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  • Nikon DSLR with a Full-Frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor

  • 12.1 megapixel full-frame sensor (8.45µm pixel pitch) 

  • ISO 200 - 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25600) 

  • Also supports DX lenses

  • Super fast operation (power-up 12 ms, shutter lag 41 ms, black-out 74 ms)

  • New Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage) 

  • Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor) 

The professional Nikon D 'single digit' series of digital SLR's started life back in June 1999 with the groundbreaking D1. Groundbreaking because it was the digital SLR that broke Kodak's stranglehold on the digital SLR market and fundamentally brought prices down to a level which most professionals could afford. Since then we have seen a steady progression in the evolution of this line of cameras. Whilst the core values of a high quality full-size body with integrated grip have remained constant, the line split into two halves (indicated by the X and H suffixes), one targeted at high resolution photography the other high speed sports type photography (lower resolution but faster continuous shooting).

And so it was, with the introduction of the new 'FX format' D3, featuring a 36 x 23.9 mm 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor as well as a vast array of new features which absolutely raise it another notch above previous single digit Nikon DSLRs. Important headline improvements include high sensitivity support by default, up to ISO 6400 with 25600 available as a boost option, 14-bit A/D conversion, a new standard image processor, a new shutter, new auto focus sensor, focus tracking by color, nine frames per second continuous, dual compact flash support, DX lens support (albeit at lower resolution) with automatic cropping and a 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor (which it has to be said is lovely).

Some will undoubtedly question Nikon for 'only' delivering twelve megapixels on a full frame digital SLR, all we can presume by looking at past model line history is that this camera is designed for speed (both in sensitivity, auto-focus and continuous shooting). This camera is a solid well known Nikon camera for hire.  Perfect to hire for speed and all typse of sports photography. 

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First ever Nikon DSLR with a Full-Frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor (dubbed the 'FX' format) 
12.1 megapixel full-frame sensor (8.45µm pixel pitch) 
ISO 200 - 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25600) 
Also supports DX lenses, viewfinder automatically masks (5.1 megapixels with DX lens) 5:4 ratio crop mode (10 megapixels, up to 9 fps, viewfinder masked) 14-bit A/D conversion, 12 channel readout Nikon EXPEED image processor (Capture NX processing and NR algorithms, lower power) 
Super fast operation (power-up 12 ms, shutter lag 41 ms, black-out 74 ms) 
New Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 exposure durability 
New Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage) 
Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor) 
Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) now available (fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings) 
Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor) 
Picture Control image parameter presets (replace Color Modes I, II and III) 
Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast 
Nine frames per second continuous with auto-focus tracking 
Eleven frames per second continuous without auto-focus tracking 
Ten / eleven frames per second continuous in DX-crop mode (AF / no-AF) 
Dual Compact Flash card slots (overflow, back-up, RAW on 1 / JPEG on 2, copy) 
Compact Flash UDMA support 3.0" 922,000 pixel 
LCD monitor Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast detect 
Auto Focus Virtual horizon indicates if camera is level (like an aircraft cockpit display) 
HDMI HD video output 'Active D-Lighting' (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve) 
Detailed 'Control Panel' type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness 
Buttons sealed against moisture 

  • Megapixels    36.3    

  • Sensor type    CMOS    

  • Autofocus points    51    

  • Lens mount    Nikon FX format    

  • Metering system    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor    

  • Frames per second    4    

  • ISO min    50    

  • ISO max    25600    

  • Screen size (inches)    3.2    

  • Card format    High-speed CF (UDMA 7) and SD (SDXC and UHS-1) dual card slots    

  • Battery model    EN-EL15    

  • Weight (g)    1000    

  • Size    146 x 123 x 81.5 mm    

  • Resolution    7360 x 4912    

  • Aspect ratio    16:9    

  • Sensor size    35.9 x 24 mm    

  • Autofocus system    Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)    

  • Screen resolution    921000    

  • File formats    RAW, JPEG, MOV, MPEG-4    

  • Connectivity    USB 3.0, Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, Audio input, Audio output, Ten-pin remote terminal    

