Nikon has just unleashed a megapixel monster on the digital photography world, with the introduction ofthe all new D800. The eagerly awaited successor to the D700, the D800 boasts some serious upgrades. The most notable of which is the camera’s 36.3-megapixel, FX-series CMOS sensor; which makes the D800 the most resolute camera in their line-up. Other impressive features include a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor with Advanced Scene Recognition system, burst shooting at up to 4fps, native ISO settings from 100 to 6400 (expandable to 25,600), full 1080p HD video at 30, 25 or 24fps, and an enhanced 51-point Autofocus system to name a few. The D800 body only kit will come in at just under $3000 USD; which is actually an appealing price tag for a camera in this class.
For those who demand even higher resolution than the D800 has to offer, Nikon has also unveiled the D800E, which still utilizes the new 36.3-megapixel sensor, however they claim it enhances the resolution characteristics of the sensor by “by cancelling the anti-aliasing properties of the OLPF inside the camera. By doing this, light is delivered directly to the photodiodes, yielding an image resulting from the raw light gathering properties of the camera”.
Check out our Nikon D800 Preview for more details. You can also see Nikon’s official press release below.