I realize this is Canon Rumors, however a massive megapixel Nikon DSLR is relevant. We didn’t get such a feature from the 1D X, maybe this is what’s coming with the next 5D.
We & NR reported ages ago that Nikon was going to release a giant megapixel camera. The announcement date seems to have moved around a lot.
Nikon Rumors has a purported image of the the camera, and a spec list.
Specs from NR
- Smaller and lighter than D700
- Resolution: 7360×4912 (36MP)
- CF+SD memory card slots
- Slightly larger display
- Excellent video quality, better than D3s
- Video modes: 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
- AF identical to D3/D700
Visit Nikon Rumors
The megapixel war is on
We were told a while ago about a big megapixel camera coming from Nikon, the date of the announcement was wrong, but it doesn’t appear the camera is.
Nikon Rumors is reporting a 36mp D800 coming in the next 30-60 days at a 99% probability.
Why does a Canon site care?
Lots of people speculated Canon was waiting for a Nikon announcement to decide how to proceed. If Nikon announces this camera and is able to delivery before the year closes out, I don’t think Canon has any choice but to respond in some way.
What about responding to a big megapixel camera with a small megapixel, high ISO performance full frame camera [here] & [here]?