Designed specifically for multimedia professionals, the Nikon D800 and D800E HD-SLR cameras are said to be equipped with a wide variety of features and offerings. Both snappers house a 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000pixel RGB Matrix Metering System and much more.
According to this Tokyo-based optics manufacturer, the Nikon D800 model is most likely to be an ideal selection for snapping up images at weddings as well as for taking studio portraits or landscape shots. To compliment this, the 35.9mm x 24mm CMOS sensor is apparently capable of capturing stills with low noise levels in a variety of lighting conditions through the natively supported ISO range. Furthermore, it houses a 921,000-dot 3.2-inch LCD monitor with reinforced glass, an HDMI port, dual slots for CF as well as SD cards and support for Nikkor lenses.
“Whatever the project, visionaries need a tool that is going to help them stay on-time and on-task. The Nikon D800 re-imagines what is possible from this level of D-SLR, to address the needs of an emerging and ever changing market; this is the camera that is going to bridge the gap for the most demanding imaging professionals, and provide never before seen levels of SLR image and video quality,” expressed Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon. “The D800 is the right tool for today’s creative image makers, affording photographers, filmmakers and videographers a versatile option for capturing the ultimate in still image quality or full HD content, with maximum control.”
Designed with a compact and lightweight form factor, the D800 HD-SLR camera allows users to record videos in full HD 1080p and HD 720p. And with the help of the B-Frame data compression method, users can also capture movies in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format. The Nikon D800E variant is said to enhance the resolution of the 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor by cancelling the anti-aliasing properties of the OLPF within the camera.
The Nikon D800 HD-SLR price amounts to $2,999.95 and it’s expected to be available late March. The Nikon D800E price tag reads at $3,299.95 and it is scheduled for a mid-April release.