Why do professionals love the D800

Started Jul 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 90%?

If a D4 was only slightly more in cost than a D800 which camera would you buy?

M Lammerse wrote:
Hi zsedcft,

I use a D300, D700, D3S and now a D800.

Still my D3S is my main camera, it gives me for my still image work the most practical usage.

As you say, for me it was a no-brainer to choose for the D800 over the D4. This has for me also a financial reason. The still image specs between D3S/D4 are indeed not that much different, a little more resolution and capturing speed.


zsedcft wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised if 90% of Nikon shooters who had a d700 + d3s in the last generation are going to upgrade to the D800 and then have to make a decision about the D4. I think the D800 is a no-brainer upgrade because it will give you full HD video, larger DR, massive resolution and costs half what a D4 would cost. The D4 is an upgrade to the D3S but I think the difference between the two is a lot smaller than the D700 vs D800. Some pros might find that the D800 opens up different income streams. They could, for example, shoot a sporting event normally but also shoot some more atmospheric pictures of the venue that they can sell as large prints.

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