August 24th - Rapidly Approaching
August 24th is set to be a major milestone for adventure photography professionals and amateur's alike. Both Sony and Nikon are set to announce minor and major updates to their product lines. Sony will supposedly release the new NEX-5n and the more professional oriented Sony NEX-7, an outgrowth of the hugely successful NEX-3/NEX-5 line. I have been using a NEX-5 for the past 10 months to document my bike around America adventures and have become a huge fan of the camera, it's size, and the outstanding image quality. The rumored updates to the camera lineup and the E Mount lenses is quite exciting.
Nikon on the other hand is rumored to finally be replacing the D700 with an all new D800. The rumored specs on this are quite exciting as the D700, which is Nikon's smaller sized full frame body has been a huge success. If only half the rumors are true, this body will be a great addition to those looking for a full frame sensor in a smaller physical package. The rumor mill is also speculating on a new Nikon mirrorless camera and a resurgence of Nikon's Nikonos underwater line. To date the Nikon Coolpix cameras have stayed out of the ruggedized/waterproof market. It will be good to see Nikon enter this category of P&S bodies.