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11-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to the D800!

This just in, looks legit enough





According to sources, the specs are as follows:
  • Smaller and lighter than D700
  • Resolution: 7360x4912 (36MP)
  • CF+SD card slots
  • Slightly larger display
  • Excellent video quality, better than D3s
  • 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
  • AF identical to D3/D700
  • Still no confirmed release date
Now if only they could lower the price down to 1500, I could actually afford to get one

News source: http://nikonrumors.com/

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Looks huge. Not sure about the benefits of 36 megapixels either...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Looks huge. Not sure about the benefits of 36 megapixels either...
Apparently its smaller(and lighter) than the D700. No idea how much smaller it is though. A side by side would be nice.

As for the MP's I don't think that will be the bigger issue considering most people will be looking for a competitive upgrade over the existing FF line-up. What I'm really anxious to see is how much DR and noise performance they can squeeze out of this thing!
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Well if it's as good as the D700 for stills then I'm on board except the grip. I hate those things. I'm a bit leery on the 36 megapixels though. I chose the D700 over the 5 D because I felt like it was a better stills camera. If the improvements are mostly for video then I'm out. Either way I'm sure it will be an incredible camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
Apparently its smaller(and lighter) than the D700.
Couldn't be! According to some, it's impossible to make a FF camera smaller than the D700!


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I like the built in viewfinder curtain.

At 36 mp, you DX lenses will act like they would on an APS-c sensor.

Also down-sizing will help with the high ISO work. I expect the images are going to look great.

I'm wondering what the red button by the mode button is for, and what the fourth button is with the iso/quality/white balance buttons.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
Apparently its smaller(and lighter) than the D700. No idea how much smaller it is though. A side by side would be nice.

As for the MP's I don't think that will be the bigger issue considering most people will be looking for a competitive upgrade over the existing FF line-up. What I'm really anxious to see is how much DR and noise performance they can squeeze out of this thing!
Well, I am used to the K5 and in comparison, it is pretty big.

Dynamic range and high iso ability are definitely the questions in this body. I imagine it will raise the bar considerably.
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I'm wondering what the red button by the mode button is for, and what the fourth button is with the iso/quality/white balance buttons.
Might be a record button for video

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Very interested in how this pans out, particularly around what the sensor is and who makes it.

The 24 MP inside the new Sony is impressive, so similar technology advances in the FF arena are bound to be good. I've seen some negativity on the Nikon forums though, a lot of die hard D700 fans are firmly in the "better ISO and base ISO, less MP" camp.

I like the idea of a gripless full frame model to keep the weight and size down and I'm glad Nikon and continuing in this direction.
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Rumor mill also predicting this will be the same 36mp sensor to expect in the FF Sony (or two) coming out in 2012. 36 is 1/3 more than 24, which is the MPs of the new Sony sensor for the A77/nex7. I wonder if that extra 8mps being on a FF sensor will make it relatively the same or that much better than 24 on an ASP-C? I guess we will see in a few months!

Rumored msrp for the D800 will be 3900 USd

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P.S The body size, from what I can gather from the pic above looks to be a nice size. Not too tall or too square. Looks like a nice piece.
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It looks butt ugly to me (not that it matters)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jasvox Quote
Rumored msrp for the D800 will be 3900 USd
Think I'm better off with K-5 and two DA* lenses
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So does that mean that it will get close to the 645D in image quality? or even better it with better low light performance?

Interesting to see samples when they become avaliable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jasvox Quote
Rumored msrp for the D800 will be 3900 USd

Jason

P.S The body size, from what I can gather from the pic above looks to be a nice size. Not too tall or too square. Looks like a nice piece.
Wow, that price would be quite a jump from the D700. Really taking the camera a lot closer to D3 pricing. Makes you wonder how high the D3x sequel will be priced.
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A $4,000 camera would leave plenty of space for Nikon to sell a lower priced FF camera...
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