The rumors have been flying around for some time re the new Nikon D800. There is an announcement pending sometime over the next 24 hours. We managed to find an image of what we believe to be the real deal of the Nikon D800.
It reportedly has a huge 36 Megapixels packed onto a FX full frame sensor. Time will tell
Well here it is
D800 is equipped with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine for Nikon digital SLR cameras, which is faster and offers greater performance. The camera also possesses the world’s highest2 effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels
Offering a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100 — 6400, and additional support for equivalents of ISO 50 (Lo 1) and up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2). The result is superior image quality when shooting still images and recording movies in dimly lit situations, such as just before sunrise and just after sunset.
Equipped with a new 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor, when a human face is detected in the frame, 3D Colour Matrix Metering III bases exposure control on the brightness of that face so that the face is optimally lit even with backlighting. In addition, the metering sensor’s superior resolution — which makes full use of an incredible 91K-pixels — allows for extremely precise analysis of the scene for more accurate control over autofocusing, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control, and auto white balance.
The D800 records movies with superior resolution through optimal information processing acquired from the 36.3-million pixel image sensor. Users can record 1920 x 1080p/30-fps full-HD movies using either the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format according to shooting conditions. The FX-based movie format offers a shallow depth-of-field with an emphasis on blur characteristics, while the DX-based movie format brings subjects closer when lenses with short focal lengths are used.
A 51-point AF system for improved subject acquisition and focus under dim lighting. An addition 11 focus points (five at the centre with an additional three to each side) are fully functional when lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 are used
CompactFlash and SD dual memory card slots
D800E a very exciting developement
The D800E Offers Even Greater Resolution — Effective 36.3-Million Pixel Count
In-camera disabling of the aliasing and moirÃƒÂ© pattern reduction operation performed by the optical low-pass filter built into the D800E allows light passing through a NIKKOR lens to strike photodiodes directly for even greater resolution. This model is optimal for landscape and artistic photography, which demand higher resolution and clear definition. With the exception of the above modification, the D800E possesses the same characteristics as the D800.