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Camera Showcase: Nikon D800 – All about the new 36 Megapixel Monster by Nikon

Nikon is fighting really hard to make itself superior in the new year of 2012.  It can clearly be seen from the launches being made by the photography giant. In only the few span of days from commencement of 2012, Nikon has already launched about 20 products (which includes DSLRs, compacts and accessories), and finally with something that really gets the eyes on. This is a 36 megapixel Full Frame DSLR by Nikon, the D800. The D800 has many upgrades over the D700, and houses many of the features of the newly launched D4, in a comparatively cheaper price (almost half the price) and a lighter body than the D4.

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The D700 did not contain a video mode, but after taking inspiration from the big brother D4, the D800 houses a Full HD video functionality. This camera can easily record 1080p videos at different frame rates of 30, 25, 24 fps, but the interesting feature that is eye catchy at this range is shooting capability of slow-motion flicks at 720p with frame rates of 60fps, and 50fps.

The full frame monster includes the same EXPEED 3 processor, 91k pixel metering system with the FX format and 51 autofocus points as were present in the D4. The camera has got a great ISO sensitivity range ranging from -2 EV to ISO 25600. Like the D4, and unlike the D700, the D800 incorporates dual memory card slots, the Compact Flash and the SD format. Compared to the D700, the body is more compact, and the buttons, specially the shutter button is repositioned for better ergonomics.

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Nikon has also launched another model, D800E. The D800 will be a standard edition, whereas the special craft D800E is targeted for people working in studio and fashion environment. The D800E has no other specific change, except the anti-aliasing filter being removed. Surprising fact, the removal of a standard part adds up to the price by about £400. Removing the filter potentially increases greater detail capturing in the camera, but on the other hand also increases the possibility of false colour or moiré patterns.

In a layman comparison, the D3 and D3x with 24 megapixel power are quite bulky, and even lack inbuilt flash, hence incompatible for outdoor usage, as well as quite costly compared to the D800. Hence, the D800 is a great buy at this price range for the variety of features provided. A few of them are discussed here in a quick review, with the detailed specifications provided in the end of the article.

  • 36.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor (7360 x 4912 pixels) (35.9 x 24mm sensor size)
  • Nikon EXPEED 3 image processing engine
  • ISO 100-6,400 with expanded range from 50 to 25,600
  • 3.2 inch 921,000 pixel LCD screen with 170-degree viewing angle and auto brightness
  • 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps (1920 x 1080) and 720p 24/25/30/60 fps
  • Up to 6fps continuous shooting (DX mode) and 4fps FX
  • Self-cleaning image sensor (vibration of low pass filter)
  • Live View/movie shooting switch
  • Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000 sec
  • Shutter rated to 200,000 actuations cycles
  • Built-in intervalometer
  • Electronic virtual horizon
  • 100% coverage optical viewfinder with 0.7X magnification with diopter adjustment
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System (3D Color Matrix Meter III)
  • JPEG: fine, normal, basic compression
  • DX-crop mode (1.5X) 15.3MP (4800 x 3200 pixels)
  • 1.2-crop mode (1.2X) 15.3MP (6144 x 4080 pixels)
  • 51-point AF system with face recognition (Advanced Multi-Cam 3500 AF)
  • 91,000 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • Dual memory card slots: SecureDigital (SD/UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC) and CompactFlash (UDMA-7)
  • High-speed USB 3.0 transfer
  • Uncompressed HDMI video out 8 bit (4:2.2), headphone out, audio in.
  • Weather sealed Magnesium alloy body
  • Integrated pop-up flash, Creative Lighting System with Command Mode
  • Battery: EN-EL15
  • Shots per charge 850 (CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 inches (146 x 123 x 81.5 mm )
  • Weight: 900g (without battery and media card)

The D800 is available with the following indicative prices:

  • $2,995 (US dollars)
  • ¥268,200 (Japanese Yen)
  • €2,899 (Euros)

Check out the two videos from the Nikon Officials below, followed by a table describing the detailed information about the product:


Camera Details

Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
36.3 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels
36.8 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
Image size (pixels)
FX (36 x 24) image area: 7,360 x 4,912 (L), 5,520 x 3,680 (M), 3,680 x 2,456 (S)1.2x (30 x 20) image area: 6,144 x 4,080 (L), 4,608 x 3,056 (M), 3,072 x 2,040 (S)DX (24 x 16) image area: 4,800 x 3,200 (L), 3,600 x 2,400 (M), 2,400 x 1,600 (S)5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area: 6,144 x 4,912 (L), 4,608 x 3,680 (M), 3,072 x 2,456 (S)FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,720 x 3,776 (L), 5,040 x 2,832 (M), 3,360 x 1,888 (S)DX-format photographs in movie live view: 4,800 x 2,704 (L), 3,600 x 2,024 (M), 2,400 x 1,352 (S)Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
File format
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards; Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
Dual card slots
Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
1.2x (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 -+1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/8000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Flash sync speed
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release mode
Single frame, Continuous low speed, Continuous high speed, Quiet shutter-release, Self-timer, Mirror up
Approximate frame advance rate
With EN-EL15 batteries – Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps – Image area: DX/1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fpsOther power sources – Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps – Image area: 1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fps – Image area: DX; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 6 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using 91K (91,000)-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV
Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Exposure mode
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation
-5 -+5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Exposure bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Flash bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
White balance bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-2 -+19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash
Manual pop-up with button release and a Guide Number of 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91K (91,000)-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode
Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation
-3 -+1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks for 3 s after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning.
Live View
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 pActual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
File format
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie options
Index marking, time-lapse photography
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector)
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Can be used to connect optional remote control, GP-1 GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack
Optional MB-D12 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries.
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm (5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.)
Approx. 1,000 g (2 lb 3.3 oz) with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 900 g/1 lb 15.7 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25 battery charger (AC wall adapter supplied only in countries or regions where required), Strap (AN-DC6 for D800, AN-DC6E for D800E), UC-E14 USB cable, USB cable clip, BF-1B body cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BM-12 monitor cover, ViewNX 2 installer CD
    Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F).

