There has been plenty of blog and forum posts about the upcoming Nikon prosumer full frame camera, D800. Here’s one more confirmation that Nikon is all set to announce the D800 just before the PMA 2010. A couple of lenses are also going to be announced together with the camera.
The sensor will be very similar to the one in the Nikon D3s, than the one in Nikon D3x. h. It is designed by Nikon fabbed by an undisclosed partner, just like the Nikon D3 and Nikon D3s. It is supposed to have excellent noise characteristics similar to the D3s.
The key thing is video – there have been mules with 720p video. With the popularity on Canon 5D Mark II (which has 1080p) video, Nikon is caught in a mix. Since the top dogs do not support 1080p, yet and they need to have an ace when Nikon D4 is released in summer 2011. And, Nikon D4 is said to use a variation of the Nikon D800’s 18 megapixel sensor, with a completely new auto focus system.
So, here you have it – the most likely specifications:
- Sensor: 18 megapixel full-frame
- Speed: 3 frames per second
- 96% viewfinder coverage
- Built-in Flash
- Price: US $3499
- Availability: Spring 2010