What does the "E" in D800E stand for?

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GMack
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What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
Apr 30, 2012

Just wondering if the "E" was the fifth generation (A to E) of the anti-alias filter before they settled on it? Anyone know?

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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

This question has been answered before in this forum, and nobody came up with an answer. Depending on whether people were against AA filters or pro the answers varied from "E for Excellence" to "E like the last letter of moirE" and the like.

I bet the only logical explanation you're going to get in answer to your question is why it wasn't called D800s or D800x.
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In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

Never even crossed my mind...

Could have to do with the fact that Nikon is based in Japan. May be totally unrelated to the Latin based alphabet that we are most familiar with.

Or I guess it could represent a version sequence or a specific English word.
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In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

If you're looking for the anti-alising filter, you'll find an "E"mpty slot.

Or not.
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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

Pretty sure it means 'E'xtra resolution

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Extra?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

detail.

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Enhanced resolution (sharpness)
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

only the shadow knows

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Re: Enhanced resolution (sharpness)
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expensive
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Re: Enhanced resolution (sharpness)
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Extra Moire!
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Re: Enhanced resolution (sharpness)
In reply to brokensocialscenester, Apr 30, 2012

It stands for Enhanced resolution.

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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

"E"ndangered... how frequently has it been seen? This thing should be called a Japanese Panda.

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Re: Enhanced resolution (sharpness)
In reply to Clark Hampton, Apr 30, 2012

Clark Hampton wrote:

only the shadow knows

Your search for answers should take you to Z'ha'dum

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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

It stands for "Empty Inventory Levels".

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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
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bhD7000 wrote:

Pretty sure it means 'E'xtra resolution

Or maybe (E)xtra $300?

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It probably stands for "E"
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

Sometimes there is no logic other than to fill the need to have a differentiating element.

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For those who want the very best, no matter how slight the difference.
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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

"E"xploding

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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

Its their new no-AA-filter desgination going forward. So, you have

s, for mild mid-model upgrade
x, for higher resolution of same body
h, for high speed
e, for no AA filter

GMack wrote:

Just wondering if the "E" was the fifth generation (A to E) of the anti-alias filter before they settled on it? Anyone know?

Mack

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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
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Re: What does the "E" in D800E stand for?
In reply to GMack, Apr 30, 2012

Extended wait period?

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