Nikon D800 Rumors Re-Emerge

Now, I know that all the hype as of late has been around some serious heavy hitters from Canon and RED (of course, I’m referring to the Canon EOS C300 and the RED Scarlet) but like I said in our amalgamated camera announcement post, I’m a Nikon shooter at heart (though my 7D might say otherwise). Nikon was originally rumored to be announcing the D800 on October 26th, but that date came and went without so much as a whimper from Nikon. As posted before, the massive floods in Thailand are the cause as a large Nikon factory was almost completely submerged.

Nikon D800 front - Photo from

Nikon D800 back Photo from

Happily, D800 has reemerged in the form of supposed leaked photos. Nikonrumors has posted them a few along with the following specifications;

  • Smaller and lighter than D700
  • Resolution: 7360×4912 (36MP)
  • CF+SD memory card slots
  • Slightly larger display
  • Excellent video quality, better than D3s
  • Video modes: 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
  • AF identical to D3/D700
Despite my stated nostalgia for Nikon, by no means am I going to pawn my 7D and revert, but for current Nikon shooters and devotees it’s a step in the right direction. Any Nikon shooters out there due for an upgrade?
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2 Responses to Nikon D800 Rumors Re-Emerge

  1. Same as you, really want to have the same DSLR to shoot still and movies, having a D700 and a T2i start to be a little heavy for my back. This is the last chance for Nikon, if the movie mode of the D800 S@#$ I will put my euros on Canon gear.

  2. Chris says:

    I’ve been lamenting Nikon’s lagging video performance for several years now. Although Canon has remained light-years ahead of Nikon in this regard, I’ve remained loyal to my Nikon glass and have hoped for the day that they begin to catch up in video performance. I really hope this is that day. If they haven’t made significant improvements with their next video model, I may have to jump ship. Fingers crossed . . .