Image Quality Samples

These have been shot using a production-standard D800 and, as usual, include both Raw and JPEG images with all original files available for download. Added them to our comparison tool means they can be called-upon from other reviews or the standalone comparison tool. For this test we used the recently-announced Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8. Click the image below to take a look (note that this link goes to a page within our original preview of the D800, and opens in a new window). 

'Real World' Still Image Samples

There are 40 images in this review samples gallery - a mixture of default JPEGs and processed raw files. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution. Because our review images are now hosted on the 'galleries' section of, you can enjoy all of the new galleries functionality when browsing these samples.

Nikon D800 Preview Samples - posted March 22nd 2012

Raw Files for Download

As well as default from-camera JPEGs and processed Raw files, we're also providing a handful of original 'real world' .NEF raw files for you to download and examine using your choice of raw conversion software. Support for the D800 is very limited right now, but if you're an Adobe Photoshop user, you can download a release candidate of the forthcoming Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 plugin (which supports the D800).

Video Samples

The D800 offers full HD video recording at up to 30fps with the option to record uncompressed HD footage via an HDMI output and monitor 'live' audio. These files were captured in the D800's 'high quality' mode at a bitrate of 24Mb/s, in aperture priority mode. 

Note: to see these clips at their full quality, click the 'download original file' beneath the videos.

Nikon D800 with AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR lens (single AF)
1920x1080 30p, MOV, 15 sec, 42.1 MB Click here to download original file

Nikon D800 with AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR lens (single AF)
1920x1080 30p, MOV, 31 sec, 90.0 MB Click here to download original file

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