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February 06, 2012

New 36-megapixel Nikon D800 and D800E full frame DSLRs are officially announced

Let the megapixel wars heat up again! Nikon has just announced a brand new 35mm full frame DSLR, the Nikon D800, with a 36-megapixel sensor, and sister model D800E. The D800 will start at $3000 (Adorama, B&H Photo, Amazon (listed)), while the D800E will start at $3300 (Adorama, B&H Photo, Amazon (listed)) [check the brand new D800/D800E stock status page for future updates].

UPDATE: The D800E is not without anti-aliasing/low-pass filters but rather, it has self-cancelling low-pass filters - see explanation

Sample Pictures and Video
+ full-size real-world samples from both the D800 and D800E provided by Nikon Imaging - via Galbraith [Nikon Imaging website currently getting hammered and slow to load]
+ "Joy Ride" video and behind the scenes via Cinescopophilia

Hands-on and Previews
+ 6-page preview at dpreview
+ hands-on at Quesabesde
+ preview at Imaging Resource
+ hands-on at ephotozine
+ hands-on at dpnow
+ camera body pictures at Photography Blog
+ 4-page hands-on at Tech Radar
+ body pictures at PDN Pulse
+ camera body pictures at Pocket Lint

Presentation Material
+ 53-slide Nikon UK presentation at Photography Blog available as a 9MB PDF file

Press Release Parade
+ dpreview
+ Galbraith
+ Focus Numerique
+ DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ Photo Review
+ DC resource
+ Photography Review
+ ephotozine
+ Imaging Resource
+ Le Monde
+ BJoP
+ Fotointern
+ Quesabesde
+ dpnow
+ Photoinduced

Summarizations and Opinions and Everything Else
+ Nikon refused to reveal in which country the D800 was made says Amateur Photographer UK
+ D700 vs D800 overview spec comparison at Pocket Lint
+ what's the deal with anti-aliasing filter at Pocket Lint
+ Fake Chuck opines on the D800
+ the D800 has three times the number of megapixels of the good old Nikon D700
+ YouTube is filled with nonsense videos

Nikon Material
+ Nikon press release
+ Nikon USA press release with specs - PDF file

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