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Product Highlights
  • Optimized for NEF Raw File Capture
  • Modified OLP Filter for High Resolution
  • 36.3Mp CMOS FX Format Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image-Processing Engine
  • 3.2" LCD Monitor
  • Nikon F Mount Lens Mount
  • Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • 1920 x 1080/30/25/24p HD Video Capture
  • Built-In Flash + i-TTL Flash Control
  • Matrix/Center-Weighted/Spot Metering

The Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera is more than a DSLR, it's a broadcast quality video camera as well. Driving both still and video capture is the FX-format CMOS 36.3Mp sensor and the powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine.



Please note - The D800E is optimized for photographers that are looking to get the maximum sharpness out of their NEF raw files. Shooters that rely predominantly on capturing JPEGs may want to choose the D800 camera instead.


To achieve maximum sharpness in NEF files, the special low-pass filter in the D800E is not configured with anti-aliasing properties. While this may incur an increase in moire patterns in some images, this presents less of a post-production concern when working exclusively with NEF raw files.


Images captured in JPEG formats that are affected by moire could become more difficult to work with during the post-production process. Additionally - Nikon's Capture NX 2 photo editing software has an integral moire correction filter, and a new adaptation for that filter that's designed especially for the D800E, is due to be released soon.





The D800E's Advanced Scene Recognition System with a 91k-pixel RGB sensor brings out precise, accurate colors in every scene, for natural-looking results. Face detection and a detailed scene analysis support more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, and i-TTL flash exposure for any number of compositional and lighting situations. When combined with auto-area AF and subject tracking in 3D-tracking, your images are even more fine-tuned. In addition, the 3D color matrix metering III feature results in pleasing auto exposures, especially when human faces are in the scene.



The D800E utilizes Nikon's i-TTL system for the supreme in accuracy and balance. When combined with Nikon's Speedlights, high-quality stills result. Of course, the camera also has a built-in pop-up flash for those spur-of-the-moment snapshots and other casual pics. The D800E also utilizes Nikon's auto white balance which is equipped for a wide range of shooting situations. The Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor results in sharp images, even in low-light and the four AF-area modes give you the versatility you need to shoot everything from stills to street scenes to landscapes and more.



When it comes to HD movie capture, the D800E shoots broadcast quality video in two D-Movie formats at 1080/30p full HD. The D800E captures movies in FX and DX movie formats. The FX-based format renders shallow depth of field with beautiful bokeh, while the DX-format uses an image area similar to 35mm movie film, for a look cinematographers are accustomed to. Additional video features include live view operation, the ability to record high-fidelity stereo audio with an external mic, and the option to shoot time-lapse photography and save it as a movie file. Flicker reduction and custom settings enable even more freedom of expression in your movies.



When it comes to viewing your scenes you have a choice of the 100% coverage FX-format optical viewfinder or the 3.2" LCD monitor. The pentaprism viewfinder provides you with a clear and accurate view when shooting stills. And the generous 3.2" 921k-dot wide-viewing-angle LCD gives you features like an anti-reflective structure, brightness control, and the ability to magnify playback images up to 46x. Other notable features of the D800E include a fast response time of 0.12 seconds, high-speed CF and SD dual card slots, high-speed data transfer with a USB 3.0 connection, a high-capacity EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a precise and durable shutter, and a high-precision sequential control mechanism.




A DSLR though it may be, the D800E comes with a number of creative and intuitive features to keep your shooting both exciting and efficient. Features like direct access to the Picture Control feature and a four-button layout and release mode dial on the camera's top deck make your shooting life easier, while High Dynamic Range, Dual-axis electronic virtual horizon, and numerous in-camera editing functions ensure that you get the shot you want. The D800E comes with ViewNX 2 software for browsing, editing, and sharing of your files. Optional software from Nikon that can be used includes Capture NX 2 and Camera Control Pro 2.

 

 

D800E The Ultimate Attention to Detail
Nikon engineers have developed a unique alternative for those seeking the ultimate in definition. The D800E incorporates an optical filter with all the anti-aliasing properties removed in order to facilitate the sharpest images possible. This is an ideal tool for photographers who can control light, distance and their subjects to the degree where they can mitigate the occurrence of moiré. Aside from the optical filter, all functions and features are the same as on the D800
Nikon FX-Format CMOS Sensor with 36.3 Effective Megapixels
The D800E renders levels of texture, nuance and detail to your photography that, until now, have been the exclusive domain of the complicated medium-format system. Define every eyelash, every line in tree bark, and every shimmer of light. Savor the exceptional depth in your still images - with the astounding 36.3 effective megapixels, you can. Enlarge them as big as A1 poster-sized prints (23.4 x 33.1" /59.4 x 84.1cm) at 200 dpi, or crop aggressively to reach the composition you desire, all without sacrificing the detail and tonal range of the original. In order to maintain clean, high-resolution images, 14-bit A/D conversion within the sensor and a high signal-to-noise ratio deliver phenomenal images in a diverse array of situations. The image sensor's incredible potential does not stop with photography, either. For cinematographers ready to put their exceptionally sharp NIKKOR lenses into action, the D800E's 36.3 effective megapixel data is efficiently processed for exquisite 1080p broadcast quality video at 30p
Standard ISO 100 to ISO 6400 Expandable to ISO 50 to 25,600 Equivalent
High-resolution, studio-quality images shouldn't be restricted to the studio. The D800E sets a new benchmark for high resolution D-SLR cameras, with crisp clean images across a wide ISO range. Flexibility like this opens up new imaging opportunities for both still photographers and cinematographers alike during the "magic hour", the time just before dawn or at dusk when available light is often beautiful but scarce. Even at high ISO settings, the camera's intelligent noise reduction systems manage noise without sacrificing fine details, giving the D800E the edge. The difference can even be seen in low-contrast subjects such as hair and grass textures, which are often essential elements of cinema as well as high-resolution portraits and landscape images. High image quality at higher ISOs also means that you can shoot still images handheld more confidently, knowing that fast shutter speeds will reduce blur
A Strategic Approach to Turn Light to Your Advantage
Combining both high-resolution performance and a wide ISO sensitivity range has finally become a reality. Nikon engineers have developed intelligent new methods to manipulate light transmission to the sensor's photodiodes: from the optical low-pass filter and on-chip gapless micro lenses to the image sensor's internal design, every measure has been taken to maximize and improve light transmission in order to deliver crisp, brilliant images with significantly less noise. All this is possible under a wide variety of lighting conditions, enabling you to get the most out of your NIKKOR lenses
EXPEED 3 Image Processing Engine: Speed, Versatility, and High Performance
High-megapixel still images are detail-rich but data-heavy. With the D800E, however, you don't have to sacrifice speed for this privilege. Dedicated to understanding speed and its role in image making, Nikon engineers designed a powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine exclusively for digital SLRs. From image processing and card recording to image playback and image transfer, EXPEED 3 manages massive amounts of data at faster speeds than EXPEED 2. Even with specialized processing features like Active D-Lighting and high ISO noise reduction, capture speed is not affected. EXPEED 3 is so powerful that it handles data-intensive tasks such as Full HD video recording at 30p with ease. You'll also notice the difference in your still images and videos through minimized noise and even richer colors and tones. In addition to these fundamental advantages, the D800E reduces the kind of color phase shift that some cameras have difficulty with in similar situations
36Mp & D-Movie Broadcast Quality Video in Two D-Movie Formats
True Cinematic Experience

