Last Updated on July 24, 2017 by PixelPluck
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.
interesting post although it is short.
I am waitng for D850
I am waiting for the Nikon D850, with the right spec and a 42-45 sensor. My plan is the replacement of my D800
I’m planning to upgrade from my now rather old D4 and D3x combo, was going to go with D5/D810 but I think I will now wait for Summer and go for a D5x/D850 combo…
If this becomes a reality, I hope for the price of the D810 to drop significantly. If it does, it may even be worth it to get the 810 instead – this will last most people for many years. And it’s still an amazing camera. So the value of a new camera coming out is also in the (potentially) lowering of the prices of the older models. If it happens….
I am also hoping for significant improvements in the video capabilities for the D850, where Nikon is seriously lagging behind Canon (and Sony, and now even Fuji). As for the Megapixels vs High ISO, the cleverest thing for Nikon (in my opinion at least) would be to introduce two models of the D850: One with high Mpx (40 -50) to go against Canon’s and Sony’s offerings and one with higher ISO but lower Mpx (not more than 24), similar to the current D5 for example.
They may even have a new sensor technology in the works (I really hope they do), as the current technology seems to have reached some kind of a plateau… small incremental improvements between each model but nothing spectacular (this goes for both Nikon & Canon), like the Sony A9 for example.
Will be interesting to see what happens.
waiting for Nikon D760 & D850
Its like buying cars now … Don’t buy new ..buy a second hand 2 years old at 1/2 the price
Got my D4 (64000 actuations) like that for £2000 less than a D4s
Could replace upgrade my D800 with D810 that someone has part ex’d for a D850
Looking forward to this one!
The leaked images seem to indicate a nearly flawless camera, at least in looks. If the tech specs are even a little better than the D810 we’re all in for a wonderful ride!
We D5 owners are really getting screwed with the release of a $2000-less D850. Why would Nikon do that?