  • Flash type    Built-in flash    

  • Flash guide number    12    

  • Flash sync speed    1/250 sec    

  • Image stabilisation    No    

  • Integrated cleaning    Dust-reduction System    

  • Live view    Yes    

  • Shutter speed fast    1/8000 sec    

  • Shutter speed slow    30 sec    

  • VF coverage    100%    

  • Vertical grip    MB-D12    

  • HD Movie mode    1080p    

Designed to answer the needs of tomorrow’s photography and video today, the masterful Nikon D800 is packed with new technology that delivers unprecedented levels of depth and detail in photography, and offers all the flexibility necessary to shoot broadcast quality video. Firmly establishing a league of its own, the Nikon D800 offers imaging potential to rival medium format cameras, but with all of the agility of the D-SLR format — giving professionals who demand attention to detail the freedom to create monumental images.The big pictureThe groundbreaking 36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor incorporates key technologies that enables unprecedented levels of detail and tonal range. 12-channel readout with 14-bit A/D conversion and high signal-to-noise ratio: delivers images of remarkable quality with low noise and wide dynamic range.Broad ISO: offering an ISO range of 100–6400, extendable up to 25600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent), the D800 will set a new benchmark for D-SLRs with this level of resolution. The camera’s intelligent noise reduction systems manage noise without sacrificing fine details, allowing superb flexibility under all lighting conditions: images are crisp and clean, even at higher ISO settings.Peak performanceEquipped with Nikon’s next-generation EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, the D800 makes light work of data-rich tasks without sacrificing the speed and quality that professionals are accustomed to. 16-bit image processing: offering richer colours and tones than ever before, this cutting-edge image processor delivers smooth gradations with abundant detail and tone all the way up the scale to pure white, even when shooting in JPEG. Broadcast quality videoFor professionals whose workflow demands video, the D800 offers all the flexibility required for a wide variety of movie applications. It’s large format movie shooting at its best, with a comprehensive variety of frame rates.Frame rates: Full HD (1080p) movies can be recorded in 30p, 25p and 24p, with 60p, 50p and 25p options at 720p. Movie clips can be up to 29:59 minutes long. Multi-Format Full HD D-Movie: as introduced with the D4, Full HD recording is possible in both FX and DX based formats, enabling exceptional freedom of expression.High-fidelity audio control: responding to feedback from the industry, the D800 sets a new standard for D-SLR audio recording, enabling your movies to sound as good as they look. Aside from the external stereo microphone input, an audio out for external headphones lets you fine tune audio in isolation, both before and during movie recording. A line input setting for PCM linear recorders is also provided. Uncompressed HDMI output: for those who need the purest video output for professional quality editing, the D800 offers the possibility to output the uncompressed live view to external recorders and monitors. As with the Nikon D4, this data is output at the designated image size and frame rate, and is clean of the information overlay that can be simultaneously displayed on the camera’s TFT monitor. Convenient custom controls: have been implemented for live view operation. Instead of rotating the command dial, power aperture enables smoother aperture control using assigned buttons on the front of the camera. Index marking helps you tag important frames in the timeline by attaching markers during movie recording, which makes for easy location during editing. Advanced scene recognition with 91K-pixel RGB sensorNikon’s revolutionary Advanced Scene Recognition System now incorporates a newly designed 91,000-pixel RGB sensor that meticulously analyses each scene for outstanding accuracy. It can detect human faces with startling exactness even with exclusive use of the optical viewfinder, and recognises a scene’s colours and brightness with unprecedented precision.This level of detailed scene analysis is also utilised to support more accurate autofocus; auto exposure and i-TTL flash exposure results in a diverse range of compositional and lighting situations. For example, 3D-subject tracking is particularly improved when shooting smaller subjects.Implementing Nikon’s highly-acclaimed Multi-CAM 3500FX AF system — with individually selectable or configurable 9-, 21- and 51-point coverage settings — the autofocus sensor module and algorithms have been re-engineered to significantly improve low light acquisition sensitivity capabilities down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F). The overall performance is similar to the latest flagship of Nikon, the D4: AF operation is even possible under a combined aperture value of f8 (e.g. a 600mm f/4 AF-S lens combined with 2x-teleconverter TC-20EIII) with 11 AF sensor involved, and with 15 AF sensors between f/5.6 and f/8. Simplified AF and AF-area mode selection is now possible without taking your eye away from the viewfinder.Responsive and intuitive The Nikon D800 responds as quickly as you do, with secure, conveniently placed, buttons and controls that quickly become an extension of your hand. Fast response: start-up is approx. 