The D800E is specialized product designed with one thing in mind, pure definition. D800E incorporates an optical low pass filter (OLPF) without anti-aliasing properties to facilitate the sharpest images possible and is a great option for RAW shooters who are in a position to control light, distance and their subject to the degree where they can mitigate the risk of moiré and any false color.
- 36.3-Megapixel (7360x4912)
- Full Frame (FX-Format) Sensor
- 91,000 Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III
- Advanced Scene Recognition System
- Improved 51 point AF System
- 4fps Burst (36MP) / 6fps (DX Mode)
- Fll HD 1080p Video with Manual Control
- Uncompressed HDMI output (8 bit, 4:2:2)
- 1080/720p (24p / 60p)
D800E, built for today's multimedia photographer includes a groundbreaking 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor, Full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24p with stereo sound, class leading ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 25,600, 4 fps burst rate and Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91,000-pixel RGB sensor.
The new Nikon D800 provides extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.
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.
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 photographers--record 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.
Whether shooting high fashion, weddings or multimedia content, Nikon's
highest resolution sensor to date, a groundbreaking new 36.3-megapixel
(7360 x 4912 resolution) FX-format CMOS sensor, affords flexibility and
astonishing image quality to satisfy a myriad of client requests. The
Nikon D800 incorporates the latest 91,000 pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering
III and the Advanced Scene Recognition System, coupled with an improved
51 point AF system for images with amazing sharpness, color and
clarity. With its compact, lightweight DSLR form factor and extensive
video feature set, D800 allows photographers to transition to multimedia
to create an immersive story. Professional videographers will
appreciate practical features that go beyond NIKKOR lens compatibility
and Full HD 1080p video, such as full manual control, uncompressed HDMI
output, and incredible low light video capability. With this innovative
combination of features, the D800 celebrates resourcefulness and a
dedication to the flawless execution of an epic creative vision. All of
this is driven by Nikon's latest EXPEED 3™ image processing engine,
providing the necessary processing power to fuel amazing images with
faithful color, a wide dynamic range and extreme resolution.
“Whatever the project, visionaries need a tool that is going to help
them stay on-time and on-task. The Nikon D800 re-imagines what is
possible from this level of D-SLR, to address the needs of an emerging
and ever changing market; this is the camera that is going to bridge the
gap for the most demanding imaging professionals, and provide never
before seen levels of SLR image and video quality,” said Bo Kajiwara,
Director of Marketing, Nikon Inc. “The D800 is the right tool for
today's creative image makers, affording photographers, filmmakers and
videographers a versatile option for capturing the ultimate in still
image quality or full HD content, with maximum control.”
Extreme Image Quality
The new Nikon developed 36.3-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24mm) CMOS
sensor realizes Nikon's highest resolution yet, and is ideal for
demanding applications such as weddings, studio portraiture and
landscape, where there is no compromise to exceptional high fidelity and
dynamic range. Nikon's first priority is amazing image quality above
all else, and resolution of this magnitude affords photographers the
ability to portray even the smallest details, such as a strand of hair,
with stunning sharpness or crop liberally with confidence. Photographers
also shoot with the assurance of NIKKOR Lens compatibility, because
only a manufacturer with decades of optical excellence can provide the
glass to resolve this kind of extreme resolution.
For shooting with minimal noise in a variety of lighting conditions,
the D800 features a wide native ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 50
(Lo-1)-25,600 (Hi-2). Nikon engineers have created innovative ways to
manipulate light transmission to the sensors photodiodes, giving users
the ability to shoot with confidence in challenging lighting
conditions. Internal sensor design, an enhanced optical low pass filter
(OLPF) and 14 bit A/D conversion with a high signal to noise ratio all
contribute to a sensor capable of excellent low light ability despite
the extreme resolution. Every aspect of this new FX-format sensor is
engineered to deliver amazing low noise images through the ISO range and
help create astounding tonal gradation and true colors, whether
shooting JPEG or RAW. Images are further routed through a 16-bit image
processing pipeline, for maximum performance. To further enhance
versatility, users are also able to shoot in additional modes and aspect
ratios such as 5:4 to easily frame for printed portraits or a 1.2X crop
for a slight telephoto edge. For even more versatility, photographers
can also take advantage of Nikon DX-format lenses for more lens options
and enhanced focal range (1.5X), while still retaining sharpness and
details at a high 15.4-megapixel (4800x3200) resolution.
Contributing to the camera's rapid performance and amazing image
quality is Nikon's new EXPEED 3 image processing engine that helps
professionals create images with amazing resolution, color and dynamic
range in both still images and video. From image processing to transfer,
the new engine is capable of processing massive amounts of data,
exacting optimal color, rich tonality and minimized noise throughout the
frame. Despite the immense data, the new EXPEED 3 also contributes to
energy efficiency, affording the ability to shoot longer.
