Nikon Officially Discontinues D700, D300s Cameras

Change is on the way for Nikon's DSLR lineup. The company has officially moved two models, the D700 and D300s over to the "old products" page. The two cameras join a long list of discontinued products making room for the new. The D700 is expected to be replaced next week by the Nikon D800.

Nikon D700 body

Nikon watchers expected the D700 to go away, however there has been little in the way of information regarding a D300s replacement. According to Nikon Rumors the upcoming D800 will be revealed on Tuesday, February 7th.

The D800 will sport a 36 megapixel image sensor and provide 51 auto focus points. USB 3.0 support and dual memory card slots are also expected, along with the Nikon Expeed 3 image processor. The display on the D800 could surpass three inches, and ISO sensitivity up to 6400 (ISO HI-2 at 25600) has also been rumored. The D800 may even come in two different models, with and without an antialiasing filter.

Information is much harder to come by when it comes to a successor to the D300s. It's possible the camera will be named the D400, however nothing is confirmed. The D800 will be in stores shortly after the announcement next week, and begin shipping within weeks. Nikon's latest is also expected to be in attendance at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan starting February 9th.

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