NeekonOwnerer: A lot of you are complaining about the low light performance and saying it is horrible. I really do not get it. There are only 3 photos with high ISO excluding the ridiculous 25K ISO shots. Really? That is all it takes to convince you that the D800 has awful low light capabilities? This photo looks pretty good to me.
and the one at 3200 with the cups looks good too. So the one photo of the record that is a bit noisy (not really that bad either)
These photos looks comparable if not, slightly better than my D700... oh and at 24MP more.
Stop complaining. If you "NEED" better ISO performance then buy a D4 or keep whatever you have. I would rather see the D800 in the hands of someone that knows its abilities and uses them to their advantage.
/agreed these images are not the best examples of the camera's ability.
If you own Nikon gear, buy the Nikon. If you own Canon, then get the new canon. Both will take the same pictures with "you" behind the wheel. If you own both Canon and Nikon gear, well then buy both cameras because you have the $$$ for them haha.
You could all just keep what you already own because I am sure they are amazing cameras as well? These arguments will never end. The Canon vs Nikon discussion for photographers is like religion/political discussions for everyone else. No one is ever 100% wrong or correct. Just opinionated toward the true facts.
A lot of you are complaining about the low light performance and saying it is horrible. I really do not get it. There are only 3 photos with high ISO excluding the ridiculous 25K ISO shots. Really? That is all it takes to convince you that the D800 has awful low light capabilities? This photo looks pretty good to me.
Joshlovesphotos: Interesting. TERRIBLE ISO at 6400. Looks like the D5000. Blown out magenta again. Just like in the shots taken by another popular site run by a guy with an afro. I won't advertise which site. At it's highest native iso, it should look way better than this if Nikon ever wants wedding or concert photographers to take this camera seriously. They market towards staged wedding photos of models in controlled lighting conditions, like those taken by Cliff Mautner, but the average wedding photographer, like me, does not get to pick and choose the lighting. We use ISO to control our other settings.
Nikon would do well to create a dial option for ISO priority (I know you can control it in the settings but). Then come out with a new camera that has the D4 sensor, but with the D800 feature set to keep costs down.
Looks more like the D700 at 6400 which is easily fixed in PP. I think you are giving the D5000 too much credit. As for the magenta, no idea what that is. Only photo I have seen like this.