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Nikon D800E DSLR

The Nikon D800E is the camera aimed at studio and commercial shooters.  The D800E removes the optical low-pass filter from the sensor to squeeze a touch more sharpness from the 36.3 MP sensor.  The D800E's lack of a AA filter makes it more susceptible to moire and false color artifacts, please be sure your shooting environment is suited for this type of sensor. 

Nikon really shook up the camera market with the D800 & D800E.  The ground breaking 36.3 MP full frame sensor is as arguably the best ever put into a 35mm sized camera.  ISO performance matches that of the impressive Nikon D3 providing a ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 25,600).  Continuous shooting at up to 4 fps.  

In the field the D800E is an incredibly impressive machine.  It has nearly every feature you'd expect from a camera at this level.  There are countless custom settings that range from autofocus tweaks to customization of function buttons on the camera.  There is also a fantastic built in HDR function while shooting JPEG that produces amazing results.

The D800E also boasts some pro level HD video features as well.  Although less popular than some of Canon's offerings with regards to video, the D800E is a very capable camera. One feature that stands out is the variable crop ratio for video.  You can choose full frame (1.0x), APS-C crop (1.5x), or a 2.7x Crop which really expands the versatility of lenses mounted on your camera.  

One area that deserves discussion with the D800E is the question of wether or not the D800 is considered the replacement for the wildly popular D700.  When the specs were announced for the D800E there was a great deal of concern from the wedding & event shooting community that the 36 MP resolution was far beyond what they needed.  The huge resolution increase was called into question due to the resulting raw file size increase (nearly 45-75 MB per image), and the dependence on pro quality lenses and technique to yield completely sharp images.  These two factors combined make shooting the D800E a decision that must be considered for wedding work.   

Additionally, if you are going to be renting the D800E and plan to shoot RAW files, please be sure that your computer is up to the task of editing.  Older systems will with less than 4-8GB of RAM will work, albeit fairly slowly with the huge files the D800E produces.  We recommend a professional editing software such as Adobe Lighroom 4/Photoshop or Apple Aperture.  Long story short, the D800E is a high performance camera that requires an equal effort by the photographer to achieve the camera's full potential.    

Main Features

  • 36.3 Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor with AA filter removed.
  • 4 fps max frame rate
  • ISO 100-6400 (Expandable to 25,600)
  • 51 Point AF System
  • 1920x1080 HD Video at 24/30 fps
  • CF and SD Card slots
  • EN-EL15 Battery

The manual may be viewed from Nikon's site here 

You will receive a strap, one battery and a battery charger with your rental.

  • Nikon EN-EL15 Battery

  • Nikon MH-25 Battery Charger

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

36.3 million

Image sensor

Image sensor

35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)

Total pixels

36.8 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)

Storage

Image size (pixels)

  • FX format (36 x 24): 7,360 x 4,912 (L), 5,520 x 3,680 (M), 3,680 x 2,456 (S)
  • 1.2x (30 x 20): 6,144 x 4,080 (L), 4,608 x 3,056 (M), 3,072 x 2,040 (S)
  • DX format (24 x 16): 4,800 x 3,200 (L), 3,600 x 2,400 (M), 2,400 x 1,600 (S)
  • 5:4 (30 x 24): 6,144 x 4,912 (L), 4,608 x 3,680 (M), 3,072 x 2,456 (S)
  • FX-format photographs taken in movie live view*: 6,720 x 3,776 (L), 5,040 x 2,832 (M), 3,360 x 1,888 (S)
  • DX-format photographs taken in movie live view*: 4,800 x 2,704 (L), 3,600 x 2,024 (M), 2,400 x 1,352 (S)
  • * 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 (24 x 16) image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs

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

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

Media

SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards; Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)

Dual card slots

Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards

File system

DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

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

Magnification

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

Eyepoint

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

Diopter adjustment

-3 to +1 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid

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

Lens

Compatible lenses

Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC-NIKKOR lenses), DX lenses [using DX (24 x 16) image area], AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster, employing eleven focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster

Shutter

Type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

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

Release mode

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release),  (self-timer), MUP (mirror up)

Frame advance rate

  • With EN-EL15 batteries (FX/5:4) CL: approx. 1 to 4 fps, CH: approx. 4 fps, (DX/1.2x) 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, (1.2x) CL: approx. 1 to 5 fps, CH: approx. 5 fps, (DX) CL: approx. 1 to 5 fps, CH: approx. 6 fps

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s

Exposure

Metering

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
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)

  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling

Combined CPU and AI

Exposure modes

Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperturepriority 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

Exposure lock

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

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)

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

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off

ADL bracketing

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

Focus

Autofocus

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 AFassist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)

Detection range

-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

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 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

Flash

Built-in flash

Manual pop-up with button release and a guide number of approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91K-pixel RGB sensor is available with builtin 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 modes

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 supported

Flash compensation

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

Flash bracketing

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

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

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

Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)

Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or 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

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

White balance bracketing

2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3

Live View

Modes

Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)

Lens servo

  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (M)

AF-area modes

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

Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Movie

Metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

  • 1,920 x 1,080; 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 1,280 x 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p; actual frame rates 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

MOV

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

Movie options

Index marking, time-lapse photography

Monitor

Monitor

8-cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170°viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor

Playback

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)

Interface

USB

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)

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)

Supported languages

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Power source

Battery

One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Battery pack

Optional MB-D12 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15/EN-EL18* Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or eight R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries

  • * Requires BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover (available separately)

AC adapter

EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions / weight

Dimensions
(W x H x D)

Approx. 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm/5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.

Weight

Approx. 1,000 g/2 lb 3.3 oz with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 900 g/1 lb 15.7 oz (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°; Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)

Accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

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

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  • Images in viewfinders, on LCDs and monitors shown in this site are simulated.
  • All images and movies (except sections about the D800E) were shot with the D800.

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