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Nikon D800E Digital Camera

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SLR 36.3MP CMOS Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Newly Developed Nikon FX-format CMOS Sensor With 36.3 Effective MegapixelsThe D800/D800E employ a Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24.0 mm) with 36.3 effective megapixels, the world's highest... More
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Twenty-Six Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The editors of seven expert review sites all concluded that this Nikon camera was superb and gave it their highest award. Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Tbreak.ae and Reviewed.com all gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Akam.no and Hi-tech.mail.ru/ all of whom concluded that this digital camera was good.

The experts at Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all strongly endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at What Digital Camera and DP Review both decided that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Gold" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on fifty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this camera has an average expert rating of 91%. This means that experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best cameras of a similar spec and age.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon D800 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Event photographers will appreciate the fa” in their review and scored it 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com also said “That should be sufficient for event photographers, landscape shooters”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “The pictures themselves are bright an” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Nikon D800 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon D800 had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com scored it very highly and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Trusted Reviews “The Nikon D800 is a professional-grade full-frame DSLR with a class-leading effective resolution of 36.3MP that is likely to appeal to professional photographers”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “You need high continuous shooting speeds” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Consumersearch.com said “Plenty of Nikon D800 users, excited to start shooting with their new massive-megapixel behemoths, soon found themselves shopping for spare cards”.

A few customers who bought it considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Features a whopping 36.3 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor” in their review of the Nikon D800. Ephotozine.com also wrote “D800E look particularly impressive on paper with an impressive specification reaching beyond entry-level medium format in terms of resolution alone thanks to the 36.3 megapixel full frame sensor”. Photographyblog.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Featuring a remarkable 36 megapixel full-frame sensor”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Amateurphotographer.co.uk rated the Nikon D800 5 stars and wrote “ISO and white balance ensures youve got everything you need at your fingertips”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also mentioned “Outstanding high ISO performance in both JPEG”.

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Good Video Capture

Some Nikon D800 owners reckoned that the product was good for video recording. Expert website Videomaker.com mentioned in their review “The Nikon D800 runs full HD video resolution at 1080 shoots in 30p”. Four years ago Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “It's also fair to say the Nikon D800 is one of the best DSLRs for video Nikon has ever p”. Also four years ago Cameralabs.com wrote “Nikon D800 review The Nikon D800 is a full-frame 36 Megapixel DSLR with Full HD video capabilities” in their Nikon D800 review.

Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to handle.

A few Nikon D800 owners agreed that the Nikon D800 was easy to use. Camcorderinfo.com wrote “We thought the camera kept it under control better than the competition (we saw more significant rolling shutter on the 5D Mark III”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Image quality is insane, video is nothing short of superb, camera layout is practical and simple to use” and scored the Nikon D800 5 stars.

One customer who purchased this digital camera said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg said “The much- coveted Nikon D800 FX-format digital SLR is finally in my hands” in their review of the Nikon D800.

One Nikon D800 reviewer who purchased the Nikon D800 considered that it was easy to use the menus. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Fast, responsive camera when adjusting settings” in their review.

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Robust

A number of customers thought it was well made. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote four years ago “The Nikon 800 is clearly built with the user experience in mind”. Expert review site Gottabemobile.com said in their review of this digital camera in the same month “The D800 is built for photo e”.

One person thought the Nikon D800 was sealed. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said in their Nikon D800 review “It is sealed in enough places to keep it from failing when exposed to the elements”.

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Nice Design

A number of Nikon D800 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Sublime ergonomics and a record-breaking resolution.”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Very solid build quality and good ergonomics handling” in their Nikon D800 review.

One customer thought the product was good looking. Four years ago expert review site Videomaker.com said “It's a pretty sweet camera” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Key controls in different positions mitigate against a smooth switch.) - You're upgrading from a consumer level”.

One Nikon D800 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was neat. Four years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The camera controls youll need most are neatly located within easy reach when youre prepping your shots”.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was a good design. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said four years ago “Rear LCD prone to glare in bright sunlight, despite new design” .

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Good Size

Three Nikon D800 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's a very 'human' construction that manages to pack all of the key shooting tools into a compact space without leaving you overwhelmed”. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “It is surprising that Nikon can't bring the contrast detection system up to the lightning speed of compact system cameras”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape.

One Nikon D800 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “Relatively lightweight body and a comprehensive feature set” in their review of this digital camera and gave it an excellent review.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good structurally. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote in their review of the Nikon D800 four years ago “The construction and ergonomics are brilliant” . One Nikon D800 owner who reviewed the Nikon D800 reckoned that it was good physically. Three years ago Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The D800 is physically similar to the D700 with a little” in their Nikon D800 review.

