As Nikon Rumors points out, there is a new ISO button on the top plate and the video record button has been moved to the side. Additionally, there are mic holes added above the D5 label on the left side of the lens mount instead of on the right side.
Again, we expect to see more of the Nikon D5 at or around CES 2016 early next month.
Word on the upcoming Nikon D5 has been slow ever since Nikon announced its development earlier this fall. New rumors (via Nikon Rumors), however, point to an updated AF system with 153 AF points (up from 51-points on the Nikon D4s). Additionally, the max native sensitivity is expected to get a boost to ISO 102,400 (up from 25,600 on D4s).
Prior rumored specs for the D5 included:
- New 20MP FX sensor
- 15 fps
- Body design similar to the D4s
- 4K video 60/30fps
- Full HD slow motion
As I’ve said before, I suspect that we will see/hear more around CES 2016 in early January.
The 10mm f/2.8 patent was filed back in March, while the 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR lens patent was filed in late April. These are probably a couple of the more popular 1-Series lenses, so a replacement at some point makes sense.
As always, don’t take a patent filing as evidence of an impending announcement. It’s just something to keep on your radar.
You can check out the patents yourself by clicking links below.
Of all the odd patents I’ve seen from camera companies, this one is near the top of the list.
A recent patent application from Nikon (USPTO No. 14/407,791) reveals that the company has developed a smart water bottle that communicates via NFC with a smart watch (like the Apple Watch) to both measure the fluid intake from the body and can communicate with a health app to determine if the person needs to take in more fluid. [Read more…]
A couple of recently filed lens patents from Nikon include a new 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and a 70-200mm f/4 VR lens. [Read more…]
A recently published US patent application (14/603,466) reveals the latest cell phone patent attempt from Nikon, who has been filing related patents for years. [Read more…]