Full HD video quality and minimized rolling shutter effect: Dynamic movie shooting in diverse lighting situations. Record clean, uncompressed 1080p files in 4:2:2 color space via HDMI to an external recording device.
Many filmmakers, multimedia professionals and still photographers need the highly mobile, lightweight and compact form of a D-SLR in order to cover large events or make documentaries, music videos or movies. For these professionals, the D800E is ready to create true cinematic experiences. By using the B frame data compression method, you can record 1080p Full HD video at 30p in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format with unmatched moving image integrity for up to 29 min. 59 seconds of recording in a single clip. Thanks to Nikon's latest image-processing optimizations, the monumental power of 36.3 megapixels transforms to sharp, exquisitely rendered videos. Expect exceptionally smooth gradation in blue skies, with minimum block noise and beautifully natural movement rendered clearly and sharply. The D800E's intelligent image sensor reads out movie images at faster rates than ever, significantly reducing the rolling shutter distortion that can occur during panning shots or when shooting fast-moving lateral subjects like trains. Thanks to EXPEED 3, your movies will take on a distinctive look of their own, even with dimly lit scenes. Combine these benefits and you'll begin to realize exactly the new creative opportunities possible for photographers and cinematographers alike

Multi-area mode full HD D-Movie: Creative movie-making freedom in FX and DX based formats
The D800E is designed to stimulate cinematographers to explore different moods and perspectives by enabling Full HD and HD video recording in two frame formats; Nikon FX- and DX-based movie formats in just one camera. When using wide-aperture NIKKOR lenses, the large image area of the FX-based format renders exquisitely shallow depth of field with beautiful bokeh effects. The DX-based format uses an image area similar to 35mm movie film, allowing cinematographers to shoot with picture angles that they are accustomed to. Having the advantage of two D-Movie formats in one camera and an arsenal of NIKKOR lenses makes the D800E an incredibly versatile movie-making tool

Smoother video recording under fluorescent or mercury lamps: Auto flicker reduction
With the D800E, it is easier than ever to reduce flicker effects during live view and video recording. Simply use auto in the flicker reduction menu to automatically identify the flicker frequency at the beginning of live view and switch to the one that will work best. You can also manually switch between 50 Hz and 60 Hz

