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Every photo will astound.
Every video will dazzle.

Hold in your hands an HD-SLR able to capture images rivaled only by those produced with a medium-format camera: extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range and the most faithful colors. Meet the Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX-format HD-SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality, who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system. For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3 MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video and includes inputs for stereo microphones and headphones, peak audio meter display, DX crop mode to maximize NIKKOR lens selection and angle of view and much more.
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Format
36.3
Megapixels
4 FPS
Continuous Shooting
ISO 100–6,400
(Expandable to 25,600)
FULL HD
1080p at 30/25/24p

Reveal every nuance, every detail

The 36.3 megapixel FX-format advantage

Wedding, commercial or landscape, the D800 is the ultimate 36.3 MP FX-format camera for creative genius. Witness tonal range and precision rendered to supreme clarity, depth and texture. Make poster sized prints without sacrificing detail. Explore creative opportunities with ISO 100 to 6400 (expanded up to 25,600)—shoot from dawn to dusk. Experience Nikon's new Advanced Scene Recognition System featuring the 91,000-pixel RGB light meter capable of rendering unprecedented levels of accuracy to AF, AE, i-TTL flash control, face recognition and auto white balance. Nikon's new EXPEED 3 image processing reduces color phase shifts seen with lesser systems, producing more faithful colors and tones while managing massive amounts of data at breakthrough speed. With the D800 in your hands, achieve what was once unreachable.

Broadcast quality video

A full cinematic experience

Filmmakers, multimedia professionals and event photographersrecord Full HD 1080p at 30/25/24p or 720p at 60/50p in AVC format. Produce to your exacting vision when working in manual mode, controlling aperture, ISO, AF and shutter speed. Record uncompressed files via HDMI to an external recording device. via HDMI. Widen production perspective using either Nikon FX or DX lens formats at Full HD 1080p and 16:9 aspect ratio. Attach headphones and check audio levels or monitor input via peak audio meters as displayed on the camera's LCD monitor. Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted in up to 20 steps. Remotely start and stop video. Simultaneous Live View on the camera's LCD monitor and external monitor during recording are possible.

Render every megapixel with precision

Fast, precise 51-point wide area coverage

Precise AF detection is critical to sharply render every pixel of the D800's massive resolution count. An improved 51- point AF system with 15 Cross Type AF sensors, versatile AF area modes and superb AF detection in even the dimmest lighting deliver immediate, pinpoint focus. Fast shot-to-shot time, full resolution frame rate up to 4 fps, 6 fps in DX crop mode and ultra fast CF and SD card write times. For more productive workflow, high-speed data transfer using USB 3.0 is realized. For demanding professionals, the D800 responds immediately and precisely.

Versatile shooting, fluid operation

Streamlined ergonomic design puts critical tasks a touch away

Intuitive design makes D800 operation a thing of beauty. A streamlined ergonomic body allows critical photography and video tasks, including Movie Record, Live View, White Balance and Picture Control to be performed at the touch of a button. Confirm image capture and view menu options, histograms, video settings and more using the D800's super sharp 3.2-inch 921,000-dot LCD screen with 100% coverage. Anti-glare coating and auto brightness control ease of viewing, no matter the environment. Enlarge images up to 46x for on-the-spot focus confirmation. Magnesium alloy construction and environmental sealing make the D800 as comfortable in the field as in the studio.
EXPEED 3 image processing

Nikon's EXPEED 3 technology extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISO's. EXPEED 3 is so powerful that it handles data-intensive tasks such as Full-HD video recording at 30p with ease.

Rich image previewing

The D800's 3.2-inch super-sharp 921,000 LCD monitor automatically adjusts LCD brightness and visibility according to your environment for bright, crisp image playback, menu adjustment and Live View shooting. Enlarge images up to 46x to make on the spot focus confirmation—crucial for high resolution shooting.

Expand dynamic range with built-in HDR

Create a single image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and rich color gradation than ever before. Combine two exposures at up to 3EV.

Dedicated picture control button

The convenient Picture control button provides six preset options: Vivid, Monochrome, Neutral, Standard, Landscape and Portrait for stills and video while 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control.

D800 and D800E

Which camera is right for you?

Every Nikon DSLR camera uses an optical low pass filter (OLPF) in front of its sensor to slightly blur the image at a pixel level in order to reduce the occurrence of false colors and moiré that can appear when shooting repetitive and/or fine patterns. For the vast majority of photographers the D800 provides an ideal balance between sharpness and effectively prevented moiré and false color, ideal for shooting using all file formats. D800E is a specialized camera that removes the "effect" of the OLPF which results in a slight gain in sharpness and resolution and is recommended for studio and still life professionals but carries an increased possibility that moiré and false color will appear.

