Nikon D800, New King of 35mm Resolution?
A great deal of smoke about the probable successor to the popular and widely acclaimed Nikon D700 has been surfacing the past few hours dubbed the Nikon D800.
The Nikon D800’s availability is rumored to be around November/December 2011.
The new Nikon D800 is reported to be more of a supplement model to the D700 than a straight-up replacement to the Nikon D700, much like a baby D3X. In a way, the D700 shares the same function as the D3s in terms of low-light ability and sport burst capability, while the D3X and the new Nikon D800 is geared towards studio use and still life with high resolution and lower fps burst.
Maybe it should be called D700x instead. Anyway.
Preliminary specifications of the Nikon D800 according to various sources:
- Resolution – 36 megapixel, FX mount full-frame Sony sensor
- 1080p/30 video mode
- 3.3″ LCD
- 4fps at full resolution
- New AF system with face recognition
- SD card slot support in addition to standard CF
- External microphone ready
- Approx price of US$4,000