The Nikon D800 FX Format Digital SLR Camera comes with a 36.3 megapixel sensor and an EXPEED 3 processor. The ISO can be set from 100 to 6400, or expanded as low as 50 or as high as 25600 for extreme lighting. It has features like Scene Recognition with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor to automatically improve the brightness and other factors, autofocus to hone in on still or moving subjects, in-camera editing and a variety of modes. It has a 3.2-inch LCD monitor to see images and videos. This camera works with a variety of NIKKOR lenses, not included.
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D800 remote? Anyone know if the D800 will be able to use the ML-L3 remote that works with the D700, D90, etc? Would be nice not to have to use the more expensive ones.
You cannot use the ML-L3 wireless remote with the D800, nor could you with the D700. The D800, like the D700, does not have an IR receiver built into it. There are non-Nikon brand wireless solutions for the 10-pin type of remote switch that these cameras require in addition to the fairly expensive wireless ML-3 (note, not the same as the ML-L3) system from Nikon. There are also plenty of wired solutions but they must be of the 10-pin variety which is not the same as used on the D7000 and many others.
It's now 2013 and has Nikon fixed the lock up problem and the left focus problem yet for the D800?
I haven't experienced the lock-up issue at all. So far, no focus issues either, but I have ordered a Lens Align tool to run some tests on each focus zone. Never a bad idea to make sure lenses are properly adjusted and if I find anything unusual I'll be sure to repost.
Only odd issues I've had with the D800 were the multiple exposure setting not turning off even after I made sure that the setting was for 'one photo' and not series. Nikon's tech support didn't have an answer and told me to return the body which I haven't had an opportunity to do. Also, I'll occasionally notice that my viewfinder grid display will disappear but it usually reappears on it's own, but it has a 'glitch' feel to it. Nothing too bad, just stuff I hope gets fixed in the next firmware update.
Rattle in the d800 flash, Anyone else have this problem?
It is normal.
Not saying it's not annoying, but both Nikon and Canon DSLR pop up flashes make a subtle rattle when the flash is in the down in the closed position. Here's why:
Most built in flashes have a set of tiny articulated hinges. One part pivots and has a slot or track that the other part is keyed into and slides along it. Some just a hinge that slides along a track on the base of the flash. Without getting into too much mechanical moving parts theory, the hinge is designed to hold the flash unit squarely in place while able to fold or collapse down at an angle or arc. This requires to have loose sliding hinges that can freely and rapidly pop up via a spring.
The loose parts are what you hear "rattling" or shifting under the flash when you tilt or shake your camera. When the flash is up, the hinges are taught. So no sound.
You might ask; why don't they make the loose part more tight or put some kind of damper under it when closed?
Because it would hinder the free movement it needs to quickly pop up with minimal wear and tear of thousands of times it will be used over the life of the camera.
In the case of the D800; It has a free moving hinge track, or "catch" and a stationary "hook". It's the hinge part that you hear shifting at rest.
how can I record hdmi output?
The D800 allows for HDMI output recording, but you need a few (expensive) items first.
1) a video recorder - Blackmagic makes a good one: Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder, 2.5" SATA SSD Drives, HD-SDI Input & Output
2) a SSD or solid state drive, probably more than one since the 8bit output is huge
3) a cable
Basically, the hdmi outputs an 8bit signal that the video recorder reads and codes into Prores files. You need a solid state drive to hold the Prores files, as well as a good cable to move from the D800 to the drive.
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This camera has a lighter weight than similar models and a strong build. It is made from magnesium alloy with sealing to protect from shock, dust and weather conditions.
The 36.3-Megapixel CMOS Sensor allows images to be enlarged and edited. The EXPEED 3 can keep speeds fast even when the camera's features like Active-D lighting and video recording are in use.
The Scene Recognition System uses a 91K-pixel RGB sensor reads a scene and chooses automatic settings to accounts for factors like lighting and color. It can also track subjects and provide the right lighting and autofocus for the subject.
The 3D color matrix metering III creates exposure for a scene It uses information from the RGB sensor to determine the correct exposure.
The autofocus feature hones in on a subject and automatically focuses, including on human faces. It also accounts for lighting and color.
The camera has an i-TTL flash system that creates necessary lighting, including to balance faces with their surroundings. Active D-Lighting works in situations with high contrast lighting.
The shutter has a range of 1/8,000 to 30 seconds. It monitors itself to catch any variances in shutter speed and correct them.
The user can edit and enhance images and video within the camera. Options include resizing, retouching and creating effects like fisheye or miniature effect.
This camera has an ISO range of 100 to 6400. It can also be extended as low as 50 and as high as 25,600 for extremes in lighting conditions. It keeps the noise low at all ISO levels.
This camera shoots full 1080p high definition video for up to almost a half hour. The camera's features like its 36.3 megapixels and EXPEED 3 processor enhance video just like with images. The user can choose between FX and DX formats.
Photos and video can be seen on the 3.2-inch LCD screen that has a 921,000-dot resolution. It is antireflective and has a clear playback. Images can be magnified 46 times to hone in on small details.
This camera works with an EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery works for about 900 images per charge.
- Focus mode: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode
- Metering methods: 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
- Exposure modes: Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 0.33 EV steps)
- White balance modes: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade
- Flash compensation: -3 EV to +1 EV (in 0.33 or 0.5 EV steps)
- Video file size and frame rate: 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) 1280 x 720p (HD)
- Audio recording: With Video, Mono, Via Optional External Mic
- Self-timer: 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
- Connectivity: 1/8" Microphone, 10-pin Terminal, Audio Out, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0
- Battery: 1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.0VDC, 1900mAh
- AC power adapter: EH-5b - Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector (Optional)
- Operating temperature32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
- Operating humidity: Humidity: 0 - 85%
Nikon D800 Lens Nikon 50mm 1.8
Nikon D800 with Nikon 14-24
D800 w/ 14-24 @ 2.8 iso 1600, 15 second exposure. Love the detail! huge raw files though.. just be prepared to possibly make computer upgrades for storage space, ram and maybe even a processor..
- Wi-Fi Yes (option)
- Focus during video Manual, Auto
- Continuous shooting Up to 6 fps
- Max sync speed 1 / 250 sec
- Remote control ML-3 (Optional)
- Shutter speed 30 - 1/8000 sec
- Display screen 3.2" Rear Screen LCD (921000)
- Diopter adjustment - 3 to +1 m
- Viewfinder magnification Approx. 0.7x
- Viewfinder coverage 100 %
- Viewfinder type Pentaprism
- Autofocus points 51
- Memory cards CompactFlash SD SDHC SDXC
- Bit depht 14-bit
- Audio format Linear PCM
- Still images format JPEG, RAW, TIFF
- Image resolution 7360 x 4912 @ 3:2
- Lens mount Nikon F
- Type Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses
- Storage types Compact Flash, SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Image Ratio 3:2
- Microphone Mono
- Video Format MPEG-4, H.264
- Sensor Type CMOS
- GPS Optional
- Min ISO 100
- Sensor Size Full Frame
- Continuous shooting FPS FPS
- Full HD 30 FPS FPS
- Max ISO 6400
- Max Video Resolution 1920×1080
- Max resolution 36 megapixels megapixels
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