Summary: As the title says, you can't blame the camera now. I've had the D800E for only a short while. I previously owned the D900 DX format - I loved my D90 and had a great 3 years+ with it, but came to realise that if I wanted the very best I needed the 800e - I also upgraded my lenses. I will say though that I decided not to go with amazon, as although a good price (I see the price has rocketed?!
Summary: Am very happy with this bod! My current bread-and-butter body. 36.3 megapixel does help esp. for shoot-to-crop jobs. But for those buying now... I'd suggest getting the D810 even with only 24 MP CMOS.
Summary: I love this camera, Resolution and DR are nice to have. Unfortunately I decided to sell it because it is just too big to use a walk around camera. I purchased a 6D instead and I am very satisfied with that.
Excerpt: I've been using the D800E for landscapes, portraits, and street photography. Superb in all aspects, especially sharpness, resolution, and low light shooting. A bit lagging in ergonomics. But new firmware is great improvement, allowing ISO to be remapped to Record button. Still, having just purchased the camera, I wish I'd known about the D810 release. Would have waited.
Excerpt: Covered the first wedding with my D800E this weekend and it was the perfect tool-- efficient and ergonomically designed. The results were fantastic when combined with my 24-70 mm f2.8 and downloaded into my Mac Pro. Hardly used my SB910.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: I'm mainly a landscape photographer, although I do portrait and other types of photography. The D800e, esepcially with great glass on it (like a Sigma 35mm F1.4) is capable of unbelievable resolution and detail. I find myself cropping a 10% area of the full RAW file and still having fantastic image quality. It is a beautiful camera to hold - solid, artful and precision engineered.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality
Cons: Lack Of User State Recall, Mediocre Screen Colour, Won't Work With M3
Excerpt: I just purchased my 4th Nikon D800E (not all from B&H) because the images from this camera are that outstanding. I use all 4 cameras, because I prefer to keep one lens permanently attached to a body. I shoot fashion and beauty, in the studio and on-location. A year ago I was shooting with 2 Nikon D4's. I was on the fence about whether to get the D800E because of the file size. The first time I tried it, I knew I would be selling my D4's.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I primarily use my 800E for landscape photography, and the image captures that I have been getting far exceed what I was ever able to record with several medium format film cameras that I have used. In comparison with my 4 X 5 view camera, it is actually a pretty close call. The 800E is simply an astonishing machine that I have been extremely pleased with. To date, after exposing thousands of images, I have yet to be disappointed or encounter any problems.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD