Nikon D800 instead of D700s?

Nikon D800?
Nikon D800?

Digital Rev, which is not used to propagating false rumours (or any rumors at all, by the way) up to now, just published a small article explaining why there will be no Nikon D700s (a minor improvement over the current Nikon D700 Full Frame DSLR camera): It would not be powerful enough to kick the very successful Canon EOS 5D Mk II (Sony probably has the same issue in order to provide a sibling to the Alpha 900/Alpha 850 offering; Pentax solved the issue by looking at a larger format in the 645D).

Instead, they would be preparing a new and better Nikon D800 with a much more powerful set of features:

  • Full Frame FX CMOS 16 MP photo sensor
  • Sensitivity: ISO 200-12800 (ext. to ISO 102400)
  • Continuous shooting at 9 fps (or 11 fps in DX mode)
  • Autofocus system: Based on the 3500FX 51-point Multi-CAM
  • Full HD video
  • 3″ (921,000 dots) VGA LCD

In any case, I would not expect this for the short term. Not before beginning of 2011.



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