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Nikon D60 DSLR coming in spring 2008 to replace D40x? [UPDATED]

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This is just a rumor at this point, but according to Photography Bay a new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera is coming in spring 2008 and it will be replacing the Nikon D40x.

The D40x is more or less a beefed-up D40 with more megapixels (10.2 versus 6.1), lower sensitivity (ISO 100 versus ISO 200), and faster continuous shoot mode (3 frames-per-second versus 2.5) to position it better against the Canon Rebel XTi (also known as the EOS 400D) from a spec perspective.

I won’t get into which is better, a Nikon D40, D40x or a Canon Rebel XTi. Personally, I think the D40 is the better value, but they’re all very good consumer-level DSLR cameras.

Okay, back to the rumor…it fits nicely with another rumor which says Nikon will stop production of the D40x, so there could be something to it.

Stay tuned…maybe we’ll get more info at CES 2008 which opens on January 7, 2008…

UPDATED: CES 2008 has come to an end and no sign of the D60. PMA 2008 is coming up at the end of this month, so maybe it will be announced there? Stay tuned…as soon as I find out anything I’ll post it here…

UPDATE 2: Its here–Nikon has officially announced the D60 DSLR. Check it out here.

[Via Engadget]

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One response

  1. gaptek28

    Well, I think the next D60 would be a D80 without AF motor inside body, or D40x with more AF points. It will be 10 MP CMOS sensor, 11 AF points, dust reduction mechanism, no live view I guess, and no top LCD either. So Nikon will discontinue the D40/D40x and D80 in this year and set 3 catagory for DSLR :
    1. Value : D60 (10 MP)
    2. Mid : D300 (12 MP, live view)
    3. Pro : D3 (full frame)
    It’s only my opinion, who knows….

    January 4, 2008 at 2:42 am

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