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Gear Rumors

D800s Announcement Confirmed, Expected on June 26th

By Anthony Thurston on June 8th 2014

We have been talking about the expected Nikon announcement here for a while. It seemed pretty likely to be a D800s, but there was a chance that the rumored D9300 may be announced. Now we know, as well as things can be known prior to an announcement, that the D800s is it.

According to a report over on Nikon Rumors, they have confirmed that the D800s will be announced on June 26th. This is not a case of we think it will be then, supposedly someone has confirmed it, so while salt is always needed in these cases, this is about as close to a sure thing as you can get.

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D800s Rumored Specs

 

  • 36MP sensor
  • No AA filter
  • Improved moiré suppression
  • Expeed 4 imaging processor
  • New higher resolution LCD screen
  • sRAW
  • Improved video capabilities
  • Same AF improvements like in the D4s
  • Improved low light capabilities: one stop better ISO performance
  • Built-in GPS
  • No Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Improved frame rate at 5 fps
  • The new camera will be lighter than D800/D800E
  • The price is expected to be higher than the D800E

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What are your thoughts on this rumored D800s? Are you disappointed its not the D9300 after all, or did you expect this?

[via Nikon Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kurk Rouse

    I just got my self a D800 and now this comes up !?!? -_-

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  2. Aaron Grubb

    I’m a Canon shooter currently, but that sounds like a heck of a camera

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  3. Fakruddin

    wt ll b the price of D800s because I m planning to buy full frame camera, stuck in selecting the camera. plz anyone suggest me whether I should wait fa D800s to release else go fa D800.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Honestly unless you’re just itching to spend $3K+, I’d get a D800 or D800e right now if I were you. The D800 can be found used in decent condition for $1900, and even if it needs repairs after 1-2 years most body repairs are only $300, so you’re still potentially $1K ahead of a brand new D800e let alone a D800s. (I’m quite certain that a D800s will cost $3K or $3,300…)

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  4. Matthew Saville

    Just bought a D800e. The D800s specs do not excite me much at all. Actually, I need to caveat that- I would have been THRILLED to have the sRAW capability, however from what I hear about the D4s’ sRAW quality, Nikon has NOT figured it out yet, and the sRAW is practically worthless. Maybe I’ll be wrong and the D800s will offer a killer ~16 MP RAW FX file, but I doubt it.

    Besides, with sensor quality being what it is these days, and my successes with the D5300 and D7100, …I’m much more likely to buy a Nikon D9300 (D300s replacement) if I’m going to buy ANY camera brand new…

    =Matt=

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  5. Dave Burckhard

    Having used both the 800 and 800e for shooting stills and video, I’m most curious to learn of the new video capabilities. The 800 has been a great producer for me but I’ve always felt one step behind Canon as far as video capability. Nikon will have to wow me to spend more for the newer version.

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  6. Braden

    sRAW….. they should put out a firmware update for d800’s and add that.

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  7. Conn

    This will coincide with the Pentax 645z release. Obviously, not in the same price tier, but its a least close enough (compared to other MFD solutions) to be considered. These to cameras will compete for similar types of users. Should be interesting to see how that shakes out.

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  8. Dave

    I was hoping for some news on D9300 however any delays on announcements means a better product down the line. D800s should drive the price down on the current models so that’s a good thing. Until the announcement of the D9300 I will continue to save money in my no excuse funds and see what camera I will get by 2015.

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  9. Herm Tjioe

    The chip technology still have to catch up to process in the order of magnitude equivalent t two 18 MP RAW/JPG image files. How come having 5 fps is disappointing? That’s like processing 10 fps of one 18 MP file.

    I give props and envy for Nikon to come out swinging with a huge MP leap.

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    • Dave

      exactly! It’s amazing how people think it should be 4000 fps but those files are massive!! It’s the price you pay for having near medium format Image Quality and a sensor that has canon users in the closet drooling all over it.

      IMO if I could have it my way I would take all the video crap out and use that extra space/resources to add better IMAGE controls like more bigger buffer for speed, a big bank of user defined presets, etc… If I want video I’ll get a frippin VIDEO camera

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  10. Joy

    Disappointed it only shoots 5 fps & it isn’t faster :-(

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  11. Vladimir Ladev

    I’m on the market for a FF and I was waiting for the D800s to be announced. So i’m looking forward to the release.

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