Rumor: Nikon has an awesome HDSLR up its sleeve – the Nikon D800

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We've spent a lot of time focusing on Canon in the past as they've taken the clear lead in HDSLR video and tho Nikon was actually the first to the DSLR video market with the D90, their lack of 1080 HD video until the Nikon D7000 put them behind the pack – but now, there are rumors of the Nikon D800 and rumors are it is a killer HDSLR.

If the information NikonRumors posted is true, then Nikon is still in the megapixel race (and leading) touting 36mp on this one. image

The specs

(again from NikonRumors)

  • Smaller and lighter than D700
  • Resolution: 7360×4912 (36MP)
  • CF+SD memory card slots
  • Slightly larger display
  • Excellent video quality, better than D3s
  • Video modes: 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
  • AF identical to D3/D700
  • I still do not have a date for the official announcement

there's also a photo of the back on their site


I'm trying a new polling system, and I created a poll for this Nikon, but their embedding system has a bug – so to vote – please go here!

(cover photo credit: snap from the NikonRumors site)


  1. 36 megapixels? How is that awesome for a camera that has to downsample to 1080p? Plus we need info on the codec pros and cons before using the word “awesome”.

    Let’s see final specs and then hands on tests extensively before we get all excited 🙂

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      Oh KahL, you’re just a party pooper 😉

      I agree, that we’ve got to wait to see the full specs, but there are some pretty excited folks out there thinking this will trump the 5D2 – and maybe the 5D3… but we’ll have to see!

  2. The pressure is well and truly on Canon to announce the 5D3 quite soon although if you own a lot of Canon glass I doubt even a higher spec Nikon will tempt you away.

  3. I sure hope to see it, but somewhat unlikely specs considering the flagship D3X is 24.5 megapixels.

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