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 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.”
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 will produce 30,000 units per month of its newly announced Nikon D800 in order to meed demand, according to a report.
A story on the Malaysian National News Agency, Bernama, claims that the manufacturer will produce the 30,000 Nikon D800 units at its Sendai factory in Japan.
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.