On the heels of the Nikon D4 announcement comes the new Nikon D800 model, which replaces the existing Nikon D700. Boasting a 36.3 megapixel FX full-frame CMOS sensor, this bad boy looks to be serious competition for the Canon 5D Mark II which has been relatively dominant in the DSLR category based on it's high megapixel count, full frame sensor, and 1080p HD video capabilities.
While Canon may have paved the road for the digital SLR video craze, Nikon has been making in roads with 2011's D7000 model, and now finally, a professionally worthy mid-price SLR. The D800 clocks in at roughly $3000 for the body — similar to the premier price of the Canon 5D Mark II at its release.
Nikon fans rejoice! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these...
Technical Specs Overview
- 35.9 x 24.0mm CMOS FX Format Sensor
- 36.3Mp Resolution
- EXPEED 3 Image-Processing Engine
- 3.2" LCD Monitor
- Nikon F Mount Lens Mount
- Optical Low-Pass Filter
- Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
- 1920 x 1080/30/25/24p HD Video Capture
- Built-In Flash + i-TTL Flash Control
- Matrix/Center-Weighted/Spot Metering
Chris Stenberg is a Canadian travel photographer, filmmaker and researcher. When he’s not wielding a camera or raising a family you can find him running, biking and boarding in the mountains or eating an apple under a tree in an orchard.