Nikon D800 Officially Announced

Today Nikon officially announced the new Nikon D800 in all its 36.3 megapixel glory!

Nikon D800 Announced

Nikon D800 Announced. It doesn't seem a minute since the Nikon D4 was announced and now this beast comes along. On paper it seems to be a perfect camera for professional wedding and landscape photographers.

That huge, light-sucking sensor should hopefully produce the goods in low light situations. Nikon have also upped the ante with all the processing tech too so that should help.

The main features of this worthy upgrade to the wonderful Nikon D700 are:

  • 36.3MP CMOS sensor (compared to 12.1MP)
  • 15.3MP DX-format capture mode (compared to 5MP)
  • 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors, rated to -2EV* (compared to -1EV)
  • ISO 100-6400 extendable to ISO 25,600 equiv (compared to ISO 200-6400, extendable to ISO 12,800)
  • 1080p video at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second, up to 24Mbps, with uncompressed HDMI output and audio monitoring options*
  • 3.2", 921,000 dot LCD with anti-fog layer* (compared to 3in, 921k-dot)
  • Maximum 4fps continuous shooting in FX mode, 6fps in DX mode** (compared to 8fps in FX mode)
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91,000 pixel metering sensor* (compared to 1005-pixel)
  • 'Expeed 3' Image Processing*
  • Dual-axis Virtual Horizon (on LCD screen/viewfinder)* (compared to single-axis)

You can read the full press release with pre-order details from B & H Photovideo below:

Nikon D800 Press Release

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