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Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)
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|Sold By||Wall Street Photo||Amazon.com||42nd Street Photo||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|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_only||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus|
|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, 64-12800||Auto, 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)|
|Item Dimensions||3.23 x 5.75 x 4.84 in||3.1 x 5.8 x 4.9 in||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||3.23 x 5.55 x 4.45 in|
|Item Weight||2.2 lbs||2.02 lbs||2.2 lbs||2.16 lbs||1.65 lbs||1.87 lbs|
|Megapixels||36.3||45.7 megapixels||36.3||36.3 megapixels||24.3 megapixels||24.3 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||36.3 megapixels||—||36.3 megapixels||36.3 megapixels||24.3 megapixels||24.3 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||CMOS (35.9 x 24.0mm)||full_frame||Full frame||CMOS (35.9 x 24.0mm)||CMOS (35.9 x 24mm)||CMOS (35.9 x 24.0mm)|
|Style Name||D800||Body Only||D800E||Body Only||Body Only||Body Only|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd||4k||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||optical viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Wireless Technology||None||—||None||Optional, via WT-5A or Eye-Fi||BuiltIn||Yes|
Hold in your hands an HD-DSLR able to capture images rivaled only by that produced by a medium-format camera: extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range, the most faithful colors, the broadest tonal range. Meet the Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX-format D-SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality; who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system. For multimedia professionals, 36.3MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video. The essential tool for today’s still and video professional, every photo will astound, every video will dazzle.What's in the box: Nikon D800 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only), EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh) , MH-25 Quick Charger for EN-EL15 Battery 1 Year Warranty, DK-17 Finder Eyepiece (Replacement),UC-E14 USB Cable, USB Cable Clip, Camera Strap, BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM and 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.
Safety WarningThis item is a Japanese domestic market version. There is no functional difference between Japanese and international version. User Guide/Manual: Only available in Japanese Camera menu interface: Only available in English and Japanese Manual may be downloaded from the manufacturer Web site. Please note that items in Japan traditionally use the NTSC system (currently the ISDB-T) for television broadcasting. These may be incompatible for countries that use a different form of broadcasting, such as the PAL system or the SECAL system (most of Europe). Please check to see if your system is compatible prior to purchasing on our items. Electrical voltage and outlets may differ by countries. The language used on the manual and on the item itself may not have your preferred language. Please check prior to purchasing.
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The D700 was and still is an outstanding DSLR. The D800 is of course better, but in a very perceptible way, which was quite a surprise to me.
I have done over 5000 shots since my purchase on 24 March. So far, no issues to report: no green cast from the LCD and no problems with the CLS system.
Nikon has really outperformed with this new DSLR and the clear improvements are:
- Much improved Dynamic Range, which was my main problem since my first DSLR
- Better colors straight off the camera: deeper and richer
- Better AF in low light ***UPDATE*** After comparing with older Nikon DSLRs, this improvement is minor and only perceptible on cross-type AF points.
- Highly detailed photographs at full res, 100% magnification and also when down-scaling the photos.
Let's not forget a proper and useable HD video feature at broadcasting quality. ***UPDATE*** Perhaps not broadcasting quality, but close enough.
On the negative side (there has to be some):
- The zoom in and zoom out buttons are reversed from the old models, which is now more logical, but I am used to the old wrong way! it's a minor problem of course.
- D4 has backlit buttons, why not on the D800? This can't be that expensive to include.
- Very expensive Battery pack, this is a major drawback for me. But yes, the D800 is well priced at $3000. I just hate ridiculously priced accessories.
- still wonder the point of having 1 CF slot and 1 SD slot. 2 CF slots would have been superb. But I guess if you come from a SD card DSLR, that would be practical for you.
- Left AF points can suffer from front/back focusing issues on wide angle lenses, but this can be fixed at a Nikon repair center under warranty ***UPDATE***
One crucial point that has to be considered when acquiring a 36MP DSLR: storage will be an issue. I just purchased a 4TB ext hard drive. A 14-bit RAW file (uncompressed) coming from the D800 will average 75MB.
I just shot a wedding, and I consider the D800 to be an excellent choice for the job. All the complains about shots being more blurry at 100% magnification are irrelevant. One has to be precise with his/her settings, at the right exposure and optimal shutter speed, results can be absolutely mind-blowing. And since most won't need 36MP for wedding photographs, down-scaling images will certainly eliminate slight camera-shake or noise.
One particular aspect that I appreciate is that my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G is now tack-sharp at f/1.4. I had a front focusing issue with my old D700 even with the fine-tune option set to max. Since I'm no techie geek, I still don't understand why the D700 gave me problems with the 85mm.
Anyway, I used to be one of those people saying that digital photography will never replace film photography. The D800 has changed all that.
A) The cropping ability. You can take a photo of a persons face, crop the photo to just the eye, and still have a lot of resolution left over for a good print.
B) Shadow recovery. If you take a photo, and under expose too much, you can get an enormous amount of detail back, in post work, on the RAW file, in order to make the photo look like it was taken with the right exposure.
These two features beat any problems this camera may, perceivably, have I highly recommend buying this camera.
I would encourage you to look at any preowned items that are offered through Amazon fulfillment, this still gives piece of mind if there is an issue, however this is the 3rd camera and/or lens I have purchased this way saving myself literally thousands of dollars, allowing me to expand my lens collection.
The files are huge, however it allows for cropping if needed, without loosing detail or the ability to still create larger prints.
Do your due diligence and there are amazing deals to be had! It is the perfect way to step up to a camera that otherwise would have been out of my reach financially.