The Nikon D800 features an impressive 36 megapixel sensor encased in a metal frame that gives it a very solid professional feel.
|Release Date: March 2012|
|Price Without Lens: $3,000|
This is not to say that it can't be used by non-pros, but if you're not used to shooting a lot of weddings, sporting events or high-end video then this may be way more camera than you really need.
One of the most impressive features of the D800 is its full-frame 36.3 megapixel sensor. As of early 2012, this is highest megapixel sensor included in ANY Nikon camera (even the extreme professional models). If you want megapixel bragging rights, this is the camera for you.
In addition to this massive sensor, you also get a 51-point autofocus system that locks quickly even in very dim available light, Full High Definition 1080p video recording (with full manual control, a headphone jack for monitoring audio levels, optional external microphone and multiple frame rates), and an ISO range from 50 to 25600.
The magnesium alloy frame is heavy and solid (it weighs 9oz/120g more than the D7000), and the camera is somewhat sealed from both dust and moisture (just don't dunk it in a lake).
|Memory Card||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Max. Shutter Speed||1/8000|
|Max. Photo Capture||4 per second|
|ISO Range||50 to 25600|
1920 x 1080p (30, 25, 24)
1280 x 720p (30, 25, 24)
640 x 424 (30, 25)
|LCD||3.2in (921,000 dots)|
|Viewfinder||Pentaprism (100% coverage)|
|Face Detect AF||Yes|
|Sensor Dimensions||35.9 x 24 (no crop factor)|
|Built-in Flash||Yes (Sync: 1/250)|
|Compatible Lenses||All Nikon F-Mount|
|Dimensions||5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23in|
146 x 123 x 82mm