D800 misses the mark for me

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D800 misses the mark for me
Feb 21, 2012

When I first read about the D4 I was excited and thought about purchasing the D4. But then I started thinking about the way I shoot and the fact that I am usually hiking for several miles with my 30 lb. camera backpack and my tripod and so I decided to hold out for the D800. What I expected was a D800 sized body with the D4 sensor, but that is obviously not what we got.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I do not need 36 megapixels. I've been shooting a D300 since they came out and 12 megapixels has always been enough. What I want is better noise control and low light capability not the very large file size of 36 megapixels.

I honestly think Nikon missed the mark here. Jumping to 36 megapixels makes the D800 look like a consumer camera for the masses, but I just don't see it. I would consider it a pro camera for those persons that do not want the size or weight of the D4 and do not need to frame rate. Most consumers are not going to buy a camera for that price, most of them cringe at cameras below $2K.

I hope Nikon is listening and will give us a smaller camera with the D4 sensor.

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