Nikon D850 Nikon D5x and more coming in 2017
Nikon flagships have a life-cycle of 3 years while the entry level DSLR cameras have relatively smaller life-cycle of around 2 years. The newer models are not getting some market changing innovations but smaller upgrades. This may be due to the intense competition in the market and changing consumer behavior where photographers prefer latest and up-to-date models. This strategy particularly works for the entry level cameras but given that the price of flagships are becoming affordable by every passing year, the market leaders are also using this method for their flagships and mid-range options. As of latest information, it is rumored that Nikon D850 Nikon D5x and more coming in 2017.
Edit 24 July 2017: Nikon D850 has been confirmed. It will be announced next week.
Read details here : Nikon D850 – Everything You Need to Know
Nikon will be celebrating it’s 100th year in 2017 and there could not be any better time to introduce some new DSLRs and lenses along with the NIkon 1 series and Nikon DL cameras. Nikon announced Nikon D610 in October 2013, D750 in September 2014 and D810 was announced in June, 2014. It is quite obvious that not all cameras will see replacement at the same time but through out the year. Nikon may also announce a smaller cousin of their flagship Nikon D5 which is rumored as Nikon D5x. All in all 2017 will be an exciting year for Nikon users.
Nikon has also patented some new lenses and we will see their introduction in the 2017. Nikon DL cameras were delayed because of the Kumamoto earthquakes and serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing – this is according to Nikon tech support’s answer to reader. They will be ready to be shipped by early 2017. Nikon will also introduce new 300mm f/2.8 lens. Along with all this Nikon D5600 will start shipping to USA.
As for Nikon D810 successor, it is highly likely that Nikon will directly jump to Nikon D850 and skip the numerical in between. All the flagships and models which are expected to be upgraded will see a price drop. Given the price drop it should be a good deal. Recently $300 was dropped on Nikon D750.
We will keep you updated with all the information as and when we get it. We are also expecting new launches from Canon given the intense competition between Nikon and Canon especially in the mid-level and entry-level segment where people buy their first DSLR. Let us know in comments what you expect from Nikon in it’s 100th year.