Nikon D800E Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D800E 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: D800E 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $3299.95
Street Price: $2902.40
Date Available: 2012-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 35.6 oz (1,008 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.
(146 x 123 x 82 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 36.8
Effective Megapixels: 36.3 
Sensor Format: 35mm 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.70"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 7360 x 4912 (36.2 MP, Other),
5520 x 3680 (20.3 MP, 3:2),
3680 x 2456 (9.0 MP, Other),
6114 x 4080 (24.9 MP, Other),
4608 x 3056 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2040 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3600 x 2400 (8.6 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6144 x 4912 (30.2 MP, 5:4),
4608 x 3680 (17.0 MP, 5:4),
3072 x 2456 (7.5 MP, 5:4)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; TIFF 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720
Movie Frame Rate: 30p/25p/24p, 60p/50p/30p/25p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM audio) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 1.2x, 1.5x (DX), 5:4 crop modes 
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 51-point TTL phase detection via Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 central sensors; Contrast detection AF in Live View mode 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.2
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 25,600 in Hi-2
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (2), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (4), Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K); Fine-tuning available for all options. 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 91K-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame), Spot (4mm circle or about 1.5% frame, centered on selected focus area) 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: None 
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes 
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Front-curtain sync, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync; supports Advanced Wireless Lighting system 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent  
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe, PC Sync terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional wired 
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (Type C), 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GP-1 GPS compatible), Stereo Mic Mini Jack (3.5mm), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm) 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL15 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable or MB-D12 battery grip 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 900
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Limited edition Nikon D800 variant, with no low-pass filter (LPF) effect. IR cut and antireflective coating properties of the optical filter remain the same. 

 


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