Source: Nikon Official

Camera Showcase: Nikon D5100 Reviews, Specifications, Price | PixelBing

Camera Showcase: Nikon D5100 Reviews, Specifications, Price

Nikon has come up with a new mid range DSLR, the D5100, which can be called an improvement over the existing D5000. Compared to D5000, this new crafted piece has a 16.2 megapixel power, a new sensor chip which is far more powerful and capable of taking shots, and a great variety of new features.

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One of the features includes the vari-angle LCD Screen which allows you to shoot from different angles.

The special attraction of the camera includes the special effects mode, which allows you to add special effects to the photos while shooting in the camera itself, such as the selective color mode, the miniature mode, night mode, sketch mode, etc. and accompanied by 16 special scene modes.

Along with these features, the camera is also capable to shot Full HD videos. The D5100 comes with 11 focus points, out of which only the central one is cross type. The controls are less complex on the camera, and hence the entire thing goes user friendly. It provides ISO sensitivity range from 100-6400, and more expandable upto 25600. Image quality upto 1200 ISO are smooth, hassle free, but entry of a bit noise begins at higher ISO range.

The camera comes with a medium range 18-55mm kit lens, and is priced at Rs. 37,450 (Body only) and at Rs. 42,950 (including the lens) (In India), and $849 (in USA)

Other descriptions and specifications have been mentioned below.

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels 16.2 million
Image Sensor Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels) 4,928 x 3,264 [L]3,696 × 2,448 [M]2,464 × 1,632 [S]D-movie:1920 x 1080 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps)1280 x 720 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps)640 x 424 / (30fps, 25fps)
Sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1, HI-2 (expandable upto ISO 25600)
File Format NEF (12 or 14-bit lossless compressed or compressed RAW)JPEG (Baseline-compliant)MOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression format with Linear PCM sound; Stereo sound with external microphone)
Storage Media SD memory card*1 (SDHC and SDXC compliant)
Shooting Modes 1) Single frame2) Continuous: 4fps3) Self-timer4) Delayed remote5) Quick-response remote6) Silent shuttle release7) D-Movie
White Balance Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB sensor)IncandescentFluorescent ( 7 types )Direct SunlightFlashCloudyShadepreset manual
LCD Monitor 3.0″, 921,000-dotlow-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD allows up to 170-degree viewing anglehorizontal opening type vari-angle LCD
Playback Function 1.) Full-frame2.) Movie Playback3.) Thumbnail (4/9/72, calendar) playback4.) playback zoom5.) Faces detected during zoom6.) Slide show7.) Histogram display8.) Highlights

9.) Auto image rotation

10.) Image comment

Delete Function Single imageSelected imagesimages taken on a selected dateAll images (except protected images)
Interface USB 2.0 (High-speed)Video outputHDMI output (Type C mini-pin connector)new 10-pin remote terminalConnector for external microphone
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent) Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirrorbuilt-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.7m-1)
Focusing Screen Type B Brite View clear matte screen Mark VII screen
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1) Approx. 95% / Approx. 0.78x
Autofocus TTL phase detection11 focus points (1 cross-sensor) by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus moduleDetection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes 1) Autofocus (AF)Single-servo AF (AF-S)Continuous servo AF (AF-C)Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)2) Manual focus (MF) can be selected from 11 focus area
Exposure Metering System 1) 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses) color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)2) Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame)3) Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens) 1) Matrix or center weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV2) Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV (ISO 100, f/1.4, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Control 1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off] )2) Scene ( portrait, landscape, close up, sports, night portrait, child, auto (flash off), night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/drawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key)3) Programmed Auto [P]4) Shutter-Priority Auto [S]5) Aperture Priority Auto [A]6) Manual [M]7) [Special effects modes] Night vision, color sketch, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key.
Auto Exposure Bracketing Exposure bracketing: 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 s or slower
Flash Control 1) i-TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Flash Sync Modes 1.) Fill-flash2.) slow sync3.) auto slow sync4.) red-eye reduction5.) auto with red-eye reduction6.) slow sync with red-eye reduction7.) auto slow sync with red-eye reduction8.) rear-curtain sync

9.) rear-curtain with slow sync

Self-Timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Depth of Field Preview Button No
Remote Control Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
GPS Via GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
Supported Languages 22 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)Czech, DanishDutch, EnglishFinnish, FrenchGerman, IndonesianItalian, JapaneseKorean, NorwegianPolish, Portuguese

Russian, Spanish

Swedish, Thai


Power Requirements Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery 1030 mAhEH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5A power connector )
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx 660 shots
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions Approx. 128 x 96.9 x 78.7 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap) Approx. 509 g (1 lb. 2 oz.)
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14Battery Charger MH-24Audio Video Cable EG-CP14USB Cable UC-E6Eyepiece Cap DK-5Rubber Eyecup DK-20Strap AN-DC3Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1

Body Cap BF-1B

ViewNX 2 CD

Other Features Expeed 2 Image Processing EngineD-Movie (Full HD recording; external stereo microphone input; in-camera movie editing)Full-time servo AF (AF-F) movie recordingVari-angle LCD monitorSpecial effect mode

Specs Source: Nikon Official