Nikon D800 Digital SLR Camera

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36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor with high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and 12-channel readout

ISO 100–6400: extendable up to 25,600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent).

4 fps consecutive shooting in FX/5: 4 crop modes. 5 fps in 1.2x/DX crop modes. Up to 6fps when using MB-D12 battery grip in DX crop mode.

Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system: individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings. Sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F).

Multi-area D-Movie records FX- and DX-format Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p and 24p. Max recording time approx. 29 minutes 59 seconds. Offers uncompressed HDMI output to external devices and high-fidelity audio control




Nikon D800: Resolution, colour and dynamic range

Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with 36.3 effective megapixel
The D800 renders levels of texture, nuance and detail to your photography that, until now, have been the exclusive domain of the complicated medium-format system. Define every eyelash, every line in tree bark, and every shimmer of light. Savour the exceptional depth in your still images — with the astounding 36.3 effective megapixels, you can. Enlarge them as big as A1 poster-sized prints (59.4 x 84.1 cm/23.4 x 33.1 in.) at 200 dpi, or crop aggressively to reach the composition you desire, all without sacrificing the detail and tonal range of the original. In order to maintain clean, high-resolution images, 14-bit A/D conversion within the sensor and a high signal-to noise ratio deliver phenomenal images in a diverse array of situations. The image sensor’s incredible potential does not stop with photography, either. For cinematographers ready to put their exceptionally sharp NIKKOR lenses into action, the D800’s 36.3 effective megapixel data is efficiently processed for exquisite 1080p broadcast quality video at 30p.

Standard ISO 100 to ISO 6400, range expandable to ISO 50 to 25600 equivalent
High-resolution, studio-quality images shouldn’t be restricted to the studio. The D800 sets a new benchmark for high resolution D-SLR cameras, with crisp clean images across a wide ISO range. Flexibility like this opens up new imaging opportunities for both still photographers and cinematographers alike during the “magic hour”, the time just before dawn or at dusk when available light is often beautiful but scarce. Even at high ISO settings, the camera’s intelligent noise reduction systems manage noise without sacrificing fine details, giving the D800 the edge. The difference can even be seen in low-contrast subjects such as hair and grass textures, which are often essential elements of cinema as well as high-resolution portraits and landscape images. High image quality at higher ISOs also means that you can shoot still images handheld more confidently, knowing that fast shutter speeds will reduce blur

Optical low-pass filter optimized for sharpness
Reducing false colour and moiré is the main job of the optical low-pass filter located in front of the image sensor. However, this benefit is generally gained with a small sacrifice of sharpness. Moiré occurs in scenes containing repetitive details, such as strong vertical lines in architecture. Finding the right balance between benefits and sacrifices is the key to higher image quality, and that is what the D800’s optical low-pass filter delivers. As a result, the astounding 36.3 megapixels unleash their potential through an optimized balance between sharpness and effectively prevented moiré and false colour. Furthermore, the multi-layer structure of the D800 low-pass filter utilizes layers of antireflective coating that have been optimized for the camera, contributing to sharper and clearer images

EXPEED 3 image-processing engine: speed, versatility, and high performance
High-megapixel still images are detail-rich but data-heavy. With the D800, however, you don’t have to sacrifice speed for this privilege. Dedicated to understanding speed and its role in image making, Nikon engineers designed a powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine exclusively for digital SLRs. From image processing and card recording to image playback and image transfer, EXPEED 3 manages massive amounts of data at faster speeds than EXPEED 2. Even with specialized processing features like Active D-Lighting and high ISO noise reduction, capture speed is not affected. EXPEED 3 is so powerful that it handles data-intensive tasks such as Full HD video recording at 30p with ease. You’ll also notice the difference in your still images and videos through minimized noise and even richer colours and tones. In addition to these fundamental advantages, the D800 reduces the kind of colour phase shift that some cameras have difficulty with in similar situations.

14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for rich tones and natural colour
Tonal gradation is where an image transforms from simply representing life to taking on a life of its own. The D800 does exact
Attribute Value
Megapixels :36.3
Sensor type:CMOS
Sensor size :35.9 x 24 mm
Autofocus points :51
Lens mount :Nikon FX
Autofocus system :Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Image stabilisation :No
Sensor Format :FX (Full Frame)
Frames per second :4
ISO min :50
ISO max :25600
Card format :High-speed CF (UDMA 7), SD (SDXC and UHS-1) dual card slots
Weight (g) :1000
Size :146 x 123 x 82 mm
Aspect ratio :0
Image processor :Expeed 3
Battery model :EN-EL15
Battery grip :MB-D12
File formats :RAW, JPEG, MOV, MPEG-4
Shutter speed fast :1/8000 sec
Shutter speed slow :30 sec
Screen size (inches) :3.2
Screen resolution :921000
Tilting / Rotating screen :No
Live view :Yes
VF coverage :100
Diopter adjustment :-3 -+1 m-1
Metering system :TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Exposure compensation :-5 -+5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
AEB (Bracketing) :2 - 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Flash type :Built-in
Flash guide number :12
Flash sync speed :1/250 sec
Connectivity :USB 3.0, Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, Audio input, Audio output, Ten-pin remote terminal
Operating environment :0-40 ?C (+32-104 ?F)

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