POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
wy2lam
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D800sv, BUT
In reply to CriticalI, Jan 8, 2012

I need all the FPS of my D700 so am not going to take anything less. So the 5fps body off the race.

Since Nikon does not offer smaller RAW files (can you hear me? I need reduced resolution RAW!! C*non has been doing it for years!!), I'll only go for a modest resolution increase, so the SV wins the race.

Video or not does not factor in my decision. Excluding it does not make it any cheaper anyway, and most video technologies are very useful for stills.

I could have liked the D800s more, but since it doesn't specify if I'm going to lose any fps, I'd be on the safe side and take the D800sv.

HOWEVER, it all hinges on if Nikon can make the mirror slap less clunky and noisy and my tripod almost useless. If it's the same D700 earthquake mirror slap, I'll skip no matter what other technological advancements it has made.

CriticalI wrote:

This forum is ample evidence that varied requirements and desires exist for low res, high res, video and non-video solutions. We are all different. People bought lots of D700s (even after video became common) and people bought lots of 5Dmk2s even though the AF was, er, pants).

However, if Nikon could hypothetically make four 800 mark cameras for the same price of say $3500 by mixing and matching parts already developed, which would you choose....?

D800xv: 36MP, 5fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800sv : 16MP, 8fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800x : 36MP, no video, D3s metering and AF, built in GPS, high speed tethering
D800s : 16MP, no video, full D4 metering and AF

Assume build quality similar to D700 and 2 card slots and slower burst rate for x vs. s models because of file size.

Please reply using one of the above model numbers as the subject title. Some of you may want something different but humour me - just list what would be closest to the one you want, and qualify your response in the text.
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