Nikon D800 outed by Nikon.de?

Rumours about the D800 have been circulating for a while, from leaked specs to product images. The recent launch of Nikon's new flagship pro camera, the Nikon D4, hasn't distracted those looking out for a new enthusiast model to replace the D700.

As if the rumours we've seen so far weren't enough, Nikon Germany purportedly changed one of their index images on Nikon.de, which showed a new model. The same image also shows the new D4, which the previous image didn't. We've put both the leak image (top) and the original (bottom) which the website has reverted to.

The simplest indicator of the new pro models is the shape of the signature red detailing beneath the shutter button - the D4 brings a flat red line, as we saw on the D5100, the rest of the range is slightly more triangular. 

Given the size of the image being talked about here, this is perhaps the easiest detail to see. And here you can see the D4 (far left) and the new model, presumed to be the D800 (second from right), sitting alongside it's older siblings on the top image.

We've seen a number of leaks surrounding the anticipated D800 launch and this latest hint makes us believe the D800 is incredibly close to launch. Some of the details of the now-launched D4 also make previous leaked images more believable - the change in styling of that red detailing and the positioning of the video button behind the shutter button, for example.

Previously leaked specs suggest the inclusion of the Expeed 3 processor, 51-point AF, a 3.2-inch display - all of which you'll find on the D4 - but then the 36-megapixel imaging sensor, which we're not so sure about.

We're sure that the official launch will be along very soon and we'll bring you all the details when it does.



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