Strikes an ideal balance between sharpness and preventing the occurrence of false color and moiré for consistent performance
Ideal for:
  • All shooting situations
  • Photographers shooting RAW (NEF), JPG or TIFF images
  • Photographers who do not want to adjust their workflow (via software) to reduce the occurrence of moiré and false color
Slight increase in sharpness and resolution with increased occurrence of false color and moiré
Ideal for:
  • Studio, commercial and still life photographers who can control their shooting conditions, lens selection and aperture choice, as well as use of software (Capture NX2) to reduce the occurrence of false color and moiré
  • Medium format photographers whose current digital system do not utilize an optical low pass filter
  • Shooting RAW (NEF)
  • More information on moiré Behind the Scenes: D800/D800E

D800 and D800E Image Comparison

Comparison of false color and moiré

With the D800E, false color and moiré may be noticeable when shooting repetitive and/or fine patterns.

Comparison of resolution

Compared to the D800, the D800E reproduces textures with slightly higher resolution for sharper rendering and greater depth.

What Else is Different?

Other than the very slight image quality differences described above, the D800 and D800E perform exactly the same. Focus speed, exposure metering, shooting speed, movie recording, accessory compatibility, control location and function, and all other aspects are identical.

Additional Features:
Standard ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 50-25,600 equivalent

Added ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent) and Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) extend versatility.

Continuous shooting at up to 4 fps at full FX-format resolution

Commercial image quality teams with speed and handling to create new shooting possibilities—in the studio or on location. Shoot DX-format images up to 6fps using the optional MB-D12 Multi Power Battery Pack and batteries other than the EN-EL15

Rugged magnesium alloy construction

Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and tested to exceed 200,000 cycles.

Compatible with third party video accessories

As your multimedia work grows in importance, know that the D800 is compatible with a growing selection of third party video accessories.

High speed CF and SD dual memory card slots

CF cards compatible with UDMA6 as well as UDMA7 are supported. For SD cards, SDXC and UHS-1 are supported.

Two axis Virtual Horizon graphic indicator

Use either the LCD monitor or viewfinder to check if the camera is level—horizontally or with forward or rear rotation.

Rechargeable EN-EL15 Battery

Up to approximately 900 images and 60 minutes of HD video per charge.

Expand the creative potential of the D800

NIKKOR® lenses & Nikon Creative Lighting System for every situation

Uniquely compatible with both FX and DX-formats, tap an unprecedented selection of NIKKOR lenses. Explore NIKKOR Lenses

Get studio quality lighting virtually anywhere with the Nikon Creative Lighting System and Nikon Speedlights. Explore Speedlights

Extend your Creativity and Capabilities

Express yourself creatively with a wide range of accessories, including NIKKOR lenses, Speedlights, adapters, remotes, releases and more.
Speedlights/Flashes
Speedlights/Flashes
Stereo Microphone
Stereo Microphone
NIKKOR Lenses
NIKKOR Lenses
Optimized for FX Format but compatible with extensive range of NIKKOR lenses.
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Debunking all myths I recieved my D800E in time for a two-week photo trek through Peru. It was intended to be used as a back-up to my D4, but it quickly became the go-to camera for portraits and lanscape shots. The camera perfomed wonderfully under all types of conditions. Unlike all the reviews I had read, this camera can indeed be: Hand-held at slow speeds instead of only being tripod mounted. Used at high ISO speeds with incredible detail. Used for shots involving a lot of textile and colors. If moire is an issue, stop down the lens a bit more and eliminate any concerns. The lenses most often used on this camera were the 50mm f/1.4 and the 16mm - 35mm zoom. I am attaching some photos and 100% crops to show detail. All are hand-held, speeds up to 1/90th and ISO between 200 and 800. May 7, 2012
Light unit with almost everything. As a nature photographer with my ability to reach the great satisfaction, D800 is the camera I enjoy most .I still love to use D2x and D3 as backup. I carry D800 and D3 in my bag,almost all the time. With my nature work using D3 and D2x, D800 is great addition to my work. August 22, 2014
Just posting a nice Pic Daddy long legs (pholcidae) with D800 and 105mm F2.8. July 30, 2014
Excellent Camera I have been shooting with this camera for a little over a year and am very happy with its characteristics. Excellent low light shooting and incredible detail. I have used it all over the world shooting wildlife as well as landscapes and people. I have added it to my D3x when traveling and especially like it on days that I don't want to carry around the weight of the D3x. Both of these cameras perform especially well when paired with high end Nikon lenses. The picture of the owl shown was shot at 8:00 in the evening with the D800, a 200-400 f4.0 lens, at 1600 ISO. Amazing color and clarity. Well worth the money. July 22, 2014
Great Camera I went from a D3200 to the D800 and found it easy to learn. I use it with a Nikon 500mm F/4 super telephoto lens and love it. It recently developed a focusing issue and is currently in the shop at Nikon, forcing me to use my D7100. There is night and day difference in the two cameras, even though the D7100 is an excellent camera. My wish and advice for Nikon is to improve this camera by removing the ability to do video and concentrate all the electronics and image processing for still photos and maybe to increase the ability to shoot and focus a bit faster. I have never done a video with the camera and have no intention of doing one. I love outdoor photography and the resolution of this sensor is outstanding. The new D810 just looks like a D800 E to me with a different number. Make a camera for just still photography for us die hard camera buffs! June 28, 2014
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Which lens to use with D800