The D800 also features the Advanced Scene Recognition System with the
91,000 pixel 3D Color Matrix Meter III to provide unrivaled metering in
even the most challenging of lighting conditions. At the system's core
is a newly designed RGB sensor that meticulously analyzes each scene,
recognizes factors such as color and brightness with unprecedented
precision and then compares all the data using Nikon's exclusive 30,000
image database. Additionally, this new sensor now has the ability to
detect human faces with startling accuracy, even when shooting through
the optical viewfinder. This unique feature is coupled with detailed
scene analysis for more accurate autofocus (AF), Auto exposure (AE),
i-TTL flash control and even enhanced subject tracking. The Color Matrix
Meter also emphasizes priority on exposure of the detected faces,
allowing for correct exposure even when the subject is backlit. Even in
the most difficult exposures the D800 excels, such as maintaining
brightness on a bride's face while retaining the dynamic range to
accentuate the intricate details of a wedding dress beside a black
Advanced new automatic systems make it even easier to capture amazing
images. The camera features a new enhanced auto white balance system
that more accurately recognizes both natural and artificial light
sources, and also gives the user the option to retain the warmth of
ambient lighting. Users can expand dynamic range with in-camera High
Dynamic Range (HDR) image capture, and enjoy the benefits of Nikon's
Active D-lighting for balanced exposure. Another new feature is direct
access to Nikon's Picture Control presets via a dedicated button on the
back of the body to tweak photo and video parameters on the fly, such as
sharpness, hue and saturation.
True Cinematic Experience
The Nikon D800 has a compact and lightweight form factor that's
preferable for a production environment, yet is packed with practical
and functional features. The D800 is ideal whether the user is a
filmmaker on location or in the studio or a documentarian in the field
who requires portability and the NIKKOR lens versatility and depth of
field that only a HD-SLR can offer. Filmmakers have the choice of
various resolutions and frame rates, including Full HD 1080 at 30/24p
and HD 720 at 60/30p. By utilizing the B-Frame data compression method,
users can record H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format video with unmatched integrity
for up to 29:59 minutes per clip (normal quality). This format produces
higher quality video data without increasing file size for a more
efficient workflow. The optimized CMOS sensor reads image data at
astoundingly fast rates, which results in less instances of rolling
shutter distortion. The sensor also enables incredible low-light video
capability with minimal noise, letting filmmakers capture footage where
previously impossible or expensive and complex lighting would otherwise
be necessary. Users are also able to have full manual control of
exposure, and can also adjust the camera's power aperture setting in
live view for an accurate representation of the depth of field in a
scene. Whether shooting for depth of field in FX-format mode, or
looking for the extra 1.5X telephoto benefits of DX mode, the high
resolution sensor of the D800 allows videographers to retain full 1080p
HD resolution no matter which mode they choose to best suit the scene.
Users are also able to easily compose and check critical HD focus
through the 921,000-dot, 3.2-inch LCD monitor with reinforced glass,
automatic monitor brightness control, and wide viewing angle.
For professional and broadcast applications that call for outboard
digital recorders or external monitors, users can stream an uncompressed
full HD signal directly out of the camera via the HDMI port (8 bit,
4:2:2). This output signal can be ported into a display or digital
recording device or routed through a monitor and then to the recording
device, eliminating the need for multiple connections. This image can
also be simultaneously viewed on both the camera's LCD and an external
monitor, while eliminating on-screen camera status data for streaming
purposes. The D800 also includes features concentrated on audio quality,
such as a dedicated headphone jack for accurate monitoring of audio
levels while recording. Audio output levels can be adjusted with 30
steps for precise audio adjustment and monitoring. The D800 offers
high-fidelity audio recording control with audio levels that can be set
and monitored on the camera's LCD screen. A microphone connected via the
stereo mic jack can also be adjusted with up to 20 steps of sensitivity
for accurate sound reproduction. What's more, recording can be set to
be activated through the shutter button, opening a world of remote
applications through the 10-pin accessory terminal.
Wield Speed and Performance with Astonishing Accuracy
Whether shooting the runway or fast moving wildlife, the enhanced
51-point AF system of the D800 delivers blazing fast AF with tack-sharp
results. Nikon has enhanced the Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF sensor module and
algorithms to significantly improve low light acquisition, for precise
focus to an impressive -2 exposure value (EV). The focus system utilizes
15 cross-type AF sensors for enhanced accuracy, and the system also
places on emphasis on the human face, working in conjunction with the
Advanced Scene Recognition System to provide accurate face detection
even through the optical viewfinder. The camera also utilizes nine
cross-type sensors that are fully functional when using compatible
NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters with an aperture value up to f/8, which
is a great advantage to those who need extreme telephoto focal lengths
(single cross type sensor active with TC20E III). For maximum
versatility in all shooting situations, whether photographing portraits
or static subjects, users are also able to select multiple AF modes,
including normal, wide area, face tracking and subject tracking to best
suit the scene.
The D800 delivers upon a professional's need for maximum speed when it
counts. The camera is ready to shoot in 0.12 seconds, and is ready to
capture with super-fast AF and response speed. To photograph action in a
burst, the camera shoots up to 4 fps in FX mode at full resolution, or
up to a speedy 6 fps in DX mode using the optional MB-D12 Battery Pack
and compatible battery. Further enhancing the speed of the camera and
overall workflow, the D800 utilizes the new USB 3.0 standard for ultra
fast transfer speeds.
Construction and Operability
The body of the D800 is designed to offer a compact form factor and a
lightweight body for the utmost versatility. The chassis is constructed
of magnesium alloy for maximum durability, and is sealed and gasketed
for resistance to dirt and moisture. Users are able to easily compose
through the bright optical viewfinder, which offers 100% frame
coverage. For storage, the D800 has dual card slots for CF and SD
cards, and offers users the ability to record backup, overflow, RAW/JPEG
separation, and the additional option of shooting stills to one and
video to the other. For high speed recording and transfer, data can be
recorded to recent UDMA-7 and SDXC / UHS-1 cards. The shutter has been
tested to withstand approximately 200,000 cycles, and the camera also
employs sensor cleaning. The D800 also features a built-in flash, and is
compatible with Nikon's acclaimed Creative Lighting System including a
built-in Commander mode for controlling wireless Speedlights.
- 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.