Nikon D800 | FX Format Sensor | Pentaprism Viewfinder

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It has Broadcast Quality Video Too

Nikon D800 FX Digital SLR Camera Body Not merely a DSLR camera, the  Nikon D800 FX Digital SLR Camera has broadcast quality video too. Feeding both the still and video image capture is the Nikon CMOS 36.3Mp FX-format image sensor along with the power house EXPEED 3 image-processor engine. Providing back up to the brains of the camera is a low-pass optical filter that diminishes moire and false color. The ISO ranges from 100-6400 and it's expandable to equivalent ISO 50-25600. In addition, the D800 contains 16-bit image processing along with 14-bit A/D conversion. Even more, the Nikon F mount can use a vast multitude of Nikon lenses, which includes both DX along with AF-S lenses; while Nikon Speedlights deliver exceptional flash capabilities

The Advanced Scene Recognition of the D800 plus the 91k-pixel RGB sensor delivers accurate precise colors for every scene, applying natural-appearing results. There's also detailed scene analysis and face detection support more accurate auto exposure, autofocus, plus i-TTL flash provides infinite lighting and compositional situations. Used in combination with subject tracking using 3D-tracking and auto-area AF, your images become additionally fine-tuned. Additionally, its matrix metering 3D color III results in pleasant auto exposures, particularly when faces of people are included in the scene.

The D800 uses the Nikon i-TTL system, providing for supreme balance and accuracy. And. when used in combination with Speedlights made by Nikon, high-quality stills are the result. Naturally, the camera also includes a pop-up flash unit for those casual pictures and other instant snaps . The D800 also uses the Nikon auto white balance and comes ready for a wide array of shooting circumstances. It's latest autofocus Multi-CAM 3500FX image sensor delivers crisp images, even in poor-light while the four modes for AF-area allow you the flexibility needed to shoot in every situation from street scenes to stills to landscapes and more.

When it comes down to capturing HD movies, the D800 acquires broadcast quality video using two distinct D-Movie formats with full HD 1080/30p The D800 can capture movies in DX and FX movie formats. the DX-format employs an image area very similar to 35mm video film, for an appearance cinematographers are used to seeing while The FX-based movie format renders shallow depths of field using beautiful bokeh . Additional video features included are live view, the capacity to capture high-fidelity audio in stereo using an external microphone, plus the option of shooting time-lapse photography while saving it as a video file. Reduction in flicker and custom settings allow you to express even more freedom in your videos.

When it comes time to view your scenes you can choose from a 3.2" LCD screen or 100% coverage using the optical viewfinder in FX-format. The pentaprism viewfinder delivers an accurate and clear view when shooting still images. The generous wide-view-angle 3.2" LCD with 921k-dots gives you features such as brightness control. anti-reflective structure, plus an ability to enlarge playback images as much as 46x. Other noteworthy features include a fast 0.12 seconds response time, high-speed transfer of data using USB 3.0, SD dual memory card slots, fast CF, a high-capacity rechargeable EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery, durable, exact shutter, PLUS a top-precision sequential control device.

Although it may be DSLR, the D800 features numerous intuitive and creative features for keeping your shooting efficient and exciting. Features such as a four-button design, direct entry to Picture Control mode and a release mode dial upon the top deck of the camera make your photo shooting easier, while electronic Dual-axis virtual horizon, High Dynamic Range, and a multitude of on-board editing functions all but guarantee that you'll get the image you were after. The D800 also comes with the Nikon ViewNX 2 image software for editing, browsing, and the sharing of your image files. Optional Nikon software that can be also used includes Camera Control Pro 2. and Capture NX 2  03/07/2012✓

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Nikon D800 DSLR Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on Rating: 5