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Rumormongering: Nikon D400 imminent?

According to an ostensible leak on Nikon Germany's site, it's got 15-megapixel resolution and HD video.

The Nikon D300 is ripe for replacement

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Right on the heels of a rumor about a new Canon Rebel, rumors that originally surfaced in November about a Nikon D300 replacement have also reappeared, this time with a screenshot, ostensibly from Nikon Germany's site.

According to the capture posted on Nikonrumors and translated by Gizmodo, it's a 15.3-megapixel model with sensitivities up to 6400 and support for "Full HD" video (which Gizmodo incorrectly assumes must be 1080p; 1080i is also considered "Full HD," which is defined as a spatial resolution of 1,920x1,080).

Although I've really been expecting an entry-level D60 replacement instead--that camera was annouced in January of 2008, and it's in a higher turnover, faster growing market segment--a new midrange model is certainly overdue as well, lending credence to the timing. And if it's true, look for price drops on the D300 over the next month that will make it an excellent deal for shooters who don't care about video.