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Nikon D800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1418 reviews of Nikon D800. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the size. The control panel and memory get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Nikon D800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and usability. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the focus and color. Many are less positive about the portability.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

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Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 user reviews of Nikon D800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the focus and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the software.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, focus

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon D800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon D800 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the shutter. The image quality also gets good feedback. There are some negative comments about the color and screen.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Amadou Diallo & Barnaby Britton with additional ma (dpreview.com)

Nikon D800

 

June 2012: This review has been significantly expanded to include detailed analysis of the performance of the D800 alongside its closely-related stablemate the D800E. We have also added samples and analysis of the D800/E's uncompressed video feature....

Class-leading image resolution at 36.3 MP (with the D800E offering slightly superior resolution) ; Outstanding high ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files ; High quality JPEG images at default settings (with the D800E offering slightly superior...

Relatively slow 4 fps continuous shooting in FX mode (6 fps with optional battery grip in DX mode) ; Slow AF in live view and video modes (compared to phase-detection) ; Rear LCD prone to glare in bright sunlight, despite new design ; Fine detail in...

The Nikon D800E - at low ISOs and optimum lens apertures - offers slightly higher resolution than its less expensive sibling, the D800. Its raw files respond impressively well to a moderately aggressive sharpening routine while avoiding visible...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D800

 

The full-frame Nikon D800 manages to deliver 36 megapixels of resolution, without sacrificing image quality at high ISOs. It only shoots 4 frames per second, but that should be sufficient for event photographers, landscape shooters, and well-heeled...

Excellent high ISO performance. High-resolution full-frame sensor. Fast focus and performance. Excellent viewfinder.

Slower to focus in Live View. Must initiate autofocus manually during video recording.

The rear LCD is 3.2 inches and features a 921k-dot resolution. It isn't quite as good as the display found on the rear of the Canon 5D Mark III, but is still sharp enough to allow you to confirm critical focus when reviewing shots. The D800 supports...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D800 (Body Only) review:

 

After what feels like a long drought, this quarter looks like a desert flood of pro cameras, with a host of great models arriving that really improve on the already-great models that came before. The first of these to cross my path is the Nikon D800, a...

The Nikon D800 boasts stellar photos, excellent videos, speedy performance, and a relatively streamlined shooting design.

While there's nothing major to complain about, the D800's battery life could use a boost.

An unsurprisingly great camera that's worth every penny of its higher price for its target market of professional nonsports photographers, the Nikon D800 should definitely please those who've been waiting patiently to replace their older Nikon equipment.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D800 Preview

 

Nikon has dropped yet another powerful dSLR on us for 2012, with the introduction of the D800. The long awaited successor to the D700, the D800 is now the most resolute camera Nikon has to offer (as of 2/2012), with an astounding 36.3-megapixels of...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D800 Test

 

Nikon D800 SLR Kamera Test : Bevor die Nikon D800 letztes Jahr offiziell eingeführt wurde, kursierten schon lange Zeit Gerüchte über eine neue Nikon Full-Frame-Kamera mit mehr als 30 Megapixeln. Das erschien so manchem zu schön, um wahr zu sein....

Mar, 2013

Essential

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D800 Review

 

Boasting a 36-megapixel FX format sensor, the Nikon D800 is currently the highest-resolution “35mm size” digital SLR camera in the world. As a successor to the venerable and deservedly popular D700, the Nikon D800 offers a similarly rugged, weather...

The Nikon D700 has been a hot seller ever since it was introduced back in the summer of 2008. It had a great sensor, a robust but relatively lightweight body and a comprehensive feature set, and was sold at a price that many thought was reasonable for...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D800 Review

 

Promising extremely high-resolution images, the Nikon D800 doesn't disappoint; better yet, its high-ISO performance surprised us, able to produce a good 8 x 10-inch print even at ISO 25,600. Well-designed and built, the Nikon D800 is a premium...

Rugged build; Excellent controls; Extremely high resolution; Dual cards; Surprising high ISO performance

Very large files; Slower frame rate; Custom white balance gives a greenish tint; Battery life lower than D700

Overall, the Nikon D800 is a gentlemanly camera, one that is true to all that its external appearance and demeanor promise. It is big and burly, with a solid feel appropriate of a professional tool. Its controls are excellent for the serious...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Nikon D800 Review: Function and Form Converge

 

Nikon introduces the D800 as the highest megapixel DSLR in their lineup. With an unheard of 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor, we are surprised the pixels aren't falling off the sensor. Speaking of sensors, Nikon has unleashed a newly designed sensor for...

Excellent image quality, Large files that allow cropping, Broad dynamic range, Sophisticated feature set, Expanded video functionality

No "small" RAW options, CF and SD card slots vs. dual CF slots, Moderate 4fps continuous shooting, Focus hunting in video AF

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Laurie Excell (layersmagazine.com)

Nikon D800

 

Kudos to Nikon for bringing in such an incredible camera at an affordable price!

Amazing resolution

What’s not to like

All I can say about my new D800 is: Kudos to Nikon for bringing in such an incredible camera at an affordable price!

Jan, 2013

tbreak - EDITORS CHOICE

Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Nikon D800 Review

 

Brilliance in one heavy package.

Excellent JPEG & RAW quality as well as videos; 24fps recording at 710p & 1080p; Great build quality; Easily accessible buttons; USB 3.0 ports for fast photo transfers

Noise in pictures (at full resolution) & videos in low-light conditions due to high megapixel sensor

Each one of these full resolution JPEGs is around 18MB, so not only do you need a high capacity SD card, but output is also swift thanks to the USB 3.0 port. In addition to SD cards you also have space for the good old CF cards. There’s a lot more to...

Nov, 2012

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