Nikon outs its best Consumer DSLR ever, Nikon D800 that sports 36 MegaPixels on a Full frame sensor.
The full-frame camera should be smaller and lighter than the current popular Nikon D700, At 36 megapixels, the 7360×4912 shots (confirmed by EXIF data).
It has a new layout that includes replacing the switch for focusing modes to one dedicated to switching between still and movie modes along with toggling live view. Video improvements are included with a larger LCD and 1080p 30FPS video that’s said to better than the newer D3s.
It’ll have a large, 100 percent coverage viewfinder, dual memory card slots (CompactFlash and SD), speedy USB 3.0, a screen over 3 inches in size and no fewer than 51 face recognition focus points. Video performance has apparently been given an overhaul to make it better than on the Nikon D3s: the D800 will offer 1080p at 30, 25 or 24fps and 720p at 60, 30, 25 or 24fps. And all this despite being smaller and lighter than the D700.
There are only minor change to the autofocussing system and is quiet similar to the D700. Unusually, it should support both CompactFlash and SD card slots like the D300s, in spite of the demands that 36-megapixel shots can put on the typically slower SD format. It can buffer the image data and then write it to the SD card.
Little is known about max. shots in can take in asecond, roughly 6FPS at full 36 megapixels is hinted, which is only half of Sony a77.
Nikon D800 has an approximate launch data of end of 2011 or early 2012.