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Nikon D810 Expected Announcement Tonight or Tomorrow – Rumor Update

By Anthony Thurston on June 24th 2014

We have been talking about it for a little while now, the rumor has gone through various specs updates and even an name change, but we expect Nikon to announce the new D810 either tonight around midnight EST or tomorrow around the same time.

As far as the actual rumor, there are not any new details. But for the sake of having everyone up-to-date, I have taken the “what we think we know” about the incoming D810 and posted it below.

Latest Rumors D810 Specs

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  • No low pass filter (Like the Nikon D800E)
  • Improved software to suppress moiré
  • Expeed 4 imaging processor
  • sRAW
  • Same AF improvements like in the D4s
  • Improved low light capabilities
  • 5 fps (more with the battery grip)

At any rate, stay tuned to SLR Lounge over the next day or two to be the first to hear about this new Nikon DSLR when/if it is actually announced. In the meantime, let’s look ahead really quickly…

After this D800 update, What should Nikon's next DSLR be?

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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.

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  1. Chuck Eggen

    Got it, Love it.

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  2. Sonu Chatha

    Reviews are making me nervous

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  3. Brad Tefton

    The filmmakers kit is a bit interesting.

    It comes with the 35mm 1.8G, 50mm 1.8G, and 85mm 1.8G, some kind of Atmos Ninja 2 (which appears to be a $700 external recording device), and an ME-1 microphone ($120). You save about $430 for buying them all together in this basket, which is pretty much $100 off each of the lenses and the recorder, and $30 off the microphone, if you want to think about it in simple terms. It also comes with a couple lens Filters.

    Assuming you were going to buy at least 2 of the bigger ticket items in that basket anyway, it means you get the others at a pretty nice discount.

    D810 http://amzn.to/1lrKeKi
    D810 Filmmakers Kit http://amzn.to/1nKSUrP

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  4. J. Cassario

    Yeah the sRAW would be useless to me, I would never use it. I have the D800E for his large file size and extra resolution. Besides that, I don’t see any reason anyone would upgrade their D800E to this new camera.

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    • Matthew Saville

      I feel like the sRAW is really just going to be for those who shoot a LOT of high-volume action, and are looking for a high-speed action camera to truly replace the D700. That’s what mRAW / sRAW in a D810 ought to be.

      Obviously you and I know better, and the real answer to that yearning is for people to just shut up and get a D700 with a V-grip. But not everybody can be as sane as us, of course. :-P

      =Matt=

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  5. Matthew Saville

    Yep, glad I just bought a used D800e. :-D

    It’s gonna be pretty hard for me to review a D810 favorably if this is all they can come up with. Unless the sRAW / mRAW mode is VASTLY improved over the D4s’ offerings, which are basically just a glorified JPG file. Meh.

    =Matt=

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    • Greg Faulkner

      Hows that D800E working out Matty? Any Moire problems that LR can’t fix?

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    • Matthew Saville

      Greg,

      Yes the D800e is not exactly the best camera if you’re going to be photographing well-dressed people all the time, it may take a month or two but eventually you WILL come across that one shirt (or other cloth) that just goes bonkers on camera.

      However, ironically I mainly just bought the D800e for astro-landscape photography, really. I already know that I’m going to continue to rely heavily on my D700 for general wedding coverage, and even portraiture here and there, especially if moire ever gives me a problem.

      I’m already used to this though, as I’ve been using the D5300 for wide angle shots / large groups for 7+ months now.

      Bottom line though with the D810 is, it’s just Nikon’s updated D800.

      Everybody looks at this announcement with such disappointment, because it’s not a revolutionary camera. Instead, just look at it as a new and improved D800.

      Considering that the D800 is already the top dog, that’s a pretty awesome thing.

      =Matt=

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  6. Kurk Rouse

    I just upgraded and now this ?? Oh well its the photographer that makes the images epic.

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  7. Dave Kai Piper

    I wonder how long it will be !!

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    • Greg Faulkner

      Dave,
      Did I meet you tr Wolverhampton Uni the other week when the exhibition was on, you look familiar to me :/

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  8. Aggelos Loukatos

    The two most usefull features in this update, would definately be the the sRAW, and FPS improvement. The sRAW is nice so you don’t always have to deal with 36mp files. And the FPS is great for grabbing shots.

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  9. Greg Faulkner

    I don’t see anything that would make me think about upgrading my D800’s. I’d actually be a bit worried about how some of the fabrics in wedding photos looked with the low pass filter gone.

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  10. Greg Faulkner

    “Same AF improvements like in the D4s”
    What were these improvements?

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