Lateral Chromatic Aberration Reduction: Take Full Advantage of your NIKKOR Lens Collection
High-megapixel sensors can really test the quality of your lenses, but you can be confident that the combination of brilliant NIKKOR lenses and Nikon's intelligent processing measures will significantly reduce lateral chromatic aberration to give you incredibly natural-looking results. Unlike other correction methods that simply eliminate chromatic aberration, Nikon's method compensates for these color differences in a resolving index for each color, making it particularly effective in producing images with stunning edge-to- edge sharpness. Moreover, because these corrections are made regardless of the NIKKOR lens used, this feature contributes substantially to achieving the sharpest images possible
Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91K-Pixel RGB Sensor
Nikon's revolutionary Advanced Scene Recognition System, introduced with the flagship D4 camera, is also employed in the D800E. At its core is a 91K-pixel RGB sensor that meticulously analyzes each scene with the fine resolution. The RGB sensor can recognize your scene's colors and brightness with unprecedented precision, then use that information to implement various automatic controls and give you more natural-looking results. The real breakthrough, however, is that the sensor can detect human faces with startling accuracy when shooting through the optical viewfinder. Along with face detection, detailed scene analysis is utilized to support more accurate autofocus, auto exposure and i-TTL flash exposure results in a diverse range of compositional and lighting situations. The improved subject tracking is most noticeable when using 3D-tracking, which can maintain a focus on moving subjects smaller in size than with previous generations
More Accurate Face Detection in Auto-Area AF and Subject Tracking in 3D-Tracking
Auto-area AF and 3D-tracking are AF-area modes unique to Nikon that use your subject's color and brightness information to detect focus. With the D800E and its more precise information and subject recognition advancements, expect big steps forward for both AF-area modes when taking high-quality still images. In auto-area AF, the camera can genuinely detect human faces and focuses on them immediately - useful when faces are a priority and there's no time to choose focus points. When using 3D-tracking, the sensor's fine resolution combines with a specifically optimized AF algorithm to realize unprecedented subject tracking precision, recognizing detailed patterns to keep your subject in sharp focus
3D Color Matrix Metering III for More Accurate Exposures
Professional photographers who shoot still images know that Nikon's metering system delivers supremely well-balanced exposures. Thanks to the 91K-pixel RGB sensor, the D800E has far more detailed scene information at its disposal - including detected face information. This data helps the 3D color matrix metering III deliver more desirable auto exposures, especially when there are human faces present. When the D800E recognizes a human face in a backlit situation, the camera determines the overall exposure while prioritizing the facial exposure, which might otherwise be underexposed. When a face is lit from the front and appears much brighter than the background, the camera recognizes the situation and avoids blowing out the facial details
More Balanced Results in i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash and Active D-Lighting
Nikon's i-TTL system has long been considered the most accurate flash control system in photography, but now face detection and highlight analysis by the 91K-pixel RGB sensor pushes performance even further. With the D800E's enhanced i-TTL balanced fill-flash, you can more precisely illuminate people's faces in relation to their surrounding brightness using either the built-in flash or an external hot-shoed Nikon Speedlight. For weddings and fashion shoots, or any photography that relies on the highest-quality still images, this new standard redefines what a flash system should be. Face detection also makes a difference when Active D-Lighting is used to retain highlights and shadows in high-contrast lighting situations. Faces will be optimally exposed both in the sun and in the shade
Light Source Identification for Auto White Balance in Still Images
The D800E's auto white balance is incredibly accurate in a diverse range of shooting situations, aided by unique Nikon technology that effectively identifies your light sources, both natural and artificial. With the 91K-pixel RGB sensor and the image sensor working together, the camera renders white as white with supreme accuracy. Or if you prefer, the auto white balance can be set to reflect the warmth of ambient, incandescent lighting
Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX Autofocus Sensor Module for Razor-Sharp Detection in Low-Light
Accurate AF detection is crucial for extremely high-resolution still images in every situation. The 51 sensor points in the D800E's AF sensor module work down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C), the approximate physical limit of human visibility through an optical viewfinder. For even more powerful detection, you can rely on the camera's 15 crosstype sensors in the center to detect both vertical and horizontal lines when using any AF NIKKOR lenses of f/5.6 or faster. What's more, AF can be activated with eleven focus points in the center with open aperture of f/8, which is a big plus when you combine a telephoto lens with a 2.0x teleconverter to shoot distant subjects
Versatile AF-Area Modes
Whether it's a still life, a portrait, a landscape or a candid street scene, your subject matter varies, but its importance doesn't. That's why the D800E offers four AF-area modes, each specifically tailored to adapt to various subjects. Singlepoint AF is ideal when you need pinpoint focus on stationary subjects. Dynamic-area AF has three options (9-point, 21-point and 51-point) and is ideal for shooting moving subjects. The selected AF point and the surrounding points keep your subject in sharp focus even if it briefly leaves the selected points. 3D-tracking allows you to maintain focus on subjects that are moving erratically from side to side. Autoarea AF detects human faces and prioritizes their sharpness for you - an ideal choice for candid photography
Integrated Operation
Live view selector for optimized still images and movies
The D800E's live view operation has evolved even further, optimizing camera control to become more intuitive for shooting video as well as still images. Simply clicking the live view selector switches between live view modes designed specifically for still images or movies. Live view photography lets you shoot still images while confirming the exposure level on the LCD monitor. You can even magnify images up to approx. 23x to check the exact focus. For movie live view on the other hand, the D800E incorporates a dedicated exposure control for quality video shooting, enabling smooth exposure transition when shooting moving subjects. You can also shoot video with full manual control. When needed, press the shutter-release button while filming to instantly capture still images in 16:9 aspect ratio. Each time you use live view, for either still photography or movie shooting, your image area and camera setting information will be clearly indicated, allowing you to confirm quickly

View simultaneous live view output on external monitors and record uncompressed video via HDMI
During movie shooting, you can now simultaneously check videos on an external monitor using an HDMI connection, in addition to the camera's TFT monitor. And for those who need the purest video output for professional quality editing, you can now record uncompressed movie live view footage directly to an external storage device via HDMI interface. Bypassing H.264 compression, the 1080p output signal is 4:2:2 (8-bit) uncompressed video

Comprehensive high-fidelity audio recording control
The D800E is designed for crisp stereo recording with a built-in external stereo microphone input. Attach the compact ME-1 Stereo Microphone to record clear sound while significantly reducing mechanical noise. An external headphone jack enables you to effectively monitor and control audio in isolation. While the audio level indicators offer visual confirmation of audio level, the microphone sensitivity can be controlled precisely in 20 incremental steps

Time-lapse photography
Capture a variety of scenes and subjects at a breathtaking pace. The D800E's time-lapse photography lets you set intervals and frame rates in order to dramatically relay slow moving activity at dramatic speeds. The D800E allows you to shoot time-lapse photography with replaying rates from 24 times to 36,000 times faster than normal. Time-lapse photography files can be saved as a movie file

Versatile custom settings for D-Movie
The D800E has addressed useful feedback from videographers with convenient custom controls for D-Movie operation. Instead of rotating the command dial, power aperture enables smoother aperture controls during movie live view using a button designated via custom menu, which can be very convenient to confirm depth of field. Index marking helps you locate important frames for later-stage in-camera editing and replay by attaching markers during movie recording. Markings are indicated along with the timeline, which is easy to confirm visually

Vision You Can Depend On
Glass prism optical viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage
See every important element in your frame clearly and precisely. The D800E offers approx. 100% frame coverage (in FX format) from its slim pentaprism, giving you the visually comfortable FX-format advantage and an unobstructed view when shooting still images. The viewfinder image is not only large and bright - the focusing screen is also carefully designed to help you sense sharp focus intuitively, be it manual or autofocus

Precision 3.2" (8cm), 921k-dot, wide-viewing-angle LCD monitor with automatic monitor brightness control
The D800E's large and sharp color LCD monitor delivers bright, crisp image playback with a much larger capacity for accurate color reproduction. Using an antireflective structure, you can count on clarity equal to that of the D4, even under bright conditions. Moreover, if monitor brightness is set to "Auto", the camera automatically adjusts LCD brightness according to the environmental lighting conditions measured by the ambient brightness sensor, allowing easy use of live view in both bright and low-lit places - very useful when shooting video and stills. The ability to magnify playback images up to 46x (Large-size images in FX format) is extremely helpful for spot focus confirmation

