D800 On Order - Is it really that much better??

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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slicksterx
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D800 On Order - Is it really that much better??
May 16, 2012

Hi All,

I have been following the d800 threads for a while now. I have had a Nikon d800 on preorder for the last month or so. Currently I have a Nikon D80 and it has served me well over the last 5 or so years. It is still a nice camera which can produce some fantastic shots - see below. So it seems logical to go from D80 to D800! 100 times better correct??

I really want to get a camera with video as I have a young family and the only video camera i have is on my iphone. SLR video looks great!

Based on the family shots I am taking, do you think I am going to be blown away by the extra quality I will get? I will be saving up for a 70-200mm lens (currently i mainly use my 50mm and 18-200.

For less of a price than just the d800 body I can get a Nikon 5d mk2 with lens, bag, stand, mic etc of ebay. 5D takes great shots, but I would have to get more lenses and be stuck with an older body.

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