Nikon D50 and D70s are confirmed by Nikon Japan. After an earlier story here on PhotographyBLOG about Nikon targeting the DSLR market, it seems that the Japanese manufacturer has decided to be more specific by releasing details about 2 new DSLRs, the D50 and D70s. Rumours have been circulating about the new D50 and D70s on the usual digital photography forums for the past couple of days after Nikon Germany and Nikon Japan “accidentally” posted the user manuals for a few hours. Now a story over on Macworld, which quotes Susumu Enomoto, a spokesman for Nikon, has confirmed the new Nikon D50.
”“The user manual was uploaded in error and we can’t tell you when the official announcement about the D50 will be made,” said Susumu Enomoto, a spokesman for Nikon. However, he noted that the existence of a user manual for the D50 suggests the camera will go on sale in the not-too-distant future.”
And a report over on the pro photography site Rob Galbraith sort of confirms the existence of the D70s (well, a D70s manual anyway).
“Nikon has not confirmed the existence of another new digital SLR called the D70s, but a PDF copy of a user manual for this camera is also apparently loose on the Internet. It, too, appears genuine. We can’t decide whether it’s amusing, mystifying, or both, but this manual is available on a fan web site for the Asian pop singer Buachompoo Ford.”