Nikon Launched The D800 And D800E

6/25/2012 5:25:56 PM

‘Offering a staggering 36.3 effective megapixels, the D800 FX-format camera comes packed full of high-end specs.’

When the Nikon D800 was announced last month to replace the D700, many had predicted this upgrade. But nobody could predict quite how advanced the specs of this new model would be and at such a reasonable price.

The D800 the D800E were announced simultaneously. The two models only differ very slightly in spec and price, with the most noticeable difference being the D800E’s additional optical filter. Due to the anti-aliasing properties removed, it enables the camera to capture even more detail with sharper results.

Description: Nikon Launches The D800 And D800E

At Digital Photographer we were lucky enough to have a hands-on preview with both the new models and we were certainly impressed. Offering a staggering 36.3 effective megapixels, the D800 FX-format camera is capable of producing incredibly detailed stills. In order to store all that high-resolution data, the camera comes with a dual card slot to house CF and SD cards. Tethered shooting in the studio has also been considered and the Nikon D800 includes a USB 3 port.

Similar to the pro D4 model, the new D800 is said to perform extremely well in low-light conditions and is even capable of focusing under moonlight. Keeping up with popular demand, the D800 also includes full 1080p HD video mode with recording frame rates of 30p, 25p and 24p. Just like the D4, the new Nikon features Multi-Format Full HD, which enables you to record in both the FX- and DX-based format.

The D800 is expected to go on sale in March, retailing body only at $3,600. The D800E will also only be available from select retailers around April with a body price of $4,050. In addition to the two new cameras, Nikon has also announced the launch of a new battery grip, the MB-D12, which is compatible with the new cameras, and is expected to retail at $570.

Description: The new cameras from Nikon turned a few heads when they were launched last month.

The new cameras from Nikon turned a few heads when they were launched last month.

Quick specs

Take a look at the main features:

·         Model: Nikon D800

·         Price: $3,600 (body only)

·         Web:

·         Megapixels (effective): 36.3MP

·         Max resolution: 7360 x 4912

·         Sensor information: 35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)

·         Shutter speed: 1/8000-30s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, X250

·         ISO sensitivity: ISO 100-6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV

·         Exposure modes: P, A, S, M

The DP team share their thoughts

Rosie Tanner: Although we’ve been waiting a long time for this model, it definitely seems worth it. many pros have got their names on the waiting list already and it looks like it’s going to be a popular workhorse for landscape and studio captures alike.

Hayley Paterek: Nikon have a big year ahead with some fantastic camera release on the cards. We’re looking forward to getting a review sample of the D800 in soon to test its impressive image sensor and ISO capabilities!

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