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D800 is finally here
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:35:07 PM »
I know lots of Canon fans were in denial of a 36 megapixel D800, but it looks like most of the rumored specs were 100% spot on. This is a Brazilian release translated to English, so it does read a little funny, but you can make out the specs nonetheless.

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/06/nikon-d800-press-release.aspx/#more-32762

Come on Canon, I really don't want to switch, so please announce a 5D3 that can go head-to-head with this beastly Nikon.

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D800 is finally here
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:35:07 PM »

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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 09:40:51 PM »
Hmmmm...

"The D800 also employs 9 cross-type sensors fully functional when used with compatible NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters aperture f / 8 or smaller."
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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 09:48:41 PM »
I don't quite understand this part either, but something must have been lost in translation:

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The focus system uses 15 sensors of the type AF Crusaders for accuracy and the system also emphasizes human faces even when the viewfinder is used.

Does anyone have any idea what an "AF Crusader" is :D?


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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 10:01:23 PM »
I don't quite understand this part either, but something must have been lost in translation:

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The focus system uses 15 sensors of the type AF Crusaders for accuracy and the system also emphasizes human faces even when the viewfinder is used.

Does anyone have any idea what an "AF Crusader" is :D?

You are reading a Google Translation from Portugese which is translated from Japanese.  Its a wonder you can make out anything at all.

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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 10:03:48 PM »
You are reading a Google Translation from Portugese which is translated from Japanese.  Its a wonder you can make out anything at all.

No kidding. I'm actually surprised how coherent most of the release was. I suppose it would make more sense to wait a couple of days for the English release, but what fun would that be?

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 10:15:56 PM »
NO. Canon, please DO NOT turn the 5D3 into a D800!!! Not that it looks that way if the latest CR rumored specs are spot on or even close to being accurate.

Now it's Canon's turn to make an announcement. Please give us a low light shooting (100-12,800 or 100-51,200 native ISO), moderate FPS (5-6 FPS), with the 1D-X's 61-pt AF system (or something "similar"...maybe with fewer pts). For the quoted asking price of $2700 USD. Make us happy!! (or some of us)

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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 10:32:23 PM »
Hmmmm...

"The D800 also employs 9 cross-type sensors fully functional when used with compatible NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters aperture f / 8 or smaller."

HAH! Now thats a huge dig at Canon's 1D X if I ever saw one! :D I'm curious how accurate they are though...LOT of light loss at f/8...

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 10:45:43 PM »
wow.

just... wow.

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 10:49:05 PM »
There's my new camera, but sure feels odd leaving Canon after 22 years.

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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 10:56:20 PM »
Well, now we need an EF-to-Nikon lens adapter : :'(P... why is this not available yet? Then everyone can just relax using all his/her dozens of white lenses on whatever system he/she desires...
Jokes aside, the DPReview read is quite painful... I wonder what will be the response from Canon
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Re: D800 is finally here
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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 11:05:33 PM »
Now it's Canon's turn to make an announcement. Please give us a low light shooting (100-12,800 or 100-51,200 native ISO), moderate FPS (5-6 FPS), with the 1D-X's 61-pt AF system (or something "similar"...maybe with fewer pts). For the quoted asking price of $2700 USD. Make us happy!! (or some of us)

Honestly, I wouldn't mind a camera like that, either, but if the 5D3 specs end up being similar to your wish list, Canon better have another high megapixel body up its sleeve that can compete with the D800. I see the D800 as a nice upgrade over my 1Ds3, as it has similar AF and FPS but with way more megapixels. A pop-up flash to control off-camera strobes is a nice perk as well. 

Now that Nikon has showed its hand, the 5D3 will have to be a substantial upgrade in the ISO department or the megapixel department compared to the 5D2. Merely upgrading to a 9-cross-type AF system while maintaining similar resolution, as some people have suggested, just isn't going to cut it. 
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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 11:19:41 PM »
DPreview has it:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/07/Nikon_D800_D800E_launch

Holy f'n $hit.

- 36 mp
- 51-point AF
- 15 cross-type points
- 9 cross-type points sensitive to f/8
- 4 to 6 FPS
- Dual card slots
- Weather sealing

And all this for $2,995? Good grief.


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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 11:33:34 PM »
I'm a little confused about the differences between this and the D700... The main point is the 36mp sensor. Don't both have 51 point AF, 15 cross (Crusader, ha) types, ISO 100-6400, Weather sealing?

The rest honestly sounds like marketing speak. "Better" this and "improved" that. Don't get me wrong 36mp is pretty incredible (if unnecessary), but I don't find the rest all that impressive.
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 11:39:05 PM »
The D800E (without antialiasing) version is the really interesting release!    :o
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