I've waited a long time for Nikon to recapture the lead on Nikon and their 36 mp camera. And now I read that Nikon will introduce an upgrade to the 800e in June. Why am I not jumping ship? I do have a lot of canon glass and have been a local customer. I own the mk III and 6d and I love the images .BUTT, COME ON ALREADY cCanon. Get your stuff together!
Why does Nikon need to upgrade the D800e if Canon has nothing to compete with it?
Maybe it’s not the big seller the “I want more megapixel crowd” think it is.
The funny thing is that a lot of Nikon users are asking for a true successor to the D700 (less megapixels, more fps, smaller files).
Yes, I bought a D800, and files that open to 125 - 150 MB are no fun to edit. Its hard to imagine what editing a 200 - 250 MB file would be like.
The files open so large due to the huge amount of noise in any image over about ISO 800. NEF is a compressed file, but they are uncompressed in order to edit them. I tried editing 1500 shots that I took at high ISO over a couple of nights. I had to use a ton of NR on them, and that took minutes per image to run.
I sold the D800 and bought a 5D MK III, it is much better for high ISO photography. The D800 is great at ISO 200, assuming that you buy lenses that can resolve the high MP, and that you use a tripod or very fast shutter speed. Its difficult to actually get the high resolution possible, many users do not and giv up.