One of the first few names that come to your mind when you are planning to buy a decent camera is Nikon, a popular camera manufacturing Japanese firm. Of course there is Canon, Kodak, Sony etc but let’s face the facts – Nikon is no slouch. Nikon cameras have been accepted by almost all countries in the world. The camera market has been fruitful for Nikon for many years now. Nikon’s success streak doesn’t seem to be much diminished. Nikon cameras with cool specifications impress a lot of people.
But nobody expected to get surprised with Nikon’s recent quick decision. Recently, Nikon made it official that they discontinued the production of Nikon camera models D700 and D300S. In the official website of Nikon, Nikon’s list of officially discontinued camera models also had the names of D300S and D700. The list of discontinued models is pretty long as well, which obviously means that Nikon is preparing for a major change, hopefully for the better things.
Nikon discontinuing the D700 and D300S gave rise to many doubts and rumours, obviously. And the rumours are also linked with Nikon’s announcements for a change. It has been known for a while now that Nikon is all set to unveil the D800. But the question is whether the D800 is a replacement for the D700 model. If the answer is no, then there is also a question if Nikon is going to bring in cameras with names D700S or D700X, which would be a completely revamped version of the D700.
The Nikon D800 will supposedly be launched next week, according to reports. Nikon hasn’t confirmed whether D800 is a replacement for D700. There are rumours about the D300S as well. But nobody knows if the D300S will have a replacement. And Nikon hasn’t let out a word about it. Many forums called for the specs details of the Nikon D800, which was recently revealed.
Known specs about D800:
- 36 Megapixel sensor
- 51 Auto focus points
- Dual memory card slots
- USB 3.0
- Nikon Expeed 3 Image processor (expected)
These details haven’t got any official confirmation yet. But many a few experts are placing bets on a screen over 3 inches, an ISO sensitivity up to 6400 and USB 3.0 support.
About the D300S, many people and forums claim they have heard reports and been tipped that there will be a successor for the D300S, which most claim to be D400. But as mentioned earlier, no words are out on this. Instead of just waiting to hear more rumours, we had better prepare ourselves for a surprise from Nikon with the D800 and more details about the change they are planning to go through.