Nikon finally close to an announcement of FX format bodies
I believe some things are still miss reported, like the pixel count of the D800, at 36 MPIX. Can that be right? That is three times the D700.
Also the top of the mark action machine, the D4 with a 16 MPIX sensor is being reported. This makes much more sense.
Note the crazy burst capture rate on the D4.
Both cameras are reported to have better video capabilities. We will see.
Price you ask? This will fit in the if you have to ask you can't afford it category. Rumors say the D800 will be just shy of $4k !! (I doubt it because that is too much jump from the current D700 price). The D4 is to be $6,300-ish, again a far departure from the D3s pricing.
I think Nikon will need to get these cameras into the market space soon. The Olympics are coming and the pros will need a few months to practice and set up their now camera bodies.
I do hope they hit the market soon because I want a D700 which will become more affordable once the D800 shows in the market space.
Some rumored specs:
Nikon D4 Rumored Specs
100-102,400 ISO (exp. to ISO 50 and ISO 204,800)
CF and XQD card slots
Compatible with new Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter
Uncompressed video out via HDMI
Smooth aperture control during video capture
Improved 51 AF points
AF detection range down to EV-2.0 (the D3s went to EV -1)
9 cross-type AF sensors – operational up to f/8
Nikon D800 Rumored Specs
The name will be Nikon D800
100% viewfinder coverage
Improved AF with face recognition – the D800 will still have 51 points AF point
Dual memory card slots (still not sure if they will be SD, CF or both)
ISO range: 100 – 6400, ISO LO @ 50 and ISO HI-2 @ 25600
The screen will be larger than 3 inches
The D800 will not have built-in GPS
Expeed 3 processor
There will be two different D800 versions/models, one with the antialiasing filter removed