Why do professionals love the D800

Started Jul 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jeweller
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In reply to M Lammerse, Jul 17, 2012

I have both the D3s and the D4. The D800 doesn't really appeal to me because I mainly use my cameras for dance photography which quite often requires speed and definitely the best high ISO capabilities possible. I don't care what anybody says about the D800 there's no way it's as good as the D3s or D4 at high ISO. I'm sure you will agree with that.

The D800 is a fantastic camera for the price but I have no desire to own one at the moment.

M Lammerse wrote:
Hi Jeweller,

Good question. Probable I would have bought the D4 and might have sold my D3S and with the help of that money purchasing on a later date the D800.

Would you have/want to buy the D4 if it is in a similar price and specs range as the D800?

Michel

Jeweller wrote:
If a D4 was only slightly more in cost than a D800 which camera would you buy?

M Lammerse wrote:
Hi zsedcft,

I use a D300, D700, D3S and now a D800.

Still my D3S is my main camera, it gives me for my still image work the most practical usage.

As you say, for me it was a no-brainer to choose for the D800 over the D4. This has for me also a financial reason. The still image specs between D3S/D4 are indeed not that much different, a little more resolution and capturing speed.

Michel

zsedcft wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised if 90% of Nikon shooters who had a d700 + d3s in the last generation are going to upgrade to the D800 and then have to make a decision about the D4. I think the D800 is a no-brainer upgrade because it will give you full HD video, larger DR, massive resolution and costs half what a D4 would cost. The D4 is an upgrade to the D3S but I think the difference between the two is a lot smaller than the D700 vs D800. Some pros might find that the D800 opens up different income streams. They could, for example, shoot a sporting event normally but also shoot some more atmospheric pictures of the venue that they can sell as large prints.

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