Nikon has announced the D300s.

The D300s replaces the D300. This 12.3 megapixel DX-CMOS-based camera includes HD video (720p), a stereo mic input, auto-focus and dual card slot. The D300 offers seven frame per second still imaging, Live View, quiet drive mode, virtual horizon, multi-selector mode, dust reduction system, and ISO ranges of 200 to 3200 with 51-point autofocus, 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Active D Lighting, pro-body build and is expected to sell for $1800. (September)

Nikon has announced a new 10.2 Megapixel DX-Format DSLR called the D3000.

The new camera is designed at the entry-level. It uses a CCD sensor with an ISO range of 100-3200. Nikon is offering the camera with Scene Recognition, Active-D Lighting, a three frames per second camera advance, 3D Color Matrix Metering II using 11-point Multi-Cam 1000 autofocus, a three inch LCD monitor, and 3-D Subject Tracking.

The D3000 shoots in RAW or JPEG mode and has a dust reduction system. It is expected to sell for $600. (August)

Nikon announced a replacement for the existing 70-200 lens.

The new lens, the 70-200 VR II F/2.8 has improved VR and is designed to work with FX cameras. This lens features Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat, 9-blade diaphragm, internal focusing, SW (silent wave motor). It’s supposed to be sharper, have a very slight edge in close-focusing over the existing 70-200 F/2.8 lens and weighs slightly more. It is expected to sell for $2400. (November)

Nikon has announced the AF-S 18-200 VR II F/3.5-f.6 DX lens.

This 11X zoom features ED glass, zoom lock switch, SW (silent wave motor), seven blade diaphragm and a minimum focusing distance of 20 inches. It is expected to sell for $850. (September)