Ready for Demanding Tasks
Lightweight yet durable construction
Many important parts of the D800E have been designed to achieve better durability and lighter weight. The result is a camera approx. 10% lighter than the D700, yet just as rugged. A magnesium alloy construction protects the sophisticated technologies against accidental shock, and weather and dust sealing has been extensively applied and severely tested, making the D800E as reliable on the road as it is in the studio

Fast response time
The D800E is designed to respond immediately. Once the strategically located switch is turned on, the camera starts up in approx. 0.12 seconds and your finger is in position for shutter release. Release time lag is minimized to approx. 0.042 seconds, equivalent to that of the D3S, with continuous approx. 4 fps capability in FX format, approx. 5 fps in 1.2x and DX format and 6 fps capability in DX format with MB-D12

High-precision sequential control mechanism
For true digital SLR excellence, the camera's mechanical structure, power and precision are vital to ensure indispensable speed and reliability. That's why Nikon utilized its engineering expertise to refine the powerful sequential control mechanism that drives the shutter, mirror, and aperture independently. As a result, shutter release can be operated with mirror-up position during live view. Because mirror-down movement is not required, you can expect even quieter still live view shooting. And as power aperture control operates via the stepping motor, the sound of mechanical adjustment is reduced for quieter and smoother control

High-speed CF and SD dual card slots
Card recording speed is yet another crucial element of a smooth and productive shooting experience. The D800E CF memory card slot is compatible with the latest UDMA 7. The SD card slot is compatible with SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) and UHS-I. You can also use two cards simultaneously for a number of functions, such as recording JPEG and RAW data on separate cards, recording the same data simultaneously on two cards for backup and more

High-speed data transfer with USB 3.0
For a more productive tethered and transfer workflow, the D800E is compatible with USB 3.0. When connected to equipment featuring USB 2.0, speed is reduced to that of USB 2.0

High-precision, high-durability shutter
The D800E's shutter unit has been tested to well over 200,000 cycles of release to prove durability and precision. While the shutter unit designed to run at a speed range of 1/8,000 to 30 seconds, its intelligent self-diagnostic shutter monitor automatically monitors actual shutter speeds in order to correct possible variances that can occur over time

Efficient power management
A comprehensive re-working of the D800E's circuits now enables approximately 900 shots of still image shooting. All on one charge of an EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery

MB-D12 multi-power battery pack (optional)
Attach the MB-D12 to the camera body to extend battery stamina. The pack accommodates a variety of batteries (see specifications) and utilizes the same integral magnesium alloy construction and weather sealing as the D800E body itself. You also get approximately 6 fps continuous shooting speed in DX format. The MB-D12 has its own dedicated shutter-release button and command dials for vertical composition shooting

Connecting Hands, Eyes, and Ideas
Improvements around the shutter-release button
Angle, shape, contour, and texture: all of these design facets came into play when crafting the D800E's shutter-release button. Your index finger can rest comfortably for longer periods of time, allowing you to concentrate when it matters, while the designated movie-record button means you're ready to trigger movie shooting in an instant

Direct access to Picture Control
Customize the look of your stills and videos through Picture Controls by fine-tuning parameters such as sharpening, saturation, and hue. The D800E now allows you to access Picture Control instantly and directly from a dedicated button rather than entering the menu. When live view shooting, you can visually confirm how customized Picture Control settings will look and easily adjust the parameters

Choosing AF mode and AF-area mode combinations
Control your desired AF mode (continuous or single servo) and AF-area mode (single-point, dynamic area, 3D-tracking or auto area AF) without ever taking your eye away from the viewfinder. By using a dedicated AF-mode button and command dials, you can switch between modes without interrupting your creative flow

Four-button layout and release mode dial on the camera's top deck
Important camera settings can be controlled and adjusted from buttons placed on the top deck. Along with dedicated buttons for ISO, white balance and image quality, a new bracketing button has been strategically placed to aid such features as HDR. In addition, the release mode dial also improves mode visibility and operability

Creative Expansion Tools
Expand dynamic range: HDR (High Dynamic Range)
The D800E can shoot two frames in a single shutter release, but at different exposures: one overexposed and one underexposed. The camera then instantly combines them to create an image covering a wider dynamic range. The range can be widened by up to 3 EV for different looks, all 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

Shoot achieving reduced blur with zoom lenses in dim light: Auto shutter speed control for auto ISO sensitivity control
The D800E comes equipped with an auto option for minimum shutter speed that automatically controls the balance between shutter speed and the ISO sensitivity based on the focal length of the lens being used. This can be particularly useful when using a zoom lens, because the camera can automatically choose the shutter speed to reduce camera shake. What's more, through the operation of ISO button and sub-command dial, auto ISO sensitivity control can be immediately turned on or off, without needing to enter the menu

Accurate confirmation of level shooting: Dual-axis electronic virtual horizon
With the D800E, you can always check the LCD monitor or the viewfinder for both the camera's position in relation to the horizontal plane and its pitch (forward or rear rotation). This can enhance compositional accuracy, particularly when shooting still lifes, landscapes and architecture

Shoot with multiple formats in one camera: Image area options
The D800E offers four image area options: FX format (35.9 x 24.0mm), 5:4 (30.0 x 24.0mm), 1.2x (30.0 x 19.9mm), and DX format (23.4 x 15.6mm) with all cropped image areas visually masked in the viewfinder. DX format offers approx. 1.5x, and 1.2x crop offers approx.1.2x telephoto effect. When a DX NIKKOR lens is used, DX format is automatically selected

Refined color temperature control: Minute control over white balance
The D800E's white balance proves its reliability even when using an external flash and live view in the studio environment. The monitor hue of live view and resulting image's white balance can be individually set so that the difference between the two is minimized. Furthermore, for even more control, color temperature can be manually set in 10-kelvin increments or in mired units

