Specs for Nikon's new D810 camera have been leaked online

Are you looking forward to the Nikon D810? For those unfamiliar, the Nikon D810 is the successor to the Nikon D800 that was launched a couple of years ago. According to the rumors, the Nikon D810 is expected to be announced on the 26th of June, meaning that we won’t have to wait too long to find out more about the device. That being said, it looks like the specs of the D810 have leaked ahead of its announcement, thanks to UK website Expertreviews which published their review of the D810 ahead of schedule. The page has since been taken down, but for those interested in reading it you can check out the cached version for the details. So, what does the Nikon D810 have in store for us? Well apparently the camera is expected to cost £2,700. This is the pricing for the UK since the website is based there, so for now we can’t be sure as to how much it will cost in the US.

It’s been two years since Nikon’s medium-format D800 and D800E SLRs hit the scene, and that’s just about an eternity for gadget nerds. What exactly has Nikon been doing since then? Well, aside from working on top-tier beauties like the D4 and D4S, it’s also been working on a proper successor to the D800 line. Surprise, surprise: it’s called the D810, and it’s about the sort of leap forward you’d expect from a modest model number jump. Nikon didn’t reinvent the wheel as much as refined a formula that’s already served the company well. Consider the sensor at the heart of the affair: the ‘810 sports a 36.3 megapixel sensor, but it’s a far cry from the ones spotted in its forebears despite the similar resolution. Nikon says it’s designed to produce sharper, clearer images, especially since it works in tandem with the company’s EXPEED 4 processing engine (which first debuted on last year’s D5300). Then there’s the fact that Nikon pulled out the optical low pass filter present in the D810’s most recent ancestor — the change means you’ll probably be able to squeeze even more nuance out of your shots, at the risk of possibly introducing moiré effects. Want more? Nikon has pumped up the ISO ceiling to 12,800 (or as high as 51,200 when you dip into Hi-2 mode), though we’ll see what sort of grain gets added to the mix.

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