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by Brad Soo on February 7 2012

Nikon D800

Nikon has just unveiled the brand new and much awaited and rumored D800 full frame SLR. The camera has a large feature set, plenty of which are familiar and ‘trickled down’ from Nikon’s flagship D4 SLR.

  • 36.3 megapixel FX-format full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Nikon F-mount; no crop factor with FX lenses
    Camera auto crops images to 15 megapixels with DX lenses
  • Rugged construction (dust and moisture sealed); shutter life rated at 200,000 cycles
  • 3.2 inch LCD (921,000 pixels)
    Optical viewfinder with 100% coverage, 0.7X magnification
  • Full manual controls with RAW support and flash hotshoe
    Default ISO range 100 to 6400, expandable to ISO 50 – 25,600
  • 51 point autofocus with 15 cross-type focus points (same as the flagship Nikon D4)
  • 4 FPS continuous shooting (FX), 5 FPS (DX crop mode); can be boosted to 6 FPS in DX mode using optional battery grip
  • Built-in HDR
  • Camera has a pop up flash, has internal wireless master flash control
  • 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) movie mode
    Manual controls available
    Movies recorded at 24 Mbps, H264 codec and B-Frame compression
    Raw uncompressed video output via HDMI port
  • Ports for external microphone, headphones, flash sync and HDMI
  • Dual memory card slots (Compact Flash and SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $3000 (body only)

Nikon has also announced a variant of the D800 with its low pass filter removed (for better resolution output), known as the D800E, which will be available in limited numbers for $3300.

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