This is Nikon’s king camera. It has a full-frame, massive 36.3 megapixel sensor, and can produce TIFF files as large as 212MB (that’s a big photo). Besides the sensor there’s a 3.2-inch, 921,000-dot LCD, Expeed 3 processor that makes startup time as fast as 0.12 seconds, the new 51-point autofocus system with 15 cross-type sensors, iSO range up to 6400, expandable to 25,600, and a USB 3.0 port built-in, a first for any Nikon camera. For storage you can use an SD card or CF card, and can shoot 1080p video at 30 or 24 frames per second, or 720p at 60 or 30 frames per second with B-Frame compression, which should allow room for higher-quality H.264 MP4 video.
Oh, and for those that shoot fashion, a variant is available — the D800E with antialiasing feature removed (better for fashion shots while retaining full image quality) and a $300 price increase to $3,299.95. The release is pegged for sometimes in March. Press release at the end of the post.