Nikon D800 36.3-megapixel Digital Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

    The D800, built for today's multimedia photographer includes a groundbreaking 36.3MP FX–format CMOS sensor, Full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24p with stereo sound, class leading ISO range of 100–6400, expandable to 25,600, 4 fps burst rate and Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91,000–pixel RGB sensor.

Details from Nikon

    Every photo will astound. Every video will dazzle.
    Hold in your hands an HD–SLR able to capture images rivaled only by those produced with a medium–format camera: extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range and the most faithful colors. Meet the Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX–format HD–SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality, who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system. For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3 MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video and includes inputs for stereo microphones and headphones, peak audio meter display, DX crop mode to maximize NIKKOR lens selection and angle of view and much more.

    Reveal every nuance, every detail – The 36.3 megapixel FX–format advantage
    Wedding, commercial or landscape, the D800 is the ultimate 36.3 MP FX–format camera for creative genius. Witness tonal range and precision rendered to supreme clarity, depth and texture. Make poster sized prints without sacrificing detail. Explore creative opportunities with ISO 100 to 6400 (expanded up to 25,600)—shoot from dawn to dusk. Experience Nikon's new Advanced Scene Recognition System featuring the 91,000–pixel RGB light meter capable of rendering unprecedented levels of accuracy to AF, AE, i–TTL flash control, face recognition and auto white balance. Nikon's new EXPEED 3 image processing reduces color phase shifts seen with lesser systems, producing more faithful colors and tones while managing massive amounts of data at breakthrough speed. With the D800 in your hands, achieve what was once unreachable.

    Broadcast quality video – A full cinematic experience
    Filmmakers, multimedia professionals and event photographers—record Full HD 1080p at 30/25/24p or 720p at 60/50p in AVC format. Produce to your exacting vision when working in manual mode, controlling aperture, ISO, AF and shutter speed. Record uncompressed files via HDMI to an external recording device. via HDMI. Widen production perspective using either Nikon FX or DX lens formats at Full HD 1080p and 16:9 aspect ratio. Attach headphones and check audio levels or monitor input via peak audio meters as displayed on the camera's LCD monitor. Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted in up to 20 steps. Remotely start and stop video. Simultaneous Live View on the camera's LCD monitor and external monitor during recording are possible.

    Render every megapixel with precision – Fast, precise 51–point wide area coverage
    Precise AF detection is critical to sharply render every pixel of the D800's massive resolution count. An improved 51– point AF system with 15 Cross Type AF sensors, versatile AF area modes and superb AF detection in even the dimmest lighting deliver immediate, pinpoint focus. Fast shot–to–shot time, full resolution frame rate up to 4 fps, 6 fps in DX crop mode and ultra fast CF and SD card write times. For more productive workflow, high–speed data transfer using USB 3.0 is realized. For demanding professionals, the D800 responds immediately and precisely.

    Versatile shooting, fluid operation – Streamlined ergonomic design puts critical tasks a touch away
    Intuitive design makes D800 operation a thing of beauty. A streamlined ergonomic body allows critical photography and video tasks, including Movie Record, Live View, White Balance and Picture Control to be performed at the touch of a button. Confirm image capture and view menu options, histograms, video settings and more using the D800's super sharp 3.2–inch 921,000–dot LCD screen with 100% coverage. Anti–glare coating and auto brightness control ease of viewing, no matter the environment. Enlarge images up to 46x for on–the–spot focus confirmation. Magnesium alloy construction and environmental sealing make the D800 as comfortable in the field as in the studio.

    EXPEED 3 image processing
    Nikon's EXPEED 3 technology extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISO's. EXPEED 3 is so powerful that it handles data–intensive tasks such as Full–HD video recording at 30p with ease.

    Rich image previewing
    The D800's 3.2–inch super–sharp 921,000 LCD monitor automatically adjusts LCD brightness and visibility according to your environment for bright, crisp image playback, menu adjustment and Live View shooting. Enlarge images up to 46x to make on the spot focus confirmation—crucial for high resolution shooting.

    Expand dynamicc range with built–in HDR
    Create a single image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and rich color gradation than ever before. Combine two exposures at up to 3EV.

    Dedicated picture control button
    The convenient Picture control button provides six preset options: Vivid, Monochrome, Neutral, Standard, Landscape and Portrait for stills and video while 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control.


Features & Specs

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Detailed Specifications
    Camera Type
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount

  • Sensor
  • Effective Pixels: 36.3 million
  • Sensor Size: 35.9mm x 24mm
  • Image Sensor Format: FX
  • Image Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Total Pixels: 36.8 million
  • Dust–reduction system: Image sensor cleaning
  • Dust–Off Reference Photo: Yes
  • Image Area (pixels): FX–format, (L) 7,360 x 4,912, (M) 5,520 x 3,680, (S) 3,680 x 2,456, 1:2 format (30 x 20), (L) 6,144 x 4,080, (M) 4,608 x 3,056, (S) 3,072 x 2,040, 5:4 format (30 x 24), (L) 6,144 x 4,912, (M) 4,608 x 3,680, (S) 3,072 x 2,456, DX–format, (L) 4,800 x 3,200, (M) 3,600 x 2,400, (S) 2,400 x 1,600,
  • File Format Still Images: JPEG: JPEG–Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression, NEF (RAW): lossless compressed 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed , TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG–Baseline–Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality

  • Picture Settings
  • Picture Control: Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, User–customizable Settings, Vivid
  • Storage Media: CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA), SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Card Slot: 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
  • File System: Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge

  • Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder: Eye–level Pentaprism Single–Lens Reflex Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage: FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx., 1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx., DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx., 5:4 (30x24): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
  • Viewfinder Magnification: 0.70x Approx.
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint: 19.5 (–1.0¯¹)
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: Built–in diopter adjustment (–3 to +1 m¯¹)
  • –2
  • Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
  • Reflex Mirror: Quick–return type
  • Lens Aperture: Instant–return type
  • Depth–of–field Control: Yes

  • Lens Compatibility
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***: AF–S or AF lenses fully compatible, Metering with AI lenses
  • Compatible Lenses: AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering III, AI–P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering III, DX AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except FX–format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) Image Size, Non–CPU: Usable in [A] or [M] mode Center–Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster, Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported

  • Shutter
  • Shutter type: Electronically controlled vertical–travel focal–plane
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
  • Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed: Up to 1/250 sec., Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
  • Bulb Shutter Setting: Yes
  • Shutter Release Modes: Continuous low–speed [CL] mode; 1–4 frames per second, Continuous high–speed [CH] mode; 4 frames per second, Mirror–up [Mup] mode, Quiet Shutter Release, Self–timer mode, Single–frame [S] mode
  • Continuous Shooting Options: FX–format, CH: Up to 4 frames per second, CL: Up to 4 frames per second, 5:4 format, CH: Up to 4 frames per second, CL: Up to 4 frames per second, DX–format, CH: Up to 5 frames per second, CL: Up to 5 frames per second, 1:2 format, CH: Up to 5 frames per second, CL: Up to 5 frames per second,
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: 4 frames per second,
  • Self–timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled

  • Exposure
  • Exposure Metering System: TTL exposure metering using 91,000–pixel RGB sensor
  • Metering Method: Center–weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame, Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses), Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
  • Metering Range: 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center–weighted metering), 0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling: CPU, AIExposure Modes:

  • Lens
  • Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): Single–servo AF (AF–S); Continuous–servo AF (AF–C); auto AF–S/AF–C selection (AF–A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used

