Nikon D800 looks set to be unveiled early February

nikon d800

The rumors have come and gone, and now we have a full review of Nikon’s D800 DSLR digital camera. 

Rumors have been swirling around for some time about the launch date of Nikon’s highly-anticipated full-frame D800 DSLR camera, but according to the Nikon Rumors website, a date has now been set—and it’s only days away.

It believes a Nikon event scheduled for February 7 in Japan will see the unveiling of the new DSLR camera, replacing the four-year-old D700, though of course the time difference means news of the official announcement will actually hit US shores late on February 6. A February 7 unveiling makes sense, as Nikon would then be able to show off the new device at the Camera & Photo Imaging Show, taking place in Yokohama, near Tokyo, from February 9 to 12.

The likelihood, says Nikon Rumors, is that the D800 will start shipping a couple of weeks after the announcement, so probably by the end of February.

Expected features on the new camera include:

– 36 MP sensor (7360×4912)

– ISO 100-6400

– 100 percent viewfinder coverage

– improved AF with face recognition

– 51 point AF system

– CF+SD memory card slots

– USB 3.0

– possibly a 3.2-inch screen

– 4 fps continuous shooting, about 6 fps in DX mode with optional battery pack

– various video modes, including: 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24

Nikon Rumors adds that there’ll be “multiple Nikon events scheduled in various stores across the world” where Nikon fans will be able to get their mitts on the new camera for the first time. Not long now, folks.