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Nikon D800E

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Review Date: May 9, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great colours and sharpness (D800E), responsive camera, feels very good in my small hands, better light metering system and white balance than in D700/D3, fast enough for every thing else than sports.
Cons:
Some Moire (I knew it before) ...

I bougth my D800E 3 weeks ago at my local Nikon dealer in Germany. I came from the D700 and D3 and I use the Nikon AF-S 24-70 and the AF-S 2,8/80-200mm and some Zeiss primes.
The D800E gives my really wonderful results with great sharpness, colours and a higher dynamic range than the D3 I used before.
The liveview is great for the work with my Zeiss lenses at open aperture, with the Zeiss ZF 2/100mm you can get very nice bokeh and great sharpness even at open aperture. I would say, even better than the D3, perhaps because of the missing AA Filter in the D800E.
For me, it's a great camera to work with open aperture because the lenses benefit a open aperture, when there is nothing like an AA filter to reduce sharpness.
Yes ... you can produce moire with the D800E and for someone who needs to take clean pictures of fine textures, it's perhaps not the right choise. But for landscapes and cityscapes, I really like the sharpness (without post-processing) I can easily afford.
As I shoot NEF, I'm not quite sure at the moment, which could be the best RAW converter for the D800 files (I use Camera RAW with Adobe Photoshop, Nikon Capture NX2 and a trial version of CaptureOne). The moire removal tool is the best (at least for the moment) at CaptureOne.

My conclusion is, that I never loved a Nikon DSLR more than the D800E. It has high dynamic range (and also replaced my Fuji S5pro), excellent sharpness even on pixel level, if you use fine lenses, better colours than the older Nikons and a fine and compact body.