Image enhancement options: In-camera editing
Captured images and movies can be altered and edited in-camera and on the fly if required, all without the need to resort to a computer. Retouch menus include an array of useful features such as NEF (RAW) processing, resize, distortion control, fisheye, miniature effect, red-eye correction, filter effects and image overlay, as well as the ability to designate the start and end point of movie clips all at once, in order to save them more efficiently

NIKKOR Lenses
The defining strength to match outstanding resolution for stills and videos
To best draw out the full potential that a 36.3 megapixel camera can offer, lens quality is of vital importance. Even subtle differences in optical performance make a difference when utilizing such a large pixel count. NIKKOR empowers photographers and cinematographers in every field, allowing them to better see the essence of their vision and render it as sharp as possible without sacrificing delicate tones or nuance. From f/1.4 primes to fast f/2.8 zooms to f/4 zooms with VR, the latest line of NIKKOR lenses - many loaded with the renowned Nano Crystal Coat - is fully optimized to deliver the image quality the Nikon D800E truly deserves. Moreover, DX lenses can also be used for the D800E: simply attach one and the camera automatically recognizes it and sets the required crop
Nikon Speedlights
Get studio quality lighting virtually anywhere
Fast, versatile and portable, with Nikon Speedlights in your hands, your lighting possibilities are endless. The difference is a level of accuracy and flexibility that only the Nikon Creative Lighting System delivers. Its advantages are best experienced via Advanced Wireless Lighting. Using high-precision i-TTL flash control with strategic, intuitive operations, you can make lighting as powerful and comprehensive as your imagination can take it. Whether you shoot in the studio or in far-flung locations, there is a Nikon Speedlight solution to inspire your creativity
Unparalleled Lighting Performance - SB-910 Speedlight
Nikon's SB-910 offers versatile i-TTL for on-camera or wireless flash control, a refined operability and a powerful guide number of 111.5/34 (ISO 100, ft/m, STD, FX format with zoom head set at 35mm). The SB-910's menus and controls have been improved for more operational ease. When a hard-type incandescent or fluorescent color filter is attached, the SB-910 detects it and adjusts white balance instantly
Nikon Software
Capture NX 2 (Optional): Optimal for processing images taken with the D800E
To accommodate the imaging power of the D800E's 36.3 effective megapixels, the latest Capture NX 2 now features powerful 64-bit processing. Capture NX 2 drastically simplifies an array of image enhancement procedures, letting you concentrate on making your pictures the best they can be. Instead of complicated layering and memorization, simply place a Color Control Point wherever you want to reprocess. Color Control Points use intuitive slider controls to make quick and easy adjustments to image characteristics such as brightness, contrast, saturation and tones. Change, adjust and experiment all you like, safe in the knowledge that all changes are nondestructive and an original always remains intact

ViewNX 2: Browse, edit, share, and more
This bundled, all-in-one software implements an easy-to-use interface for all your photos and movies. Take advantage of an array of editing functions, including basic editing of RAW files and even D-Movies. ViewNX 2 also works effortlessly with Nikon's photo-sharing and storage service, my Picturetown, with labels to help you find that special photo quickly and easily

Camera Control Pro 2 (optional): Extremely versatile remove camera controls
For those that want to operate their camera via computer, Camera Control Pro 2 lets you control camera settings and various features from a distance. Aside from controlling exposure mode, shutter speed, and aperture, the software now offers numerous improvements to make the D800E's live view operation exceptionally smooth. Creative control opportunities include remote start and stop for movie shooting and switching between live view for stills and movies. You can also adjust the monitor hue of live view photography and the resulting image's white balance individually, which can be quite helpful when working in the studio. You can also display audio level indicators during movie shooting. And with the optional Wireless Transmitter WT-4A/B/C/D/E, image files can be transferred using either Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection

Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 36.8 Megapixel
Effective: 36.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 36.3MP: 7360 x 4912
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:5
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 24.0 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
CompactFlash
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Focus Lock AF Area Mode
Autofocus Points 51
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment - 3 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400 (High Sensitivity Mode: 50-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 sec
Remote Control ML-3 (Optional)
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Auto
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 sec
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL Remote Firing
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 25 fps
Exposure Control Auto: Aperture
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity 100 - 1600, Expandable to 25600
Exposure Compensation -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Focus Auto
Manual
Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
29 min.
1280 x 720
29 min.
Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Mono
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 4 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone
NIkon 10-Pin
Audio Out
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL15  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.0VDC, 1900mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b - Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2" / 14.5 x 12.2 x 8.1 cm
Weight 2.20 lb / 1.00 kg

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NikonD800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
 
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97%

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Pros

  • Good image quality (163)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (121)
  • Large clear LCD (118)
  • High ISO performance (117)
  • Easy to use (86)

Cons

  • Short battery life (15)
  • Noisy at high ISO (12)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (143)
  • Travel (100)
  • Wildlife (95)
  • Low light (93)
  • Family photos (74)
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Well Beyond Expectations

Once in a long while a product will come along that is a game-changing product. Just as the digital camera was a paradigm shift from film, the D800/D800E is re-defining what the capabilities...Read complete review

Once in a long while a product will come along that is a game-changing product. Just as the digital camera was a paradigm shift from film, the D800/D800E is re-defining what the capabilities are for 24x36mm framed DSLR.

I opted for the D800E, as I always shoot RAW and process.

My work flow, is that photographing is data acquisition or collection. The presentation is the art of formating the collected image (data) in a way that satisfies the requirements of the client, whoever that may be.

I chose the E version as a solution to replace my remaining medium format and some of my large format film work. I can fully control 70% of my assignments, from lighting to perspective, and in large part specific content. Lack of AA filtering is bonus not a hindrance to my work.

