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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 D800E, 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 the studio or nature photographer who looks for the ultimate sharpness, the D800E removes the "effect" of the optical low pass filter (OLPF) providing increased resolution in images. This brings 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. For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3MP means true 1080p Full 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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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 D800E 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 D800E 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 D800E'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 D800E responds immediately and precisely.

Versatile shooting, fluid operation

Streamlined ergonomic design puts critical tasks a touch away

Intuitive design makes D800E 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 D800E'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 D800E 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 ISOs. 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 D800E'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 6 fps 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 D800E 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 D800E

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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Astounding camera with a couple of unecessary flaws The D800e is capable of astounding levels of detail and image quality. I love the solid feel and heft of the camera, it's viewfinder and general build quality. What displeases me are the lack of U1 and U2 modes. I find myself using my D7000 in preference due to the simple effectiveness of being able to instantly access full recall for time lapse and other types of photography. My previous correspondence to Nikon to address this in firmware will of course, fall on deaf ears. Nikon will wait to release their next models to address the pedantic and hard to use custom settings bank issues. Additionally, the ML3 remote I use with the D7000 can't be used on the D800e. Another serious annoyance. December 16, 2013
Cracked view finder shade I purchase a refurbished D-800E from the Nikon store. It arrived with a cracked view finder shade. I returned it for a new one but was told they no longer had any D800 E's and were not ordering anymore of them. They shipped be a second refurbished one which also had a crack in the view finder shade. I don't know if this is a reflection of Nikon's products, customer care or the Nikon store itself. Very disappointing purchase. May 27, 2014
Focusing problems. Lousy camera for the money. My D800e has had focusing problems from the very beginning. This occurs through the viewfinder, but not through the "Live View" option. I didn't send it in right away because I couldn't figure out what it was doing wrong. Some photos were ok, but most weren't. I have now sent it in twice and struggled and struggled with Nikon to get it fixed. They have used every excuse in the book to not be able to fix it. They did manage to get the center focus point to work correctly, but the side focus points do not focus properly. This occurs on 4 of my lenses - 3 of which are new. The lens that it works worst with is the: AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D. They give the excuse that this is an older lens. #Note they still sell this older lens#. The outer focusing points work fine with "Live View", but are SEVERELY out of focus if you focus through the viewfinder. March 8, 2014
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Is Nikon going to step up production of the D800E to meet the overwhelming demand?!?

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The D800E has been available as pre-order for over 6 months now! Orders placed in February and March have still not been filled! Is Nikon doing something to increase production to meet the demand of the existing pre-orders as well as manufacture enough volume for retailers to carry the 800E in stock? I placed my order in early August, but somehow I'm getting the feeling that it won't be filled until the very end of the year or early in 2013. Why doesn't Nikon issue a press release addressing this issue? Obviously, every customer who has placed a pre-order is extremely concerned!
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Thanks for your interest in the D800E. We have shipped many thousands of these cameras to our customers. Interest for this camera has been very high. If you have an urgent need I'd strongly suggest ordering one now from an authorized dealer so that you will be on their list as they receive shipments from us.
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Why are there no reviews if you have sold thousands of the D800E?

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I would like to know how the folks that purchased the D800E really feel about it.
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http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-SLR-Cameras/25480/D800.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-RatingsReviews
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Almost all cables are available elsewhere third party so no real need for Nikon to sell them.
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i have an SB-25 Flash, will that work well with D800e? What features will not work?

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The SB-25 an be used on the D800/D800E in non-TTL auto, manual, repeating flash, and rear curtain sync modes. The Nikon Creative Lighting System section of the D800/800E manual starts on page 381 and information on the SB-25 can be found on page 383. A copy of the D800/800E manual can be downloaded from this address: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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All refurbs have a ninety day warranty.
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Any extended warranty available on refurbished d800e and the price? and warranty on the new d800e. Are labor and parts included and shipping

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This Nikon Digital Imaging Product is warranted by Nikon, Inc. to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase.During this period if this product is found to be defective in material or workmanship, Nikon Inc, or one its authorized service facilities will at its option, either repair or replace this Product without charge, subject to the following conditions, limitations and exclusions:

This warranty extends to the original consumer purchaser only and is not assignable or transferable.

This warranty shall not apply to any Product which has been subjected to misuse, abuse, abnormal use, negligence, alteration or accident, or has had its serial number altered or removed.

This warranty does not apply to any defects or damage directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from the use unauthorized replacement parts and/or service performed by unauthorized personnel.

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Nikon sells Two Year Extended Service Coverages for most COOLPIX and D-SLR cameras. ( Due to state law, Nikon ESCs are not sold in Florida, Virginia or Washington states.) These coverages extend your original Nikon warranty for two additional years. The ESC can be purchased any time within the original one (1) year Nikon Inc. warranty. Please contact your local Nikon dealer for more information.
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Does Sandisk Extreme Pro 256GB CF card work with Nikon D800E?

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It is not listed in supported memory cards list, but that list was made before Sandisk introduced 256GB card.
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For a list of approved memory cards for the D800E please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Is it advisable to apply the first firmware update to the D800E that came out in 2013 prior to the most recent update A1/10/B1/10?

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It is not necessary to update your firmware in stages. The D800E firmware A: 1.10 / B:1.10 posted on the following page is a full version that will write over any previous firmware versions: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Is Nikon going to address/ fix the Green tint on LCD issue in D800/800E ?

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When compared to previous models, such as the D3-series or D700 cameras, D4 and D800 monitors will display a more faithful reproduction of white and colors visible with the naked eye. Therefore, monitor display may appear more yellow with the D4 or D800 in some scenes. The D4 and D800 monitors have been developed to produce more faithful colors defined by the sRGB color space. As the display color temperatures were slightly higher with the D3-series / D700 monitor, monitor display appeared slightly bluish.
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