Nikon D800

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
36 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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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claudio 1973
 

Pros : - At the moment I believe this is the best DSLR ever. Simply. ALL things are great inside this beast except for minor complaints (see cons). - Killer raw files (dynamic range headroom, color, sharpness, fine details even after a strong denoising...). It is possible to recover almost ANY error. Cons : - Occasional sky banding in jpgs. Raw is often needed (I shoot raw+jpg). - Jpg clipping (expecially reds) is not rare (but shoot raw and you are invincible :-) ) - It is very bulky, a pain ...

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CeleryBeats
 

Best DSLR ever made. A gift by the hands of god himself. Bow for the D800! Bow!

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naeem69
 

it really is all you need from a DSLR

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Thomas Martzak
 

Just wabted to say that i love this camera, i makes taking pictures fun

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I purchased Nikon D800 emotionally. Instead of really weighten all pro and cons, I just took it. First of all, I should say that it is great camera. I would event say - it is absolutely best camera at the moment IMO. It has great image quality: resolution, colors, dynamic range, hi-iso capabilities. BUT in most cases, I put the pictures on the web or print A4 (20x30 cm) format as maximum. Do I really need these 36 MP? Answer is - In most cases "No". 36 Mp is sometimes problem: 70 Mb raw ...

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avbee
 

D800/E is a wonderful camera. It is fast (focus), and has 100% viewfinder. It has highest resolution currently in Nikon's family. The AWB is improved, and the color is more neutral than predecessor. The color tone is second generation from Nikon. Hence, if you compare with D700/D3 etc, last generation is more saturated / more contrast. Also, the DR of D800 is a lot better than D700. Regarding the ISO, I can say, it is a bit better than D700. But keep in mind, don't enlarge both ...

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