36 Megapixel (7360 x 4912) Nikon D800 Pictured

The new camera will debut with an image resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels, or 36 megapixels, up from 12.1 megapixels in the D700. According to NikonRumors, the D800 will be slightly smaller and lighter than the D700m which weighs more than 2 pounds. However, the display will be larger than 3 inches.

The website also reports that the D800 will support 1080p/30fps video, ISO 100 to 6400, and USB 3.0. Additionally, there will be a new auto-focus feature with face recognition and rumor has it that there will be two memory card slots. The overall industrial design of the camera appears to be very similar to the D700.

There is no information when the D800 will be announced. A previous report stated that the camera would be unveiled on October 26 and shipments would begin on November 24. The price in Japan is expected to be about 300,000 yen - or about $3900.

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  • Bullshit, I work for Nikon and I don't have any information about any new DSLR.

    Moreover:
    1. any new FX camera will allow at least ISO 12800 (equal to D3S) or more likely 25600 (Canon 1D X)
    2. 36mpx sensor is very unlikely, Nikon has always preferred image quality rather than resolution
    3. Face-recognition is a feature for people taking snapshots and family portraits with $200 Coolpix, not for professionals who spend $3900 for one camera body. The professional cameras don't even have full auto mode.
    4. $3900 is a price between D700 and D3 so for a flagship model it would be too cheap and for D700 successor too expensive.
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  • srgess36megapixel that is overkill, imagine the RAW image size !

    Considering 14-bits RAW, that's 60.3MB.
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  • Really, they should be focusing more on a larger dynamic range and better high ISO performance than more raw MP.

    Even for the majority of pro photographers, 10MP is more than enough (10MP allows you to print a standard A4 sheet picture at 300 dpi).
    Take a cue from Cannon's latest pro body and stick to 18MP (A3 print size at 300dpi) focusing on better IQ instead.
    Anyone who pro who wants to print poster size or larger will be shooting with a large format body anyways...

    And joytech, your 1100D actually has really good pixel level quality, better than my 60D even.
    Just slap some good glass on it and it will rock!
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  • I wonder what the image quality will be like.
    It swamps my 1100D lol.
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  • 36megapixel that is overkill, imagine the RAW image size !
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  • Really, they should be focusing more on a larger dynamic range and better high ISO performance than more raw MP.

    Even for the majority of pro photographers, 10MP is more than enough (10MP allows you to print a standard A4 sheet picture at 300 dpi).
    Take a cue from Cannon's latest pro body and stick to 18MP (A3 print size at 300dpi) focusing on better IQ instead.
    Anyone who pro who wants to print poster size or larger will be shooting with a large format body anyways...

    And joytech, your 1100D actually has really good pixel level quality, better than my 60D even.
    Just slap some good glass on it and it will rock!
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