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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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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
just I loved...... Awesome detail,perfect pic quality. Good features . April 19, 2014
Amazing performer, sloppy QA A little background, I came here from a d5000 then a d7000 and now a d800, have been doing photography as a passion and as a profession for around 6 years. What to use it for: products, weddings, landscape, fashion, All around shooter for people who "KNOW" how to handle the beast. Or the learning curve will be steep and you might get disappointed quickly. What NOT to use it for: Pro Sports shooting or very fast paced action! (only for the modest burst rate) Let me break down the points; IQ: Superb. Enough said! The Image quality of this camera is quite amazing, it is extremely sharp, if you know how to use the tool and have good glass (not amazing, but good enough). Extremely useful (36 MP!!!!) for cropping or recomposing after fact and printing HUGE. ISO: Not very impressive, but in relation to the MP count and signal to noise ratios, it is well kept under control, The 6d and 5d 3 are way better even around ISO 800, but you sacrifice a lot in return. AF: auto focus system is quite amazing especially when in DX mode, as it covers mostly the entire frame! I haven't used it in complex situations much, but it sometimes lags in dim light, and that is to be expected to some extent. It also depends on the lens used for focusing speed. Battery performance: Not amazing, but adequate to my needs. Something you won't find out the easy way, the battery drains REALLY quick when plugged into the USB Port. This is apparently because the Camera stays ON the whole time it is connected, you could almost see the percentage falling . Nikon could easily work out a firmware update to fix such an issue I believe. Ruggedness: Very well built and sealed in a good manner, but nothing is perfect of course, on a fashion desert shoot the camera took quite a beating but the sensor also gained a few spots as well! Viewfinder/eye piece: bright, well placed, but not 100% comfortable to use, could be pumped out a little to help getting a more comfortable nose posture. What I like/ love: MP for large (I mean LARGE) prints, Dynamic Range, fine tuning control, Quality at low ISO. What could be better (personal preference): Controls layout (especially ISO button and Focus control), ergonomics, and ISO, Skin tones and colour reproduction is a little off for my taste, I prefer Canon's warmer skin tones, but Nikon's richer Dynamic range. What I dislike/ hate: Sensor was defective on my first unite (a complete vertical line of dead pixels), QA at Nikon is REALLY getting sloppy, if I face another issue like this with a Nikon product, I'm switching brands. Reliability is a MUST have when buying tools for business. I returned the unit and reseller will exchange it after inspection and after wasting a week of my time. How could this unite get out of the factory is beyond me! A unite aimed at hard enthusiasts to say the least should be inspected further in my humble opinion. Rating: 5 Stars for the very good balance between sensor size, Pixel count and Image Quality at this price range. The tool should not be punished for human mistakes at QA, should it?! ******Check your Camera and test it in in the Shop before you buy it.****** **A request for Nikon, PLEASE give us a firmware/ tool to do remapping of the sensor's dead pixels. So we don't have to SEND it to in or back to the store just to fix a couple of dead spots!** April 3, 2014
Truly Great Masterpiece I have the habit of buying things as soon as they are released. Had F4,D70,D700, before I heard about D800. Was too excited and couldn't wait to own one. Got it last year and put to use. Compared to D700 was a little tough to master initially but after I got the hang of it, never looked back. The output of this camera is amazing. Great detail and colour rendition. Always use it without flash with very satisfying low light results. It is truly Nikon's masterpiece. My advice to new users is to try better Nikkor lenses (My most favourite is 70-200mm f 2.8 VRII) ,and see the results on a good high definition computer monitor to really enjoy the potential of this great camera. April 2, 2014
Best Nikon with great versatility I have been a Nikon user since the Nikon F in the late 60's. This is my go to camera and has great versatility. In low light, control your breathing and increase ISO. It will handle all the lighting and action shots. I carry multiple cards and external drives as it does produce large RAW images so you need an efficient work flow process. I highly recommend this camera. March 24, 2014
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D800 rattle

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I just opened my new D800 and it rattles. It is not the strap loops. The rattle stops when the flash is raised but returns when the flash is back down. The flash does not feel loose and the rattle only starts when the flash has clicked into place in the down position. Is this a known problem?
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Does D800 support SB-600 flash?

