...It's just that nobody's sure when.
Nikon Rumors thinks it has a handle on the upcoming D700 replacement...it's to have 36 megapixels and will be smaller and lighter than the D700. Note the name of the site, however ("rumors").
I haven't got a good read on just how disruptive the Japanese tsunami and the Thai floods have been, but I suspect the answer is "more than we think." Someone pointed out on a forum that if you buy a D800 you'll have to buy bigger hard drives...but that hard drive manufacture has been impacted by the natural disasters too.
I'm not going to speculate about when this might be announced officially. But there's little question it's coming, and less doubt that it's going to be important—the D700 and Canon's 5D Mark II are the most important two flagship-level cameras to photo enthusiasts from the two most important camera companies.
Anyway, I like that it's going to be smaller and lighter. We need that to become a trend.
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