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By Jadel Photo

from New York

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Very good machine

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events
  • Video

Comments:

Very good camera that keeps up the Nikon name. Images are just amazing and the fact that it is smaller than the d3 makes it easy to carry around.


By Richard

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

AMAZING CAMERA FOR THE MONEY

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • Slow fps
  • Noisy At High ISO
  • Short Battery Life

BEST USES

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

I am learning photography as a hobby, and I really like the D7000, easy to use and produce amazing images easy, great colors and sharpness. However, since I have all the FX lenses I need a full frame camera so I got the D700.It's a great camera, but it "feels" a little dated with its straight out of camera jpegs in terms of colors and metering (this is not an issue if you do a lot of post with raw and manual metering etc.). So my D800 finally arrived, was told I am one of the first 6 to receive it from Abes. I really like the D800, image quality "feels" very much like the D7000 and beyond. I am buying hard drive now as it eats up hard drive really fast. Since it's so high resolution, the details are amazing. You can just keep zooming and zooming and the details kept coming out. Never experience something quite like this. However, it's easier to tell that you had blurring from camera shake, even though it looks sharp zooming to even 75%. So good technique and lenses will definitely help. I also think this camera "sort-of" eliminates the need for a backup DX, because I can just do 15.1 MP DX mode when I want extra reach with a 200mm. The downside is it shoots really slow, almost D90ish. I took 50 shots and the battery has 75% remaining, so the small battery isnt really keeping up. The grip is way overpriced, and it's going to add weight with extra battery (D4 or not). If you need power it might be your only option. If Nikon releases its up coming D600 earlier than a D800, I might go with a D600 instead because it cost 50% less yet it shoots faster, has custom U1 U2 settings like the D7K and I am sure it has a great sensor as well (i think that's the real D700 replacement that I have been waiting for). Now that I have the D800, it's hard to turn back. Handling feels very much like the D700. I can feel the improvement in AF, even though D700 is already superb. It's just a bit faster with the D800, and it seems like the camera always know what you want to shoot at (e.g. the eyes of a person). It's pretty clean at high ISO, but that's not the main reason to get this camera. The D3S is easily cleaner, but only has 1/3 of the pixels and details. D800 has max. dynamic range at ISO 100, so I always stick to that and try to use fast lenses as much as possible. I hardly take it above 400, and never above 1600. Perhaps the D800 is aimed at professionals, so it doesnt have the useful U1 U2 settings of the D7000. To make it up, there's a dedicated picture control button to switch between color modes. Still, the D1 U2 is a complete recall of settings which I find incredibly useful. Canon 5dm3 has that too. The virtual horizon is a cool feature, and the camera feels very well built yet quite compact. So far, I am loving it.



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