Nikon is, to put it mildly, a titan in the consumer and professional camera world, selling everything from sub-$100 point and shoot pocket cameras all the way up to, as we reported here last month, powerful dSLR cameras that cost many thousands of dollars and are designed to take impossibly high resolution stills and capture High Definition video for feature film and television production. Currently, Nikon is over in Bankok preparing to launch the D800, which boasts an astounding 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot 1080p video. For said launch on March 7th, they produced this impressive demonstration video, which highlights the D800’s strengths as a filmmaking tool:
Looks awesome, doesn’t it? Makes the D800 look like it excels at shooting sports and time lapse videos of cityscapes and exotic locations, right? Makes it seem like the D800 is a vital tool to have in your filmmaker production kit, right? Makes you want a D800 no matter the price, right?