Nikon is swinging for the fence this time, with a full frame 36 megapixel sensor delivering an image with a resolution of 7360×4912.
The overall frame is rumored to be smaller and lighter than the D700, but with nearly three times the sensor resolution.
It also appears Nikon finally gotten more serious about DSLR video after basically ceding that share of the market Canon. The D800 will offer two video modes for 1080p at 30/25/24 fps and 720p at 60/30/25/24 fps and pack in both CF and SD memory card slots.
The LCD screen on the back will be a little larger than most at 3.5 inches.
The autofocus system is rumored to be the same 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking, similar to other high end Nikon models. It’s not known yet if that includes the continuous-focus scene recognition engine.
The Nikon faithful are already arguing whether the photos are real, but if not they’re some of the best mock-ups I’ve seen.
Only time will tell.