Nikon D800 / D800E

Early February 2012 Nikon Corporation introduced its next weapons in the international pixel race: the Nikon D800 and D800E, both featuring an FX-sensor with 36.3 Mp.!

If those mega-pixels in the regular Nikon D800 do not deliver sharp images (in someone's opinion) a second body - Nikon D800E - offers an identical sensor, but without aliasing and moiré filters in front of the sensor, as you may find in most other digital cameras. Apart from this sensor both cameras are 100% identical and are offering a new AF-sensor enabling to focus at apertures up to f/8. A 91k RGB sensor supports the Advanced Scene Recognition System with its noteworthy advances in scene recognition performance. Frame size can be changed from FX (36 x 24 mm) to 1.2 (30 x 20 mm) or to DX (24 x 16 mm) or 5:4 ratio (30 x 24 mm). It is also possible to shoot movies in HD with (via an external microphone) stereo sound recording. Live view is possible when shooting stills or movies. For more technical details see the matrix.

This camera may be seen as the successor of the Nikon D700, popular also among professional photographers. All Nikkor lenses - including those without a CPU - may be used on this camera, although with limited metering (M and A only). The camera can be connected to the WT-4A/B/C/D/E wireless transmitter and the GPS unit. Images can be saved on CF and SD memory cards; in addition to that images can be sent from one card to the other.

By the end of May 2012 Nikon issued for both the Nikon D800 and the Nikon D800E a firmware upgrade (B1.01) to cure some minor issues. Ask your Nikon representation for more details.