The first set of specifications for the Nikon D800s has been leaked on the web along with a possible pricing range that could surprise a few photographers.
Around the middle of March, gossip talks have had the Nikon D800s as their main subject. We should mention that it is not yet clear whether this DSLR will replace the D800 and D800E or if it is just another evolution of this series.
Speculation is rife at this moment, so we should not jump into conclusions. Nevertheless, a highly-trusted source has come forth with the first Nikon D800s specs list as well as some information regarding the price and availability.
Nikon poised to announce D800s DSLR camera at Photokina 2014 or CES 2015
Nikon is rumored to expand its high-end series of DSLR cameras with the launch of the so-called D800s. Sitting right on top of the Df and the D610, but below the D4s, the D800 and D800E have been around for a couple of years now.
The first model, the D800, has been introduced in early 2012 with a 36.3-megapixel image sensor, capturing the dreams of photographers in awe of the huge size of the RAW data.
A few months later, the D800E has entered the fray, not as a replacement, but as an evolution of the original unit. The only difference between the two consists of the anti-aliasing filter which is nowhere to be found in the D800E, thus capturing sharper photos.
Earlier in March 2014, sources have revealed that Nikon is currently developing a D800s camera. According to the newest information, the announcement date of this DSLR could be set for the Photokina 2014 or the CES 2015.
Early Nikon D800s specs reveal D4s-like autofocus system and EXPEED 4 processor
Getting back to the Nikon D800s specs, the full frame DSLR camera will feature an image sensor without an anti-aliasing filter (optical low-pass filter) as the D800E. However, its megapixel count is still unknown.
In order to make sure that moiré does not become a problem due to the lack of an OLPF, the Japanese company will employ a new kind of software with the main goal of cutting down moiré patterns.
Furthermore, the new shooter will be powered by an EXPEED 4 image processor and will sport the autofocus advancements introduced in the D4s. Its maximum frame rate in continuous shooting mode will be 5fps, which is not exactly the fastest on the market.
Nikon is more serious about low-light photography, so the D800s should be a really good camera in darker environments.
As for its price, the upcoming DSLR will be priced between the prices of the D800 and D800E, which means that it will revolve around the $3,000 mark. Meanwhile, stay tuned as more details will be revealed very soon!