Rumors: Nikon D800/D800E replacement coming in June *UPDATED*

Nikon will announce a new full frame DSLR camera this summer (I call it D800s, but the name could be different). As previously reported, the new camera will be based on the D800E (without AA filter) and will contain few small updates (similar to the D4->D4s refresh). Here is an updated list of specifications:

  • 36MP sensor
  • No AA filter (just like the D800E, this time Nikon will only introduce one model without the AA filter)
  • Improved software to suppress moiré
  • Expeed 4 imaging processor (they may call it Expeed 4a)
  • Higher resolution LCD screen
  • sRAW
  • 4k video is unlikely
  • Same AF improvements like in the D4s
  • Improved low light capabilities: one stop better ISO performance
  • 4 centre autofocus points
  • Built-in GPS
  • No Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 5 fps (6fps with the MB-D12)
  • The new camera will be lighter (compared to the D800/D800E)
  • The price is expected to be higher than the D800E ($3,296.95)
  • The official announcement is expected for June (most likely at the end of June)
  • Update: the camera will be made in Thailand

Since I received matching information from multiple sources, I am now rating this rumor with 80% probability (it was 50% before).

Expect to start seeing more price drops on the D800 and more “refurbished” cameras listed on eBay. The D800 and D800E will be discontinued after the new camera is announced.

Update – I just received few more details:

Note: the picture in this post is just for illustration purposes and it is not an official Nikon teaser.

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