POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions
CriticalI Senior Member • Posts: 1,777
POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

This forum is ample evidence that varied requirements and desires exist for low res, high res, video and non-video solutions. We are all different. People bought lots of D700s (even after video became common) and people bought lots of 5Dmk2s even though the AF was, er, pants).

However, if Nikon could hypothetically make four 800 mark cameras for the same price of say $3500 by mixing and matching parts already developed, which would you choose....?

D800xv: 36MP, 5fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800sv : 16MP, 8fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800x : 36MP, no video, D3s metering and AF, built in GPS, high speed tethering
D800s : 16MP, no video, full D4 metering and AF

Assume build quality similar to D700 and 2 card slots and slower burst rate for x vs. s models because of file size.

Please reply using one of the above model numbers as the subject title. Some of you may want something different but humour me - just list what would be closest to the one you want, and qualify your response in the text.
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OP CriticalI Senior Member • Posts: 1,777
D800s

Personally, I want an all round upgrade to my D700 which I use mainly for gigs and events. Video on my J1 is good enough for my needs, and I can get someone else to do that while I do the stills.
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Steve

jpatel Regular Member • Posts: 200
Re: POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

D800sv for me with an addition of 100% viewfinder and less noisy mirror slap. Also I want to use my current mb-d10 grip so it should be the same size as d700.also, the price should be in the same range as d700 when it came out first

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RustyKnee Regular Member • Posts: 462
Re: POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

D800xv

MarcoSJ Regular Member • Posts: 172
D800x (n/t)
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cosmicnode Senior Member • Posts: 2,454
Re: POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

D800x don't need the gps or tethering, I would be able to use my wide angles as they were intended. but also replacing a dx body which is useful for the crop factor, it would give me the ability to crop when I max out on the focal lengths I have available. I would like a decent raw buffer, say 30 shots and 5-6 fps. the alternative to a single body like this is the D700 +D7000, more weight and probably more expensive.
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saikou Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

anyone but the price of the D700...

Jens_G Contributing Member • Posts: 709
Re: POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

A budget model with the same sensor as the upcoming D4.

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CurtG Regular Member • Posts: 373
D800xv
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Joseph Senior Member • Posts: 1,167
D800xv

D800xv

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LarH Regular Member • Posts: 252
Re: POLL - D800xv:

Shooting mostly landscapes, 16mp is not enough of an upgrade to make me buy a new camera.

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conger Regular Member • Posts: 196
No question... D800x

D700 with improved pixel density and similar (or wider) ISO range... all other 'goodies' would be just nice to have.

-g-

Fred Mueller Senior Member • Posts: 2,528
D800s ...

16 mpx enough for me

don't need video in my stills camera

need more dynamic range

would really like CLS implemented in RF plus RF enabled 700/900 series Speedlights

Rob Nuernberg Junior Member • Posts: 37
D800S

No interest in video or massive file sizes

P001 Regular Member • Posts: 192
Re: POLL - D800xv:

D800s first choice
D800sv second choice.

I have no interest in video.

GMack Senior Member • Posts: 2,928
D800fx

You forgot one, the D800fx.

D800x: 36MP, no video, D3s metering and AF, built in GPS, high speed tethering, and RF wireless flash. Adding on some SB-900 or similar flash and set to Commander Mode on the 'no flash D4' to use with the other Nikon flash units is overkill and isn't worth a crap in sunny-bright outdoors.

Never even turned on the video unless it's by accident in the still cameras as I have 4 videocams and they rarely get used anymore. I hate video editing and favor printing. I cannot sit through any home movies - twice, or even once after editing. ugh!

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Rajeshwar Reddy Angiti Forum Member • Posts: 54
D800s
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Nescollector Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: D800s

D800s:

260684 Senior Member • Posts: 1,909
nothing about ISO performance, the most important thing for me

So I can't vote can I?!

CriticalI wrote:

This forum is ample evidence that varied requirements and desires exist for low res, high res, video and non-video solutions. We are all different. People bought lots of D700s (even after video became common) and people bought lots of 5Dmk2s even though the AF was, er, pants).

However, if Nikon could hypothetically make four 800 mark cameras for the same price of say $3500 by mixing and matching parts already developed, which would you choose....?

D800xv: 36MP, 5fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800sv : 16MP, 8fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800x : 36MP, no video, D3s metering and AF, built in GPS, high speed tethering
D800s : 16MP, no video, full D4 metering and AF

Assume build quality similar to D700 and 2 card slots and slower burst rate for x vs. s models because of file size.

Please reply using one of the above model numbers as the subject title. Some of you may want something different but humour me - just list what would be closest to the one you want, and qualify your response in the text.
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Regards,
Steve

OP CriticalI Senior Member • Posts: 1,777
So you think the 36MP will have better ISO performance?

260684 wrote:
So I can't vote can I?!

CriticalI wrote:

This forum is ample evidence that varied requirements and desires exist for low res, high res, video and non-video solutions. We are all different. People bought lots of D700s (even after video became common) and people bought lots of 5Dmk2s even though the AF was, er, pants).

However, if Nikon could hypothetically make four 800 mark cameras for the same price of say $3500 by mixing and matching parts already developed, which would you choose....?

D800xv: 36MP, 5fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800sv : 16MP, 8fps, HD video, D3s metering and AF
D800x : 36MP, no video, D3s metering and AF, built in GPS, high speed tethering
D800s : 16MP, no video, full D4 metering and AF

Assume build quality similar to D700 and 2 card slots and slower burst rate for x vs. s models because of file size.

Please reply using one of the above model numbers as the subject title. Some of you may want something different but humour me - just list what would be closest to the one you want, and qualify your response in the text.
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Regards,
Steve

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Steve

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