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p.2 #1 · D800 official announcement is here


100% VF, 36MP, no AA version, looks like they are killing the D3X




Feb 07, 2012 at 05:57 AM
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p.2 #2 · D800 official announcement is here


can't wait to see High ISO samples.

anybody else find the sensor size out of the ordinary?
35.9x24



Feb 07, 2012 at 06:28 AM
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p.2 #3 · D800 official announcement is here


$616.00 for the mb-d12 battery pack/grip?!?!


Feb 07, 2012 at 01:15 PM
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p.2 #4 · D800 official announcement is here


ytwong wrote:
100% VF, 36MP, no AA version, looks like they are killing the D3X



No kidding. Anybody holding a D3x is hurting right now because I see the resale value plummeting. 4K less for a new camera with more MP, better ISO, video, etc.



Feb 07, 2012 at 01:28 PM
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p.2 #5 · D800 official announcement is here


Wow, 75MB for each .NEF file. That means my 8GB card should only be able to hold arounnd 100 images now? I'm not so sure I like the thought of that. The more I look at it the cost of ownership of this camera keeps climbing higher and higher.


Feb 07, 2012 at 01:36 PM
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p.2 #6 · D800 official announcement is here


If you read on DPreview's preview I found it interesting that in order to get 6FPS you have to use either the D4 battery in the grip or AA batteries in the grip (or plug it into the wall). With only the grip and the D800 battery you only get up to 5FPS. The D4 battery is $169 and the D800 (same as D7000 and Nikon 1) is only $49. So you need a $616 grip and $169 battery to get to 6FPS.

EDIT: Rob Galbraith says that the Canadian price is only $429 for the BG but he has double checked and the US price is $616. The camera is $3149 in Canada which is normal but the grip price is strange.

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Feb 07, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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p.2 #7 · D800 official announcement is here


collierstudios wrote:
The more I look at it the cost of ownership of this camera keeps climbing higher and higher.



For me, the true cost would be lenses. It would be stupid to buy this camera and go cheap on lenses. I currently am using Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, NIkon 17-55mm f2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR. To replace with Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 and even the lower cost 16-35mm f4 is $3,000. Subtract the resale of current lenses ($1,200) and I'll have to pay an additional $1,800 plus the $3,000 for the camera--nearly $5,000. Minus resale of my D300 ($700,) that's $4,300 for me to go from what I have to an equivalent system based on D800. I'm going to have to see some reviews, see some actual prints, and think carefully before spending that. Will also wait to see what a D400 brings to the table for me. One other minor thing is apparently the new battery on the D800 doesn't hold that much charge as compared to the previous ones.


Kent in SD



Feb 07, 2012 at 01:50 PM
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p.2 #8 · D800 official announcement is here


Engadget goes hands on:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/06/nikon-d800-hands-on/



Feb 07, 2012 at 01:52 PM
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p.2 #9 · D800 official announcement is here


From the Engadget images, the D800 looks smaller than the 5DII! Wow.


Feb 07, 2012 at 01:53 PM
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p.2 #10 · D800 official announcement is here


Its quite small, but is taller than the d700 about half an inch.


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arbitrage wrote:
If you read on DPreview's preview I found it interesting that in order to get 6FPS you have to use either the D4 battery in the grip or AA batteries in the grip (or plug it into the wall). With only the grip and the D800 battery you only get up to 5FPS. The D4 battery is $169 and the D800 (same as D7000 and Nikon 1) is only $49. So you need a $616 grip and $169 battery to get to 6FPS.

EDIT: Rob Galbraith says that the Canadian price is only $429 for the BG but he has double
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Let's not forget you will need the charger for the D4 battery.



Feb 07, 2012 at 02:41 PM
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p.2 #12 · D800 official announcement is here


I still have tons to learn on my 700 and do it justice, Nikon I hate you. Now they just need Vincent Laforet to do a movie sample and do what he did with the 5DMk2.

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Feb 07, 2012 at 02:49 PM
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collierstudios wrote:
No kidding. Anybody holding a D3x is hurting right now because I see the resale value plummeting. 4K less for a new camera with more MP, better ISO, video, etc.



