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Nikon D800 Digital SLR Camera Body – Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.
Date first available at Amazon.com: October 26, 2012
1 used & new from $2,299.99
– Extreme resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor: Large 4.88 pixels capture astonishing detail and subtleties with outstanding dynamic range for demanding wedding, landscape, fashion/commercial and video applications.
– Full 1080p HD broadcast quality video and minimized rolling shutter: Create true cinematic experiences using Full 1080p video at 30 or 24fps in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format. D800’s massive 36.3MP sensor combined with B-frame datacompression delivers high quality video in a lighter file ensuring unmatched moving image integrity at up up to 29min/59 sec
– View simultaneous Live View output on external monitors and record uncompressed video via HDMI terminal: Check video recording on the camera’s LCD and external monitor simultaneously and when the highest possible image quality is required you can bypass CF or SD storage media and record uncompressed 1080p footage directly from the image sensor
– Multi-Area Full HD D-Movie Video Recording Mode: Designed to help filmmakers, multi-media professionals and event photographers realize their creative vision, recording on either FX or DX-format at Full HD 1080p at 30/24p and 16:9 is now possible.
– Comprehensive high fidelity audio recording and playback control: Built-in external stereo microphone input allows for recording crystal clear sound using the optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone and can be precisely controlled in 20 incremental steps. Check audio in isolation as you record using headphones directly connected to the camera.
The Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP professional HDSLR that breaks new ground in resolution and metering technology. More than an upgrade to the just-discontinued 12MP D700, the D800 is a major overhaul. Unlike the D700, which was positioned as a “prosumer” camera, the Nikon D800 is definitely geared towards pro users especially studio, fashion, and wedding and portrait photographers. The D800 has a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition, and what Nikon says is an improved 51-point AF system. It has a relatively small form factor for a pro camera, similar in size to the D700. For videographers, the camera can capture 1080p video at up to 30fps with manual control and uncompressed HDMI output. Unlike the 16MP D4, Nikon’s recently-announced new flagship camera that boasts an ISO range of 100-204-800, the D800’s native ISO range is 100-6400, expandable to 50 and 25,600. However, Nikon says improvements in light transmission to the sensor photodiodes, changes in sensor design, an enhanced Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and 14 bit A/D conversion with a high signal to noise ratio will translate into outstanding low-light, high-ISO performance. Also unlike the D4, the D800 delivers only 4fps burst rate at full resolution, 6fps in DX mode (see below). Nikon users who have invested in DX-format lenses will be able to use them on the D800 by using the 15.4MP resolution setting. In this setting, only the pixels that cover a DX-sized portion of the s