As I am sure you are all aware, Nikon today announced the D800.
In many ways a great camera, but it’s not a D700 replacement, but more of a cheaper smaller D3X. In many ways it is ahead of the D3X.
At 36MP it’s in medium format quality range. For people who cannot justify the cost of Medium Format is a very cheap alternative.
Its no speed freak, at 4 frames per second but then it is not really targeted at the photo journalist or sports photographer. This is more a studio or landscape camera.
One of the things that makes this camera of interest to me, is that it comes in two version. The standard D800 and the D800E.
As I have mentioned before in a previous post http://brown-family.org.uk/?p=3568, there is a filter covering the sensor on most digital cameras that actually reduces the resolution of the image. Nikon have taken the brave move of releasing a version of the D800 without this filter, this is the D800E. I love studio work but cannot afford or justify yet digital medium format, this could be a viable alternative.
Theres a few more details on Chris Bennet’s Blog.