Nikon D800 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon D800
Resolution: 36.30 Megapixels
Sensor size: 35mm
(35.9mm x 24.0mm)
Kit Lens: n/a
Viewfinder: Optical / OLED
Native ISO: 100 - 6400
Extended ISO: 50 - 25,600
Shutter: 30 - 1/8000
Max Aperture: 0.0
Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.
(146 x 123 x 82 mm)
Weight: 35.6 oz (1,008 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $3,000
Availability: 03/2012
Manufacturer: Nikon
Full specs: Nikon D800 specifications

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36.30
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D800 Summary

Promising extremely high-resolution images, the Nikon D800 doesn't disappoint; better yet, its high-ISO performance surprised us, able to produce a good 8 x 10-inch print even at ISO 25,600. Well-designed and built, the Nikon D800 is a premium performer that easily earns its selling price.

Pros

Rugged build; Excellent controls; Extremely high resolution; Dual cards; Surprising high ISO performance.

Cons

Very large files; Slower frame rate; Custom white balance gives a greenish tint; Battery life lower than D700.

Price and availability

US-market availability for the standard Nikon D800 started late March 2012, with suggested retail pricing of around US$3,000. The limited-edition Nikon D800E variant with its different low-pass filtering followed in mid-April, at a premium of around 10% (US$3,300 approx.)

Imaging Resource rating

5.0 out of 5.0

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