Jostian: yet another QC issue for Nikon...D7000, D600 and now the D810, geez, what gives Nikon?
And yet you scream bloody murder for an issue that would never even affect you or obvoiusly most of us.
No, its doesn't surprise me either, the surprise is if its such a big issue, how come you didnt even know about it and you own the camera?
Nothing new, except Nikons new policy to react proactivly when an issue comes up. Your D800 as well as many other cameras would exhbit the same dots. I would suggest the Mansurovs test their older cameras too.
Pssst, framer, your D800 has it too..
Just a Photographer: OMG - So we can expect the Nikon D820 within 6 month from now?
Nikon has a SERIOUS problem and it has to do with Quality Control!
Seems like they are trying to commit harakiri.... This is really going to hurt Nikon's trust and reputation.
Sorry Marc, those comments were aimed specifically at the OP, not you. Why would you think I was replying to you and NOT the OP? Hari kari, D820, really, for an almost insignificant issue that the quick fix is already in the camera, and a proactive response from Nikon. And i stand by the term idiot in response to his totally over hyped post.
crashpc: This is really sad and pathetic. I don´t even wish any problems to Nikon as competition. It is good competition, I am still looking for what they do as potential customer, but this is obviously not good way.
Maybe someday Canon can, too.
Idiot post. The camera show bright spots, only at long exposures, and even then enabling long exposure noise reduction fixes it. And Nikon instantly announces a fix. The haters love to hate.
Jogger: DPR comments are the same level as YouTube...
Serious fault? Really? Some cameras show some bright spots at long exposure in crop mode and setting long exposure noise reduction fixes it and you think its serious? i think you enjoy piling on.
mpgxsvcd: I find it interesting that everyone keeps saying “Look at the Market Share Nikon has” instead of “Look at the profits Nikon is not making”. Having a big market share is a good thing only if that market has growth potential and is already profitable. Having more of a non-profitable market is actually a bad thing.
Nikon is one of the two camera companies making a profit.
mpgxsvcd: Sony and Micro Four Thirds may not have caught up to Canon and Nikon yet. However, Canon and Nikon are not progressing at all in this class of camera while Sony and M4/3s are picking up steam steadily.
Nikon and Canon are wisely siting on the sidelines waiting for the shakeout. The market is shrinking, no one is making money selling these things, and the shakeout will soon take a couple or so of these vendors out of the picture.
dgeugene1: I have great respect for Wikipedia but they are wrong on this one.
They may be legally right, but they are still wrong. They took something from somebody else on a technicality. Guys camera, guys memory stick, his picture.
brycesteiner: Why is there an argument here?
People, just because you own equipment does not make you the copyright holder. There is nothing else period. This would not even make it to trial. If there is a question about the image or subject, the first question would be, "Did you take the picture." That's the only way to even have a claim or partial claim.
Patentley false. If you hand your camera to a friend or stranger to take a pic of you and your wife, it is still your picture, the stranger has no rights to it.
Pixnat2: I think this comparaison makes a lot of sense, and I welcome it.
Nowadays, IQ difference between FF, APS-C and 4/3 has become negligible. All those sensor formats are suitable for enthusiast and professional use.The choice of a camera today should no more focus on mere "sensor size", but on camera functionalities and handling, lenses avaliable and format specificities.
So thanks DPR, articles like this would allow some people's minds to evolve.
Negligible is hardly the right word. 4/3rds is a bit closer to APS-C, and will never be negligible to FF.
wherearemyshorts: What the Sony Nex/Alpha has over any Nikon and probably will have forever, I can basically use any lens I want. I am not stuck with Nikon lenses or Nikon mount lenses.
And what Nikon has over Sony is a fantastic selection of lens that will actually AF on the camera. If you want great selection, your pretty much stuck with third party. Course, most if it wont af worth a hill of beans on those adaptors, but what they hey, you can take pictures of statues.
RichRMA: Investors in the D810 (who dumped their D800's) will be a bit annoyed in six months when a brand new D900 (or whatever) hits and you get to take another $1000 depreciation bath.
Mike, I think they will rebound, a bit of a glut right now, once they are snapped up.
munro harrap: Raincheck time people. IF there is an increase in resolution you will not see it. You will see increased microcontrast and acuity, no more than that. Yes, it is a lot, it is quite a big improvement, but all current lenses have no more than 16MP across the frame resolution at best, including Nikon's dream team (dream on!) and the best Zeiss and Sigma Art offerings.
We are nowhere near what a 36MP sensor can resolve yet, and the impression of greater resolution is due to size-to magnification, not resolution, so people who keep using their D800s gain enormously as when that day comes that they actually do manufacture decent enough lenses they will have saved up to be able to buy one!!
Nikon have a "damned cheek" increasing the price over the D800 and D800E, since this D810 is what they SHOULD have "given" (LOL) us in the 1st place!
You really think 16 mp cameras out resolve the best lens today? I am no optical whiz, but I have read here that the best lens are capable of more than 50 mp. Just curious.
So you think Nikon is on a 6 month update cycle with FF cameras now? It will be at least two years until the next iteration. And I would think most d800 owners are probably not upgrading, but the D800 is still a good selling FF, and it is a good thing that it is updated. Its up to you how you choose to spend your money.
Reality Check: "Note that in order to get maximal image quality out of the D810, we flipped the mirror up 3s prior to each exposure, and engaged electronic 1st curtain to eliminate any effects of the shutter opening on image sharpness."
Um yeah.. That may be fine and well for studio test scenes and landscapes, but how does that work for all the other types of photography - you know the other 90% of photography...
Seems something with lower mp would have greater benefit overall, unless test charts and shadowless landscapes are your thing..
Tripod and shutter up improves output of every camera made. The d800 line handheld is still sharper with more detail than lesser mp camera, provided you are capable of good shooting techniques.
beavertown: What a joke, Nikon can't even produce its sensors.
The only joke around here is your constant inane comments.