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I have a SB-600 flash. I would like to know if it is compatible with D800.
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What length of time can the D 800 record video in full HD on 16 gb, 32 gb and 64 gb SDHC cards

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New to DSLR video shoots. 30 years with ENG camera productions.
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20 minutes at highest quality.
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What SD card speed for video recording?

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I am wanting to take advantage of the D800's video capacity. As a 400x lexar SD card fast enough to write the incoming video to the camera buffer without stopping longer video recordings? Hope this makes sense. I am just imaging a slower card would not be able to write fast enough to the camera buffer without disrupting the video recording.

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I would suggest the 600x .
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what is the buffer size while shooting in 1.2 2/3 ratio crop mode.

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So how many shots before camera slows down or stops completely,. Shooting in compressed loss less raw mode in the 1.2 crop mode.
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Please see page #436 of the user's manual for the D800 regarding buffer capacity:
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Is the D800 ideal for wedding photography?

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I was planning to purchase the D800 for my wedding photography business, but despite the overall great reviews, I've heard that it's not ideal for wedding photography. Is that true? If the price of the D800 is my ceiling, what would be the best Nikon camera for this type of photography?
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The D800 is a great camera for any type of shooting. That will depend on the lens you are using, the right selection for a lens has to do a lot with 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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When will the EN-EL15 Battery be available to purchase again?

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Every place shows them to be on backorder with no knowledge of when new shipment will arrive.
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Please click on the link below for a list of authorized dealers that have the EN-EL15 available:
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Does the D800 support D-TTL mode in SB-80DX?

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Does the D800 support D-TTL mode in SB-80DX?
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The D800 will work with the SB-80DX in Non-TTL Auto, Manual, Repeating Flash, and Rear-curtain sync.
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where can i buy nikon d800 in vancouver

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Please visit Nikon global site for more information regarding other countries. www.nikon.com
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Precise camera case dimension (CAD drawing if possible)

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Hi,

Looking to build a custom mount for this camera, and would need precise specification of external dimensions. Is there a CAD model available, or do I need to do all the mensuration myself?

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Approx. Dimensions 5.7 in. (144.78mm) x 4.8 in. (121.92mm) x 3.2 in. (81.28mm) .
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Why can't older PC lenses be used with the D800?

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Page 374 of the manual states, "The following CAN NOT be used with the D800: ....PC 28mm f4 (serial number 180900 or earlier, PC35mm f2.8 (serial numbers 851001-906200), PC 35mm f 3.5 (old type)..."

Why not?
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I would contact Service and Support under main menus here on Nikon site...
They will promptly answer or help...
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Is there new firmware for the D800

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Does the MB-D12 increases the 4fps to 6fps in D800?

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The D800 will shoot 4 FPS at full FX resolution.
It will also shoot 5 FPS in DX mode.
If you add the MB-D12 the D800 will shoot 6 FPS in DX mode (~15.4 megapixels)
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D800, 105mm, 14-24mm, 50mm
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2 Memory Cards ... They act confusing??

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I bought 2 memory cards - one CF (16GB) and one SD (16GB).

I put CF card in Primary Slot and SD card in Secondary slot. I turned on the Camera and according to the manual I went to SHOOTING MENU to tell camera how to use the memory cards. These are the configuration I chose:
1. SHOOTING MENU -> Primary Slot Selection -> CF Card
2. SHOOTING MENU -> Secondary Slot Function -> Raw Primary, JPEG Secondary
3. SHOOTING MENU -> Image Quality -> Fine
4. SHOOTING MENU -> Image Size -> L

Actually I set up the memory cards in this way to store NEF/RAW files on CF Card and JPEG on SD Card ...... after configuration I SHOT .... BUT it seems it doesn't act the way I expected.

