The recently announced Nikon D800 and D800E professional DSLR cameras are the first products of their kind to feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection support. Nikon’s DSLR line were certified by the USB Implementers Forum to support the new standard.
USB 3.0 is the third major modification of the Universal Serial Bus standards for computer connectivity and electrical requirements released in November of 2008. A number of major components, such as data transmission rate, power consumption, and physical mechanics have been significantly improved from its USB 2.0 predecessor.
At 5 Gb/s, USB 3.0 will allow devices using it connection stream to reach transfer speeds more than ten times higher than those running on its USB 2.0 predecessor. Photographers, videographers, and other customers will now be able to stream rich video content and transfer thousands of photos to their displays, computers, and the like in a matter of seconds.
The Nikon D800 line features a full-frame 36.3 MP high resolution image sensor and includes may of the same great features of the D4: Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91k-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, 51 point AF, 1080p HD video shooting, uncompressed HDMI output, and a special two-shot HDR mode.
The Nikon D800 will be released at the end of March for the price of $2999 (€ 2289). The D800E will be available in April 2012 for the price of $3299 (€ 2518).