updated 12:05 pm EDT, Fri October 9, 2009
Nikon D3s likely to show next week
Nikon in the past day has all but confirmed plans to launch the D3s, or a similar high-profile camera, through multiple reports of press events. Formal gatherings in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden are all slated to take place on October 14th and provide information on an unnamed product presumed to be the pro camera. The news suggests Nikon will formally unveil that day or the day before and give the media hands-on time later on.
The D3s as rumored would be a significant but subtle upgrade that keeps the same basic camera body but would add at least 720p movie recording and may bring a vastly upgraded 12-megapixel sensor that could reach as high as ISO 102,400. Given the changes made in the D300s, it may also bring faster burst shooting and extras like a quiet shutter mode for wildlife photography.