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D800 Unveiled

Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:02 am



The next model to D700?
http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nikon-d800-officially-unveiled
The Nikon D800, which Nikon says will sit alongside the D700 rather than replace it, will feature a 36.3 megapixel sensor, which Nikon claims will offer the imaging potential to rival medium format cameras, but “with all of the agility of the D-SLR format.”



http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikonD800/


[Edited 2012-02-06 21:06:07]
 
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RE: D800 Unveiled

Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:21 am

Of note:

"The D800's supplied battery is the EN-EL15 - the same battery used in the D7000" (good, in case you already have a D7000 or you want a D7000 backup body)

"The D800's central AF point will still operate as a cross-type point with lens or lens/converter combinations with a maximum aperture of f/8. In addition, 10 AF points retain horizontal sensitivity at this aperture." (is the D800 currently the "cheapest" body that can AF at f/8?)

Auto ISO can now take the lens focal length into account (like the D4).

Unfortunately, the biggest disappointment for me: 4fps, up to 6fps in DX mode. Seriously, who'd spend $3,000 on a D800 and shoot it in DX mode while they can get a D7000 for close to a 1/3 of the price?!?!?!

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RE: D800 Unveiled

Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:33 pm

Quoting trvyyz (Thread starter):
will feature a 36.3 megapixel sensor

  

Quoting SNATH (Reply 1):
Unfortunately, the biggest disappointment for me: 4fps, up to 6fps in DX mode

Similar to the D3s/D3x trade off isn't it? Surely you choose whichever fits your needs better, D4 for speed or D800 for resolution

Quoting SNATH (Reply 1):
Seriously, who'd spend $3,000 on a D800 and shoot it in DX mode

For what we do it doesn't sound that ridiculous does it? I have a D3 and a D300s, OK, the D3 is much better if the light is a bit suspect, but the D300s images are very close when the light is good and you get the benefit of the 1.5 x crop factor with makes my 200-400mm (effectively) a 300-600mm....which is nice! And wouldn't the DX crop on this be something like 4900 x 3274 px (Maybe I am wrong on that?!?) That sounds like an awful lot of image for me.

I know what you are saying Tony, it would be perfect if you could blend the best of the D4 and D800  But seriously, in the short space of time since I started with the D70 and a 70-300mm G Kit lens, things have moved on amazingly. And anyway, lets not give Nikon to charge anymore for these top line FX bodies, a 36.3 mpx D4 blistering 11fps FX would be retailing for >$10,000, i've already had one divorce thanks   
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RE: D800 Unveiled

Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:22 pm

 
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RE: D800 Unveiled

Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:58 am

Looks good,

This might be my next camera, although I am skeptical about its noise performance with its high MP count.

I am hearing both sides to the story of its ISO levels versus the D7000- D3 range etc.

I currently have the D200, will I see a difference in noise performance with the D800?

Thanks for the help

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RE: D800 Unveiled

Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:11 am

in DX mode, D800 will give you 15.3MP more or less, similar to D7000 (16MP), so noise-wise it will be much better than D200. If you downsample the 36MP file to 12MP, I think noise should not be worse than D3. You'll need a fast CPU, though to post process the file (36MP TIFF would be around 200MB) - and sharp lenses to utilize full potential of this camera (or get the D800E for better details).
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