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The D800 is 'official' from french magazine Chasseurs d'images (they are very reliable and wouldn't publish this for the sake of rumor. they had the infos from themselves and some contacts, not from Nikon so they don't feel to respect anything regarding official annoucement) :
metering and AF from D4 (Expeed 3)
4fps / 6fps w grip
100 - 6.400 ISO (50 - 24.800 ISO in L/H)
1080p30 24 25, hdmi direct ouput
official annoucment february 7, available in march
Will be a version without AA filter for 300/500€ more
Let's see next Canon annoucements ...
If I remember correctly, you're right; the magazine does have a pretty good track record with real specs. It sounds like a landscape/portrait shooters dream camera in many ways, and - assuming it's real - if the IQ holds up Nikon will have a lot of takers..
and with the grip, the 6fps make it passable for action too, 6fps is a HUGE difference from the 3.9fps of the 5D2 and a big step from even 5fps. So it has tons of detail for the studio people, the landscape people who want a ton of detail, it has a lot of reach for wildlife and sports, apparently Nikon's best metering and AF effort and can get up to a usable, if not yet ideal, fps for action.
Supposedly they have also radically upped video quality.
I wonder if it uses the column ADC and will have the far better than what Canon has done so far low ISO DR too.
The first true, all-rounder and in a nice small form factor too.
Hopefully the Canon will be similar....
it sort of needs to be, unless they simply decide to compete on price alone and way undercut the price.
Thing is Canon could've already been here long before Nikon if marketing had allowed it.
Yep, blame marketing for everything...engineering can do no wrong...not even the 1d3 misfocus debacle. That was all marketings fault.
If engineering had it's way all the time, they would blow their entire load all at once and have nothing new for the future. Product strategy is key to product success, and that is were good marketing comes to play. The Dumbed down 5d2 was a HUGE success for Canon even though we arm chair quarterbacks like to poke holes in it.