NikonRumors has posted a rumor about the Nikon D3Xs. Here’s the specs…
24 megapixel sensor, ISO range of 100 to 3200 plus Lo-1, Lo-2, Hi-1, Hi-2, 5 fps, a new metering mode for NEF and one for JPEG, HD video including a RAW mode
Supposedly this would be available June 2010 after the introduction of the 1Ds Mk IV.
They’ve rated this rumor at 1% likelihood. I agree. I’ll even go lower and totally dismiss it. Why? Because it doesn’t make much sense. There’s just not that much difference between these specs and the current model D3X. Why bother with releasing such a minor update?
There’s also the video aspect. I really don’t think too many pro’s care if the D3X has video. The D3s has it, and is the low light king. You don’t gain anything by using the D3X for video. HD is HD. The D3s is the way to go if you want video, as you gain the low light advantage which is HUGE.
Now the D4X, that’ll be interesting. I’m thinking at least 30 megapixels for the sensor. High ISO will be at least as good as the D3X. And, yes, it may just have 1080 HD video. Now that’s an update to get excited about!