Nikon will soon launch a new line of digital SLR cameras, including the D50. The upcoming D50 camera was discovered because Nikon had accidentally uploaded the user manual to its website - but they removed it soon after it was discovered.
A spokesman for Nikon said that the user manual was uploaded in error and that he can't tell when the camera will be launched. But it will be in a not-too-distant future.
Nikon would not reveal any of the D50's specifications and features. But the D50 is one of several new digital SLR models that the company is planning to release following the success of the popular D70 model that went on sale in March 2004, Enomoto said.
"We are now developing a full range of new models from the top-end to popularly-priced models, but we can't say anything more now," he said.
The company sold approx. 1 million Nikon D70 camera's between March 2003 and this February.