As if there weren’t enough variations of the Nikon D800 with the D800E, Nikon Rumors is stating that yet another may be on the way soon. From what they’re saying, a D800s may be on the way in the same fashion that Nikon did with the D4 and before it the D3 series. This would be very interesting though as it seems to be taking on aspects of the D800, D800E, Df and the D610 along with the D4s. However, from what we’re seeing so far it may not be in a retro body like the Df.
- No low pass (AA) filter (just like the D800E)
- Improved software to suppress moiré
- Expeed 4 imaging processor
- Same AF improvements like in the D4s
- Improved low light capabilities
- 5 fps (6fps with the MB-D12)
- Price between D800 and D800E – probably around $3000
- No firm announcement date yet
If this is indeed true, it could make a for a great camera to complement a D800E or D800. Wedding photographers, photojournalists and locations shooters could all benefit from this. For the former two, it could become their main body as the D800 shoots 4fps but the D800s could outdo it with 5fps. Additionally, the extra low light performance could make it rock even more during receptions or night events. As a Canon customer, I truly do have to hand it to Nikon in not only the innovation game for the DSLR world but also in creating excellent cameras that true working photographers would want to purchase.
We’re sure that there are photographers out there that would love to see this come true. With this year being a Photokina year, we can only hope.