The Nikon D800 is Here

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After a long wait, the new Nikon D800 is here. The camera has quite an impressive resume and will be a boon for photographers who need super-high resolution in a moderately-sized body. All of the initial reports from photographers who shot the D800 advertising campaign are glowing. They are all fawning over the amazing resolution and massive file sizes.

Keep in mind that this camera is not for everyone. If you shoot sports or action, then I don’t recommend this as your main body since it “only” shoots at 4 frames per second. Also, if you are looking for a camera to record snap shots from your vacation or cruise, then it probably isn’t the right choice either because of the massive file size of each image. However, if you are a dedicated landscape or studio/advertising photographer, then it should definitely be at the top of your list. The D800’s 36 MP sensor will create files that open at over 200 MB each in Photoshop!

You should also keep in mind that the larger image files will require more computing power. You’ll probably need an upgrade in RAM and potentially CPU processing. That goes with the territory though and has now become par for the course after each new leap forward in camera technology.

Here are some links for Nikon D800 news:
Rob Van Petten
DPReview Article
Rob Galbraith Article
Cliff Mautner
John Wright
Joy Ride Promotion Video shot with D800
Nikon USA website

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Nikon D800

Nikon D800E

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