Nikon D800 Now Official, Features 36.3 Megapixel Sensor


Nikon just announced the D800 DSLR camera, an update to the D700.  The Nikon D800‘s most notable feature is the huge 36.3 megapixel sensor.  With this high pixel count, the D800 is obviously targeted at landscape and portrait shooters.  The new 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor is capable of shooting 7360 x 4912 resolution shots and is the largest resolution from Nikon so far.

The Nikon D800 is set to bring new features like a 91,000 pixel RGB sensor, an advanced Scene Recognition System, an OLPF converter and a 14 bit A / D to minimize the noise around the picture.  In terms of ISO, the Nikon D800 has a 100-6400 range that’s expandable to 50 (Lo-1) and 25600 (Hi-2).  It uses a 51-point AF system and also features 15 cross-type sensors.  The full frame camera uses a 921,000-dot LCD display that measures at 3.2 inches.

The Nikon D800 is also capable of shooting high dynamic range photos with its HDR function and also has a dedicated button for quick access to Nikon’s Picture Controls to quickly change the settings for color, sharpness and saturation in real time. For video, the Nikon D800 offers shooting Full HD 1080 and HD 720 30/24p to 60p in H.264 or MPEG-4 AVC formats up to 30 minutes per clip.

Nikon is releasing two versions, the Nikon D800 priced at $2,999, and the Nikon D800E priced at $3,300.  The latter delivers finer details since it has no low-pass filter.  These new DSLRs will be available starting March.  No word yet on availability in the Philippines.

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