The Nikon D800/E replacement will be made in Thailand

Nikon D800 camera made in Japan
A quick update on my last post for the rumored Nikon D800/E replacement: the new camera will be made in Thailand (the D800/E were made in Japan). I am still not sure about the exact model name of the new DSLR, but most likely it will be called D800s or D810. Prototype cameras have been already tested out in the field.

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  • Reilly Diefenbach

    Well that’s a big disappointment.

  • bgbs

    There is a big difference between design flaws and production flaws. Most Nikon problems can be traced back to Japan’s R&D office, where all the design flaws were introduced. Even if you move all the manufacturing to Germany, it will not eliminate design flaws made by Japan. producation flaws can be correct, design flaws cannot, not by any manufacturing facility.

  • decisivemoment

    I have to say in my experience the Thai-made Nikon gear has been consistently better than either Japan-made or China-made. The only problem on any of my Thai-made products was an AF mirror adjustment angle issue on both D7000 bodies. I have had multiple serious problems with decentering, tilted elements, zoom mechanisms and camera electronics and body adjustment on Japan and China gear.

    Whether I’d buy the “s” is another question. I have two standard D800 bodies, and while the “s” packs an impressive punch — the AF upgrade, the better JPEGs, the built-in GPS and so on — even the standard D800 is no slouch and I’ve yet to be convinced that removing anti-aliasing works for me. I do believe that we’re rapidly headed for a situation where software renders it moot, but, except in most landscape and nature, we’re not there yet. Nikon have apparently worked down their stock of standard D800 bodies quite nicely, so resale will hold well, but I may just find myself keeping mine for a lot longer than I’ve kept previous digital bodies.

  • DaC

    Is the D9300 (or D400) and the D810 going to be produced side by side or was the rumored D9300 really the D810 moving to Thailand?

    I am just a shutter bug, not the pro that many here seem to be. I currently have no need for a D810 or that matter a D800 as my D600 and D300 are good for what I need. I would like to replace my D300 at some point. Weather proofing and stronger build that comes with the pro level camera are important to my DX shooting. I have not purchased the 7100 mostly due to money (remember my shooting is only a hobby) but some day I will upgrade the DX camera and give my D300 to my family to use.

    • RBR

      I have the D7100 and there are a number of things to like about it, but one of them is not the buffer…6 frames in 14-bit RAW and then you are into buffer overrun. What ‘genius’ specified this?

  • Steve Bond

    I am sorry but if it is anything like my D800e, poor build quality could not withstand a 24 inch (or less) drop..inside casting cracked. 3300.00 of JUNK

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