The Nikon D4 might have created a whole lot of fanfare, having been officially announced just one day ago, but it seems that there is already another shooter from the same company to look forward to – the Nikon D800, which will be the obvious replacement and update to the Nikon D700 DSLR. Having said that, the D800 is certainly more than welcome to make its mark considering how the D700 was first introduced to the world a good three years ago, and plenty has changed since then. Where the hardware specifications of the Nikon D800 are concerned, so far leaks have pointed towards a 36-megapixel sensor (!), which means your shots would come out at a whopping 7,360 × 4,912 pixels, in addition to an ISO range of 50 to 25,600, allowing it to shoot great looking photos under well-lit or rather dark conditions.
Not only that, USB 3.0 connectivity is also expected to play a role here, alongside an LCD display which is touted to go beyond the industry standard of 3″. Do you think that is worth a shot, since LCD displays do sip up some juice when in use, and you might prefer to use the power for shooting just a few more images rather than previewing them on the display. Apart from that, the Nikon D800 is also said to show content with 1080p video at 30, 25 and 24 fps or 720p at 60, 30, 25 and 24 fps. Will CES 2012 see the release of the Nikon D800? Only time will tell.