Nikon D800

Nikon D800

The Nikon D800 Digital SLR Camera Body Deluxe Kit, available at B&H Photo Video, includes the D800 camera body as well as a slew of accessories that allow you to prolong shooting time, do remote operations, and care for your camera over time.

A ballistic nylon camera bag, a battery grip, an SDHC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card, two additional EN-EL15 Li-Ion batteries, a dual battery charger, a wireless remote shutter release, a snap-on LCD screen protector, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and a 3 oz bottle of lens cleaning liquid are all included in this Deluxe Kit.

The Nikon D800 is more than just a digital single-lens reflex camera; it’s also a broadcast-quality video camera. The FX-format CMOS sensor with 36.3Mp resolution and the powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine is at the heart of both still and video capture.

To support the camera’s central processing unit, an optical low-pass filter is used to eliminate false color and moire, and an ISO range of 100-6400 is available, with the ability to be expanded to ISO 50-25600 equivalent.

Additionally, the D800 has 14-bit A/D conversion as well as 16-bit image processing capabilities. Furthermore, the Nikon F mount on the camera is compatible with a wide range of NIKKOR lenses, including DX lenses and AF-S lenses, and Nikon Speedlights give superb flash performance when used with the camera.

The D800’s Advanced Situation Recognition System, which includes a 91k-pixel RGB sensor, extracts exact, accurate colors from every scene for images that are as close to reality as possible. For a variety of compositional and lighting settings, face identification and a deep scene analysis help to provide more accurate focusing, auto exposure, and on-camera flash exposure. Using 3D tracking in conjunction with auto-area AF and subject tracking, your photographs become even more refined.

Additionally, the 3D color matrix metering III functions produce beautiful auto exposures, which is especially important when there are human faces in the picture.

The D800 makes use of Nikon’s i-TTL technology, which provides the highest level of precision and balance. When used in conjunction with Nikon’s Speedlights, high-quality still images are produced. Of course, the camera comes equipped with a built-in pop-up flash for those spontaneous photos and other candid shots.

The D800 also makes use of Nikon’s auto white balance system, which is capable of handling a broad variety of shooting circumstances. When shooting in low light, the Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor produces clear photos, and the four AF-area modes provide the versatility you need to capture everything from still photographs to street scenes to landscapes and more.

When it comes to HD movie capture, the D800 captures broadcast-quality video in two D-Movie formats at 1080/30p full HD resolution in two different D-Movie formats. The D800 is capable of capturing movies in the FX and DX formats.

The FX-based format produces a shallow depth of field with gorgeous bokeh, but the DX-based format employs an image area that is similar to that of 35mm film, giving it a look that cinematographers are familiar with and comfortable with.

Additional video capabilities include the capacity to operate in live view mode, the ability to record high-fidelity stereo audio with an external microphone, and the ability to capture time-lapse photography and store it as a movie file. Flicker reduction and custom settings allow you to express yourself even more freely in your films.

For examining your scenes, you have an option between the 100 percent coverage FX-format optical viewfinder and the electronic viewfinder “the 3.2-inch liquid crystal display monitor When photographing still images, the pentaprism viewfinder delivers a sharp and precise view of the subject.

In addition to the generous 3.2 “The 921k-dot wide-viewing-angle LCD provides features such as an anti-reflective construction, brightness adjustment, and the ability to magnify playback pictures up to 46x, among other things.

There are a few other notable features of the D800, including its fast response time of 0.12 seconds, high-speed CF and SD dual card slots, high-speed data transfer via a USB 3.0 connection, a large battery capacity of EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion, a precise and durable shutter, and a high-precision sequential control mechanism, among others.

Despite the fact that it is a DSLR, the D800 is equipped with a variety of innovative and user-friendly features that will make your shooting both fun and efficient. Effortless shooting is made possible by features such as direct access to the Picture Control feature, a four-button layout, and a release mode dial on the camera’s top deck.

High Dynamic Range, Dual-axis electronic virtual horizon, and numerous in-camera editing functions ensure that you get the shot you desire. The D800 is pre-loaded with ViewNX 2 software, which allows you to browse, edit, and share your files.

Capture NX 2 and Camera Control Pro 2 are examples of optional Nikon software that may be used in conjunction with the camera.

Nikon D800 Specs

MSRPUS: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
Body typeMid-size SLR
Max resolution7360 x 4912
Other resolutions6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
Image ratio w:h5:4, 3:2
Effective pixels36 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors37 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 3
ISO100 – 6400 in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps (50 – 25600 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (5)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
AutofocusPhase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points51
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesNo
Built-in flashYes (pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear-curtain, High-speed sync
Continuous drive4.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3)
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Storage typesCompact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage includedNone
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
Remote controlYes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Environmentally sealedYes (Water and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
Dimensions146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesGP-1

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