First Set of Rumored Specs for the D800s Appear Online


It’s still early on in the rumor-gathering process for Nikon’s D800/D800E successor — possibly called the D800s — but rumor sites have already gotten their hands on a first set of leaked specs for the mysterious followup.

According to Nikon Rumors, the next D800 model will again eschew the AA filter in addition to featuring: Improved software to keep away the moiré, sRAW, an Expeed 4 imaging processor, improved low-light capability, the same AF improvements found in the D4s and 5fps continuous shooting.

So far the rumor site is ranking these specs at “50% probability” and no better, but it still gives us something to look forward to. Expected announcement date (entirely speculative at this point) is sometime between Photokina in September and CES in January.

(via Nikon Rumors)

  • p.rock

    I would buy this just for a legit sRaw implementation.

  • Amadeusz Leonardo Juskowiak

    i’ve heard d800hs will have 62.74MP, ISO50-12800 and 21FPS (41 in sRAW mode), how’s that for a news?

  • whoopn

    It will also do your taxes for you and walk your dog…oh and it shoots 6K RAW Video and can save it in PRORES format.

  • Amadeusz Leonardo Juskowiak


  • Zos Xavius

    Can you possibly enlighten us less informed why sRaw is so superior to just good old raw?

  • Robert Mark

    Smaller file size is my guess.

  • Robert Mark

    And it will come with a warning sticker that the heat from the sensor might melt the rear element of your lens.

  • Glen Berry

    This is the first I’ve heard of sRaw, so I Googled it. I got lots of links to “Short-Range Assault Weapons”, which are lightweight, close-range missile systems which can be fired from the shoulder.

  • Taneli123r423r4234

    They should really do something on video quality as well. Low bitrate h.264 with muddy detail is not what I want from a pro camera. Nikon does not even have a professional video camera division to protect like Canon, Sony and Panasonic do. It just seems like they don’t care about image quality.

  • Zos Xavius

    Or maybe they care about stills more than video?

  • David Portass

    It’s not superior, it’s just a feature that can help in some situations.

    If you are away and running out of memory card space it will give smaller files. If you are doing events sraw files will be quicker to process and a canon shooter friend of mine said his photos in sraw or mraw are slightly cleaner at high iso than full raw, how true that is I don’t know but if it is gives extra low light boost over any low light performance they are adding in anyway.

  • Andy Umbo

    Yep, they should do something about video, eliminate it! My buddies that actually shoot video for a living say shooting with a hybrid camera is a drag compared to a real video camera, so they wouldn’t even bother (and there are plenty of video camera choices for them at this price range that are set up to work like real video cameras they’ve been using for years!); it’s a marketing add-on for photo-journalists forced to shoot video by their bosses for the newspaper web-site. let’s get back to making cameras that work great and uncomplicated for people who want actual stills!

  • 21343421432

    boooooorrring update if true.

  • 434234

    it´s a canon thing….

  • Taneli123r423r4234

    You are absolutely correct. I just hope we could have both in one camera

  • Alan Klughammer

    Nikon is taking the arguably best DSLR on the planet and making it just a bit better. I am glad they are not overdoing it and killing what is great about the D800(e)

  • Alan Klughammer

    Thanks David Portass, great explanation…

  • arachnophilia

    the D4s implementation seems to be:

    * 11-bit YYCbCr compressed, decimating color information
    * half resolution
    * demosaiced
    * gamma applied
    * WB set
    * 1mb smaler filesize

    so… not a great start.

  • Glen Berry

    We really need a D800X, to boost the anemic pixel count of the current D800. ;)

  • Carl Valle

    how about 72mpix 10fps 4kvideo D800(E) XHSX
    it would be bigger to fit the badge on it…