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It is well withing the realm of possibility for Nikon to do just that, especially if they are essentially reusing the "guts" of the old D5100.
Betting on the main blog is now putting rumours and patents together: 18mm f/2.8 patent => 28mm effective.Could be useful for street and a decent pocket-landscape, but I remain convinced that if I'm traveling in this direction, I'm headed to Mt. Fuji's proven commodity.
TTJ: Didn't the D300 (2007), D90 (2008) and D300s (2009) "reuse" the same 12 mp sensor? Has not Nikon put the D7000 (2010) 16mp sensor into the D5100 (2011)...
It is especially suspect that Nikon is "reusing" the old Expeed 2 processor rather than the new Expeed 3 processor.
Does not Nikon have a history of using the same sensor in more than one body? That is what I mean by "reuse."
though the concept seems very interesting, I cannot figure out how this could work in [very] low light circumstances. Loosing the comfort of the eye would really be a showstopper for me since I do a lot of underground pictures with very long exposure times. I cannot see how this could work (well, I can actually see, but I cannot accept it ) )