Anyone who has bought and can afford a d3x likely paid for it many times over and or has plenty of money to burn so I would not worry about us. We do not worry or consider the resale value of a camera when we purchase it. We purchase it as a tool. I have owned mine for 3 years and I paid for it after two months of work. Lastly the d3x has not stopped working it is still a fine camera and now second to the d800 in resolution. It will make a wonderful second and perfect backup.



Feb 07, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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p.2 #14 · D800 official announcement is here


the camera seems pretty cheap to me, at least relative to those around it in the market...with a new d700 around $2500, and the upcoming d4 at $6000....the price gap to the d4 is huge, especially for those enthusiasts among us who are not using the camera as a tool for work, but as a tool for fun. with the d700 nikon had an enthusiast fx camera that was not as good as the d3/s but was still very capable in a variety of situations. the new d800 almost seems more of a replacement for the d3x than the d700...

i'm one of those sort of stuck in the middle. i love using my d3 and was hoping to find a bit more resolution without giving up on high iso iq or speed when i shoot wildlife. the d4 is the camera, but the price gap makes me gasp for air....




Feb 07, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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Bruce Sawle wrote:
Let's not forget you will need the charger for the D4 battery.


Yep and I found out the D4 battery is $199CDN and I need the extra battery door at $30 and I guess would need a second D4 battery. So lets see, to go to a full dual format camera with landscapes at FX and BIF at DX I would purchase the D800 $3149, 2xD4 batteries $398, door cover $30 and D4 battery charger at $329CDN. So that means the total camera kit with batteries would be $3906CDN.

I am seriously considering this camera which would mean a switch from Canon. Then I'll need to purchase the 14-24, 24-120, 70-200 and 300F4 with 1.4 and/or 1.7 converters. Then I need to sell 7D, 5DmkII, 17-40, 24-105, 100-400, 100Lmacro. I think I'll add up all of this this weekend and then wait to see what the 5DmkIII brings. Oh I guess I'll have to pick up some form of backup body (maybe D7000 or D700 or D5100). It would be a fun experiment. Good times ahead for someone like me that loves new gadgets and likes to spend $$.



Feb 07, 2012 at 03:13 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Yep and I found out the D4 battery is $199CDN and I need the extra battery door at $30 and I guess would need a second D4 battery. So lets see, to go to a full dual format camera with landscapes at FX and BIF at DX I would purchase the D800 $3149, 2xD4 batteries $398, door cover $30 and D4 battery charger at $329CDN. So that means the total camera kit with batteries would be $3906CDN.

I am seriously considering this camera which would mean a switch from Canon. Then I'll need to purchase the 14-24, 24-120, 70-200 and
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One thing the FPS will go up to 6 FPS with rechargeable AA so can cut the cost down. 5 FPS may be just enough as that what I shoot with today. That extra one frame may or may not make a big difference.



Feb 07, 2012 at 04:02 PM
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p.2 #17 · D800 official announcement is here


collierstudios wrote:
Wow, 75MB for each .NEF file. That means my 8GB card should only be able to hold arounnd 100 images now? I'm not so sure I like the thought of that. The more I look at it the cost of ownership of this camera keeps climbing higher and higher.


Yeah but 32gb cards now are about the price of 8gb cards back when the D700 came out (roughly).

But I catch your drift. I am certainly not going to buy a 36mpix camera any time soon. I post-process everything I shoot and manipulating 200 36mpix files is not my cup of tea. I picture something like the processing time of rendering Transformers 3.



Feb 07, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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p.2 #18 · D800 official announcement is here


Most interesting to me was the line "standard ISO 100 to 6400". Very hard to think of a standard ISO 6400 when only a half dozen Nikon and Canon cameras can provide clean images at this setting.


Feb 08, 2012 at 01:49 AM
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p.2 #19 · D800 official announcement is here


Most interesting to me was the line "standard ISO 100 to 6400". Very hard to think of a standard ISO 6400 when only a half dozen Nikon and Canon cameras can provide clean images at this setting.


Feb 08, 2012 at 03:40 AM
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p.2 #20 · D800 official announcement is here


Video Sample, pretty cool.

http://vimeo.com/36305675



Feb 11, 2012 at 04:06 PM
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