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Nikon, Nikon D300s, Nikon D400, Nikon D4, DSLRs, Rumors, Heart of the Image Contest

Happy day after Christmas folks, now that the holidays are over there’s news of possible successors to the full frame Nikon D4 and crop sensor Nikon D300s. The Dubai Photo Club spotted a Nikon Facebook post that suggests Nikon’s latest DSLR will be set for launch on January 17, 2014. In the same post Nikon challenged photographers to answer the following questions as part of its “Heart of the Image” contest.

What makes your heart race?
What makes your heart skip a beat?
What warms your heart?
Is it speed and adrenaline, the thrill of excitement, or the emotion of the moment?

Unless this is Nikon’s strange attempt at wooing photographers, the Japanese camera company will most likely release another camera. Similar to the eerily personal campaign that teased the Nikon Df, the DSLR maker is out to challenge camera shooters to capture a “breathtaking image that makes your heart beat.” The lucky winner of this contest will get the chance to own one of Nikon’s latest DSLRs.

At the end of the contest, Nikon plans to hold a special multimedia exhibit at the Dubai Mall showing off the work from the 12 qualifiers. It’s likely we’ll see the new Nikon DSLR announcement at the same event and interestingly enough Nikon Rumors just reported that NPS Japan stopped selling Nikon D4 cameras through its equipment exchange program. This recent development adds credence to the possibility of a new Nikon D4x. Other parts of the photography community also speculate that this new camera could be the long awaited D400, a successor to the D300s.

Via SLR Lounge

This is it: the moment you’ve been waiting for if you’ve been trying to figure out which camera to purchase or which one is best for you. After completing long, exhaustive testing of the Pentax K-5, Canon 7D, Nikon D300s and Olympus E-5, we are proud to announce the battle of the flagships shootout. Let’s go!

Editor’s Note: This is a joint posting written by Editor in Chief Chris Gampat and Lead Analyst Matt Beardsley.

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Photo Rumors via Lenstip got their hands on images of and the specs on the rumored Pentax K-5 specs. So how is it? Well, this camera seems like one of Pentax’s most aggressive pushes yet and will be targeted directly towards the D300s and 7D. The most prominent specs are after the jump.

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The Nikon D300s and the 70-200mm F2.8 ED VR II came out with me to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge recently. Despite the fact that I went at an inopportune time, I still took back some very nice shots in where I was able to test out the features of the camera and lens. More findings after the jump.

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