On Monday, February 6, 2012 Nikon announced their new professional D800 FX-format digital SLR camera!
Yes! It is coming! If you only knew for how long I (and many others) have been waiting for this… The D800 will be available in late March 2012 for $2,999.95. The D800E version will be available in mid April 2012 for $3299.95.
Such a beauty! :) Nikon D800 Product Tour
According to Nikon’s press release and Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, “Whatever the project, visionaries need a tool that is going to help them stay on-time and on-task. The Nikon D800 re-imagines what is possible from this level of D-SLR, to address the needs of an emerging and ever changing market; this is the camera that is going to bridge the gap for the most demanding imaging professionals, and provide never before seen levels of SLR image and video quality. The D800 is the right tool for today’s creative image makers, affording photographers, filmmakers and videographers a versatile option for capturing the ultimate in still image quality or full HD content, with maximum control.”
According to Nikon, an HD-SLR able to capture images rivaled only by those produced with a medium-format camera: extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range and the most faithful colors. Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX-format HD-SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality, who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system. For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3 MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video and includes inputs for stereo microphones and headphones, peak audio meter display, DX crop mode to maximize NIKKOR lens selection and angle of view and much more… [Images and Text: Nikon USA]