In Playback mode while reviewing my photos I SEE "2" JEPGs one on CF card and one on SD card??!!
I think with above configuration I expect to see ONLY 1 JEPG on SD CARD??!!
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Sounds like you didn't set the NEF configuration in the shooting menu, it's right below jpeg compression.
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I have 1 CF & 1 SD ... They act kind of wierd??

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I bought 2 memory cards - one CF (16GB) and one SD (16GB).

I put CF card in Primary Slot and SD card in Secondary slot. I turned on the Camera and according to the manual I went to SHOOTING MENU to tell camera how to use the memory cards. These are the configuration I chose:
1. SHOOTING MENU -> Primary Slot Selection -> CF Card
2. SHOOTING MENU -> Secondary Slot Function -> Raw Primary, JPEG Secondary
3. SHOOTING MENU -> Image Quality -> Fine
4. SHOOTING MENU -> Image Size -> L
5. SHOOTING MENU -> JPEG Configuration -> Optimal Quality
6. SHOOTING MENU -> NEF (RAW) Recording -> 14Bit & Type Uncompressed

Actually I set up the memory cards in this way to store NEF/RAW files on CF Card and JPEG on SD Card ...... after configuration I SHOT .... BUT it seems it doesn't act the way I expected !!

In Playback mode while reviewing my photos I SEE "2" JEPGs one on CF card and one on SD card??!!
I think with above configuration I expect to see ONLY 1 JEPG on SD CARD??!!
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Raw File Conversion for D800

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Unable to convert D800 Raw Files to DGN. Downloaded DNG converter 7.10 and CS5 Raw 6.7 - neither program recognized the NEF files from the D800
 
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You will need to get in contact with the third party software support for compatibility information with our products.
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2 memory cards on D800 - Why they act unusual???

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I bought 2 memory cards - one CF (16GB) and one SD (16GB).

I put both cards in camera. I turned on the camera and according to the manual I went to SHOOTING MENU to tell camera how to use the memory cards. These are the configuration I chose:
1. SHOOTING MENU -> Primary Slot Selection -> CF Card
2. SHOOTING MENU -> Secondary Slot Function -> Raw Primary, JPEG Secondary
3. SHOOTING MENU -> Image Quality -> Fine
4. SHOOTING MENU -> Image Size -> L
5. SHOOTING MENU -> JPEG Configuration -> Optimal Quality
6. SHOOTING MENU -> NEF (RAW) Recording -> 14Bit & Type Uncompressed

Actually I set up the memory cards in this way to store NEF/RAW files on CF Card and JPEG on SD Card ...... after configuration I SHOT .... BUT it seems it doesn't act the way I expected !!

In Playback mode while reviewing my photos I SEE "2" JEPGs one on CF card and one on SD card??!!
I think with above configuration I expect to see ONLY 1 JEPG on SD CARD??!!

Can anyone tell me if there is any possible bug in firmware??
I have updated the firmware to the latest one last week.
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Do I have to update the firmware?

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http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17811
is the link to firmware update.
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Want to up-grade form D300
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It's not what I would call 'a problem'. It takes about three times as long to download your images to your computer as a 10 MP camera. Or if you are like me, you can upgrade your card reader and hardly notice a difference.

The bottom line is that the D800 images are truly amazing and worth any time penalty you will get!
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Does it have a rechargable battery?

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I'm searchin to see if it had just one battery it uses, that can be recharged.
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Yes it does.
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You will need to get in contact with the manufacture of the third party equipment for compatibility information with our products.
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Can you operate D800E in an auto mode like D7000? I would like to know what is the set-up for the continous shoot?

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There's no Auto mode in the D800E. Regarding Continuous shooting, please see page# 103 of the user's manual for the D800E.
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During continuous shooting, when the buffer is full, what does the frame rate drop to?