One Nikon D800 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Expert website Itproportal.com rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “A relatively slim 160-page volume, while the Pentax K7 that I mainly use these days has”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Nikon D800 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “Build quality is very good”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The camera gives excellent handling with a solid metal body”. Cameralabs.com wrote in their review on Camera Labs “The new 36 Megapixel full-frame sensor delivers tremendous quality, comfortably out-resolving the competition while matching their noise levels” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,074 expert and owner reviews for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its SLR cameras range.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Digitalcamerareview.com scored the product 5 stars and said in their review “With its 36 megapixel sensor, sophisticated feature set and amazing image quality”. Three years ago Photoxels.com said “This is a high-end DSLR with a wealth of advanced features, including everything one expects of a professional camera”. Techmagnifier.com wrote “However, this camera has many good features and offers excellent performance” .

Good Flash

One Nikon D800 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said four years ago “Built-in flash means you wont have to lug around an extra accessory”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon D800 owner said that it was noisy. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this digital camera “The surprise bonus is that noise is actually pretty well co”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer mentioned that the Nikon D800 had a good autofocus. Amateurphotographer.co.uk rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review “Very fast autofocus”.

Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D800 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the D800 have screen sizes of between 2" and 6.7".

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Very High Megapixel Count

The megapixel count of the Nikon D800 of 36.3 megapixels is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D800. The megapixel counts of SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D800 range from 4MP to 52MP.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years which are not 3D compatible, the Nikon D800 is 3D compatible.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Nikon D800 has a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the D800 do not have a GPS.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a GPS currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D800 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D800 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Nikon D800 supports video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D800 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D800.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper cameras such as the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D800.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper cameras such as the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Nikon D800 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Nikon D800 has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

This camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on cameras of this type and age.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Nikon D800 has a very high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the D800. SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D800 have JPEG frame rates of between 3fps and 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 36.8 megapixels, the Nikon D800 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst SLR cameras of this age. The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 10MP to 53MP.

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900 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon D800 is a digital camera that takes 900 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D800 take between 230 and 4,199 shots per battery charge.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D800 has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the D800 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Nikon D800 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Nikon D800 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image editing modes "Resizing" and "Trimming" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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51 Auto Focus Points

51 auto focus points

The Nikon D800 is a 51 auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D800 have between 9 and 799 auto focus points.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D800. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar age and type to the D800.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The Nikon D800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D800 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D800. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Face detection" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon D800 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Nikon D800 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D800 do not have an image stabiliser. The Nikon D800 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Nikon D800 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the D800. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon D800 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Small Eye Relief

With an eye relief of only 17 millimeters, the Nikon D800 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D800 the eye relief range from 15mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The weights of SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the D800 range from 230g to 1.5kg. The Nikon D800 is one of the heavier SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D800 (900 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 0.9 kilograms, the Nikon D800 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D800 have weights of between 0.45kg and 240kg, and the average weight is 17kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon D800

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the D800 over four years ago.

Specification

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Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Interface
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

Quite frankly, it's a bit surprising that more fuss isn't being made about the Nikon D800. With its 36.8 megapixels 35mm-sized sensor, it's the most significant thing to happen to ?small format'... Read more…

1 February 2014

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 August 2012 by Gennady
(Verified Purchase)

Overall I am happy with it, this being my first full frame camera...

Reviewed 7 August 2013 by Alfonso Y.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this during a sale for about 2250 which was a steal for this new model (upgrade from old D200 DX model). Had some older high quality FX lenses which work great with this camera (28-70mm... Read more…

Build Quality, Image Quality, Uncompressed HDMI-out video, dual card slots, battery life, Accurate focus tracking, wide range of customization options, no shallow DOF loss due to FX sensor
Excellent camera. Lots of features. This is a very nice camera for studio and architecture shots. I was really impressed with how many pictures i thought were garbage at first, but I was able to recov
High pixel count, great video quality, good battery life even with external gps, works well with inexpensive battery grip if using the live view more. can zoom live view to focus video, face detection
Brilliant camera. Resolution will no longer be an issue. Test the pixel noise at high ISO in full sunlight; there really isn't anything there to speak of. Auto focus is always better than I can do man
Both of the dual card slots could be SD even though CF has higher potential throughput (not many CF cards have higher throughput than SD currently and CF is alot more expensive), slower burst rate tha
Heavy, loud shutter. The other down side is mostly due to high resolution; working with large raw files is rather intensive and quite noticible (iMac, Core 716GB)
Very heavy. especially to carry all day, specially with grip. Size can be intimidating to your subjects but they get used to it. Very difficult to focus hand-held, sharpwithout blur compared to 300 d
Resolution is so sharp that the apparent depth of field has shallowed so much that nearly all normal photos need to be taken at 16 or higher. It's made trash out of my 300s. Grease in shutter forced
Reviewed 2 February 2015 by James B.
(Verified Purchase)

Could be too much camera for me, but didn't have much choice at time. I do think I like the old-school controls, compared to the newer d750 or 7000. Lots of people seem to be jumping ship to... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2013 by Robert s.

Image size should not be an issue with modern memory cards and desktops...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d800, nikon d800e
Barcodes 00018208922055, 00182089220552, 04960759134653, 05053973533797

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