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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nikon Announcement - D800 & D800E

Available in March 2012

Available in April 2012

Nikon D800/D800E Press Release - February 6, 2012

The new announcement of the Nikon D800 and D800E has sent a lot of waves through the photography community. The D800 and D800E are supposed to have resolution of 36.3 MP, the highest of any DSLR so far. These kind of megapixel rates are in the realm of medium format sensors, a first for DSLR. Hence these cameras are targeted towards the fashion, portraiture and wedding markets. If you are into wildlife and action photography, stick with the D700. the lack of frame-rate will be a concern.

D800 specs
D800E specs (will post up once there is a link to it) - same as D800 but without the anti-aliasing and low-pass filter.

One of the things that makes me pass on the D800 is the low frame rate. 4 fps as opposed to 5 fps on the D700 (D700 will go up to 8fps with the MB-D10 battery grip). With the MB-D12 (battery grip for the D800), you can get it up to 6fps. You need a high frame rate for wildlife photography so I'll stick with my D300s. At this point, the Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 G ED VR is calling out to me a heck of a lot more than the D800.

1 comment:

  1. The D700 is 5FPS (not 6), or 8fps with the grip + EN-EL4a or 8AA batteries.