Pre-orders for the brand new Nikon D800 DSLR have been stopped because of what has been described as “the sheer size of the demand”.Nikon has moved to suspend orders on several of their sites including the UK and the USA. We are still waiting to hear whether supply to Australia will be impacted by the demand.
Online web sites such as Amazon have also stopped offering the Nikon camera for sale following the launch of the devices that comes with a 36 million pixel sensor.
The new DSLR camera, which was tipped by SmartHouse weeks ago, is set to strip marketshare away from Canon who have performed strongly in the digital SLR market in Australia.
The D800 not only has a 36.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for high ISO shooting, but a variety of high definition video modes, leapfrogging well beyond its predecessor, the D700.
Like the flagship D4 announced in January, the D800 uses a 51-point autofocus system that is sensitive down to -2EV. It also has the new 91,000 pixel 3D color matrix metering and Advanced Scene Recognition System that compares the image in the viewfinder with a database of previously captured images and their exposure settings. The D800 retains the standard DSLR size of the D700, wrapped in magnesium alloy, but its corners and curves have been rounded in line with the design of the D4.
A retailer speaking to US website Slashgear said, “The item is in high demand and supplies from the manufacturer are limited. Its availability will fluctuate, and if the item is not currently in stock, we cannot guarantee that will receive additional quantities in a timely manner.”
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