Nikon D800 full frame DSLR revealed

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Nikon have just revealed the full frame, 36-megapixel D800 DSLR.

Carrying over much of the styling of its predecessor the D700, it offers an unprecedented amount of detail and excellent low-lighting shooting modes thanks to its whopping 36MP CMOS sensor, reaching new megapixel highs for a consumer camera.

Processing power is more of less identical to the Nikon D4, using the Expeed 3 processor, while the auto-focus module also carries over.

Full HD video modes are now onboard, with full manual controls, as well as the ability to shoot slow motion 50/60fps options in 720p, meeting the rival EOS 5D Mk II head on. You’ll also get the option to shoot in different crop modes, from the native FX to DX (APS-C equivalent), as well as 5:4 and 1.2x.

Normal ISO range hits the 100-6400 marks, with options to drop to ISO 50 or push to ISO 25600.

A sturdy bit of kit, it’s weatherproofed for your trip to Niagra Falls. On the rear you’ll find a
3.2-inch 921k-dot LCD display with an ambient light meter, helping you pick the best settings for your surroundings. There’s also a 00 per cent field of view viewfinder, which will display 51 AF points.

Battery life is good, offering 900 shots per charge. Output to HDMI with uncompressed video is supported, while other connections include USB 3.0, headphone and mic sockets. Slots for CF and SD cards are on board, and can be used in combination.

Very much a bit of kit for the budding pro then, you’re looking at an asking price of £2399.99 when this launches on March 22nd.

Gerald Lynch

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