US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently visited Bangkok to extend America’s help to the flooded city. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a hub for manufacturing companies including those that make computer spare parts and other technology-related hardware.
While lots of manufacturing companies were affected with the floods, reports say that Nikon is trying its best to be right on schedule.
Rumors in September said that Nikon might be releasing the D800 by the end of October and the Nikon D4 will be launched first quarter of 2012. So far, there is still no announcement from Nikon.
According to the rumor mill, the Nikon D4 will sport an 18 Megapixel sensor while the D800 is rumored to have 36 MPs. What is more interesting is that some sources claim that Sony will be using the very same sensor from the Nikon D800 for its upcoming Fullframe camera called the Alpha99 or A99. This is not a shocking revelation though because the D800’s sensor is made by Sony. Compared to Nikon’s D800 however, the A99 will be sold at a lower price, sources say.
As the excitement for the new Nikon cameras mount, there is still no official announcement from the camera giant leaving photography enthusiasts to rely on the rumor mill for news. Just yesterday, photos of the D800 were leaked by an insider along with a few tidbits on the basic specifications of the camera.
The headline feature of the D800 according to sources is its video recording capability –a feature that its predecessor the Nikon D700 does not have. Rumor has it that the D800 will be able to shoot up to 1080 p and at 24fps, 30fps and 25fps too.
For those interested in the D4, as of date there is still no news regarding its specifications but one thing is for sure, you will hear more about these upcoming cameras soon.