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Review by KH629
Overall
I’m an amateur who waited and waited to make the quantum leap from an original D70. Price is forgotten after just 4 days – what a camera. D7000 may also have been quantum leap in image quality for me but it didn’t compare in the hand with the D800’s excellent quality. Initial impressions; good fit in the hand, love extra height in grip, controls still intuitive for a Nikon user, no real learning curve. 4 custom shooting menus and 4 custom settings menus are great. With so many parameters you can change having these are a must so you can set for shooting situations and not worry about putting everything back every time you change situations. Focusing and metering are excellent. Love the bright view finder and it’s built in cover. Details in the images are breath taking. Unfortunately those in front of the camera need to have a facial first, as you can see individual skin pours even when shooting full length portraits! Even using none VR lenses it is hammers the battery far more than the old camera, checking full charge and a spare battery are needed, a grip will become a must for extended use. I have the standard D800 and moire has already been an issue on even plain colour cotton T shirts shot with 85mm lens at range of 2m or just over. If you’re an amateur experienced with a DSLR considering it you won’t be disappointed it’s an amazing piece of kit. Cheaper than a pet dog! Ditch the smartphone contract and get a cheap phone to save some £, images you create will be worth far more to you than the cost- so price justified! Just need new PC now to fly through the NEF processing. I would not recommend to a friend – why, because things this good should be kept a secret! (Posted on 18/02/2013)

Nikon D800 Body

Create monumental images with the ground breaking D800.

The 36.3 megapixel FX-format sensor and class-leading autofocus system deliver unprecedented levels of depth and detail in your photography. Full HD D-movie offers all the flexibility you need for broadcast quality video.

If you’re serious about developing your creativity, the D800 is the ultimate way to get the big picture.



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£1,949.99
  • Key Features


    36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor with high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and 12-channel readout.

     

    ISO 100–6400: extendable up to 25,600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent).

     

    4 fps consecutive shooting in FX/5: 4 crop modes. 5 fps in 1.2x/DX crop modes.

     

    Multi-area D-Movie records FX- and DX-format Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p and 24p. Max recording time approx. 29 minutes 59 seconds. Offers uncompressed HDMI output to external devices and high-fidelity audio control.

     

    Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system: individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings. Sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F).

     

    EXPEED 3 image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation.

     

    8 cm (3.2-in.), 921k-dot LCD monitor with auto brightness control anti-reflective, with wide color reproduction.

     

    3D Color Matrix Metering III: 91k pixel AE AF sensor with full-time face recognition.

     

    100% viewfinder coverage and three Crop Modes: 5:4, 1.2x and DX-format, with viewfinder masking.

     

    Quiet shooting mode: perfect for discreet photography, the sound of the camera’s mirror return mechanism is noticeably reduced.

     

    Highly accurate and durable shutter unit: standard rating of 200,000 cycles, with a maximum shutter speed of 1/8,000 sec and flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec.

     

    Storage media: CF and SD card slots.

     

    Built-in i-TTL Speedlight: GN / guide number approx. 12, 24mm lens coverage.

     

    Durable Magnesium alloy body: moisture and dust resistant.

     

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  • Technical Specifications

    Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
    Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
    Effective pixels 36.3 million
    Image sensor 35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
    Total pixels 36.8 million
    Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
    Image size (pixels) FX (36 x 24) image area: 7,360 x 4,912 (L), 5,520 x 3,680 (M), 3,680 x 2,456 (S) 1.2x (30 x 20) image area: 6,144 x 4,080 (L), 4,608 x 3,056 (M), 3,072 x 2,040 (S) DX (24 x 16) image area: 4,800 x 3,200 (L), 3,600 x 2,400 (M), 2,400 x 1,600 (S) 5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area: 6,144 x 4,912 (L), 4,608 x 3,680 (M), 3,072 x 2,456 (S) FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,720 x 3,776 (L), 5,040 x 2,832 (M), 3,360 x 1,888 (S) DX-format photographs in movie live view: 4,800 x 2,704 (L), 3,600 x 2,024 (M), 2,400 x 1,352 (S) Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
    File format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
    Picture Control System Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
    Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards; Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
    Dual card slots Either card can be used for primary or backup storage, or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
    File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
    Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
    Frame coverage FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical 1.2x (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
    Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
    Eyepoint 17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
    Diopter adjustment -3 -+1 m-1
    Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
    Reflex mirror Quick return
    Depth-of-field preview When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
    Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
    Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
    Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
    Speed 1/8000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, X250
    Flash sync speed X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
    Release mode Single frame, Continuous low speed, Continuous high speed, Quiet shutter-release, Self-timer, Mirror up
    Approximate frame advance rate With EN-EL15 batteries - Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps - Image area: DX/1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fps Other power sources - Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps - Image area: 1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fps - Image area: DX; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 6 fps
    Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
    Metering TTL exposure metering using 91K (91,000)-pixel RGB sensor
    Metering method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data. 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 (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame). Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
    Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
    Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
    Exposure mode Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
    Exposure compensation -5 -+5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
    Exposure bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
    Flash bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
    White balance bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
    ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
    Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
    ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
    Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
    Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
    Detection range -2 -+19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
    Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
    Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
    AF-area mode Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
    Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
    Built-in flash Manual pop-up with button release and a Guide Number of 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
    Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 86K (86,400)-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
    Flash mode Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
    Flash compensation -3 -+1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
    Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output
    Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
    Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
    Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
    White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning.
    Modes Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
    Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
    AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
    Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
    Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
    Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p 1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
    File format MOV
    Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
    Audio recording format Linear PCM
    Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
    Movie options Index marking, time-lapse photography
    Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
    Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
    USB SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector)
    HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor
    Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
    Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
    Ten-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, GP-1 GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
    Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
    Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
    Battery pack Optional MB-D12 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries.
    AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
    Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm (5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.)
    Weight Approx. 1,000 g (2 lb 3.3 oz) with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 900 g/1 lb 15.7 oz (camera body only)
    Temperature 0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
    Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)
    Supplied accessories EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25 battery charger (AC wall adapter supplied only in countries or regions where required), Strap (AN-DC6 for D800, AN-DC6E for D800E), UC-E14 USB cable, USB cable clip, BF-1B body cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BM-12 monitor cover, ViewNX 2 installer CD
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Additional Information

Box Contents: Rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, battery charger, Strap, USB cable, USB cable clip, body cap, accessory shoe cover, monitor cover, ViewNX 2 installer CD
Manufacturer Nikon
Model D800
MPN VBA300AE