As reported here before by fellow TogTech contributor Jeff Baker, Nikon is supposed to unveil the highly anticipated D800 camera on February 7, 2012. And now it seems that the launching is getting closer to reality as Nikonrumors.com recently posted an update confirming the speculations.
“I already mentioned about the Nikon event on February 7th, 2012 but I was not sure what would be announced on that date. It will be the Nikon D800. The camera will have 36MP (not 24MP like reported on several websites). The new Coolpix cameraswill be introduced on February 2nd, 2012.”
After launching the Nikon D4 at CES 2012, the Japanese camera maker is set to reveal the new D800, which is expected to feature a 36MP sensor with 100% viewfinder coverage, improved AF with face recognition, dual memory card slots, USB 3.0, and a large LCD monitor. You can check the full (leaked) specs here and images here.
The Nikon D800, which will be available a few weeks after the said February 7 event, is also expected to be showcased at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2012 in Japan. This looks like serious competition for the upcoming 5D Mark III