It appears that the Nikon D810 should ship on July 17. I’ll be looking at it very closely over the next few weeks.
See previous discussion:
One concern I have is what appears to be a restricted scenario use for the electronic first curtain (EFC) shutter, as per the manual. It appear to be available only in M-up mode, which would make it useless for executing the shot at just the right moment in Live View. Also, an EFC shutter available in Live View mode means no shutter-bang from exiting Live View mode, if indeed the D810 requires that procedure. But that worry is probably unfounded as per Tom S below.
The strange note on “lines or fog” is also worrisome (I dont’t understand what it means).
Tom S writes:
That freaked me out too but the official Nikon press release states:
“Additionally, the electronic front curtain can now act as an electronic front shutter when using live view or first composing through the optical viewfinder in mirror-up mode", under "Refined Controls and Construction”
Would be nice if the manual did not appear to contradict that by omission!
DIGLLOYD: this sounds very hopeful.