The D800, a new FX-format model offers an noteworthy effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels. At its core is superior image quality equal to that achieved with medium-format digital cameras. The D800 is also equipped with a number of new functions for a high level of added value, all in a compact and lightweight body.
- New Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor
- New 91K-pixel RGB sensor for the more accurate Advanced Scene Recognition System
- Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie for movie recording using one of two movie formats
- Viewfinder frame coverage of approximately 100%*1 and a lightweight and durable water- and dust-resistant body
- Support for high-speed continuous shooting and a variety of battery types with the Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D12 (optional)
- A 51-point AF system for improved subject acquisition and focus performance under dim lighting. In addition, 11 focus points (five at center with an addition three to each side) are fully functional when lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 are used.
- A 3.2-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with reinforced glass, automatic monitor brightness control, and wide viewing angle
- A virtual horizon that shows the degree to which the camera is tilted sideways (roll), or forward or backward (pitch) with display in the monitor and viewfinder
- A new shutter unit that has passed testing for 200,000 cycles and supports a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 s and flash sync speed of 1/250 s
- Continuous shooting at 4 (FX-format/5 : 4 image area) or 5 (DX-format/1.2x image area) fps*When powered by a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
- CompactFlash and SD dual memory card slots
- Support for SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)
The D800 is equipped with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine for Nikon digital SLR cameras, which is faster and offers greater performance. The camera also possesses the world's highest2 effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels; combined with the sharp rendering of NIKKOR lenses, the resulting images are on par in resolution to medium-format digital cameras.
The model also responds to the demands of professional photographers by offering a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100 – 6400, and additional support for equivalents of ISO 50 (Lo 1) and up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2). The result is superior image quality when shooting still images and recording movies in dimly lit situations, such as just before sunrise and just after sunset.
Equipped with a new 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor, when a human face is detected in the frame, 3D Colour Matrix Metering III bases exposure control on the brightness of that face so that the face is optimally lit even with backlighting. In addition, the metering sensor's superior resolution – which makes full use of an incredible 91K-pixels – allows for extremely precise analysis of the scene for more accurate control over autofocusing, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control, and auto white balance.
*There is no display in the viewfinder that indicates when a face or faces have been recognised.
The D800 records movies with superior resolution through optimal information processing acquired from the 36.3-million pixel image sensor. Users can record 1920 x 1080p/30-fps full-HD movies using either the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format according to shooting conditions. The FX-based movie format offers a shallow depth-of-field with an emphasis on blur characteristics, while the DX-based movie format brings subjects closer when lenses with short focal lengths are used.
The camera is also equipped with a headphone jack and supports precise adjustment of microphone sensitivity. In addition, users can play back movies or view the live recording of movies simultaneously via the camera's monitor and on an external monitor. The D800 also responds to the needs of professionals who require uncompressed movie files; professional users can link the movie live view mode to an external HDMI monitor, as well as record movies simultaneously onto an external device via the HDMI link.
Nikon's newest digital SLR camera also features a time-lapse photography function that captures images at a selected interval and then combines the images to create a time-lapse movie. A time-lapse movie shows the changes in a particular scene that occur over time.
The D800's viewfinder supports a frame coverage of approximately 100%3 and magnification of approximately 0.7x4. The magnesium alloy body gives the camera the same level of durability as the D700 with an approximate 10% decrease in weight.
WARRANTY: 1 Year Nikon Australia Warranty*
*Extended Warranties Available