distance from 28 to 85 mm, f/3.5-5.6 speed, stabilization sensors,
2.9-inch LCD for the 920-dot, Výklopný, head-up viewfinder, the internal flash
Telepredsádka 1,8 x

The above specs for the Coolpix P1DX are from a supposedly “leaked” Nikon 2009-2010 roadmap posted over at Nikon Rumors.

The story goes that the roadmap was leaked from an IT company in the UK that handles some of Nikon's software. It was translated to English (hence the bad grammar).

There is also a slew of new lenses and DSLR bodies including the D3000, D300s, D4, D700x, and D400 outlined in the roadmap. Check it out over at Nikon Rumors.

Back to the Nikon Coolpix P1DX.

Is it possible?

Could the P1DX be the Nikon “PEN” that I talked about in my post “Where is the Nikon Digital PEN?

The fact that it appears to have the D90 / D5000 12.3 Megapixel sensor is a good start. The lens could stand to be a fair bit faster... say f2.8 to f4, or even a constant f2.8 if Nikon really wants to cause a stir.

I'm intrigued!

All we can do now is wait to see what announcements are made from Nikon.

Maybe we'll see some leaked pictures of the P1DX soon!

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Anonymous said...

Matt i would be wrestling you for the first in line. Truth be told I am just waiting to here some real user opinions on the ep-1 as it looks mighty interesting.

If one can scale focus and the shutter is instant... man I am in!


Anonymous said...

me too, I really want this camera. Some interesting cameras coming out lately, the Pen just doesn't do it for me I am afraid for the lack of Flash (It's a compact camera after all?) The new Panasonic GF1 seems to tick all the right boxes. The new Leica X1 is even better, fixed lens and smaller in size, a true compact. We really need a new name for these type of cameras, I suggest 'Hybrid Compact Cameras', heard this used a few times.