Nikon D800E vs. Pentax 645D

What's in the Box: D800E

Nikon D800E

The D800E comes with the same basic assortment of accessories: an EN-EL15 battery and charger, a specially-branded neck strap, an USB cord, a manual (not pictured), a software CD, and a warranty card.  The standard US warranty is valid for one year, but it can be extended to three years for around $200 (via Nikon's Extended Service Coverage).

Nikon D800E Accessories

For this review, we requested two lenses to accompany the D800E: the AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.4G, and the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8G.  These lenses retail for $439 and $1899, respectively.  We chose the 50mm because it was the closest prime to the Pentax 55mm (there is a 1.2x crop factor when converting between 645 format and full-frame, so the Pentax 55mm would actually correspond to a 45mm on the Nikon), and we plan on using it for our studio test shots.  The premium zoom can be set to exactly 45mm, which will come in handy for our outdoor/field comparisons.

Nikon Boxes

Like the Pentax lens, the Nikon lenses also come with hoods, caps, manuals, and pouches:

Nikon Lenses

It is worth noting, however, that these Nikon lenses come with 5-year (1 + 4) warranties at no extra charge, as long as you buy the USA (not imported) versions. PentaxForums +Pentax Forums @PentaxForums News | Reviews | Forum

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