Ok, so if you read yesterday’s blog, you know Nikon and Scott Kelby planned big announcements a day after Canon announced new point and shoots. I really wonder if the Nikon and Canon PR people hang out; you know, maybe have lunch or meet for drinks. It would go something like this:
Nikon: Hey, when are you announcing those point-and-shoots?
Canon: August 23rd. Why?
Nikon: Oh, shoot, we’re rolling out new point-and-shoots too.
Canon: Well, should we flip a coin to see who goes first?
Nikon: Nah, you go first. We’ll just announce ours the very next day!
Canon: Well that’s jolly good of you…. OMG, look who just walked in! It’s Sony.
Nikon: Pfft. Don’t make eye contact.
Canon: Crap, they totally see us. They’re coming this way. Act natural.
Yes, despite fever-pitch speculation about a new DSLR, Nikon updated it’s P7000 with the P7100 as well other Coolpix point-and-shoots. Read more about it here:
Not to be left out of the party, Sony refreshed it’s DSLR line, introducing four new Alphas including one which it calls the “fastest continuous autofocus” with 12 frames per second at 24 megapixels.
Lastly, Scott Kelby let the cat of of the bag on his big news. I read yesterday that the announcement would not be Nikon related and “rdavisphoto” commented on my blog yesterday telling us to get our IPads ready. It turns out, Kelby is launching a new magazine designed for the IPad aimed at teaching photographers about lighting. Check out the video:
So there you have it. Those are the big announcements. Now we can all go back to grinding our teeth until Canon or Nikon update its DSLRs. There are still a few months left in the year and the latest rumor is to expect a Canon 5D MKIII in October.
Damn, here comes Olympus…pretend you don’t see them!