A Nikon D800s DSLR camera is rumored to be announced by the end of the year, as a refresh for the Nikon D800 / D800E series.
Nikon had allegedly been working on the Nikon D4x for a long time. It was supposed to be a high-resolution version of the company’s flagship FX-format DSLR. Instead of the D4x, the D4s has been revealed and there is no evidence of a high-end DSLR with a big megapixel image sensor.
Trusted sources, who have been right in the past, are claiming that Nikon will launch four DSLRs throughout 2014. Two of them, the D3300 and D4s, have already been announced. The third model is the Nikon D7200, which is replacing the D7100 in the coming months.
Only the fourth model has been unknown. Until now, that is. According to people familiar with the matter, the final DSLR is the Nikon D800s, a refresh to the D800 series.
Nikon D800s DSLR camera coming to the market this year
The Japanese manufacturer has launched the D800 back in February 2012. It consists of a 36.3-megapixel full frame DSLR, which has attracted a lot of praises and consumer interest due to its high resolution sensor.
Nevertheless, it has been refreshed rather quickly, as the Nikon D800E has been unveiled several months later. This model does not feature an anti-aliasing filter therefore it is capable of capturing sharper photos, although it is more susceptible to moiré patterns.
Two years later, it seems like Nikon is once again ready to update its middle-entry line-up with the launch of the D800s, source says.
Better low-light capabilities and faster autofocus / image processing for the Nikon D800 refresh
It is unclear whether the Nikon D800s will serve as a direct replacement for the D800/D800E or if the two will co-exist. However, the former has a better chance, considering the “s” added to the name, which is similar to the D4 and D4s situation.
The specs of the camera will include the same 36.3-megapixel AA-less sensor, but higher ISO, faster autofocus and image processing. This means that the launch price will also be bigger, so potential customers should start saving money right away.
As these cameras compile the upcoming Nikon DSLR quartet, the D400 is once again left out in the cold. The D300s replacement is not coming yet, so we wish it better luck next year.