Enough background, IQ is what we care about. Without a doubt, even as I'm getting used to working with the D800E I can state with candor that it is the best single image capturing tool I have used. Why? The dynamic range of images is impressive, I have textural detail not just chromatic information in high key areas, yet I have textural detail into deep shadows that can be promoted in post processing that here-to-fore would be filled with noise to a level that the image would be unusable for a commercial application.

The camera is also capable of extremely wide ranges of color, which interestingly provides a level of reality in portraiture that has not been available in the digital domain until now.

Focus and exposure are very accurate. (As always I fine tuned my lenses to the body).

I am not primarily a sports shooter, and fast frame rates are not terribly important to me. But I still want a camera that allows me to use "muscle-memory" to make adjustments without having to take concentration from my subject. The D800/E certainly takes Nikon's great ergonomics and improves on them. Holding the camera is not tiring, using it is not fatiguing, and with customizable buttons, I will never have to take my eye from the viewfinder for most any camera control settings.

Much has been written about the need for exacting photo craft and the use of absolutely the very best lenses. I cannot disagree, but, and this is important; the D800E will help any serious photographer obtain better images, with more keepers and fewer missed opportunities, and it will give a great photographer a tool that can open many creative doors that were here-to-fore unavailable at this price point or with a 35mm style DSLR.

I tried it with older pre-"D" lenses, with some consumer grade zooms, and the results are still top drawer. If your goal is to have edge-to-edge acutance then the camera will make the most of the best lenses, tripods, camera stands and lighting. This doesn't mean your client will see or care. It isn't going to change your style. Much of IQ comes from the photographers level of craft, but this will camera will allow you to push your craft to a higher level.

I'm not writing this as a fan boy, there have been game changing cameras from many manufactures. At this point in time, this is the latest big advance especially for the price.

No, I don't do video.

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Poor left side auto focus

By now many people have reported on the internet problems with Nikon D800 and D800E autofocus. It is frequently reported that autofocus points on the left side do not work well. On four cameras...Read complete review

By now many people have reported on the internet problems with Nikon D800 and D800E autofocus. It is frequently reported that autofocus points on the left side do not work well. On four cameras (two D800s and two D800Es), I can confirm the problem!

I have extensively tested four of these cameras (see testing notes below) and all four did not focus well when using the left most center focus point. Because those problems were so pronounced, I decided to return the cameras and did not test the other left side focus points. Internet reports discuss problems with those as well.

It has been reported that the D800Es perform better than the D800s. That is somewhat consistent with my experience. The left autofocus points were worse on the D800s; however, I had one D800E with poor autofocus overall. That same D800E also had a broken electronic release connector when I received it. The other D800E performed better overall than the three other samples, but still not good enough. All four have been returned.

What happens? Using standard autofocus, the camera will not focus well on the left most (center) autofocus point. In Live View mode you can get good focus (either manually focusing at maximum magnification or by using Live View autofocus). In side by side comparisons, Live View produces better results than standard autofocus. In many cases the differences were substantial with standard autofocus not producing results that were acceptable.

Internet reports suggest many of the left side focus points have problems, not just the left center one. While that may be true, as I mentioned above, I did not test those on my four cameras because the left/center focus point off was enough to justify returning the cameras.
For some people, not having the left autofocus working well won't matter.

For me, I regularly shoot vertical landscapes and other vertical compositions where the left side selective focus points are very useful. I've been using the selective focus points on my D300 for years and find them quite valuable. Taking advantage of them has become very quick a simple for me and it is a feature that makes me more productive. So, I want them to work on the D800/E!

There may be another serious impact of this problem even if you don't have that same needs as I do. Internet reports suggest that the 3D focusing function of the camera will also be degraded by left focus points not working correctly.

For those interested this is how I tested the cameras, here's the process:
- Put three focus targets on a wall corresponding to the center focus point, the left most center point, and the right most center point
- Take shots where the selective focus points are on the center target, the left target, and the right target. Take four shots each with autofocus and four shots each with Live View (in other words, 8 shots per target, 24 shots per sequence. Another way of thinking of it is 4 comparison sets per target and 12 comparison sets per sequence)
- Repeat sequence at different focus length and camera distance
- Repeat all of the above with a different lens
- Compare results in Adobe Lightroom side by side with the library view X/Y comparison tool
- On my first two cameras I used manual focus for Live View and on the second two cameras I used Live View's autofocus (by the way, the latter is very good!)
- I also experimented with using autofocus fine tune on individual lenses. On the second two cameras (i.e. the replacements), I did all of the above and then repeated after setting the appropriate AF Fine Tune per lens. AF Fine Tune, in some cases, seemed to reduce the problem. However, I did not reduce it enough to make either camera's performance acceptable
- So, this is literally hundreds of side by side comparisons across four cameras.

Given the number of reports on this problem on the internet, I suggest anyone wanting one of these cameras consider waiting until internet reports show purchasers regularly getting good cameras.

Alternatively, if Nikon acknowledges the problem and guarantees new cameras don't have it or guarantees that they can fix it if one camera does have it, then I will try again and purchase another. In the mean time, I'm waiting. On the point of Nikon repairing the cameras, most of the online posts I have read indicate that Nikon service centers are not able to fix the problem at this time.

For me personally, I was really looking forward to the upgrade from a D300. I really do want the D800/E to work! Instead, I've been really disappointed!

Finally, a note on customer service…I purchased the D800Es through B&H. B&H facilitated the camera returns and replacements. They were supportive and helpful and did everything a purchaser could want when dealing with such a bad situation.

Nikon seems to have been silent on this left autofocus issue, and that has NOT been to their credit. The good customer service provided by B&H, in dealing with Nikon's problem, does B&H credit!

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5.0

Brilliant DSLR

By scarlett eyes

from California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

I've been using the D800E for landscapes, portraits, and street photography. Superb in all aspects, especially sharpness, resolution, and low light shooting. A bit lagging in ergonomics. But new firmware is great improvement, allowing ISO to be remapped to Record button. Still, having just purchased the camera, I wish I'd known about the D810 release. Would have waited.

