So your compact digital camera manages to pack in a whopping 16-megapixels for each image? Well, here is news for you – the mighty DSLR will always bully the standard point-and-shoot devices into submission, and the same applies to Nikon’s latest shooter – the Nikon D800. Professionals will definitely fall head over heels in love with this, you know for sure that wedding photographers will be lining up for this puppy as soon as it is unleashed from Nikon’s stables.
The D800 is a new FX-format model that delivers a mind-boggling 36.3-megapixels, and at its core is superior image quality that is equal to that achieved with medium-format digital cameras. Not only that, the D800 will also boast a number of new functions for a high level of added value, and Nikon manages to cram all of that goodness into a compact and lightweight body.
Apart from the new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, the D800 will also come with a new 91K-pixel RGB sensor which supports the Advanced Scene Recognition System alongside noteworthy advances in scene recognition performance. Not only that, you will find a slew of additional functions such as Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie that enables movie recording, where you can either rely on the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format.
Folks who want to get even more from the D800 will be pleased to hear that Nikon has plans as well to roll out the D800E, another model which delivers increased resolution for images with more dimension. Other aesthetic improvements include a viewfinder frame coverage of approximately 100% and a lightweight and durable water- and dust-resistant body. With the use of magnesium alloy for the body, it enables the camera to be as durable as the D700, while tipping the scales at 10% less.
Anyone out there want to pick this up as your next shooter, hobbyist or otherwise?