updated 10:15 am EDT, Wed June 25, 2008
D700 Live Shot
Nikon's increasingly rumored D700 mid-grade DSLR camera has purportedly been photographed and may provide clues as to more of the feature set, according to a post at Evolife. The camera now appears to have a pop-up flash that would confirm its unusual status as a very high-end amateur camera as well as a mid-range professional model; the image also points to new and unusual 24-120mm lens with vibration reduction built-in.
Earlier claims would have the D700 slot just below the D3 with a 12.1-megapixel sensor that has an expanded ISO 25600 light sensitivity and 51 autofocusing points, nearly matching the top-range camera in features. This prior report also alludes to the camera shipping for approximately $3,000 and being announced at or shortly before the Photokina expo in Germany, which this year starts on September 23rd. [via DP Review forums]