Nikon D800 User Reviews

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
36 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor

Before jumping into the Full Frame universe I was a happy enough DX shooter, I actually loved, and still do when I use it, my Fuji S5Pro, I already had a few F mount lenses and the transaction to the D800 was a rewarding big challenge, I had to re-learn the basics and it sure made of me a better amateur than I was and I am sure it will push me further and further along this journey photography being. I never experimented with all the tons of features the camera offers, I am kind of a film ...

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Why now and a model a few years old you may ask .............. I have changed brands and come from Pentax, having used the K1 and a few of their crop sensored cameras to shoot weddings. Therefore I am coming from a different perspective to many. I even used the brand new D FA 70-200 f2.8 which I thought may solve a few of my previous focusing problems and give me a beautiful optic to boot. Not so, optic yes, AF was almost as woeful as ever. That was the beginning of the end ....... I sold ...

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WARNING:  Just dropped my D800 off to Nikon Repair. ( just out of warrantee)  Another 10 pin connector problem.  Used port only 2 times with MC30 remote, socket started to float.  Repair est. $246   Nikon refused to repair without charging, however did offer a 20% discount.  To them, it seems to be all about money, so I will get camera repaired and sell all my Nikon equipment.  If you have not used the port yet, avoid using it,  especially if your out of camera warrantee.  Been a ...

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doni

This is the third of a series of reviews I am making on Nikon's "legacy" / "old" cameras and how well they are performing in 2017. I previously reviewed the D1h and the D2h. Both performed admirably in 2017! This is inspired by the upcoming Nikon 100 year anniversary. Nikon makes great products that last for a long time. The longevity of its bodies and lenses is something to be admired. I skipped the D3 as mine is currently on loan for a project. So on to the D800, an "old" workhorse that ...

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Ian Stuart Forsyth
 

I walk out of the camera shop in July 2012 with my first DSLR Nikon (D800) paired with the 200-400 VRII. After primarily using the D800 for over a year I can say that at this time for me it’s the most versatile SLR I have ever owned. I primarily photograph wildlife & landscape and using the D800 fits in nicely with the way I photograph, giving me a tool that has an equal balance of IQ throughout all the lighting conditions that I subject my camera to. (1) AF- simply the best I have ever used, a ...

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Obviously, I am enamored with the Nikon D80. As one who has extensively used the D100, D70s, and D200, I was curious as to how the D800 would “shake out” in comparison with these fine cameras. The answer is that it does very well indeed! James http://nikond80.com/

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nothing to add, really. raws are spectacular and require no extended post-proc work to selectively remove color casts (as with D700). AF is not even "inaccurate", it's all over the place, and visits to NPS made it worse.

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krishwashere
 

I have been using Nikon's D800 for the past 6 months. I bought it second hand and I'm more than happy with the pictures its producing for me. Its FPS for sports in its FX mode may be a little on the slow side, but when you switch it to the DX (x1.5) crop mode, its able to hit 5 FPS which is a much better rate. Not only that, seeing as how it has 36MP when you switch it into DX mode it goes down to 24MP which is more than enough quality for your shots. This means that you can get those fast ...

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D800 - different copies, plus repairs with tight tolerances - continued pd unpredictability. Not sure what to say about this camera.  Mega frustrating.  Same lenses on different bodies do not yield same problems.  Mansurov etc. seem to have similar complaints - but this doesn't seem to get much press.  Basically not reliable through the viewfinder, which sucks because it makes nice images.  Perfect in liveview.  Video is beautiful - but somewhat limited compared to competition. Breakdown:  PD ...

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I purchased this camera about a month ago and have taken several hundred photos. I have combiled this camera with the Tamron 24-70 F:2.8 VC because I need the VC. I absolutely love this camera and lens combo. the photos are crisp with excellent color and contrast. I can easily shoot at 1600 ISO without any noise. The noise becomes aparant at 3200ISO, but barely. Together with the Tamron 24-70 VC, I have not encountered a situation that required a higher ISO that 1600 (indoor wedding, ...

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