Nikon D800 : Tests and Reviews

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Type SemiProDSLR
Announced 07/02/2012  
Indicative price (USD) 2999  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 7424 x 4924  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 36.56  
Sensor size (mm) 24 x 35.9 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14.0
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  50 - 25600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 4 or 6  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware 1.0 
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Nikon F FX  
Weight (gr) 820
Battery type Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 
Battery weight (gr) 80
Tropicalization Yes 
Camera material Metal 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.7 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -3 to +1 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size 3.2 
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF-S, AF-C, MF, Live View 
Number of autofocus points 51 
Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 
Drive modes single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, mirror up, Self-timer. 
Buffer size  
Recording medium Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant 
Image format JPEG, RAW(NEF) 
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 
Connectivity USB/HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format MPEG 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation  

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