A photographer dreams of capturing images with as many characteristics and nuances as possible and Nikon makes impossible possible with the new Nikon D800 DSLR. This FX-series camera has an ultra-sensitive CMOS sensor for automatic and manual shooting in any lighting situation. The D800 is a user-friendly camera that delivers outstanding pictures and movies at a lighter weight than its predecessor, the popular D700.
The Nikon D800 DSLR offers the highest effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels, and is equipped with the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine and a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor for overwhelming definition and image quality. Shoot more dramatic stills at higher resolution and also enjoy shooting 1920×1080 video at up to 30 frames per second.
What does 36 megapixel mean? A 12-megapixel image has a resolution of 4000 x 3000. 36 megapixels yields 7,360 x 4,912 in Nikon’s FX format. That’s a door to far more detail than ever.
The viewfinder built into the D800 supports a frame coverage of approximately 100% and magnification of approximately 0.7x. Adoption of a magnesium alloy for the body gives the camera the same level of durability as the D700 with a weight approximately 10% less. It also has a 3.2” display for viewing and reviewing images.
A new shutter unit that has passed testing for 200,000 cycles and supports a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 s and flash sync speed of 1/250th second. It offers 51-point focusing for ultra sharp imaging. The camera will use Compact Flash, SDHC, and SDXC for storage. Of course, 36 megapixels are pretty large files so the D800 adds a USB 3.0 Superspeed port for extremely rapid file transfer with other USB 3.0 devices.
The D800 is being co-released with the D800E. The D800E incorporates an optical filter with all the anti-aliasing properties removed in order to facilitate the sharpest images possible. This is an ideal tool for photographers who can control light, distance and their subjects to the degree where they can mitigate the occurrence of moiré. Aside from the optical filter, all functions and features are the same as on the D800.
The D800E carries an increased possibility that moiré and false color will appear, compared to the D800. IR cut and antireflective coating properties of the optical filter remain the same with both versions.
Is the Nikon D800 made of all those features that dreams are made of? Open your eyes.
It will be available soon.