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The right selection for a lens will depend a lot on the type of photography that you are interesting. Some photographers look for faster lenses (large aperture ex. f/2.8), wide angle, Telephoto, Macro or zoom lenses.
Please visit our website and use the lens finder tool in order for you to make your selection base on your needs.
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Does the nikon d800/d800e have usb 2.0 or usb 3.0

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SuperSpeed USB (3.0).
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Dear Nikon,

I am enjoying the new D800! However, I am hugely disappointed that it is not compatible with the WT-5. The WT-4 only supports 802.11 a/b/g (lacking n) and is not compatible with the iPad/iPhone control.

Why did Nikon choose to forego the WT-5 compatibility? This should be a standard feature on pro cameras. At minimum, could we please soon have an updated WT-4 with 802.11 n and iPad/iPhone control support?
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Why is the D800 when configured to commander mode operating CLS is not consistently firing the flashes.

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In order to better assist you, please give us a call:
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The green cast is easy to fix, adjus the LCD monitor hue Refer to page 52 of the D800 manual. This should take care of it.
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I sthe SB-800 flash compatible with the new D800?

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I have a D200 and an SB-800. You only list flash compatibility for the D800 for the products currently being manufactured.
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Yes, the SB-800 is compatible with the D800.
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can I shoot at lower resolution Raw files

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I'm concerned with having to process and store the large RAW files. Can I shoot smaller RAW files while in FX format?
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The options that you have available for NEF (RAW) are: lossless compressed 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed.
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Does D800/e include intrenal intervalometer?

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Does D800/e include intrenal intervalometer and if so what functions/ limitation does it have? I.E. is time lapse supported or is a MC-36 or simular device necessary?
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The D800 is equipped to take photohraphs automatically at preset intervals. The Remote Cord MC-36 can be used for interval timer photography or to reduce camera shake or keep the shutter open during a time exposure (length 85 cm/2 ft 9 in.).
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Frames Per Second

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I see that in Full FX resolution, this will shoot up to 4 FPS and in DX mode, it will shoot up to 5 FPS according to the product information guide. Why is this so much slower than cheaper cameras (like the D7000, which will shoot up to 6 frames per second at full resolution)? Will this camera truly only shoot up to 5 FPS at minimum resolutions in DX format, or will it shoot faster that 4-5 FPS at lower resolutions of FX and DX formatted pictures?
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That is due to the resolution differences between the D800 that is 36 megapixels and the D7000 is only 16 megapixels.
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Can choosing smaller RAW image size increase fps?

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I understand that the continuous shooting speed of 4fps can be increased to 6 fps by using a battery pack and switching to DX mode. Using the battery pack, could the 6 fps speed be achieved by staying in FX mode but decreasing the image size from L (4,256x2,832) to S (2,218x1,416)?
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Continuous Shooting Options
FX-format
CH: Up to 4 frames per second
CL: Up to 4 frames per second
5:4 format
CH: Up to 4 frames per second
CL: Up to 4 frames per second
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CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 5 frames per second
1:2 format
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CL: Up to 5 frames per second
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If I adjust for distortion removal in post-production, will I lose resolution?

