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Nikon D800E 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)
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|Sold By||42nd Street Photo||Wall Street Photo||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||eDigitalUSA|
|Screen Size||3.2 in||3.2 in||3.2 in||3.2 in||3.2 in||3.2 in|
|Focus Type||Automatic with Manual||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus||automatic_only||Includes Manual Focus||Autofocus & Manual|
|ISO Range||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)||Auto, 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200||—||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (204800 with boost)|
|Item Dimensions||3.23 x 5.75 x 4.84 in||3.23 x 5.75 x 4.84 in||3.07 x 5.55 x 4.45 in||3.1 x 5.8 x 4.9 in||3.23 x 5.55 x 4.45 in||3.58 x 6.3 x 6.18 in|
|Item Weight||2.2 lbs||2.2 lbs||1.65 lbs||2.02 lbs||1.87 lbs||2.95 lbs|
|Megapixels||36.3||36.3||24.3 megapixels||45.7 megapixels||24.3 megapixels||16.2|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||36.3 megapixels||36.3 megapixels||24.3 megapixels||—||24.3 megapixels||16.2 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||full frame||full frame||full frame||full frame||full frame||CMOS (36.0 x 23.9mm)|
|Style Name||D800E||D800||Body Only||Body Only||Body Only||—|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)||—||1080p_hd||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||optical viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Wireless Technology||None||None||BuiltIn||—||Yes||Optional; via WT-5, WT-5A|
The D800E is a specialized product designed with one thing in mind, pure definition. The D800E incorporates an optical low pass filter (OLPF) without anti-aliasing properties to facilitate the sharpest images possible and is a great option for RAW shooters who are in a position to control light, distance and their subject to the degree where they can mitigate the risk of moiré and any false color.1-Year Limited Warranty.
From the Manufacturer
The Nikon D800E
The Ultimate Attention to Detail
The D800E is a specialized camera that differs from the D800 in just one way yet requires some extra care to get optimal results. Use the information below to determine if the D800 or D800E is right for you.
D800 and D800E
Which is right for you?
Every Nikon DSLR camera uses an optical low pass filter (OLPF) in front of its sensor to slightly blur the image at a pixel level in order to reduce the occurrence of false colors and moiré that can appear when shooting repetitive and/or fine patterns. For the vast majority of photographers, the D800 provides an ideal balance between sharpness and effectively prevented moiré and false color, ideal for shooting using all file formats. D800E is a specialized camera that removes the "effect" of the OLPF, which results in a slight gain in sharpness and resolution and is recommended for studio and still life professionals but carries an increased possibility that moiré and false color will appear.
|Strikes an ideal balance between sharpness and preventing the occurrence of false color and moiré for consistent performance||Slight increase in sharpness and resolution with increased occurrence of false color and moiré|
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What else is different?
Other than the very slight image quality differences described above, the D800 and D800E perform exactly the same. Focus speed, exposure metering, shooting speed, movie recording, accessory compatibility, control location and function, and all other aspects are identical.
Reveal every nuance, every detail
The 36.3 megapixel FX-format advantage
Wedding, commercial or landscape, the D800E is the ultimate 36.3 MP FX-format camera for creative genius. Witness tonal range and precision rendered to supreme clarity, depth and texture. Make poster sized prints without sacrificing detail. Explore creative opportunities with ISO 100 to 6,400 (expanded up to 25,600)—shoot from dawn to dusk. Experience Nikon's new Advanced Scene Recognition System featuring a 91,000-pixel RGB light meter capable of rendering unprecedented levels of accuracy to AF, AE, i-TTL flash control, face recognition and auto white balance. Nikon's new EXPEED 3 image processing reduces color phase shifts seen with lesser systems, producing more faithful colors and tones while managing massive amounts of data at breakthrough speed. With the D800E in your hands, achieve what was once unreachable.
Broadcast quality video
A full cinematic experience
Filmmakers, multimedia professionals and event photographers—record Full HD 1080p at 30/25/24p or 720p at 60/50p in AVC-HD format. Produce to your exacting vision when working in manual mode, controlling aperture, ISO, AF and shutter speed. Record uncompressed files via HDMI to an external recording device via HDMI. Widen production perspective using either Nikon FX or DX lens formats at Full HD 1080p and 16:9 aspect ratio. Attach headphones and check audio levels or monitor input via peak audio meters as displayed on the camera's LCD monitor. Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted in up to 20 steps. Remotely start and stop video. Simultaneously Live View footage on the camera's LCD monitor and external monitor during recording are possible.
Render every megapixel with precision
Fast, precise 51-point wide area coverage
Precise AF detection is critical to sharply render every pixel of the D800E's massive resolution count. An improved 51- point AF system with 15 Cross Type AF sensors, versatile AF area modes and superb AF detection in even the dimmest lighting deliver immediate, pinpoint focus. Fast shot-to-shot time, full resolution frame rate up to 4 fps, 6 fps in DX crop mode using MB-D12 Multi-Power Battery Pack and ultra fast CF and SD card write times. For more productive workflow, high-speed data transfer using USB 3.0 is realized. For demanding professionals, the D800E responds immediately and precisely.
