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#3514080 - 02/08/12 04:56 AM Nikon D800
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Anyone getting one of these puppies. Looking at the it looks like a D700x or something?

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#3514125 - 02/08/12 07:58 AM Re: Nikon D800 [Re: mailman]
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The megapixel race continues on. I thought my A77 was at the top, but I was wrong. Full frame 36Mp. Going to need a bigger hard drive and really fast processor just to open the huge file.
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#3514195 - 02/08/12 10:10 AM Re: Nikon D800 [Re: mailman]
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It sounds really impressive, and at US$3K, it's not a bad deal, so I would think groups like landscape photographers would be very interested. It might be OK for some wedding stuff, too, but I wonder about its high-ISO capability, and I think it's too slow for most action work (although with the added grip it can do 6fps). I'll bet you can print some nice looking poster-sized stuff from it!

Interestingly, for performance shooting, both Nikon and Canon have essentially reduced the megapixels in those cameras. The Nikon D4, announced shortly before the D800, is 16MP, while the Canon 1Dx is 18MP. The Canon is replacing their 22MP 1Ds Mk. III *and* their 16MP 1D Mk IV. A lot of people are not happy about the loss of the 1D Mk. IV's 1.3 crop, so it's an interesting decision.
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#3514260 - 02/08/12 11:24 AM Re: Nikon D800 [Re: mailman]
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From my point of view, the massive increase in MP makes quite a big problem in terms of work-flow and computer power and storage requirements, which may reduce the number of people likely to buy it. After spending 3kUSD on a new camera, not many people really want to spend another grand on computer and storage upgrades. Something like 75mb per RAW file, or ~110 for a .TIFF.

Personally I'm pretty happy with my D7000 and its handy crop factor. Those who need the D800 know who they are, but people who were waiting out for it now need to ask themselves whether they can handle all that additional information smile

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#3514271 - 02/08/12 11:39 AM Re: Nikon D800 [Re: mailman]
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beercheers A new D700 for the Summer!!

I have been waiting for the D800 for a while, so the price on the D700 could come down. Even better, this spring there should be some grade 9 dentist/pre-owned D700s dropped on the market by guys who chase the Megapixel god.

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#3514347 - 02/08/12 01:05 PM Re: Nikon D800 [Re: mailman]
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#3514610 - 02/08/12 06:25 PM Re: Nikon D800 [Re: mailman]
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The OM-D was announced last night. The world's first 5 Axis Image Stabilization system in a fully Weather Sealed, fast Auto-Focus, high ISO, high Dynamic Range, Light Weight camera for just $999...

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#3518449 - 02/14/12 11:39 AM Re: Nikon D800 [Re: mailman]
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Id get that Olympus before the Nikon, 36MP is just silly , Ill stick to my 10 and 12 MP bodies, they do just fine

its quality not quantity that matters IMO
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