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I was sitting in the audience as the lights dimmed for a presentation by photographer, film maker and Nikon Ambassador John Wright. We’d just been told by Nikon about the new D810, and I was wondering what Nikon could possible have done to the D800 to make it better. It seemed to me that the D800 was a camera so far ahead of its time that it would take years for anything else to catch up, never mind surpass it.
I was (of course) wrong. The sensor resolution might be the same, but everything else about the D810 is faster, better and – yes – sharper than the D800. You can find out more about Nikon’s amazing new full-frame flagship in our special preview on page 88.
That’s not the only news from Nikon this month. Just as we were going to press, Nikon announced the finished version of Capture
NX-D, its new (and free) RAW conversion software. It’s attracted some criticism from fans of Nikon Capture NX-2, Nikon’s older and more powerful image-editor, but it’s not really meant as a direct replacement. It is, however, the ideal tool for optimising RAW
files taken on your Nikon D-SLR, and can find out about its automatic lens corrections on page 70. Finally, we have say goodbye to N-Photo’s staff writer
Siân Lewis, who has moved on to a high-powered online editing role in the big city. Siân’s been a mainstay on N-Photo from the start, and we’re going to miss her cheery smile, can-do attitude and enthusiasm for all things Nikon. Good luck, Siân!