Nikon D800 ReviewWednesday February 08 2012
Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II: Is the D800 a 5D Mark II killer?
The D800 has largely erased Canon’s lead in certain domains such as resolution and video. Further, the D800 brings with it some important improvements to areas in which Nikon was already strong: an autofocus and a finish and even a viewfinder at 100% worthy of the term “professional.”
|Nikon D800||Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
|Resolution||36,8 megapixels||21,1 megapixels|
|ISO latitude||100 to 6 400 (expendable to 25 600 ISO)||100 to 6 400 (expendable to 25 600 ISO)|
|Autofocus||“enhanced” Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF system with 51 focus points|
15 of the points are cross-type sensors
11 midpoints can operate at f/8
|9 focus points|
|Exposure metering||Scene Recognition System with 91k pixel RGB metering sensor||TTL 35 zone SPC metering with 4 variations|
|Video||1080p Full HD mode up to 30 fps, HDMI video output, audio out, and mic. Input||1080p Full HD mode up to 30 fps|
|Viewfinder||100% - magnifiction 0,7x||98% - magnifiction 0,71x|
|Screen||3" / 921 000 dots with 170° viewing angle||3" / 921 000 point|
|Frame rate||4 fps (6 fps in DX format -15 MPixels crop- with MB-D12 grip and EN-EL18 batteries)||3,9 fps|
|External flash sync||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||0,900 kg||0,810 kg|
|Battery life||850 photos||850 photos|
|Weather sealing||Similar to D700||No|
We are waiting to see just how Canon will respond to this challenge.
As for image quality, the D800 will doubtless meet all expectations with respect to sensitivity as well as to resolution. It will be very interesting indeed to compare the DxOMark results for the 5D Mark II and the D800 so as to verify that the Nikon has taken full advantage of its sensor specifications.