We have a few more specs now that we're getting closer to Photokina, and they're pretty exciting... Get ready for an entirely new and incredibly affordable full-frame camera!
We already heard about a 24.7MP sensor, full HD video, 5fps -- all that. But what's new is the claim that we're going to see 16 bit image processing (14 bit is common in previously released DSLRs), an Expeed 3 processor, a 1/4000 max shutter speed, 150,000-exposure shutter life, and a small and lightweight body due to Nikon's magnesium alloy only being used on the top and back of the camera.
While this is all neat and dandy, I think these specs point to a 'cheaper' full-frame camera more like the D7000 in build than the D800. It would be great for Nikon to still include full weather sealing, but I think that's still up in the air for now. No matter how you look at it, we'll get the chance to snap this one up for less cash because of the few 'relaxed' pro features. I'm still holding out for weather sealing and for the price to be enticing enough for me not to complain... But Nikon has rarely disappointed me in the past, I must say.