"Mirror and shutter vibrations require workarounds at certain shutter speeds and focal lengths". As a Nikon D800 owner all I can say is you can bet on that.
Galbertson: Have isolated my next camera to nikon d810 or pentax 645 Z. I have many older manual nikkor glass as well as many pentax 645/67 manual glass. Certainly 645Z better image quality and dynamic range. Know well its other pros and cons for my particular use. I strictly shoot landscape, concern for large prints. Only tripoded, f16 and above, 1/15th second and slower.
Pentax lots more money, for sure.
But my question, can older manual f lenses use resolving power of d810, or hinder it. If i have to start building bew lenses, pentax looks affordable.
My experience with old Nikkor lenses and D800 has been awful, to say the least. With the new D810... just forget it.
This is not about piracy, no way, this is about monopoly and greed. Well, you can count me out, boys.
tarnumf: So much about lenses sharpness, high ISO and bokeh - no, they don't really matter.
You can't compare Kodachrome to pixels, what you see on your monitors is only a digital interpretation of Kodachrome., not the real slide. Project these on a screen, then we can compare.
Maybe some of the lucky owners of D800 (I'm still waiting mine) can solve a little doubt I have... How long does a 14-bit uncompressed NEF take to record (and green "writing" LED to extinguish) in a 400x CF card? I fear I'll have to buy a couple of Lexar 1000x new cards... Are you having troubles with writing speeds in real life photography?
jorgeysusa: According to many of the comments, if I use D800 handheld with average Nikkor lenses (that's what I mostly have) and no VR I'll get no visible focus point. Really?Shall I not be able to get at least same focus as I get in my D200? Are Nikon engineers so stupid? Come on, boys! I know D800 won't make a better photographer out of me the moment I buy it, but my pix won't be worse either. That's simply absurd.
That's the point. All I'm saying is that, given the same lenses and the same photographer, the big resolution of D800 sensor CANNOT be a problem, it's a bonus! If you do decent photos with D200 or D700, it's not serious to think that you'll do worse with D800.
Do I realy need a D800? Isn'it wiser to buy D700 and spend the difference in an extra lens? Well, that's another question, with different answers.
According to many of the comments, if I use D800 handheld with average Nikkor lenses (that's what I mostly have) and no VR I'll get no visible focus point. Really?Shall I not be able to get at least same focus as I get in my D200? Are Nikon engineers so stupid? Come on, boys! I know D800 won't make a better photographer out of me the moment I buy it, but my pix won't be worse either. That's simply absurd.
goodgeorge: I'm a FC Barcelona fan and definitely D800 sucks, because it is not from Catalunya!
Non fotis, noi. Messi isn't a catalán either. I think I'll keep mine.
jmmgarza: I am still holding out for the new full sensor Sony. Can't wait for that camera to come to market.
Well, select ISO6400 and RAW with Sony A77. That's what I call noise.
Nuno Souto: Hmmm.... Put the D800 against the EM-5 and the Nex-7 and quite frankly, up to 1600ISO there is no major diff... Of course: higher ISOs, things change dramatically. But do I need to take all my shots at nose-bleed ISO? No way. It's looking very much like the EM-5's all-lens compatibility and in-body stabilisation is winning the day. Ah well, roll-on the SD1 test, that might be a true eye-opener... Sorry, just realized this is dpreview and they don't do Sigma!
Nuno, you must be looking at jpeg samples. Try RAW instead and you'll find out that Sony samples are a lot noisier.