It is about time that the widely spread Nikon D800 rumor becomes a fact.
The D700 was introduced on July 2008 equipped with Nikon’s 12.1 megapixel FX-format (23.9 mm × 36 mm) CMOS sensor boosting excellent low light performance. It has since been more than two years and a successor is really what professionals and enthusiast photographers are craving for.
Nikon D800 Front Look with Nikkor AF 50mm F1.4 (Credit: yesky.com)
The speculated specification for the Nikon D800 are as follow:
- Sensor Size: 35.9 × 24mm CMOS
- Effective pixels: 24.6MP
- Maximum resolution: 6048 × 4032
- Continuous shooting: 7 / sec ? Display size : 3-inch 920,000-pixel LCD screen
- High Definition Recording supporting1920×1080 @24fps
- Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX AF of 51 points
- ISO 200-6400 – 1 / 3, 1 / 2 or 1 EV step adjustment; below ISO 200 and up to 25600
Nikon seems to realize that it is necessary for camera resolution to go beyond the 12 Megapixel limit this time. Most of its camera lineup are equipped with a 12 Megapixel sensor except the NIkon D3x.
The continuous shooting speed is said to be at 7 frames per second, 2 frames per second faster than the D700, will the additional battery pack allows it to shoot faster is unknown for now.
Overall, the specification seems to be similar to the Nikon D700 with the exception of the image sensor and 1080 High Definition recording capability and continuous shoot.
How much who you think this will cost? A photography tool which does 24 Megapixel in photo quality and shoots at 7 frames per second, how much are you willing to pay?
Do you think this will be a worth it upgrade from a D700?
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