An unsurprisingly great camera that's worth every penny of its higher price for its target market of professional nonsports photographers, the Nikon D800 should definitely please those who've been waiting patiently to replace their older Nikon equipment.
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Sturdy and well-designed, the Nikon D800 retains the streamlined shooting of the D700 despite the increased complexity and sophistication of its features.
The D800 delivers great photos--with practically no noise up through ISO 800--a broad tonal range, and accurate color.
Want to buy the upcoming tricked-out Nikon D800 dSLR? Good luck finding one.
With a 36-megapixel sensor, new autofocus and metering systems, better viewfinder, and some attractive video features, the D800 might just have been worth the seemingly endless wait.
The D800's design doesn't differ significantly from the D700's.
It looks likely Nikon will announce a more expensive D800E SLR tomorrow, too, that abandons the convenient but blurriness-inducing antialiasing filter.
Specs for the long-awaited Nikon D800 are 99 per cent certain, with a price to go with that massive 36-megapixel sensor.