As anticipated, today Nikon announced the D800 which features a 36 megapixel sensor. I am angry and confused with this announcement. First, why does this have a larger sensor than their “pro” model D4? That seems counter-intuitive. It seems to me that what the geniuses at Nikon have done is convert the D700 from a wonderful enthusiast camera into to a pro model. And to what end? So as a D700 owner where is my upgrade path now? I don’t need, nor do I want 36 megapixels. And I want a D4 even less. This is just an initial reaction on my part, so don’t hold me to it, but snowballs have a better chance in hell than I do of getting one of these.
In one of the biggest non-secrets of the year, some images of the new Olympus OM-D are surfacing. Unless I am mistaken, it looks like every other DSLR, just one without a mirror. We’ll see after tomorrow, but I’m not very excited by this one either.