A roadmap of Nikon’s plans for 2009 and 2010 has reportedly surfaced through a Czech forum and appears to provide detailed information for all of the company’s DSLRs this year. The upcoming is the D700x – a full-frame professional camera that reportedly get the 24.5-megapixel sensor from the D3x but also HD video shooting at 24FPS as well as improvements to autofocusing, self-timed shots and the mirror-up mode. The camera would be expected to launch on October 15th with a host of new lenses including an all-purpose 24-135mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a 70-200mm f2.8G example.
In the shorter term, the leak also supports the existence of the D3000 and D300s and has both launching on August 4th. The former would be the true replacement for the D60 and is likely to be a scaled back version of the D5000, with the movie mode stripped out and a likely reduction to a 7-point autofocusing system from the D5000′s 11. The D300s is a refinement of the 2007-era D300 and is now partly linked to the D700x, as the two would share the autofocusing, timer and mirror-up changes. It adds HD video and an SD card slot to support the existing CF slot.