Nikon D800 36.3 MP Digital SLR Camera Review
|April 18, 2012||Posted by admin under Nikon|
Boasting the highest resolution of any 35-mm-sized camera, this full-frame 36.3-MP model is also loaded with capabilities. It employs much of the technology developed for the expensive D4 but is not as fast; it is able to shoot at 4 fps with FX lenses or 5 fps at 15.3 MP with the smaller DX lenses.
It’s very durable with a magnesium-alloy chassis, well-sealed against dust and moisture, and equipped with a 100% viewfinder plus a 3.2-inch 921,000-dot LCD.
The D800E ($3450) is identical to Nikon’s D800 with one exception: it has been modified to eliminate the blurring effect of the low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter for even better resolution of fine detail.
- Huge 24 x 35.9 mm sensor
- 5 fps in FX, 6 fps in DX with optional grip
- Fast, versatile 51-point AF
- Built-in flash can trigger remote flash units
- 1080p video with many overrides
- In-camera HDR mode
- 900 shots per charge with battery
- The controls are well-located and logically placed
- Drive speed is a tad slow
- 36.3-MP files will be massive
- Steep learning curve
Amazing camera with a competitive price
Nikon D800 vs D4 – Which One Is Right for You?
Squeezing all these new features into a camera that many are calling the ultimate for Nikon enthusiasts has resulted in a steep learning curve.
If you want to let your creativity run wild, this camera is the ultimate solution to capture great pictures.
Detail and tonal range can be breathtaking.
A clear improvement over the already excellent D700
It is not too heavy to carry, has the world’s best lens selection, and is built to take years of heavy use.
Camera has advanced firmware that does things like automatic chromatic aberration reduction and full color optimization via selectable Picture Controls, which allow you to create the best pictures you’ve ever made.
D800… Nikon made it right
The solid, weather-sealed Nikon D800 shell can stand up to most levels of punishment.
Keep in mind that you will need to buy very large memory cards for this camera. You can fill up the memory cards quickly with the 38 to 52MB RAW NEF images files.
The camera supports the fastest CF and SD memory cards, along with USB 3.0 for high-speed data transfer.
While the D700 was a great all-round DSLR, the D800 is slightly more specialized. The high ISO performance sees it lose out to the competition, while the frame rate can make it feel slow when shooting action. These minor negatives are to some extent brought about by the camera’s main appeal – its resolution. If you’re prepared to make small sacrifices, then the results from the D800 will blow you away. Combine that with the quality feel and extensive feature set, and the D800 is a first-class DSLR that won’t disappoint.
Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D Mark III: Which One is Better?
Those who shoot in a wide range of conditions, or have a preference for sport and low-light photography, are likely to find they are best served by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
But photographers who shoot primarily in good light and who are interested in capturing the maximum amount of detail possible, perhaps specializing in landscape, still-life or macro photography, will find that the Nikon D800 is a better choice.
Nikon D800 Product Tour