Quick update on the latest spec rumors. The AF system for the Nikon D820, or D850, will incorporate the same system used in the Nikon D5.

The successor to the Nikon D810 is getting serious rumor attention now. The Nikon D820 (or possibly the Nikon D850) is the camera which has everyone buzzing. While the D7500 is great and essentially doubles as a baby D500, we are all slaves to the high megapixel count. And the rumors are hinting at the megapixel wars heating back up.

  • The rumored announcement date is slated for the summer. Maybe it’s Nikon’s true 100th anniversary, though I’m holding out hope for a pro mirrorless system.
  • Most likely it will be called D820 (D850 is still a possibility)
  • Nikon is already planning the marketing material for the new camera
  • The sensor will be between 45-46MP.
  • The D820 is expected to be better at low and high ISO compared to Canon and better than the D810
  • The D820 could come with a new and improved version of SnapBridge. That’ll be a relief and will have to be one hell of an advancement.
  • No built-in GPS
  • Tiltable LCD screen
  • The memory card slots will be the same as in the D500: one SD and one XQD
  • AF system will borrow the system used in the Nikon D5.

Nikon D820 rumors

What’s not mentioned is the price. Current Nikon 810s are selling on Amazon for just under $2500. If they want to rain all over Sony’s a9 parade, that would do it. Not likely, but the camera manufacturers could stand a price war benefiting consumers instead of slow rise higher for many markets.

What do you think of the rumors? The megapixel count sounds like a lock to me. I’m interested in the controls, and how they integrate the AF we love from the D500 and Nikon’s latest offerings into a higher megapixel DSLR. This post will be continually updated as more rumors come across or get firmed up.



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