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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More D800 and D899E specs, highlights and photos

Highlights of the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E:
·         36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor
·         91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system with Advanced Scene Recognition System
·         1080p HD video with manual control
·         Headphone jack, and uncompressed HDMI out
·         Enhanced 51 pt AF system
·         4 fps full resolution, 6 fps DX-mode with MBD-12 battery pack
·         ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 50 (Lo-1)-25,600 (Hi-2)
·         Magnesium alloy for maximum durability
·         Dual card slots / CF and SD
·         Nikon D800 will be available in late March for $2999.95, and the Nikon D800E will be available in mid-April for $3299.95

Press Release –
Product Page –

Launch 3D Demo

Full Specs after jump...


Nikon Digital SLR Camera D800 Specifications

Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
Effective pixels 36.3 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
35.9 × 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)

Total pixels
Total pixels 36.8 million

Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX2 Software)
Image size (pixels)
FX format (36×24): 7,360 × 4,912 (L), 5,520 × 3,680 (M), 3,680 × 2,456 (S)
1.2× (30×20): 6,144 × 4,080 (L), 4,608 × 3,056 (M), 3,072 × 2,040 (S)
DX format (24×16): 4,800 × 3,200 (L), 3,600 × 2,400 (M), 2,400 × 1,600 (S)
5:4 (30×24): 6,144 × 4,912 (L), 4,608 × 3,680 (M), 3,072 × 2,456 (S)
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view*: 6,720 × 3,776 (L), 5,040 × 2,832, (M), 3,360 × 1,888 (S)
 DX-format photographs taken in movie live view*: 4,800 × 2,704 (L), 3,600 × 2,024, (M), 2,400 × 1,352 (S)

File format
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed, • TIFF (RGB) • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal, (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality, compression available • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both, NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control System
Picture Control System Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape;
selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards; Type I
CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage
• FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical • 1.2× (30×20): Approx.
97% horizontal and 97% vertical • DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97%
vertical • 5:4 (30×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical

Approx. 0.7× (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)

17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment
-3 to +1 m-1

Reflex mirror
Quick return

Depth-of-field preview
When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to
value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Speed 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250

Flash sync speed
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release mode
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet
shutter-release), (self-timer), MUP (mirror up)

Approximate frame advance rate
With EN-EL15 batteries
(FX/5:4) CL: approx. 1 to 4 fps, CH: approx. 4 fps, (DX/1.2×) CL: approx. 1 to 5 fps, CH: approx. 5 fps
Other power sources
(FX/5:4) CL: approx. 1 to 4 fps, CH: approx. 4 fps, (1.2×) CL: approx. 1 to 5 fps, CH:
approx. 5 fps, (DX) CL: approx. 1 to 5 fps, CH: approx. 6 fps

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using 91K-pixel RGB sensor

Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering
III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user
provides lens data • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in
center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting
can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle
or average of entire frame) • Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame)
centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI

Exposure mode
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture priority
auto (A); manual (M)

Exposure compensation
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

Exposure bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

Flash bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

White balance bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3

ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for

Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7
or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO
25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection,
fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 central
sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in./0.5 to 3 m)

Detection range
-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)

Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive
focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status • Manual focus
(M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus point
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points

AF-area mode
AF-area modes Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Manual pop-up with button release and a guide number of approx. 39/12, 39/12
with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)

Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91K-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash
and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash
for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL
flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash mode
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye
reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync; auto FP high-speed sync

Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Nikon Creative Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or
Lighting System (CLS) SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as
commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; auto FP
high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash
units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported
with all CLS-compatible flash units

Sync terminal
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
White balance
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy,
shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) and color temperature setting
(2,500 K to 10,000 K); fine-tuning available for all options
Live View
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) • Manual focus (M)

AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
Frame size (pixels) • 1,920 × 1,080; 30p, 25p, 24p • 1,280 × 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p; actual frame rates
and frame rate for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively;
options support both high and normal image quality

File format

Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format
Linear PCM

Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

ISO sensitivity (video)
100 to Hi2 (25,600)

Other options
Movie options Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor 3.2-in. (8-cm), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx.
100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient
brightness sensor
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector)

HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor

Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Ten-pin remote terminal
10-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, GP-1 GPS Unit or GPS device
compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS
Adapter Cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Power source
One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.7 × 4.8 × 3.2 in./146 × 123 × 81.5 mm

approx. 1 lb 15.7 oz/900 g (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature / Humidity
32 to 104°F/0 to 40°C; humidity: less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25 Battery Charger, DK-17 Eyepiece,
UC-E14 USB Cable, USB Cable Clip, Camera Strap, BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover, BF-1B
Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

*Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16:9; A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24x16) image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 68°F/20°C) (may differ by country or area) (Recommended Exposure Index)
• The SD, SDHC and SDXC logos are trademarks of the SD Card Association. • PictBridge is a trademark. • CompactFlash is a registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. • Products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
All specifications are subject to change

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