  • Focus
  • AF–area mode: 9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic–area AF, Auto–area AF, Single–point AF, 3D–tracking (51 points)
  • Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing AE–L/AF–L button, Focus can be locked by pressing shutter–release button halfway (single–servo AF)
  • Focus Modes: Auto AF–S/AF–C selection (AF–A), Continuous–servo (AF–C), Face–Priority AF available in Live View only and D–Movie only, Full–time Servo (AF–A) available in Live View only, Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Normal area, Single–servo AF (AF–S), Wide area
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 51
  • Autofocus Sensitivity: –2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20�C/68�F)
  • Autofocus Fine Tune: Yes

  • Flash
  • Built–in Flash: Yes
  • Flash Bracketing: 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
  • Built–in Flash Distance: 39 ft. (ISO 100)
  • X–Sync Speed: 1/250
  • Top FP High Speed Sync: Up to 1/8000
  • Flash Control: TTL: i–TTL flash control using 91,000–pixel RGB sensor are available with built–in flash and SB–910, SB–900, SB–700, or SB–400; i–TTL balanced fill–flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center–weighting metering, standard i–TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
  • Flash Sync Modes: Front–curtain sync (normal), Rear–curtain sync, Red–eye reduction, Red–eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
  • Flash Compensation: –3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
  • Flash–ready indicator: Lights when built–in flash or optional flash unit such as SB–910, SB–900, SB–400, SB–80DX, SB–28DX or SB–50DX is fully charged
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): CLS Supported
  • Flash Sync Terminal: Yes

  • White Balance
  • White Balance: Auto (2 types), Choose color temperature (2500K-10000K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), Shade
  • White Balance Bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV

  • Live View
  • Live View Shooting: Photography Live View Mode , Movie Live View Mode
  • Live View Lens servo: Autofocus (AF): Single–servo AF (AF–S); full–time–servo AF (AF–F), Manual focus (MF)
  • Live View AF–area mode: Face–priority AF, Wide–area AF, Normal–area AF, Subject–tracking AF
  • Live View Autofocus: Contrast–detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face–priority AF or subject–tracking AF is selected)

  • Movie
  • Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  • Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate: 1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps), 1280 x 720 (60p): 60 fps (59.94 fps), 1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps), 1920 x 1080 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
  • Movie Maximum recording time: 20 minutes at highest quality, 29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
  • Movie File Format: MOV
  • Movie Video Compression: H.264/MPEG–4 Advanced Video Coding
  • Movie Audio recording format: Linear PCM
  • Movie Audio recording device: Built–in monaural microphone, External stereo microphone (optional)
  • Movie: HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps, HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps, HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps, HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps, HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
  • Movie Audio: Built–in microphone, monaural, External stereo microphone (optional)

  • Monitor
  • Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution: 921,000 Dots
  • Monitor Type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT–LCD
  • Monitor Angle of View: 170–degree wide–viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments: Brightness, 5 levels, Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator:

  • Editing
  • In–Camera Image Editing: Color Outline, Color Sketch, D–Lighting, Distortion Control, Edit Movie, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red–eye Correction, Resize, Selective Color, Side–by–Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim, Color Balance
  • Image Comment: Yes

  • Inputs
  • Interface: HDMI output: Type C mini–pin HDMI connector, Headphone Connector, NTSC, Stereo Microphone Input, Super Speed USB 3.0
  • Wi–Fi Functionality: Eye–Fi Compatible, WT–4AGPS:
  • Save/Load Camera settings: Yes
  • Total custom Settings: 54
  • My Menu: Yes with customizationRecent Settings:

  • Languages
  • Supported Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norweigan, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

  • Date & Time
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings: Yes
  • World Time Setting: Yes

  • Power
  • Battery / Batteries: EN–EL15 Lithium–ion Battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge) : 900 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)
  • AC Adapter: EH–5b AC Adapter, Requires EP–5B Power Supply Connector
  • Battery Charger: MH–25 Quick Charger

  • Misc
  • Tripod Socket: 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
  • Approx. Dimensions: Width 5.7 in. (144.78mm) , Height 4.8 in. (121.92mm) , Depth 3.2 in. (81.28mm) ,
  • Approx. Weight: 31.7 oz. (900g), camera body only
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