The Nikon D800 is a D-SLR camera with a 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and an ISO of 100-6400extendable up to 25,600. The Nikon D800 can also shoot video in full HD (1080p). A 3.2-inch LCD monitor lets you preview shots. Storage comes via CF and SD card slots.
The camera controls you’ll need most are neatly located within easy reach when you’re prepping your shots. Buttons on top for shooting speed, ISO and white balance ensures you’ve got everything you need at your fingertips and within easy reach. The Nikon D800 is clearly built with the user experience in mind. Built-in flash means you won’t have to lug around an extra accessory, and it works well here resulting in well exposed shots.
A 36.6-megapixel sensor means that images are massive, and great for using for professional purposes. As a result they are full of detail, even when zooming right in. The Nikon D800 captures almost every possible detail or whatever you shoot. Autofocus also works like a charm, and is very quick. The Nikon D800 finds locking into objects a cinch, also helping with those arty foreground focus/background out of focus shots.
Video too is truly exceptional, with great colour reproduction, great ability to handle most lighting conditions and as with photos, filled with all kinds of detail. Able to shoot in crystal clear 1080p high definition, semi-professional filmmakers will find it a dream. For best results you’ll still need to purchase a good microphone, but otherwise the Nikon D800’s video skills are top-drawer.
The large images taken by the NIkon D800 can be a strain on lower-specced computer set-ups, even your higher-end desktop or laptop will have its work cut out juggling photo editing working with photos taken by the Nikon D800. The average photographer will also find that images can take up a lot of space on the memory card. There is a mode that automatically crops photos, but any serious photographer is still more likely to crop photos using editing packages such as Adobe Photoshop.
The bottom line
The bottom line
The Nikon D800 is a fantastic all-rounder capable of producing jaw-dropping results on both photography and video fronts. Outstanding stuff from Nikon.