Nikon D40x rumours

More news from the acclaimed jeff-c, he claims that Nikon is going to release an upgraded D40 called the D40x with the 10.2 mega-pixel sensor from the D80 and D200 because of supply problems with the venerable 6.1 mega-pixel sensor.

Personally I think this is a bad move as the 4 mega-pixel jump is relatively minor compared to the increased high-ISO noise from the 10.2 mega-pixel sensor. The D40 and D50 were low light, high-ISO gems and this would really kill the D40s appeal to serious photographers as a small low-light camera when twinned with the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens.

Update This has now been confirmed by Nikon and Ken Rockwell.