FF D800 finally introduced .. the most compact FF DSLR with 36MP Sensor!

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Naveed Akhtar, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    So you pay $300 more for no AA filter?

    Looks like a beast, clearly aimed at the working photographer/videographer.
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Looks like a nice bit of kit. I've often wished for a D700 but its too heavy at over 1Kg. this one isnt a lot lighter but that have managed to shave off about 170g. Not bad, when the size is pretty much the same, and the specs way better.
     
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  4. Naveed Akhtar

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    It says somewhere in the section of Extreme IQ:
    Will wait for the test results from review websites to find the claim.

    I am waiting to pay any money for this, depends how well the results will go.

     
  5. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Extreme IQ... it goes to 11 :2thumbs:
     
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  6. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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    IQ:
    + Highest resol 36MP
    + ISO 50
    + 16-bit processing
    + Enhanced OLPF (optical low pass filter) and 14b A/D
    + further enhance in D800E (removing OLPF, reaching medium format resolution)

    Features:
    + Fast, energy efficient and feature rich Expeed 3 processor
    + 9 cross sensors (on new 51 point module); fully functional on lenses and teleconverters up to f/8
    + Multi-aspect and modes like 1.2x crop and 1.5x for DX lens support
    + Enhanced Scene recognition 91KP 3d meter-iii with 30k image DB and face recog even in OVF.
    + Above helps all automation tasks: better AF, AE, WB, subject tracking and HDR
    + 1080 30/24p; 29:59 min clip, power Apperture setting in Live view and full exposure control and format control (DX/FX) in full hd.
    + 3.2" bright, tough and High res LCD and Full HD signal streeming to external devices and headphone jack.

    Construction:
    + compact, lightweight, magnisium alloy, dirt and moisture resitant
    + Dual standard memory cards supporting recent UDMA7 and SDXC.
    + USB3 and HDMI
    + 200k shutter cycles

     
  7. silverbullet

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    Which lenses might meet the resolution of this sensor?
     
  8. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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    Very good question.

    In theory whatever lenses are showing resolution advantage on D3X will give atleast that much advantage to D800 too. But we can be only sure about it after seeing the reviews, I guess. I think some handful of Nikon Primes, or maybe some new announcements, who knows.

    One thing important though, its pixel density is same as D7000 APSC chip. That means, if there is any advantage on D7000 from D90 with the DX lenses then, there should be similar impact on D800 from bigger FX lenses.

    Even if you set the resolution aspect aside, there are numerous other upgrades and multimedia functionality you will get from the additional asking RRP over D700 :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Bill Palmer
    It would take my Leica R lenses very nicely thank you... They are already converted thanks to Leitax, to Nikon F mount ;)
     
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  10. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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    Yes, Leica R lenses are probably your best bet! Hope you will post your experiences, soon!
     
  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Bill
    Big files to add to all our overloaded hard disks

    Is there a new DX Nikon in the pipeline?
     
  12. Naveed Akhtar

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    Maybe long due D400

    Vari focal length lens Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED gives 61lpmm on D3X compared to 48lpmm on D700. A clear advantage according to DXOMark! Expect atleast similar resolution advantage.
     
  13. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Dan
    This is good news for us Nikon users, but certainly not a compact, but serious for sure.
     
  14. texascbx

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    Ricky
    Wedding shooters will probably love this. I bet this thing will shoot in the dark or near dark with the proper lens attached.
     
  15. ajramirez

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    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Pretty amazing, I think. I wonder what will come from Canon in retort.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  16. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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    Antonio, canon just released a new 24-70 f2.8 lens for FF. I am seeing a new compact FF body too, as the lens is smaller than the previous version. Also it is without IS, maybe Canon is getting Sensor shift IS? I know they always said bad things about in body IS, but who knows.
     
  17. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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    serious compact for a FF DSLR :popcorm2:
     
  18. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    So announced - but when do we expect Nikon to make it availible to purchase and at what price??
     
  19. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

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    It is on the Nikon web site, listed at $2,995.

    Nikon D800 D-SLR Camera | High Dynamic Range Camera

    The D700 is still up, listed at $2,695. I suspect that there will be very few D700 sales until the price drops substantially below $2000.

    36MPixels compared with 12MPixels, $300 increase- seems amazing. Low-Light performance? Usually bigger pixels means lower noise.

    It has a meter coupling lever for AI'd, AI, and AIS lenses, that makes this thing tempting.

    Available for Pre-Order...

    Amazon.com: Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only): Camera & Photo
     
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  20. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Anyone care to guess what the RAW file sizes are going to be on the D800!? They are already huge on the M9's 18 mp sensor.

    Time for those 128 gig SD cards!
     
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