attomole: Great news! the sensors we have at the moment are rubbish, I cant seem to find a decent picture anywhere since film went out of fashion.
I see the difference, even if others don't. Would love to have full colour sensing image sensor without quality degrading filters, i.e. like film, but digital. Sigma make a brave effort, most other vendors don't care as much about image quality, just sales. This means millions of mediocre image capture devices + millions of mediocre photographers. Not a good combination.
Full frame, full colour image sensor with good low light sensitivity, quality lens range and in form factor...... dreaming on.
Paul Szilard: Well done Nikon. We thank you for being responsive and supporting your products. We expected nothing less. I LOVE my D4.
YES! Love my D800E. NO ISSUES AT ALL!!! Load firmware update, is easy, so what, both Nikon and Canon release these.
When you compare in raw the D800 to Leica M9, Canon EOS 1D IV and Nikon 3Ds, both D800 and Leica display centre test pattern (below playing card, circle pattern), without artefact. All others have sensor artefact in pattern (Vertical and Horizontal line running through pattern created from miss alignment)
D800 performs well. Don't understand the criticism here, maybe its more of a case that some need to find a reason not to like it, just to feel a little better.
Consider that images can be resampled to lower size, retaining detail and removing noise, the D800 is a very versatile camera with great ISO performance, and with resampling, even better performance if needed. Maybe this should be an automatic in camera feature and option, giving the camera more flexibility.