The D800 shares basically the same form factor as its predecessor the D700. Both models have a built-in flash and lack the integrated vertical grip of Nikon's top-end DSLRs, which is available instead via an accessory battery grip. There are differences though - some minor, some major.
The D800 has identical high ISO performance to the Nikon D4, with double the resolution. Nikon and its pitchmen like to get people to think the D4 is better, while as you can see, it just looks much worse at its very highest settings. The real reason the D4 is better in low light isn't image quality, for which the D800 is proven as slightly better than the D4, but the D4's superior viewfinder. The D4 uses individual LEDs to light each AF area clearly without interfering with your view of the subject, but the D800's inferior dark LCD rectangles, lit poorly from the side by one big LED, make it very difficult to see either your subject or the AF zones if it's very dark.
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Not surprisingly, some Nikon D700 owners–who had been awaiting an update to the popular DSLR–were surprised and a little disappointed that the D800 wasn’t more in line with their expectations, especially given that the new camera tripled the D700’s 12 megapixel sensor. Granted, as a huge fan of the D700, I was disappointed, too (although the D600 has since eased the pain). Rather than an update to the D700, one might think of the D800 as a new category of camera in Nikon’s DSLR line–one that offers a huge amount of resolution for a comparatively affordable price tag along with advanced video features.
Overall, the D800’s design and control layout provides convenience and easy operation. As always, there’s enough consistency across Nikon DSLRs that it is unlikely current users will need more than, perhaps, a cursory glance at the user guide to get up and running with the D800. Non-Nikon users will probably benefit from more than a quick look at the guide (printed Quick Start and full User guides are bundled with the camera).
The video is almost too good on the D800 and D800E. The problem is sub-sampling. When shooting the rather low 2mp of HD video (1920x1080), the D800 models are skipping over a lot of pixels. The compression Nikon uses (a form of AVC at 24Mbps, basically) isn't "bad enough" to mask moire and edge artifacts. You'll want to use diffraction impacted apertures to help with this, but that starts to muss up the detail. Simply put: watch out for fine detail when shooting video, especially if that detail is moving.
Uncompressed video out the HDMI port is as good as I've seen from any DSLR, despite the sub-sampling issues. If you can keep your focus field tight on a subject that isn't producing artifacts, the video can be stunning, even though it's really only 8-bit 4.2.2 (we really want 10-bit 4:4:4 to get video up to the levels of "raw" that we get from stills). Clean, clear, sharp (sometimes too much so), and if you're paying attention, even broadcast approved (make sure HDMI/Advanced/Output range is set to Limited range and the video stream will stay within broadcast IRE limits for white and black).
|Auto Focus Technology|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||6 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921,000|
|Display Size||3.2 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||36.3 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||6,400|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|File Format||NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed, TIFF (RGB), JPEG|
|Flash Memory Type||Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant|
|Flash Modes Description||Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/250_sec|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash, Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector|
|Focus Description||Multi-CAM3500 FX Phase detection with 3D tracking|
|Focus Type||Automatic with Manual|
|Form Factor||Mid-size SLR|
|HDMI Type||Mini Type C|
|ISO Range||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||5:4, 3:2|
|Item Dimensions||4.84 x 3.23 x 5.75 inches|
Price Nikon D800 From Ebay : $2,150.00