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Nikon D800 Digital Camera Review

The Nikon D800 is one of the most-discussed cameras of 2012.

$2,999.95 MSRP
8.6 score Tested by Experts


When the Nikon D800 was first announced, there were some serious questions asked about Nikon's product strategy. Where the Nikon D700 was a fast-shooting full-frame body, the Nikon D800 and its remarkable 36.3-megapixel sensor were ridiculed for their focus on megapixels at the expense of speed. As the test scores began rolling in, however, it became clear that Nikon photographers had a serious winner on their hands. While the Nikon D800 isn't all that fast, its high-resolution image sensor provides photographers with flexibility that few other full-frame models on the market can match.

The Nikon D800 is available now for a body-only price of $2999.95. We tested the camera with the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 lens.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Dynamic Range
  11. Low Light
  12. Distortion
  13. Video
  14. Usability
  15. Ease of Use
  16. Handling
  17. Controls
  18. Speed
  19. Features
  20. Video Features
  21. Conclusion

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