Nikon Announces The D800

Nikon announced it’s long rumored 5D mkII competitor, the D800. The new DSLR features a 36.6 megapixel full frame sensor. The D800 has the distinction of being one of the only full frame cameras available (the other being the 5D.) Considering only video, the Nikon D800 has a lot in common with the with their other recently released DSLR, the D4: 4:2:2 clean HDMI output, 1080p at 24, 25 and 30, a headphone jack and audio monitoring. The D800 is $2999 and available for pre-order.

Also announced is the D800e. Identical to the D800 but without the optical low pass filter. Great for sharpness in photography; bad for moire and aliasing in video. If you’re planning on getting a D800 for video, you should avoid the D800e.

To see how the D800 performs take a look at their test video Joy Ride:

Check out Nikon for more info.

by Patrick
February, Feb 7th, 2012

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