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In the Retouch menu in the D800 you have the Distortion Control option: Will Create copies with reduced peripheral distortion. Select Auto to let the camera correct distortion automatically and then
make fine adjustments using the multi selector, or select Manual to reduce distortion manually (note that Auto is not available with photos taken using auto distortion control). Press > to reduce barrel distortion, < to reduce pincushion distortion (the effect can be previewed in the edit
display; note that greater amounts of distortion control result in more of the edges being cropped out). Press OK to copy the photograph, or press > to exit to playback without creating a copy. Note that distortion control may heavily crop or distort the edges of copies created from photographs taken with DX lenses at image areas other than DX (24×16) 1.5×
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Does the D800 read the aperature off of the AI lens aperature ring? Or, do I have to program the aperature settings like on the D7000? Thank you.
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Lens compatibility is listed in each of the cameras instruction manuals. You may want to visit www.aiconversions.com, it has information on lens compatibility and also is a referral of an individual who modifies older lenses to have it work more current cameras. Please note that he does not work for Nikon and we do not guarantee his work.
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My mac (10.5.8) doesnt recognize the camara when I connect the usb. Why?

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Please try a different USB cable or connect your camera to another computer.
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There have been several reports of AF issues on the left side of the bank only on the D800, can you confirm what the issue is, how it's been addressed and what we need to do/check if we fall into this batch or have this issue?? Does this also affect the D800E?
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We don't have any reports regarding AF issues with the D800; it was just released for sale.
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I copied this from specs "Non-CPU: Usable in [A] or [M] mode Center-Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster "

What does it mean?
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Most modern Nikkor lenses include an internal computer module (CPU) that communicates with the camera to provide information such as focal length, focus position etc. When such lenses are used, the camera gets the information it needs to permit use of all exposure modes: (P) program, (S) shutter priority, (A) aperture priority, and (M) manual exposure control.

Older and some special lenses do not include the computer. These are “non-CPU” lenses. With these lenses, the camera can only function correctly in the (A) aperture priority and (M) manual modes. According to the specification you quote, this only works with the Spot Metering and Center-Weighted exposure metering modes. Some of the more complex “matrix metering” modes require a CPU lens.

Many Nikon cameras include a focus assist feature that uses the focusing sensor(s) to produce a visual indication in the viewfinder. This helps when manually focusing the lens. According to the quoted specification, the lens has to have an aperture of f/5.6 or larger (faster) in order for this feature to work correctly with the D800.

There are some exceptions for special lenses, for instance certain PC Nikkor lenses. A complete listing of lenses with their capabilities and compatibilities can be found on pages 371 to 374 of the “D800 User’s Manual.” The manual can be downloaded from the “support” section of this web site.
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can a frame from a movie file be saved as a nef/raw file for further processing

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No, Nikon video is recorded on .mov files
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is there a way to convert a mov file to a nef raw file

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I know of no software available to do that conversion.
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How much of an upgrade is the D800 over a D200?

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I have had a Nikon D200 since 2006 with only two lenses, the 18-200mm kit lens, and the 105mm f/2.8 Macro. I have in the past three months, followed the advice of several camera store reps, who said to always upgrade my 'glass', before getting a better camera. I have since acquired the 14-24mm f/2.8 G, the 24-70mm f/2.8 G, and the 70-200mm f 2.8 G ED VR II, the "trinity" if you will, and also an 85mm f/1.4 G for portaits. Will replacing or augmenting the D200 with a D800 be worth the investment?
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Yes, I would definately say that it is worth the upgrade. It has a full frame 36.2mp sensor (you can also use the camera at medium 20.3mp or 9mp), where as the D200 has a DX 10mp sensor. The new lenses you have are designed to be used with an FX sensor, currently you get a 1.5x crop (You can also use the DX mode (15mp) in the D800 as well as a couple of other setting). The ISO ability is massively better than the D200, around the same level as the D700. Image quality, dynamic range and colour depth are all better.

The D800 has the same 51 point AF system used in the D4. Which is extremely good. The Screen is 3.2 inches, with much better detail vis 2.5" for the D200. Also you get 100% view finder coverage in FX mode. The D800 has a video mode and is able to shoot 1080p video compressed to H.264 B Frame (You also get live view (which can be useful).

Battery life is much better, You also get sensor cleaning and also 2 memory card slots (1 CF + 1 SF).

The D200 does shoot faster in theory 5fps, to the D800 4fps, but in reality with a battery pack you can shoot 6fps in DX mode (with the MB-12 battery grip). The D200 is also lighter and smaller.
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I realize Lexar's 1000x CF cards are not on Nikon's approved list for the D800, but I am wondering if these cards would work with this camera. I heard these cards were just coming out, along with the D800, so perhaps that is the reason the were not on the list.

Any clarification is appreciated...
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Lexar states the following for UDMA 7 cards in their FAQ section:

"Can I use a CF 6/UDMA 7 CompactFlash memory card with older host devices?

Yes! All Lexar® CF memory cards built with CF 6/UDMA 7 technology can be used with existing CF and CF UDMA devices (backwards compatible#.

