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
Excerpt: As a semi pro, I found that this is my very best camera ever. It is heavy, for sure in the near future we will walking around with a mirroless camera (I have a Fuji x100s also the best) but still we will be using a lot cameras as good as the noon D800e is for landscapes an special activities, when you have time and not to worry about how heavy your gear is.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality
Excerpt: Wow! I love the file size. I bought the camera with the extra grip , this time the VELO. The other 2 D800's have the NIKON grip. The Velo seems to be just fine. Thanks to the included software, I was able to open the RAW files. At first I used Lightroom which also works. I have been buying NIKON the SP rangefinder models and switched over to SLR to cover the Carter Ford Campaign. I am a avid NIKON fan.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Summary: Before this, I owned the D600. I thought the D600 was one of the best cameras ever created, and that it was even better than the D800's. Boy, was I wrong. This camera has taken my landscape photography to the next level. This camera, combined with the 14-24mm lens, brings an unprecedented level of sophistication to my photos. The amount of detail and color captured on top of what the D600 has to offer is just stunning. I highly recommend this camera.
Not for casual snapshooter but hat a camera, good freebies
Jorge R., Amazon
5 June 2014
Summary: D800e is not for casual use, plenty of options that once learned really pay off in better photos. It has so many controls and options that instruction manual study is a must. Heavy solid. Pentaprism so much better than pentamirror of D5300 , shutter much quieter and so much faster than that or Fuji S3 my other cameras. Superb camera if you pay attention to use and think shoot. Package excellent, accesory grip battery holder worth a lot included free.