Nikon is rumored to replace the D810 with the D850 in the near future, as stores have allegedly stopped restocking the DSLR in order to make room for its replacement.
One could say that the big-megapixel war started in 2012 when Nikon launched both the D800 and D800E. Fast forward a couple of years and we arrive at the unveiling of the D810, which was introduced as a minor evolution of the aforementioned duo.
It was believed that the next-gen D8xx DSLR would be launched in 2016 in order to maintain the two-year refresh cycle. However, nothing materialized and the rumored D820 did not become official. Well, now it is time for the D810 successor to get back into the rumor mill, albeit with a different moniker: Nikon D850. Here are the latest gossip talks!
Leading camera dealer in Singapore is no longer stocking Nikon D810
A regular member of the DPReview forums has recently stated that a store in Singapore is no longer stocking the D810. It appears that the store is actually the leading Nikon dealer in DSix’ area, which could mean that the people in charge have a great connection with the Japan-based manufacturer.
The reason invoked by the store rep was that the Nikon D850 announcement is taking place soon, so the dealer must make room for this DSLR. This is what usually happens when a new camera is coming, but we have not heard any reliable reports about the final discontinuation of the D810, nor about its successor.
Nikon D850 announcement could happen in the near future
The same user has also provided a few details about the announcement date of the Nikon D850. He said that the camera could be launched as early as this week, at the time of writing this article.
We have to say that there is still time until January 27. Unfortunately, it does not look like it is happening. Right before a big announcement, rumors tend to intensify, but trusted sources had been largely quiet regarding this.
We, at Camyx, do not believe that the D810 follow-up is coming in January. CP+ 2017 is opening its doors in the second part of February and it is a better idea to reveal the camera during this show.
As usual, it would be wise to take everything with a pinch of salt, as Nikon has a lot of things to solve, including the DL-series mess. Regardless of what is next, stay tuned to our website to find out the latest digital camera news and rumors!