Nikon D800S Coming This Month?

Nikon D800

Rumors continue to swirl that Nikon will be releasing a new D800 and D800E replacement model, which could be coming as soon as this month. 

According to Nikon Rumors, Nikon has sent out several press invites for an event next week. The event is believed to feature a pro or prosumer level camera and not the consumer-centric Nikon Coolpix models. The leading speculation is that a full frame D800 replacement is on deck.

The new D800/D800E replacement may be labeled as the Nikon D800S (akin to the D4S as a replacement for the D4).

The interesting tidbit, however, is that both the D800 and D800E models are rumored to be replaced by a single camera. And that camera is further rumored to be without a low pass filter (like the D800E).

The previously-rumored spec list for the camera is below.

Nikon D800s Rumored Specs

  • No low pass (AA) filter (just like the D800E)
  • Improved software to suppress moiré
  • Expeed 4 imaging processor
  • sRAW
  • Same AF improvements like in the D4s
  • Improved low light capabilities
  • 5 fps (6fps with the MB-D12)
  • Price between D800 and D800E – probably around $3000

Additional possibilities include the occasionally-rumored Nikon D9300, which may slide into the slot the D300s currently resides.



  1. Tim L says

    Seems odd that Nikon wouldn’t wait for Photokina to do something like this. I’m skeptical.