Nikon D800 Digital SLR Camera Body
Product code: D800BODY
1 Year Warranty
- 36.3 Megapixel 35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
- Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system
- Multi-area D-Movie records FX- and DX-format Full HD (1080p)
- CF and SD card slots.
- D Color Matrix Metering III
The Nikon D800 has a 36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor, a Muilti-CAM3500FX 51 point AF system, 4fps consecutive shooting in FX/5 and an EXPEED 3 image processing engine for starters.
The D800’s 36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor incorporates key technologies that enable unprecedented levels of detail and tonal range, 12-channel readout with 14-bit A/D conversion and high signal-to-noise ratio: delivers images of remarkable quality with low noise and wide dynamic range.
Fitted with Nikon’s next-generation EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, the D800 makes light work of data-rich tasks without sacrificing the speed and quality that professionals are accustomed to, plus 16-bit image processing: offering richer colours and tones than ever before, this cutting-edge image processor delivers smooth gradations with abundant detail and tone all the way up the scale to pure white, even when shooting in JPEG.
The D800 is capable of Multi-Format Full HD D-Movie, Full HD recording is possible in both FX and DX based formats, enabling exceptional freedom of expression. Full HD (1080p) movies can be recorded in 30p, 25p and 24p, with 60p, 50p and 25p options at 720p.
Movie clips can be up to 29:59 minutes long and the D800 sets a new standard for D-SLR audio recording, enabling your movies to sound as good as they look. Aside from the external stereo microphone input, an audio out for external headphones lets you fine tune audio in isolation, both before and during movie recording. A line input setting for PCM linear recorders is also provided.
For professionals whose workflow demands video, the D800 offers all the flexibility required for a wide variety of movie applications. It’s large format movie shooting at its best, with a comprehensive variety of frame rates.
Uncompressed HDMI output: for those who need the purest video output for professional quality editing, the D800 offers the possibility to output the uncompressed live view to external recorders and monitors. As with the Nikon D4, this data is output at the designated image size and frame rate, and is clean of the information overlay that can be simultaneously displayed on the camera’s TFT monitor.
The D800 offers an ISO range of 100–6400, extendable up to 25600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent), the D800 will set a new benchmark for D-SLRs with this level of resolution. The camera’s intelligent noise reduction systems manage noise without sacrificing fine details, allowing superb flexibility under all lighting conditions: images are crisp and clean, even at higher ISO settings, plus with the implementation of Nikon’s highly-acclaimed Multi-CAM 3500FX AF system, with individually selectable or configurable 9-, 21- and 51-point coverage settings, the autofocus sensor module and algorithms have been re-engineered to significantly improve low light acquisition sensitivity capabilities down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F).
The D800 will start-up is approx. 0.12 seconds, release time lag is minimized to approx. 0.042 seconds, with continuous shooting at approx 4 fps in FX-format and crop modes, which is pushed to approx 6 fps capability in DX-format Crop mode when used with the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D12.
The D800 incorporates a variety of creative and practical tools for those too busy to spend time in excessive post-production, such as Time-lapse movies, the D800 extends the popular time-lapse photography function by saving images as a movie file in the camera, offering playback rates from 24 to 36,000 times faster than normal giving you a fantastic variation of effects that can be achieved. The D800 has also got HDR (High Dynamic Range), the camera shoots one overexposed and one underexposed frame in a single shutter release. The range can be widened by up to 3 EV for different looks, full of saturation and tonal gradation, while the smoothness of the edge where the two exposures meet can be adjusted for a more natural appearance.
Nikon’s revolutionary Advanced Scene Recognition System now incorporates a newly designed 91,000-pixel RGB sensor that meticulously analyses each scene for outstanding accuracy. It can detect human faces with startling exactness even with exclusive use of the optical viewfinder, and recognises a scene’s colours and brightness with unprecedented precision.
Plus this level of detailed scene analysis is also utilised to support more accurate autofocus; auto exposure and i-TTL flash exposure results in a diverse range of compositional and lighting situations. For example, 3D-subject tracking is particularly improved when shooting smaller subjects.
The D800 has a precision 3.2-in, approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing-angle LCD monitor with automatic monitor brightness control: delivers bright, crisp image playback with a much wider colour reproduction capacity. LCD brightness is automatically adjusted according to the viewing environment and images can be magnified up to 46x during playback, which can be a big help for spot focus confirmation and a glass prism optical viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0m-1).
Even though the D800 is extremely light and compact, the D800 is as tough as Nikon’s professional single digit cameras, with extensive weather and dust sealing throughout to ensure you can keep working when the going gets tough.
The shutter unit has been tested to well over 200,000 cycles of release to prove durability and precision. Boasts a speed range of 1/8000 to 30s; features an intelligent self-diagnostic shutter monitor and, for the first time, a drive unit designed to reduce the demand on power when the shutter is raised for extended periods during movie shooting.
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