Without doubt, one of the most anticipated DSLRs, which has been the subject of intense discussions and rumors in the last months, is represented by Nikon D800. The good news is that Nikon D800 is finally official!
Featuring an amazing 36.3 megapixel camera with full-frame FX sensor, Nikon D800 is a semi-pro camera with full-frame DSLR that was designed to offer the best quality and performance. The price tag surely reflects the camera’s capability, being aimed only at professionals or even enthusiasts. Nikon D800 can be purchased for the price of $3800.
The company that is releasing the new Nikon D800 has pointed out the fact that the new professional camera does not serve as a replacement or an upgrade for the previous Nikon D700, but it rather stands alongside D700 in terms of functions and capabilities.
Nikon D800 represents the second DSLR announced by Nikon for 2012, with Nikon D4 being released a couple of weeks ago. In prospect, Nikon D800 shares the capabilities and features of the Nikon D4, only in a smaller body with cheaper price.
As Nikon D4, Nikon D800 is embedded with the EXPEED 3 processor, the 91k pixel metering system and the Multi-Cam 3500FX that offers 51 autofocus points. Nikon D800 has the capability of focusing at -2EV (in moonlight conditions, that is) and to shoot at ISO 25.600 at Hi 2, these capabilities being enough to make the Nikon D800 a promising professional camera, capable of performing in low-light conditions, making it perfect for shots made in delicate conditions.
As a new feature (compared to the Nikon D700), Nikon D800 brings the capability of recording videos in Full HD. The Full HD functionality of Nikon D800 makes the device able to record videos at 1080p at framerates like 24, 25 and 30; as the 720p videos can be recorded at 50 or 60 frames per second. Related to the video recording capabilities of Nikon D800, the camera is able to use DX and FX crops.
Another feature present for Nikon D800 camera is the dual memory card slots, being able to use cards like SD and Compact Flash. This particular variety of card slots could represent a disadvantage for professionals, since they will have to carry two sets of cards instead of one.
As an overall of the upgrades of Nikon D800, the new Nikon camera brings no less than 36 new features / improvements in order to obtain a better full frame DSLR camera (at least compared to the D700). Another important new feature of Nikon D800 is the capability of the battery grip to be compatible with various types of batteries.