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Nikon D800 release nears as old models are discountinued

Nikon look to be having a busy couple of months at the start of 2012 with the flagship D4 DSLR already being announced to the world recently. A cheaper Nikon DSLR the D800 has been grabbing the headlines since with images emerging and camera stores taking preorders for the device already. It now looks like the Nikon D800 release nears as the Japanese manufacturer discontinues some of its older models.

The company has seemingly begun the process of discontinuing its D300s and D700 camera models. According to a report over at Electronista Nikon has added the two cameras to the old products listing it has on the Japanese version of their website.

This move by the company is seen as an indication that Nikon are about to finally release both the Nikon D800 and D400 models, which have recently appeared in a variety of leaks. It is thought that the D400 is a straight replacement for the D400, while the D800 is seen as the natural successor for the D700.

Nikon has yet to confirm any details about either model though but there have been plenty of leaks. With regards of the D800 it is thought it will offer a smaller form factor with a sloped shutter controls similar to those found on the D4.

It is believed that Nikon has decided to have used a 36-megapixel sensor, and have designed the device to take on the rival Cannon EOS 5D Mark II, while exact launch dates for both the D800 and D400 are still unclear but the D800 is believed to be around the $2,700 mark. Update: Nikon Rumors are now saying the D800 will be officially revealed on February 7th and should ship within a few weeks of the announcement.

Will you be thinking of getting the D800 or D400?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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