A few tech blogs have gotten everyone in a tizzy over a rumor that suggested Amazon pre-orders of the highly anticipated DSLR would not be shipping until 2013. We at TechnoBuffalo are here to tell you that’s a large serving of Bogus with an ample helping of BS. I talked to my rep at Nikon today, who ensured me the following:

“Hi Mike –  there has been a production update, and cameras will now be delivered approximately Mid-March. (this year)”

So, if you’ve placed an order for the Nikon D800 and did not sleep a wink last night because of bogus 2013 reports from other sites, have no fear. It turns out Amazon’s system was tweaking and telling buyers that the camera would not ship until January of 2013. I’ll have the D800 in for review within the coming weeks, so be sure to tune in! In the meantime, let’s drool over its specs once again.

Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E Features

  • 35.9 × 24.0 mm 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor with EXPEED 3 image processing
  • 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system with Advanced Scene Recognition System
  • 1080p 30fps, 25fps and 24fps HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format video with manual control
  • 720p 60fps, 30fps video recording
  • Headphone jack, Mic jack and uncompressed HDMI out
  • Enhanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF sensor module 51-point AF system
  • 921,000-dot 3.2-inch LCD monitor with reinforced glass, automatic monitor brightness control and wide viewing angle
  • Burst modes: 4 fps full resolution, 6 fps DX-mode with MBD-12 battery pack
  • ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 50 (Lo-1)-25,600 (Hi-2)
  • Magnesium alloy chassis for maximum durability
  • Dual card slots for CF and SD
  • Ready to shoot in .12 seconds
  • Uses USB 3.0 terminal
  • Optical viewfinder with 100% coverage
  • Nikon D800 will be available in late March for $2999.95, and the Nikon D800E will be available in mid-April for $3299.95