It didn’t take long after the announcement of the Nikon D700 for rumors of the next big thing to take center stage. Aside from the Nikon D3x and D90 rumors, many sites and forums have begun to report on rumors of a Nikon D800 at 24+ megapixels. I’m not sure where the Nikon D800 rumors began; however, there doesn’t really seem to be any credible evidence thus far.
Most of the info on the Nikon D800 seems to come from Nikon Rumors, who to their credit have been digging up mocked up images and rumors from their readers. However, this recent entry shows off some copy take from the September issue of Chasseurs d’Images. The article seems to discuss (it’s in French) the coming Nikon full frame camera in light of the Sony A900, which is bound to be announced around Photokina. The article mentions the Nikon D800:
dont celle d’un Nikon D800, qui n’est pas qu’une rumeur.
Google’s translator says this means:
including a Nikon D800, which is not just a rumor.
However, at least one human translator says the end phrase should translate as:
. . . which is nothing more than a rumor.
Anyone that’s fluent in French feel free to clear this article up a bit in the comments below.
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