Nikon has just introduced the successor to their medium-format D800 and D800E SLRs that arrived some time ago, where it will show off the obvious continuity with the name Nikon D810, right on schedule according to earlier rumors. The change in the model number does point to some small steps taken forward in the right direction, and rightfully so, too.
Just what kind of photography magic can we expect from the Nikon D810? For starters, it will be equipped with a 36.3 megapixel sensor that ought to go some ways in capturing really scenic details, as it works alongside Nikon’s very own EXPEED 4 processing engine. Apart from that, there is no more optical low pass filter to be found in the Nikon D810, where it has the ability to shoot up to ISO 12,800, or up to 51,200 when you choose to activate the Hi-2 mode.
They say that familiarity breeds contempt, but the all-too-familiar design on the outside is not something bad at all, since you can jump right into it without missing a beat. Sure, the control cluster has seen some minor changes, with the 3.2” LCD display looking sharper than ever before, but one thing that we have against the Nikon D810? It does not come with 4K video recording capability, so we will just have to make do with Full HD video recording at the moment. Expect the Nikon D810 to cost you a cool $3,300 for the body alone when it arrives later this July. [Press Release]