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I think we will know by June. I too want one as not one of Nikon's current cameras really makes me happy. I would also like an updated 80-400mm VR. For awhile I was thinking a 300mm f4 VR would be great, but I've since come to realize how versatile the 80-400mm is for travel.
I agree with all of this, which is rather sad, given that I own some very nice cameras. I still want my d300 updated to a modern sensor so I can go back to using both formats all of the time again. I'd sure like to see one appear next month, to be ready for the spring/summer sports season.
I've been wanting a 300 f/4 for a long time, but won't buy the current version. I've had an 80-400 since 2004 and love what it can do, when it works well and hate what it can't do, when it doesn't do what I want. So, I figure that I could be spending about $4k to $5k if they release a d400 that meets my specs and those 2 lenses.
Latest d400 rumor that I read was a welcome surprise, ie 10fps, excellent high ISO and around 16 to 18mp. I don't need or want high high MP noisebox. My d800 does just fine in that dept. Actually, I'd be a buyer if they would just tweak that 16mp sensor from the d7k/d5100 for a little better high ISO and stuff it in the d800 body.
Too bad that Nikon doesn't have a custom shop, where you could order the camera with the goodies that you want. A lot of folks here might be going broke if that happened.