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5.0

Simply outstanding!

By the judge

from South Bend, IN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

    Covered the first wedding with my D800E this weekend and it was the perfect tool-- efficient and ergonomically designed. The results were fantastic when combined with my 24-70 mm f2.8 and downloaded into my Mac Pro. Hardly used my SB910.

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    4.0

    Amazing Camera with a few major problems

    By Stoka

    from Sydney, Australia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

    • Lack Of User State Recall
    • Mediocre Screen Colour
    • Won't Work With M3

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

    I'm mainly a landscape photographer, although I do portrait and other types of photography. The D800e, esepcially with great glass on it (like a Sigma 35mm F1.4) is capable of unbelievable resolution and detail. I find myself cropping a 10% area of the full RAW file and still having fantastic image quality.
    It is a beautiful camera to hold - solid, artful and precision engineered. I like to have everything cranked up to the max - 14 bit raw and the jpegs as large and high quality as possible.
    Ok now the negative: I use a D7000 as my main travel camera. I have not been able to fully bond with my D800e as much as the D7000 for a couple of reasons.
    First and foremost, the U1 and U2 settings. I do a lot of long exposure shots and have this programmed into these settings. In the dark, I can just turn the dial and the camera adopts its instant recall state and I'm ready to go. Not the D800e.
    I've repeatedly written to Nikon about this issue. I'm not alone either. A lot of well known reviewers like Nasim Mansurov and others decry how the lower end Nikons (and Canon) have this system and high end Nikons stick with their pedantic custom settings banks. I'm sure a firmware upgrade could be designed to add U1 and U2 settings to the modes A P M and S. Why not?
    Secondly, why the simple but highly useful remote M3 can't work with my D800. I've just bought a complex aftermarket unit which adds to my clutter and gear. I get the feeling that Nikon deliberately omitted this from the D800 functionality because the D610 works just fine. To me, this is highly cynical and mercenary.
    Thirdly, the screen is discoloured and rather dark. The screen and colours on the D7000 are much better. The screen on a Canon 5D Mk3 is also far superior. In fact, due to the obfuscation of Nikon regarding the firmware U1 and U2 issue my next camera is likely to be a Canon, I feel that strongly about it.

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    5.0

    When Image Quality Can't be Compromised

    By Hien

    from Boston

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beauty
      • FASHION
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraiture

      Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

      I just purchased my 4th Nikon D800E (not all from B&H) because the images from this camera are that outstanding. I use all 4 cameras, because I prefer to keep one lens permanently attached to a body. I shoot fashion and beauty, in the studio and on-location. A year ago I was shooting with 2 Nikon D4's. I was on the fence about whether to get the D800E because of the file size. The first time I tried it, I knew I would be selling my D4's. This camera is just too good to even put down in favor of another camera for what I shoot. It is not without its challenges however. I much prefer the ergonomics of the D4; even with the added vertical grip the D800E doesn't feel as comfortable when shooting portrait orientation, which I do often, especially in the studio. It is also a very demanding camera to use in regards to technique to prevent blur, with respect to lenses to get the best image quality out of the sensor, and investments in fast and high capacity compact flash cards as well as having a fast computer with a lot of memory. I switched to 64GB 1000x cards otherwise the buffer would fill up while shooting causing delays. But when used correctly, the images from this camera are simply unmatched.

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      5.0

      Astonishing Detail, Extraordinary Colors

      By BabyDoctorAl

      from South Florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

        I primarily use my 800E for landscape photography, and the image captures that I have been getting far exceed what I was ever able to record with several medium format film cameras that I have used. In comparison with my 4 X 5 view camera, it is actually a pretty close call. The 800E is simply an astonishing machine that I have been extremely pleased with. To date, after exposing thousands of images, I have yet to be disappointed or encounter any problems. Having previously used a Canon 5D Mark III, which I was happy with, the 36 megapixels of the 800E puts the Canon to shame in its ability to record the tiniest detail in landscape images. Color capture is outstanding. This is one superb camera.

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        5.0

        Best camera from Nikon

        By LuisValizas

        from Montevideo, Uruguay

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

          As a semi pro, I found that this is my very best camera ever. It is heavy, for sure in the near future we will walking around with a mirroless camera (I have a Fuji x100s also the best) but still we will be using a lot cameras as good as the noon D800e is for landscapes an special activities, when you have time and not to worry about how heavy your gear is.

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          5.0

          My 3rd D800, but E gets an A+.

          By viola player

          from Wahington, DC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

              Wow! I love the file size. I bought the camera with the extra grip , this time the VELO. The other 2 D800's have the NIKON grip. The Velo seems to be just fine. Thanks to the included software, I was able to open the RAW files. At first I used Lightroom which also works.

              I have been buying NIKON the SP rangefinder models and switched over to SLR to cover the Carter Ford Campaign. I am a avid NIKON fan.

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Briz0897

              from Albuquerque

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                The D800E is great so far. I've had it for a week and have had 3 photoshoots with it.

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                5.0

                Hard to Beat

                By Gummy Bear

                from Rahway, New Jersey

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Cheap Lens Look Better
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Flexible Editing Options
                • High ISO Performance
                • Hi Quality Pictures

                Cons

                • Different Card Types Used
                • Poor Macbook Direct Sync

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                I am a part-time photography hobbyist. Meaning that I work a full-time day job and snap pics when I get a chance. Prior to the D800E, I thought my trusted D7100 was it for the little that I do. Then one day, a friend asked me to photograph his wedding. While the D7100 did a yeoman's job, the pictures lack some 'umm mph' in my view. Then I started reading a round and decided it was time to step up to a Full-Frame camera. I had some good lens so changing brand was not an option. After all, I migrated from a Canon. Anyway, the first real test was when I went to NY and just snapped a few random pictures. I couldn't see the daylights in the difference when compared with the shot taken with the D7100 until I dropped them on my MacBook Pro. Man... Was I surprised. I don't know all the right jargons to use to describe the quality of the photos but in layman's term, it's like nothing you've ever taken if you had any lesser of a camera,I am truly and surprisingly blown away by the vibrancy in the shots. Truly remarkable. I got the Deluxe Kit which include about $ in Battery grip, remote control and a few other goodies. I would say, do like I did. Make the sacrifice and get one today. Whatever Nikon comes out with anytime soon, will not shake a leg to this puppy. It's that good of a camera.

