Gear Test: Nikon D800 And D800E

Just over a year ago, Nikon introduced the D800 and D800E cameras, which were intended to be ‘game changers’. Mark Bauer has been testing both versions of this camera for a few weeks now and here are his findings


Phrases such as 'game changer' are easy to dismiss as marketing hype, but, every so often, a camera comes along which seems to warrant what normally would be thought of as hyperbole. The Nikon D800 model, and its variant, the D800E, seems to be one of those cameras.

It certainly caused a bit of a stir when it was announced, just over a year ago. The headline-grabber, of course, was its 36 megapixel sensor, offering much greater resolution than any of its competitors, and putting it into the same territory, in resolution terms, as lower end, medium format cameras, such as the 40 megapixel Pentax 645D and the Hasselblad H4D-40. This comparison becomes even more relevant with the 800E, which lacks...

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Mark Bauer

Mark Bauer is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers with work published worldwide. He is the author of 3 books, including ‘The Landscape Photography Workshop’ (with Ross Hoddinott).

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    Siempre he creído desde que salió la D800 E, por lo que leí toda la información con respecto a esta cámara, que sin duda alguna, estamos frente a una señora cámara.
    Ahora mismo estoy tras de ella.

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