Versatile shooting, fluid operation
Streamlined ergonomic design puts critical tasks a touch away
Intuitive design makes D800E operation a thing of beauty. A streamlined ergonomic body allows critical photography and video tasks, including Movie Record, Live View, White Balance and Picture Control to be performed at the touch of a button. Confirm image capture and view menu options, histograms, video settings and more using the D800E's super sharp 3.2-inch 921,000-dot LCD screen with 100% coverage. Anti-glare coating and auto brightness control ease of viewing, no matter the environment. Enlarge images up to 46x for on-the-spot focus confirmation. Magnesium alloy construction and environmental sealing make the D800E as comfortable in the field as in the studio.
EXPEED 3 image processing
Nikon's EXPEED 3 technology extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISO's. EXPEED 3 is so powerful that it handles data-intensive tasks such as Full-HD video recording at 30p with ease.
Rich image previewing
The D800E's 3.2-inch super-sharp 921,000-dot LCD monitor automatically adjusts LCD brightness and visibility according to your environment for bright, crisp image playback, menu adjustment and Live View shooting. Enlarge images up to 46x to make on the spot focus confirmation—crucial for high resolution shooting.
Expand dynamic range with built-in HDR
Create a single image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and rich color gradation than ever before. Combine two exposures at up to 3EV.
Dedicated picture control button
The convenient Picture control button provides six preset options: Vivid, Monochrome, Neutral, Standard, Landscape and Portrait for stills and video while 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control.
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Lease, usually finding all the faults no one else does, yet 2 years in, I still like the camera. I wish it has an articulating LCD, I wish it had built in WiFi, a more intuitive intervalometer that I still haven't figured out, more than 30 second shutter timer, a better battery door (The camera is weather sealed weather resistant after all yet this seems a bit cheesy and weak), but the camera is overall rather intuitive to use and takes phenomenal photos. Battery life is adequate for me too, though I know it's not rated on the top tier. Compared to many other expensive purchases that have become obsolete well before their value has been worthwhile, this is so far holding up in enjoyment factor.
Since I have always had an attraction to Nikon cameras and wanted to try the FX format, I sold an old Rolex watch that had been sitting in a drawer for over 15 years and used the proceeds to buy an 800E and a 24-70 2.8 lens as I wanted glass commensurate to accompany this much acclaimed camera.
I simply don't have the ability to tell you just how much I love this camera and lens combination! From the moment I picked it up (heavy) and took the first few shots, I knew I had latched onto something special. The camera is solid, precise, and just exudes craftsmanship, intelligence and professional capability. I suppose it imparts the feeling that with the right lens and some basic knowledge about light and composition, you can do anything!
That sense of capability and pride in just holding the damn thing was the reason I titled this review as I did. The sensor capability and dynamic range of this camera puts to shame anything I ever took on film years ago, and it has opened my eyes again to seeing pictures in most everything I do, and once again to enjoy the magic of capturing slivers of time and vision. This past Christmas and just after getting the camera/lens combo, my wife asked me to do some obligatory photos of family and friends around the tree. In the past I have used either an Olympus point and shoot or my D90. Anyway, I broke out the D800E and the 24-70 and did my best to please her. (I am not one who usually enjoys taking photos of a bunch of staged smiles--you know what I mean.) I framed up a shot of our daughter and 4 friends near the tree and bounced flash from an SB-700. The playback photo looked good in terms of person capture and lighting, so I didn't think more about it. Later, upon looking at the pic in LR4, and even when I took the shot to a silly degree of magnification, my daughter's face among that head-to-toe group shot of 5 persons, was still useable and printable at 8.5" X 11". Just crazy, crazy sharp; so sharp that I framed that head shot and have received repeated compliments of its technical quality and much praise from my very picky wife. Little do people know that that pic was only about 5% of the original frame!!
So if you have ever held a love for finely crafted and capable technology, buy this camera. Yes it eats up a battery charge faster than expected, so be sure to get at least a second battery. For sure it will re-ignite your artistic vision and you'll find yourself watching a little less TV and more time daydreaming about what you can do rather than what you have already done. The only downside for me is that I rarely pick up my D90--a shame.
Thank You Nikon for such a great camera and this new inner smile.
The 800e is an extraordinary piece of engineering and is an image making machine. It is ok with my film-era Nikon glass. But it is out of control wonderful with the 85 1.4 (also purchased through Amazon).
This camera has made me shoot more carefully and be less willing to spend time in trying to correct images for clients. In fact the last few jobs I have been able to pass images over to the client for their retouchers to work on.
Is this better than my old Canon gear? Yes (But so is my iPhone). Is the D800e better than whatever? Possibly. I don't really know. I do know that until I can afford a Mamiya with an 80MP back, this is going to be a money making machine for me. Funny thing.. just now I don't even want something that precious to work with. My companion camera might be a D4.
The 800e allows me to get exactly the results I expect to get when acquiring visual data in a way which was never possible when shooting 4x5 or 8x10. There is no going back after using this precision machine.