Nikon announces D800/D800E – waiting on Canon to make a move

The Nikon D800
Nikon D800

While all eyes were on Canon, waiting to announce Canon 5D Mark iii or what ever will its name be, Nikon announced “super monster” Nikon D800 and D800E.

The Nikon D800 incorporates a 36.3 megapiexel (7360 x 4912) resolution, full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) CMOS sensor, with Expeed 3 processor.

Introducing a first of its kind in DSLR video, the D800 comes with the ability to stream uncompressed video footage through the included HDMI port onto a recording device, a feature that would have a large appeal to the film makers across the board. Something that Canon users expect to get as well in upcoming models of Canon.

Little about Nikon D800

36.3 megapixels, 3.2″ screen, Full Frame Sensor (D700 had 12.1 megapixels, 3″ screen and as well Full Frame Sensor size)

ISO: 100 – 6400 (50- 25600 with boost)


  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continues
  • Face Detection
  • Live View

Number of focus points: 51

LCD: 3.2″ (921.000 dots, 170° wide-view angle)

Lens mount: Nikon F mount

Viewfinder coverage 100% and 0.7x magnification.

Minimum shutter speed 30 sec, maximmum 1/8000 sec

Built in Flash: Yes Flash Range: 12 m (ISO 100)

Flash modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain and High-speed sync

Continuous drive: 4-6 fps

Self Timer: 2 to 20 sec

Metring modes:

  •  Multi
  • Center
  • Average
  • Spot

Exposure compensation: ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)

Video Format: MPEG-4 / H.264

Microphone/Speaker: Mono

Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)

USB: 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)

Memory card slots: (CF and SD)

HDMI: Yes (Mini Type C)

Wireless: No

Weight (inc. batteries) 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)

Orientation sensor, Timelaps recording, GPS (Optional)

Nikon D800
Nikon D800 Camera
Top side Nikon D800
Top side Nikon D800

Complains from Photographers taken in consideration about the low pass filter that is placed atop the sensor in DSLRs. The purpose of this filter is to remove moire artifact from images, which it does by slightly blurring the image at a pixel level, leading to a decline in overall image sharpness. Simultaneously announcing the D800E, Nikon solves this issue, different from the D800 only in regards to the fact that it comes without a stock low pass filter on top of the sensor. Aside from the optical filter, all functions and features are the same as on the D800.

Expected date of sale in US is sometime in late March 2012, for estimate retail price of $3000, while D800E should be available in mid April for $300 more ($3300).

Canon we are waiting for your move. You can pre-order Nikon D800 at here.

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