The New Nikon D800
Nikon introduces its long-awaited release, the DSLR D800, which offers resolution never seen before, amazing picture quality and valuable video resources, still optimized for professional multimedia photographers and videographers. With unparalleled balance between precision and functionality, the Nikon D800 brings innovations such as the CMOS sensor 36.3 megapixel FX-format, 91,000 pixel RGB sensor, advanced Scene Recognition System and many other new features.
Exceptional Image Quality
The new 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor (7360 x 4912 resolution) and FX format (35.9 x 24mm) is the largest in terms of resolution so far developed by Nikon, and come meet nikonzeiros numerous requests from around the world. It is ideal for situations where you can not compromise the fidelity, such as weddings, photo studio and record landscapes. A resolution of this magnitude gives the photographer the ability to portray even the smallest details with stunning clarity. Every aspect of the sensor of this model was designed to ensure clear images in low light, so it has enhanced features like OLPF converter and a 14 bit A / D to minimize the noise around the picture.
The D800 lives up to Nikon’s reputation of being the sovereign ability to capture in low light thanks to the standard range of ISO 100-6400, expandable to 50 (Lo-1) and 25600 (Hi-2), which helps create gradient amazing colors when shooting JPEG or RAW.
All these image data are directed to a channel of 16 bits for maximum performance. Photographers can also take advantage of the lenses in FX format lenses for more options and increased focal range (1.5X), while still maintaining the clarity and detail in high resolution of 15.3 megapixels (4800×3200).
Users can also capture a greater dynamic range with the HDR function and enjoy the benefits of Active D-Lighting for balanced exposures even in backlit scenes.
True Cinema Experience
Filmmakers have the option of multiple resolutions and frame ranges, including Full HD 1080 and HD 720 30/24p to 60p. By using the method of data compression B-Frame, the user can record video in H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC up to 29:59 minutes per clip.
The D800 also allows videographers to keep the resolution high definition (1080p) regardless of the selected scene mode. D800 also includes features to enhance the audio quality,Shutter speed and performance with amazing accuracy.
Ready to shoot in less than 0012 seconds, the Nikon D800 can capture files in FX mode and resolution up to 4 fps, or up to 6 fps with DX mode with the optional battery pack MB-D12 battery and compatible.
The D800 also features built-in flash, and is compatible with the acclaimed Creative Lighting System Nikon.
The official announcement from Nikon is still pending. Until the announcement is officially made by Nikon, the actual specifications may change. For now, this is what we know about the new Nikon D800 specs:
- 36.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor (7360 x 4912 pixels) (35.9 x 24mm sensor size)
- ISO 100-6,400 with expanded range from 50 to 25,600
- 3.2 inch 921,000 pixel LCD screen
- 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps (1920 x 1080) and 720p 24/25/30/60 fps
- B-frame video compression H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, maximum 29:59 min per shot
- Up to 6fps continuous shooting (DX mode) and 4fps FX
- Self-cleaning image sensor (vibration of low pass filter)
- Live View/movie shooting switch
- Full-time AF in Live View/movie modes*
- Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000 sec*
- Shutter rated to 200,000 actuations
- Built-in intervalometer
- Electronic virtual horizon
- 100% coverage optical viewfinder
- Advanced Scene Recognition System (3D Color Matrix Meter III)
- Nikon EXPEED 3 image processing engine
- 16-bit RAW files
- DX-crop mode (1.5X) 15.3MP (4800×3200 pixels)
- 51-point AF system with face recognition (Advanced Multi-Cam 3500 AF)
- 91,000 pixel RGB metering sensor
- Dual memory card slots: SD and CF (UDMA-7 and SDXC/UHS-1)
- High-speed USB 3.0 transfer
- Uncompressed HDMI video out 8 bit (4:2.2), headphone out, audio in.
- Weather sealed magnesium alloy body
- Integrated pop-up flash, Creative Lighting System with Command Mode
- Battery: EN-EL15
- Shots per charge 850 (CIPA standard)
- Weight: ~895g
- Pricing (estimated retail):
- 3,995 US dollars
- 300,000 Japanese yen
- 2,995 Euros