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                4.0

                great images, terrible to hand hold

                By bebop

                from santa rosa, ca

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                    This is the most uncomfortable and difficult to handhold dslr I've ever used.
                    I have owned several Minolta and Nikon film cameras, 3 Canon dslr's over my 30 years of photography.

                    Fortunately, it is for use in my studio and always on a tripod. Image quality is outstanding. LCD needs an update.

                    Hope one day one of the manufacturers find a way to integrate their technical prowess with human ergonomics and mental functioning (menus systems).

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                    4.0

                    a very good camera

                    By gy

                    from West Linn, OR

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Good Image Quality

                    Cons

                    • Noisy At High ISO

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Products
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                    It's a very good camera, sharp and no focus issues for me. Got if for about a week, and so far so good with my 105macro and 50 f/1.8g. Heavy, build quality should be good, but finish is not as good as nikon F series film camera. Moiré do exist in direct sunlight. By using this camera, you need a super fast memory card, otherwise it will slow your shutter speed.

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                    5.0

                    D800E prints beautifully at 24"x36"

                    By chet J

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                      I have dabbled in photography for a very long time. I recently did a very large crop of an Image of Monument Valley. I printed an 88"x24" panorama simply by cropping the original image, and the print is stunning. I find it odd though that with all the available features of this camera I still shoot it like my old film FTN- All manual settings and focus. The automatic setting for me are never right.

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                      5.0

                      I love this camera!

                      By Pixelgirl

                      from Lakewood, Ca

                      Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                      This is an huge upgrade from a DX camera!! I absolutely enjoy all the bells and whistles this has! Also weight of this camera is not bad at all! I love NIKON!

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                      5.0

                      This camera ROCKS. Forget medium format

                      By Mark

                      from Buena Vista, CO.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                        I am a professional landscape photographer. I was going to move from my D3x to a medium format camera, but after reading the reviews on this camera, I went with the D800E instead. Couldn't be happier!

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                        5.0

                        Beyond Expectation

                        By BestPhotoToday

                        from Southampton

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Quality
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                          My landscape, real estate and architectural photography has never been so detailed. I have not experienced any of the issues that could result from the lack of a low pass filter.

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                          5.0

                          A Superb Addition to My Photography!

                          By Don

                          from Virginia Beach, VA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quick Hdr Bracketing
                          • Quiet
                          • Sensor size

                          Cons

                          • None at this time

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                          I have seen several other professional photographers use the Nikon D800e with superb results and am excited now to have this excellent camera at my disposal. To date, it has performed in impeccable fashion, although I have much to learn about its capabilities.

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                          5.0

                          Everything I expected

                          By Great waters photography

                          from Holly Michigan

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Image Quality
                          • High ISO Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                            I am a landscape photographer and I am really happy I picked this up.Sharper images than my cnanon.

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                            5.0

                            Spectacular Nikon D800e

                            By Artur

                            from Knoxville Tennessee

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                              English is my third language but photography is my first. I am an armature photographer that is obsessed with capturing sharp photographs. In March 2013 I purchased Nikon D600. Majority of my photographs are taken late in the evening or at night. I love street photography but I mainly photograph my kids and cities. I loved my Nikon D600 but I often struggle focusing in low light. I could just wait for new technology to arrive or I could upgrade to Nikon D800e. After reading for 3 months about Nikon D800 and Nikon D800e I started to have doubts. The more I read about the Nikon D800e the less I wanted to buy it. It seems that most of the photographers struggle with that camera experiencing problems with focusing and getting poor results. I believe that I purchased Nikon D800e out of anger that I could not find a clear answer how good the Nikon D800e is.
                              One month ago Nikon D800e arrived in my house and I started taking photos immediately. Every day I have goose bumps while watching my own photos. They are absolutely spectacular. I use only one lens Nikkor 24mm f1.4 and I honestly can crop photos making them look like I was taking photos with a 105mm lens. Kids are not easy to take photos of. It is a challenge to focus on their faces but without any problems I get sharp photos. My theory is that people expect Nikon D800e to be much better than Nikon D600 and they are viewing their own photos closer and with different set of expectations. Nikon D800e is no less or no more difficult to focus than Nikon D600. But once you take a sharp photo with D800e you will have to sit down to watch it. It will be that amazing. In low light Nikon D800e is easier to focus than D600. How much easier? I have no idea how to put a number on it. I making a statement based on the amount of photos I keep. I have more keepers with Nikon D800e. I want to keep most of them. In my humble opinion Internet served us well for many years but now is full of people that just simply don't tell us truth. If you email me acesubaru@yahoo.com I will email you sample photos. I shoot in RAW only and I post process my photos with Lightroom 5. I love my Nikon D800e and I will keep it until it dies before I will buy anything else. There are few futures on Nikon D600 that I miss. For example it was easier to delete photos on Nikon D600.

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                              5.0

                              ESPECTACULAR...

                              By Tachif

                              from San Juan, Puerto Rico

                              Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                              This camera performs incredibly amazing. Had before the D600 which is a great camera as well, but this D800E well beyond any other camera. Sharpness, Low-light performance, is amazing. Worth every penny / INVESTMENT. ..

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                              5.0

                              D800E still on top

                              By ocdoc

                              from Florida

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                              Pros

                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                                I moved to the D800E after trying a smaller 36Mp mirror-less camera as a replacement for my D700; despite it's relatively large size, the D800E definitely is easier to hold steady and I feel provides superior images with any significant enlargement; in my opinion, it still is the best for image quality until very good medium format equipment and format sizes are used. Highly recommended.

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