Nikon D810 vs D800: is it time to upgrade?

Nikon D810 vs D800/E: is it time to upgrade?

Few were expecting Nikon to launch the D810. The first question many asked upon hearing the news (after asking about the Nikon D810’s price tag, of course) was ‘what could be improved’. In this Nikon D810 vs D800 comparison, Rod Lawton, editor of the Nikon magazine N-Photo, explains what’s new and what’s not in Nikon’s latest full-frame DSLR.

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 12 things to know about Nikon’s full frame cameras

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 12 things to know about Nikon's full frame cameras

The Nikon Df, the manufacturer’s brand new retro-styled DSLR, recalls the look and feel of classic Nikon film cameras, but how does it stack up against Nikon’s existing full-frame DSLRs? And how much do you pay for this blast from the past? Is it really a serious proposition for the modern digital photographer? There are so many questions, and we try to answer them in our Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800 comparison.

Nikon D800 review

Nikon D800 review

The excitement surrounding the announcement of the full frame Nikon D800 has been unprecedented.

One of the key topics of conversation about the new camera has been its class-leading effective pixel count of 36.3 million – perhaps proving that the pixel race is not over, and that numbers still really grab the headlines.

Could such a high pixel count be the D800’s undoing though? Until recently Nikon’s mantra had been that 12-million pixels is enough if the images are clean, and Nikon has a strong reputation for its cameras’ low-light performance and noise control. Could 36-million pixels be a step too far, too soon?

Nikon revises D4, D800 price tags

Nikon D4 beats D3x, D700, Canon DSLRs in lab test

Nikon has revised the D4 and D800 price tags up to £5289.99 and £2,599.99, respectively, the manufacturer has announced.

The Nikon announcement states: “Due to a local internal systems error,the incorrect RRPs on the D800, D800E and D4 products were communicated in the UK and Irish markets at the time of the announcement.”

Sony: Nikon D800 ‘pushes the boundaries’

New Nikon cameras to be shown at Focus on Imaging 2012

A spokesperson for Sony UK has said that the newly released Nikon D800, which features a 36 million pixel full-frame sensor, isn’t a competitor for its own Sony Alpha 900, and that the D800 ‘pushes the boundaries.’

Introduced in February, the Nikon D800 is the world’s highest resolution full-frame camera, and sees Nikon firmly targeting studio and medium format photographers.

Nikon D800 packs 36.3 megapixels, to rival medium format cameras

Flickr photo file size to increase

After many months of rumours and speculation, the Nikon D800 DSLR is finally a reality.

Nikon ended the long wait, unveiling its new 36.3-megapixel FX-format professional Nikon D800, which it claims ‘delivers unprecedented levels of depth and detail’ and allows users to shoot broadcast quality video.

What’s more, Nikon claims the Nikon D800 offers a potential to rival medium format cameras.