Summary: Everything is pretty good about this camera. I miss the focus point selector on the outside that I have on my D300, You have to use the MENU to change this. Also I am confused about the single point focus (which I see on the D300) it appears to be only 51 & 11 (maybe I'm miss reading the manual). On the D300 it has 51, 9 & 1, on the D800 it has 51 & 11???. Also I have had to upgrade my PS Elements software to handle the new NEF RAW files.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: First class bit of kit from nikon . The only thing Im do not get is the quality of battery door when spending this much money it does seem flimsy also the camera strap just deos'nt seem top gear shame as camera in my eyes is 10 out of 10. Wex once again is the only place I will shop as Im never disappointed top service , had to return first unit because of fault and things where sorted with in two days .
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilisation
Summary: I find it light and easy to use, with similar features to the D4 (fewer frames per second in continuous drive) and brilliant sharpness. The build quality is what you expect from Nikon and, although expensive, it should justify the cost in image quality as well as in reliability and length of useful life. It will be a long time before 36 megapixels are surpassed as a gold standard and the D800E should still be working then.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilisation, Strong Construction
Summary: Bought as an upgrade from a D7000 and the difference is very noticeable. It is a smashing camera and you require a little patience in getting used to certain things, but a little time experimenting and working things out pays off. I mainly got it for shooting Landscapes and Architecture which it excels on, especially tripod work. Detail is superb and although it is heavy, you know it is a pro camera. Buy an external hard drive too, it'll be worth it.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: First body arrived with a blotch on the sensor and had to be returned for replacement. (It's always worth checking a new camera for hot pixels and other sensor issues). Now I'm continually amazed at the stunning levels of definition from this incredible camera. Video is excellent too. ... and of course, I had to beef up my computer to handle the BIG files!
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Stunning Performance
Summary: Great image quality. A step up from the D700 in terms of resolution and dynamic range. Pity the battery compartment door is so flimsy; already had to replace mine in the first few weeks. But still a great product. Love the built in 4: 5 crop. Just make sure your computer is up to handling the large raw file sizes.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: Having used D3/700 for last 3 years the D800E offers a huge step forward. The high ISO capability is surprisingly good and image quality is stunning. I don't have scientific tests etc, just real world use shows how good it is.Downsides..needs grip for extra controls as per D3/4. My PC isn't up to processing the files and a new i7 with 8gb RAM and decent graphics card was needed. CS4 won't update to convert RAW files from the 800 so CS5 or 6 is required.
Summary: [...] I have used Nikon for a number of years eg FA and wanted to be able to use AI lenses reasonably easily. Quite like complex equipment and AF controls and use still difficult for me even with simple Nikon AF lens. Not used movie mode yet and did not buy it for this. I do like enlarging parts of a picture (don't get close enough!) and this machine seems to be allowing me to do this better than other digital cameras I have used. I use flash synch socket a lot.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality
Summary: I bought the camera for my landscape and travel photography. However, a few days ago I ended up taking some photographs of kayakers on some rapids. I was stunned by its ability to follow the action with virtually all of the images, taken at near the maximum aperture of my 70-200 f2.8 Nikon VR lens, being exceptionally sharp.Note: I have yet to see a single example of moiré!
Pros: Durable, Even reasonable at sport, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight, Simple Controls