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June 01, 2011

Fact or Fiction? Nikon D4 specs overheard in a restaurant?

And now time for a game of "Fact or Fiction". A just-registered forum user in the dpreview forums posted his/her first post, a summary of an alleged 3-hour conversation that took place at a restaurant in Sweden [allegedly] discussing the Nikon D4 specifications among other things. The post talks of 18mp, 12fps, detachable filters and mounts, new sub-systems and such.

Needless to say, this has the ominous sound of typical forum fan fiction and fantasy. However, this was posted in the very quiet Nikon Talk forum that mostly talks about Coolpix cameras. It wasn't posted in the Nikon SLR forums. If this was done by one of the regular forum trouble-makers, it would have been posted in the Nikon DSLR forums where many more people would have seen it, instead of burying it in the Coolpix forum.

Needless to say, just because it was posted in the wrong forum, it doesn't mean it's not fiction or fantasy, the person who posted it simply may have not been familiar with the dpreview forums. An amateur trouble-maker perhaps? Or someone who knows something and is trying to leak without getting in trouble? It leaves the door slightly open. Slightly...

File under: "Nikon D4: I Want to Believe"?

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