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The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession; note, however, that frame rate will drop when the buffer is full (t00). While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the access lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and memory card performance, recording may take from a few seconds to a few minutes. Do not remove the memory card or remove or disconnect the power source until the access lamp has gone out. If the camera is switched off while data remain in the buffer, the power will not turn off until all images in the buffer have been recorded. If the battery is exhausted while images remain in the buffer, the shutter release will be disabled and the images transferred to the memory card.
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Is there a chart that maps out how the frame rate changes in regards to how full the buffer is?
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Continuous mode buffer clearing times
Buffer clearing time
L/F JPEG
~9 seconds
(after 54 frames)
Worst case buffer clearing time. (*See note about card speeds below.)
Buffer clearing time
14-bit RAW
(Lossless Compressed)
~12 seconds
(after 18 frames)
Buffer clearing time
14-bit RAW + L/F JPEG
~20 seconds
(after 14 frames)
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In the movie recording mode can I stop after 20 min (in High Quality Mode) and then start recording again for another 20 min and so on?

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The maximum length for individual movie files is 4 GB or 20 minutes, note that depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this length is reached.
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Hi, I'm hearing rumours that when the buffer is full you cannot take another photo at all until it is cleared which obviously can take a while. Is this true? Can you estimate with a 150mb/s card how long this would take assuming maximum photo size?

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If you hold down the shutter release in CH mode (Continuous High Speed Mode), the camera will fire at about 4 frames per second until the buffer fills up. When using 14 Bit RAW Lossless Compressed, it takes 15 images to fill the buffer. Then, if you continue to hold the shutter button down, it will fire another shot each time one image is stored to the memory card. The frame rate after the buffer is full is determined by the speed of the memory card you are using and the Image Quality and Size you have chosen.

I don't know what the rate is with a 150Mb/s card, but with a Transcend 400X 32GB CF card, it will write a 14 Bit RAW Lossless Compressed image about every two seconds (guesstimate) after the buffer is full.

I always select the CF card as my primary, because the Transcend 400X is much faster than any of my SD cards. I use a 32GB Class 10 SD card for overflow and backup and videos.
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how to optimize the nikon d800 video capability?

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I've read the manual and just about the entire product forum and would love to have a simple high level check list of items/settings I need to be mindful of when trying to optimize the camera's video output.

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1. Do I need any additional cables/connections?
2. Does it matter if I'm using a DX lens as far as the quality of the video output versus FX?
3. Does the video import/upload as HD?
4. I shot a sunrise this morning, first time, in aperture mode and verified with the manual that the iso adjusts automatically. It appears that the video in the display is much better than the video output on my computer. Of course i'm sure it has a lot to do with my beginner's ability (or lack thereof) but can someone please provide factors/settings to be mindful of to maximize the video output. e.g. should i be setting the shutter/aperture? continuously throughout the record? etc.

(don't need as much detail, i'll research each item further, just need to be pointed in the right direction).

endless thanks for any help. cheers,
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I have the MB-D12 but can't figure out what I need to add to it to plug it into a wall during extended shooting periods.
 
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From the manual:
Power Connector EP-5B, AC Adapter EH-5b: These accessories can be used to power the camera for extended periods (EH-5a and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used). A power connector EP-5B is required to connect the camera to the EH-5b, EH-5a, or EH-5; see page 391 for details. Note that when the camera is used with an MB-D12, the EP-5B must be inserted into the MB-D12, not the camera. Do not attempt to use the camera with power connectors inserted into both the camera and MB-D12
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I Recorded a movie on my D800 on Portrait mode and want to view on landscape...how do I do that?

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I Recorded a movie on my D800 on Portrait mode and want to view on landscape. When I plug the camera to the TV it still shows the movie on the wrong orientation
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Videos are recorded in horizontal not vertical. You will need a third party software in order to change direction of the video.
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