There is a Nikon press conference scheduled in Thailand on February 7, but it will be for neither a D3200 or a D4100, the Nikon Rumours is reporting. According to their sources, there will be two versions of the D800, with the Nikon without the AA filter being called the Nikon D800E.
Some have expected the Nikon that will be released at this press conference to be the D3200, the D4100, or the D8100, however that will not be the case. This may not be all that surprising, as Nikon has stopped promoting the Nikon D700 and the NIkon D300s on its core Japanese website.
Nikon will release the D800 officially on February 7.
Here are some brief details on the Nikon D800/D800E:
• The D800/D800E will "read" images with 12 different channels (14-bit conversion)
• 16 bit image processing with EXPEED 3
• 3.2 inch LCD Display
• 100% Viewfinder coverage
• New bracketing button
• Start-up and shutter delay identical to the D4
• The D800/D800E will use the EN-EL 15 battery, the same as on the D7000
• Like the D4, the D800/D800E will be able to take up to 850 shots on a single battery charge, which is less than the D700 that could go up to 1000 (based on CIPA standard)
• The optional battery pack for the D800/D800E will include Capture NX2
Complete Details on the Nikon D800/D800E:
The D800 replaces the D700 by a case based on chassis-cast magnesium shell, filled with many joins and protections antirussellement. Nikon has managed to reduce the D800 one hundred grams in weight compared to its predecessor.
It uses a new sensor 24x36 to 36 megapixels, apparently original and based on the SOny Exmor technology, guarantees low noise and wide dynamic range (features "per pixel" should be very close to those of APS-C version of the NEX 7 megapixels)
The sensitivity range is from 100 to 6400 ISO (ISO 50 on the low end to 24,000 on the high end). We can expect an image completely free of grain in ISO 1600 A2.
This sensor delivers Full HD 1080p at 30, 25 and 24 I/S. There is a headphone jack and control PCM recorder. HDMI output provides an uncompressed video stream, such as in the D4. The contrast detect AF tracks a face if necessary or if enabled. Though the D4 offers 3 sizes of cropping, the D800 will only offer 2.
The D800 has a 100% viewfinder. This is an expected correction of the viewfinder in the D700, which measured at only 93%. If incorporates the EXPEED processor 3 and the new modules and AF metering D4, which means collaboration between scene recognition and face and Dynamic AF, metering of 91,000 RGB dots, AF 51 AF points sensitive to IL-2 and features 11 tracks operating at F/8. Its TFT screen is the classic 8.1 inches diagonally and 920,000 points.
The rate is 4 I/S 14-bit (lossless compressed RAW), and 6 f/s with maximum grip MB-D12 booster. The recording is on CF and SD cards. It offers compatibility with the WiFi module Wt-4 (but not with the new module WT D4-5) and interface USB3.
There will be a very special version of "high resolution" with no anti-aliasing filter, whose cost will be higher by about 10%. We do not know if this version will be present along the D800 release on February 7 or if it will be provided only on special request, via specific networks.
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