Yes, I know I have not been updating this blog as much I would like. I have been busy, and also contemplating a website re-design.
It’s a very interesting time as a Nikon user. They have not made any announcements prior to Photokina 2016 as I expected – which means any announcements are likely to be made next Monday in the pre-Photokina conference. This is highly irregular, as Japanese companies usually make announcements ahead of time to get the press interested so they can get good coverage even before the event starts.
In my limited memory, Nikon did this once recently – for the announcement of the D500. Either Nikon is going to surprise us with something amazing, or have nothing much to show at all. 😛 At this moment it is like a flip of a coin, with equal possibility of either scenario happening.
If I really have to bet though – I will say either the D610/D750 or D810 successor will be shown. The big question now is what form and configuration will they appear as. Nikon does these releases in 4-year iterations, with an “improved” model in 2 years’ time. Hence the D600 and D800 kicked off the new iteration in 2012, the D750 and D810 are the “improved” models in 2014, and this year they are due for a renewal. This is an important release, since it will be the base-model of what we will be getting from Nikon for the next 4 years.
In the meantime, I am also making a personal evaluation of the current “big 3” camera companies – Canon, Nikon and Sony. I’ll publish something after Photokina 2016, when we have a good look at what the 3 companies are bringing to the market. – WY