Pairing your CF 6/UDMA 7 enabled CF memory card with a CF 6/UDMA 7 enabled host device is recommended to fully take advantage of the performance benefits from your CF 6/UDMA 7 enabled memory card."

Based on Lexar's comments, since cards like their 600X types - UDMA 6 - are listed as tested in the D800, the 1000X UDMA 7 cards should therefore also work. However, if the D800 does not have the firmware to support UDMA 7, you won't get the full performance advantage compared to the slower cards. I can find nothing in the Nikon literature - either the User's Manual or the Product Brochure - to indicate if the D800 is up to UDMA 7 standards. They just say the camera is capable of using UDMA compliant cards.

Personally, I just bought the 600X cards because they are a lot cheaper right now.
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Leftmost AF points

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Leftmost AF points are back focusing significantly on my D800. There have been several other reports on the same issue on various forums and blogs. Can you confirm what the issue is, how it's been addressed and what we need to do/check if we fall into this batch or have this issue?
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Adobe has to supply the plugging for NEF (RAW) Files.
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There is some question regarding whether or not Picture Control settings affect the signal path to the HDMI output or if they only affect the internal recording codec for video. Can you please clarify for us?
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When do i will be abble to buy d800 with dealers?

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I had a d80 i now i have a d90, but it's time to go pro. I'm lookin for a d800.
I don't live in USA, so i can't pre-order and in my country i'll pay aprox 130% more.
I'll be in NYC from april 23 to may 02, but i'm worried i cannot buy the d800 because of the stock.
Do you have a date of arrive in stores or do i have to start planning change to Cannon 5d mark?
I'm not rushing you but that's a fact.
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We’re already shipping the D800. Please verify with dealers for availability.
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Do Nikon D800 have Chinese menu?

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What language does D800 have? (menu)
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Accordoing to the D800 User's Manual, the d800 supports the following languages including "Traditional Chinese" and "Simplified Chinese":

"Czech
Danish
German
English
Spanish
French
Indonesian
Italian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Romanian
Finnish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Thai"
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If I want to shoot tethered? Does nikon suply you with a program like Canon's Digital Photo Proffessional?

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You can use Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2. Please click on the link below for information:
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When will this camera be available at most dealers

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When will the D800/D800e be widely available? I'm on several waiting lists, have preordered at more than one place, and my local dealer is telling me they won't have stock to fill their wait list until Summer. After shooting Canon for 32 years, I sold all my gear, and for the first time do not have a camera, this is really difficult.
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We’re already shipping the D800. Please verify with your local or online dealers for availability.
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i have several expensive canon lens? is there a way to switch and still use them? thanks

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Those lenses have a different mount and cannot be attached to our Nikon bodies that have an F mount.
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Adorama says they are not getting any from Nikon, and no news on when they will get them. I ordered on Feb. 8. When will Adorama have enough cameras to cover all orders?

thank you,
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Same goes for Amazon, B&H and Calumet. None in stock and they don't know when they'll get any.
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Is there a resolution problem with current lenses on D800?

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First of all: I ordered a D800. So I was interested in the question what lens to buy since there is no kit lens coming with the body and I am switching from DX to FX. During my search I found out that there discussions going on in various places on the internet about the question if you can get good results with Nikkor lenses that are currently available. There are a couple of websites that tested the D800 with various lenses and there is not a single one which can give the full resolution on the D800, only a couple of lenses give decent to good resolution. Also there is a test result with the f/2,8 24-70mm which says that you loose 50% of resolution from the center towards the edges at 24mm. In that same test the micro 105mm got very good rating so I have no reason to assume that the test is biased.

At this point I would like to repeat my question: Is there a resolution problem with current lenses on the D800 which will result in pictures that aren't sharp?
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Since the D800 is a higher resolution camera than previously produced by Nikon, more care must be taken to prevent camera shake or subject movement relative to the increased resolution.
Nikkor optics are still excellent and anyone stating an arbitrary % of loss in any optical factor would need to clarify their testing methods and prove their results, because this is not the case. Use a tripod, and increase your shutter speed. Obviously the higher the resolution, the greater the sensitivity to movement. If you cannot use a faster shutter speed, or a tripod, then use our Nikkor VR lenses, or the newer lenses that incorporate VR II, which offer even better stability.
Stepping up your shooting methods to adapt to higher resolution shooting is recommended. Also, movement will increase at greater focal lengths, so again, VR plays an important role if other stabilizing methods are not available.
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Camera will sense a DX lens and switch to DX crop mode. You will not be shooting full frame.
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