Feel the excitement: D810

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My belly button hasn't stopped puckering all day.

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There's going to be an onslaught of D800/E's for sale on the 2nd hard market like nobody's business.

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Hmm, excitement?
In reply to hypercore360, 6 months ago

I think my reaction is somewhere between underwhelmed and mildly interested.

I may very well get one, as I prefer shooting with two cameras, and it's hard to pair a D800 with anything other than another D800 (for me, at least).   But I doubt it will put my D800e on the shelf, the way that my D800e has done to my D700.

The most significant change I can see is a bit more frame rate, which I've been wanting since day 1 with the D800e.  If there really is another stop improvement in high ISO, I'll get a little bit excited.   If the AF is somehow better, I don't know if I'll care.  I'm happy enough with the D800e AF performance, but better is always nice.

I sure hope the D810 hasn't changed batteries again.

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hypercore360 wrote:

There's going to be an onslaught of D800/E's for sale on the 2nd hard market like nobody's business.

And what makes you say that?  There doesn't seem to much of a difference.

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There's bound to be a lot of new D800's and D800e's that will still need to be moved out.  It will be interesting to see how much they are discounted, assuming the D810 MSRP is in the $3200 range.

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NikonMike wrote:

There's bound to be a lot of new D800's and D800e's that will still need to be moved out. It will be interesting to see how much they are discounted, assuming the D810 MSRP is in the $3200 range.

My D800 is up for sale for $1999 with after market battery grip. If it doesn't sale I will offload D7100.

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PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

I think my reaction is somewhere between underwhelmed and mildly interested.

I just bought a D800 and honestly, I'm done being the early adopter of stuff like this. I never get a new computer OS until at least SP-2 has been released. Same with cameras, I wait till they have gotten the bugs out of production and the firmware before I am interested.

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hypercore360 wrote:

There's going to be an onslaught of D800/E's for sale on the 2nd hard market like nobody's business.

I sold mine 6 months ago in anticipation of this, but may leave for Sony after I see what gets announced at photokina.

I'm really hoping the AF is a big step forward, but even if they tighten up the tolerances, not sure it'll solve the focus shift problem found in a lot of great lenses (e.g. 14-24/2.8)

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In reply to ebuddha, 6 months ago

It's not blowin my skirt up! I wouldn't even know what to wish for to improve my 800E, FOR ME,  and certainly nothing the one has that will make me go through the hassle of selling and buying new.

Now if you never owned an 800E or used it then YIPPIE, and go buy the new and improved model.

For me, nah, I'll stick with what I have as it's AMAZING

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Woopty doo.......

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I made my last mistake with the d7100.

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Re: Feel the excitement: D810
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hypercore360 wrote:

http://www.dailycameranews.com/2014/06/nikon-d810-name-confirmed/

  • 36MP sensor
  • No low pass (AA) filter (just like the D800E, this time Nikon will only introduce one model without the AA filter)
  • Improved software to suppress moiré
  • Expeed 4 imaging processor (they may call it Expeed 4a)

Nothing exciting here

  • Higher resolution LCD screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • 5 fps (6fps with the MB-D12)
  • The new camera will be lighter (compared to the D800/D800E)

Nice but incremental.

  • sRAW

This is what a lot of people have been asking for.

  • 4k video is unlikely
  • No Built-in Wi-Fi

These are sort of essential these days.

  • Same AF improvements like in the D4s
  • Improved low light capabilities: one stop better ISO performance

I think these are unlikely. Especially the 1 stop better ISO part.

  • 4 centre autofocus points

Would be interesting to see what that is like.

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I'd be more excited about an AF-S 135/1.8 or 2.0 with Nano coating...

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Any improvements over the current D800E, I will take in a heart beat. To this day, I am still blown away with the image quality of the D800E since the day it came out.  The D008E was the camera made me switch systems and sell all my gear. Best decision I have ever made.

Beside the better LCD screen, Better Focus, Faster Frame Rate and better ISO, the most important factor for me is the support of Capture Nx2. This would be probably of the last high end camera that Nikon will produce with Capture Nx2 support and for that reason I will order it the day it comes out. I really don't care what they call it, as long as its better than the current D800E, I will buy it. The way I look at all electronic devices, its best to unload when the new model comes out so you can still get a pretty coin when you sell it on Kijiji or Craigslist. After several years , the value drops drastically , then the upgrade costs twice as much.

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ultimitsu wrote:

These are sort of essential these days.

  • Same AF improvements like in the D4s
  • Improved low light capabilities: one stop better ISO performance

I think these are unlikely. Especially the 1 stop better ISO part.

That would be in jpeg only I would say.  RAW will be the same or perhaps only marginally better.

  • 4 centre autofocus points

Would be interesting to see what that is like.

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I am interested, a few items I'll be looking at
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I had planned to get the D600, the dust issue came, I delayed, then came the D610, looks excellent, the Df is also interesting, but I always thought that maybe the D800 line was what I wanted. Let's see what comes up, here are a few items I'll be checking out before deciding where to go:

  • High ISO amp glow
  • FPS at 1.2x (I hope they keep that) and 1.5x crops, 5fps is already decent at full res.
  • AF accuracy (as per Roger Cicala's tests)

There are other items, but those are most relevant for me. We all know the sensor is great at base ISO, the extra ISO is just jpeg NR, likely, so not relevant. The AF accuracy is not so relevant at 16MP (D4s) but is very important at 36MP.

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In reply to hypercore360, 6 months ago

There is little new here to motivate the vast number of D800/D800E owners to upgrade.  The best new feature is the one stop improvement.  If people were buying a camera for fast shooting/focusing, they'd have bought a D3/D4, not a D800.  And no WiFi?  In this day in age on one of the highest end bodies offered, that is an insult. No real innovation here - a minor upgrade.

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Told you so 8 month ago...
In reply to hypercore360, 6 months ago

...but you guys wouldn't listen and even called it 'dumb thread of the day'. Oh well...

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52294145

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