Nikon hints new digital SLR due in August

Nikon likely will announce a new 10.2-megapixel digital SLR camera in 20 days, according to a teaser advertisement that appeared on the company's Web site Thursday.

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This teaser appears on
the Nikon Imaging Web site.

The teaser appears on the Nikon Imaging Web site. Judging by the pixel count, the camera will be a replacement for the 6-megapixel D70s and lower end than the existing 10-megapixel D200.

The new model combines "quality and affordability to meet the demands of passionate photo enthusiasts," the teaser said. The teaser said "20 days to go," meaning an Aug. 9 announcement is likely.

Nikon's ad in Europe gives a more precise countdown with 19 days.

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