Nikon D800 & D800E Specifications

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  • Introduced: 2/7/2012
  • Replacement Estimate: D810 in 2014
  • Current Firmware: A1.10 B1.10 (May 2014)
  • Sensor Size: 36x23.9mm, FX (full film frame)
  • Sensor Pixels: 36.3mp full, 30.18mp @ 5:4, 25.07mp @ 1.2x, 15.36mp @ DX
  • Sensor Manufacturer: Sony IMX094AQP
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Sensor Filtration: Bayer, antialias (on D800, no antialias on D800E), microlens
  • Max Image Size: 7360x4912
  • Other Image Sizes: 5520x3680, 3680x2456, 1.2x Crop: 6144x4080, 4608x3056, 3072x2040, 5:4 Crop: 6144x4912, 4608x3680, 3072x2456, DX Crop: 4800x3200, 3600x2400, 2400x1600
  • Video: 1080P/30/25/24, 720P/60/50/30/25 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); mono sound from built in mic, stereo from jack (20 levels), clean HDMI output, headphone monitoring
  • ADC Bit Depth: 12 or 14 bit 
  • Raw File Formats: 12 or 14 bit Uncompressed, Lossless compressed,Compressed NEF
  • Other File Formats: JPEG, TIFF
  • JPEG/TIFF Rendering: 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 
  • Auto Rotation: Yes
  • Color Spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB 
  • Storage: CF Type I only, UDMA-7 support, second SD slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-Fi)
  • Max Write Speed: 45MB/sec+
  • Max Buffer Size: 56 JPEG (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 16 14-bit NEF
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 
  • TV Support: HDMI
  • Lens Support w/metering: all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S
  • Autofocus Module: CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) supports -2 EV focus, f/8 autofocus (with sensor limitations)
  • Shutter Lag: 35ms
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area, Face Detect
  • AF Assist: Yes (white lamp)
  • Metering: 91,000-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, center-weight (variable), spot
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 2-9 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing)
  • ISO: 100-6400, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO 
  • White Balance: Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning 
  • Image Settings: Picture Controls, Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue 
  • Color LCD: 3.2" TFT, 921,000 dots, 170 degree 
  • Image Review: Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 4fps (5fps DX), 6fps DX w/ MB-D12
  • Shutter Speeds: 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 200k rated 
  • Mirror Lockup: Delay, M-UP 
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism, 100%, 0.7x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter , opt gridlines 
  • Optional Viewfinder Accessories: DG-2 magnifier, DK-14/17A antifog, DK-19 rubber cup, DK17m magnifier, DR-5 right angle, DK-18 adapter, DK17c diopter correction
  • Optional Focus Screens: Brightscreen
  • Menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/250, 1/320 with reduced power internal flash, TTL FP 
  • Flash Type: supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander
  • Internal Flash: Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) 
  • PC Sync: Yes
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode
  • DOF Preview: Yes
  • Optional Remote Control: 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10
  • Size: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2" (146x123x81.5mm) 
  • Weight w/o battery: 31.7 ounces (900g)
  • Battery: EN-EL15 
  • AC Adapter: EP-5b + EH-5a/b
  • Other Significant: Self-cleaning sensor, DX Crop, autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, PictBridge, optional MB-D12 vertical release (supports EN-EL15, AA, or EN-EL18), live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-4), multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support
  • Software: View NX2
  • Price at Introduction: US$3000 D800 body only


Thom's Full Review of the D800/D800E

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Thom's quick takes:

  • Excellent high ISO quality
  • Excellent Build quality
  • Excellent Dynamic Range
  • Loaded with Features
  • Solid video abilities 
  • Recommended for pro work


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