There are plenty of times that rumour web sites on the net have claimed that “absolutely”, “99%” sure that the Nikon D800 is coming “next week” or some other “leaked” date. This is done to attract traffic, and good on them. Some make good dollars from this practice.
The D800 announcement was expected on October 26 according to the rumour websites. But since it didn’t come, everything was blamed on the disastrous floods in Thailand. Some commentators have blamed the fact the Sony factory was flooded for the reason the D800 wasn’t released. The massive floods in Thailand have submerged many industrial sites, including the Bangkadi Industrial Estate, which is home to Sony and Toshiba.
Thailand produces 40 percent of global hard drive supplies, second only to China, and digital camera manufacturers are also looking at production bottlenecks until the factories can be rehabilitated over at least the next six months.
Apple and Canon are among the tech companies besides Sony, Nikon, Toshiba and others facing supply shortages due to the flooding and damage in Thailand. Over 1,000 factories are said to be damaged by the incoming water, and 400 people have lost their lives. Floods pushing over 10 feet have reached levels not seen in 50 years.
The D800 is rumoured to be sporting a 36MP FX sensor sensor. Crazy strategy if it’s true and according to the latest rumours, there are supposed to be pictures of the camera. These are the latest rumour specs:
- Smaller and lighter than D700
- Resolution: 7360×4912 (36MP)
- ISO: 100-6400
- Expeed 3
- CF+SD memory card slots
- 3.2″ LCD
- Video modes: 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
- 51 Point AF system