Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nikon D800E Review : Price,Specs,Features,Body

Nikon D800E is the best DSLR camera ever to be produced by Nikon and boasts of 36.3 megapixels, the entire camera industry’s highest figure to date for a full frame Digital SLR camera. So now wonder it is the first choice for any professional photographer nowadays and many of them are already switching over from Canon D4 to this DSLR.

Nikon D800E
Front view of D800E
Nikon D800E back
Back view of D800E
\\\ Nikon D800E Features

The main advantage of this camera is it comfortably outperforms the Canon D4 in all spheres and comes at almost half the price as compared to D4. Here are its most impresive features we would love to tell you :

  • Maximum image size of 7360×4912 pixels, can produce a 62x42 cm print.
  • Saves video files in Full HD (1920×1080) resolution and uncompressed H.264/MPEG4 format.
  • Ability to shoot in 15.3 megapixel DX-format capture mode.
  • 25MP 1.2x crop mode.
  • 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors, rated to -2EV.
  • Standard ISO 100-6400 range, with an extension to ISO 25,600 equiv.
  • Formats include NEF (RAW), JPEG and TIFF.
  • Dual card slots: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant cards and CompactFlash Type 1.
  • 1080p video at 24/25/30 fps, up to 24Mbps, with uncompressed HDMI output.
  • 8.1 cm LCD with 921,000 pixels.
  • Maximum 4fps continuous shooting in FX mode.
  • Dual-axis virtual horizon LCD display.
Nikon D800E Top
Although this camera looks like D700, the older model doesn't have the ability to shoot videos while the D800 can take full HD video in both full frame or in DX format. This awesome camera also offers the time lapse function that captures images at optional time intervals which are then combined to make a time-lapse video. 

Some photos taken using this camera
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\\\ Body and Look 

The magnesium alloy body is 100 percent water/dust resistant. The body is very well built and not for a full frame camera and well-balanced in the hand.
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These buttons : quality, white balance, ISO and exposure bracketing let you control the image quality accurately. These controls may seem daunting at first but rest assured, their learning curve is pretty small. Moreover, the LCD menu is also quite comprehensive and solid. 
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Ergonomics are very well designed.

\\\ Movies

The button given at the top of the deck can be utilised to record in movie mode. While shooting a still image mid-movie will cause the movie to stop. While in movie mode, auto focus and exposure work very well in movie recording. This is probably the best possible combo we have encountered so far in a DSLR.

Nikon D800E ISO Tests

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\\\ Nikon D800E Review Verdict 

This camera has superior built quality and you can easily take high resolution images. The layout and interface is very user-friendly. It is efficient and offers the maximum bang for buck in its price range as compared to Cannon and other makers. 


\\\ Nikon D800E Specifications

Image Sensor: 36.3 million effective pixels.
Metering: Matrix, centre-weighted, averaging and spot.
Effective Sensor Size: full frame 35.9x24mm CMOS.
A/D processing: 12- or 14-bit.
Lens Mount: Nikon F.
Exposure Modes: Auto, Program AE, shutter and aperture priority, manual.
Shutter Speed: Bulb, 30 to 1/8000 second, Bulb. Flash X-sync: up to 1/250 sec.
Continuous Speed: 4fps in FX full frame mode; 6 fps in FX mode.
Memory: CompactFlash Type 1, SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant cards.
Image Sizes (pixels): 7360×4912 to 2400×1352. Movies: 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×480 at 24/25/30fps.
Viewfinders: Eye level pentaprism 8.1cm LCD (921,000 pixels).
Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB.
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100 to 25,600.
Interface: USB 3.0, AV, HDMI mini, DC input, external stereo mic, audio output, remote.
Power: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, AA alkaline/NiMh/lithium batteries, AC adaptor.
Dimensions: 146x123x82 WHDmm.
Weight: Approx. 1000 g (with battery and SD card).
Price: get a price on the Nikon D800E (Body Only) at Amazon

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