As we saw with the announcement of the Nikon D3s, it looks like Nikon intends to squeeze as much as possible out of that 12.1-megapixel FX format sensor . . . for good reason though, it’s an awesome sensor that has been producing great images for over 2 years now.
Rumors of succeeding models to the popular D3 (which saw a recent refresh with the D3s) and D700 bodies have been floating around for several months. Rumors of the D800 or a D700x seemed to gain momentum after Nikon announced the top-end D3x. Many expected to see a high-megapixel equivalent of the D700, which came roughly 9 months after after the D3. Since its introduction, the D700 has been characterized as sort of a “Nikon D3, Jr.” [Read more…]