Nikon announced on 7 February 2012 the successor to the D700 after a three and a half year wait. The new D800 / D800E are almost the same camera with the exception of an 'E'nhancement to the D800E and a presumably a small price difference.
The D800/D800E is a Full Frame digital SLR also referred to as an FX body to distinguish the difference in the sensor size with the smaller sensor of Nikon's APS-C bodies being called, DX. The new digital camera is the first 35mm equivalent DSLR to receive and use a 36.3-Megapixel sensor. To ensure image capture is done well a new 91K pixel RGB sensor was developed and the D800/D800E gets the Expeed 3 image processing engine.
Notable features of the new dslr:-
- Hi ISO range of 100 to 6400 which can be expanded to 50-to-25600
- 51-point Auto-Focus system
- Auto-Focusing even with camera apertures of f/8 when used with teleconverters
- Full HD video recording in either FX or DX format
- External HDMI monitor output for video recording
- Built-in Interval-meter for time-lapse capture of scenes
- 100% video finder coverage
- A 10% reduction of weight compared to the D700 yet still maintaining the water resistance and durability
- 3.2-inch LCD, USB 3.0, multiple battery options, built-in electronic horizon and more
The huge leap in megapixels is said to bring the level of the full-frame 35mm DSLR almost to the level of a medium format camera at a fraction of the cost. The difference between the D800 and D800E is the ability to disable additional filtering in the D800E. Disabling the filtering makes the D800E more suitable for shooting landscapes and nature scenes.
Price to be advised.
D800 / D800E Brochure (Adobe Acrobat)
Check out Nikon's D800 Microsite here.