0.12 seconds[1], release time lag is minimized to approx. 0.042 seconds[2] (equivalent to that of the D4), with continuous approx. 4 fps capability in FX-format and crop modes, pushed to approx. 6 fps capability in DX-format Crop mode with the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D12.Precision 8-cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing-angle LCD monitor with automatic monitor brightness control: delivers bright, crisp image playback with a much wider color reproduction capacity. LCD brightness is automatically adjusted according to the viewing environment and images can be magnified up to 46x during playback, which can be a big help for spot focus confirmation.Glass prism optical viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0m-1). Dual-axis electronic virtual horizon offers accurate confirmation of level shooting by letting you check the LCD monitor, or the viewfinder, for both the camera’s position in relation to the horizontal plane and its pitch (forward or rear rotation).Enhanced ergonomics: buttons and dials have been strategically laid out for fluid operation. Improvements around the shutter-release button mean your index finger can rest comfortably for longer periods of time, while the designated movie record button means you’re ready to trigger movie shooting in an instant. Release mode dial: mode visibility and operability has been improved via a four-button layout and release mode dial on the camera’s top panel, along with dedicated buttons for ISO, White Balance and Image Quality. A new bracketing button has been strategically placed to aid such features as HDR.Direct access to Picture Controls via a new, dedicated button, rather than via the menu. Picture Controls let you customise the look of your stills and videos by fine-tuning parameters such as sharpness, saturation, and hue.DurabilityDespite its light weight and compact size, the D800 is as tough as Nikon’s professional single digit cameras, with extensive weather and dust sealing throughout to ensure you can keep working when the going gets tough. High-precision, high-durability shutter: the shutter unit has been tested to well over 200,000 cycles of release to prove durability and precision. Boasts a speed range of 1/8000 to 30s; features an intelligent self-diagnostic shutter monitor and, for the first time, a drive unit designed to reduce the demand on power when the shutter is raised for extended periods during movie shooting. Efficient power management: a re-working of the D800’s circuits now enables approx. 850 shots[3] of still image shooting or approx. 60 min. of movie live view[4]. All on one charge of a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15.Build quality: as reliable on the road as it is in the studio, the D800 boasts a weather- and dust-sealed magnesium alloy body that weighs in at approx. 10% lighter than the D700. Storage media: high-speed CF (UDMA 7) and SD (SDXC and UHS-1) dual card slots. High-speed data transfer with USB 3.0. Creative expansion toolsThe D800 incorporates a variety of creative and practical tools for those too busy to spend time in excessive post-production. Time-lapse movies: the D800 extends the popular time-lapse photography function by saving images as a movie file in the camera. With playback rates from 24 to 36,000 times faster than normal. HDR (High Dynamic Range) shoots one overexposed and one underexposed frame in a single shutter release. The range can be widened by up to 3 EV for different looks, full of saturation and tonal gradation, while the smoothness of the edge where the two exposures meet can be adjusted for a more natural appearance. Refined colour temperature control enables minute control over white balance. The monitor hue of live view and the resulting image’s white balance can be adjusted so that the two are aligned. Colour temperature can be manually set in 10-Kelvin increments, or in mired units.Auto shutter speed control for auto ISO sensitivity control: a new auto option for minimum shutter speed, which automatically controls the balance between shutter speed and ISO sensitivity based on the focal length of the lens being used. Four image area options: for the first time in a camera of this class, you can choose from a variety of image crop modes, all visually masked in the viewfinder. 5:4 (30.0 x 24.0 mm), 1.2x (30.0 x 19.9 mm), and DX-format (23.4 x 15.6 mm). In-camera editing: captured images and movies can be altered and edited in camera and on the fly if required. Retouch menus include an array of useful features such as NEF (RAW) processing, resize, distortion control, fisheye, miniature effect, red-eye correction, filter effects and image overlay — as well as the ability to designate the start and end point of movie clips all at once, in order to save them more efficiently.