First look: the Nikon D800 leaks

nikon d800

Nikon’s D800 is no longer hypothetical and we got our hands on one. Take peek at our full review of the Nikon D800 to see how it compares to the rumors.

Hot on the heels of the Canon 1D X’s announcement comes the Nikon D800. Last month we heard that both legacy brands were preparing to introduce us to their latest DSLR cameras, and now we’re getting our first glimpse at the upcoming Nikon device.

Nikon Rumors has the leaked pictures and specs, both of which lineup with earlier speculation. So here’s what we know about the camera so far:

  • ISO 100-6400
  • Smaller, lighter body with a larger display (more than 3-inches)
  • Same 51-point AF system as the D3 and D700
  • 36 megapixel sensor; 7360 x 4912 resolution
  • Slots for SD and CF cards
  • USB 3.0 connectivity

There are also rumors that Nikon will release two versions of the camera, one without the anti-aliasing filter, which can help bump up resolution at the cost of some color deterioration. The D800 is also said to shoot full HD at 30fps and 720p at 60 fps.

This wouldn’t be a true DSLR run down without pitting the D800 against the Canon 1D X, however. So here’s a very brief look at how the cameras line up against one another, simply for comparison’s sake. Remember, as nearly confirmed as the D800 seems, this remains hypothetical. It’s simply to amuse those of you who enjoy the whole Canon versus Nikon thing (cameras aren’t true to size in the photos, obviously). 


No word on when the D800 will be available, but there’s a possibility that both the Japanese earthquake and more recent Thailand floods have slowed the manufacturing process. Until then, let this glimpse tide you over.  


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