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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 11:48:05 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.

Wow, you must have some pretty high standards. I take it Canon's going to have to come out with one heck of a 5D3 to impress you :)

What I really like about the D800 is that it retains or slightly improves upon the virtues of the D700 (AF, FPS, weather sealing, etc.) while addressing its weak point (resolution). For my shooting needs, I dreamed of a camera that was a cross between a 5D2 and a D700. Nikon has delivered just that with the D800 while adding another 15 megapixels.
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 11:48:05 PM »

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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2012, 11:53:02 PM »
I welcome the release of the D800 with those specs so Canon would have no more reason to hold out on any of the specs of the 5D3 or EOS-3D since the two remaining advantages of the 5D2 (resolution & video) have now been wiped out. And no more apologists encouraging Canon to just use xxD-type 9pt all-cross type or even just 7D-type 19-pt all-cross AF.
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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 11:54:05 PM »
I wonder what the Nikon "12MP is enough" crowd would be saying now.  ;D

On the Nikon forums, the "12 mp is enough" crowd is actually pretty pissed about the 36 mp sensor. If the 5D3 ends up being a baby 1Dx, they'll probably switch to Canon :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2012, 11:57:53 PM »
Can Anyone confirm about the AF in video mode for Nikon D800?.. i read n re-read 2,3 times but doesnt see any thing. It doesnt seems to support AF in video mode??

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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2012, 11:58:49 PM »
I kinda sympathized with the good Nikon folks when they were stuck at 12MP on what, 9 or 10 models IIRC. BTW, 7D pixel density == ~46MP on FF, so Canon can one-up this D800 if they want to.  :P
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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2012, 12:08:32 AM »
I kinda sympathized with the good Nikon folks when they were stuck at 12MP on what, 9 or 10 models IIRC. BTW, 7D pixel density == ~46MP on FF, so Canon can one-up this D800 if they want to.  :P

yeah at 7D IQ i would not be impressed i would much rather 1D4 pixel density at FF = 27MP this would most likely be able to keep extremely high clean iso too

46MP would be fine if they get the IQ right but i cant see it happening
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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2012, 12:09:17 AM »
I'm a little surprised that there is as much dissent in the Nikon camp.  I guess they can always dial down the resolution on the camera, but overall it looks really solid.  If I didn't already have so much glass that wasn't available in Nikon form, I'd seriously consider this camera.
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2012, 12:15:45 AM »
I'm a little surprised that there is as much dissent in the Nikon camp.  I guess they can always dial down the resolution on the camera, but overall it looks really solid.  If I didn't already have so much glass that wasn't available in Nikon form, I'd seriously consider this camera.

How many people out there really need more than ~20 megapixels of resolution? I mean, unless you're making wall-sized prints, what's the use, especially given the file and pixel size trade-offs involved? We'll see what the reviewers think of the image quality when the street models hit, but I can't see much utility for most people in all these megapixels.
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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2012, 12:20:31 AM »
Looks cool.  Hope the 5D3 is better.

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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2012, 12:21:45 AM »
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.

I believe CR mentioned something about "Cinema EOS" DSLRs. Maybe those will have a lot of MP. I really hope Canon sticks to the latest rumored specs mentioned here for the upcoming 5D3. I was actually considering the D800 but now that the D800 has been announced and we know the confirmed specs...I now know it's not for me. So I hope Canon delivers what I want in the 5D3 (or "5D-X"). Giving us a low-light moderate FPS shooter with maybe the 1D-X 61-pt AF system for sports and photojournalism.

Now we wait for the 5D3 announcement...better be this month...
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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2012, 12:28:35 AM »

How many people out there really need more than 20 megapixels of resolution?

Given the popularity of the 5D2, I'd say a lot of people need 20-plus megapixels. Or at least they think they do :D

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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2012, 12:40:31 AM »

How many people out there really need more than 20 megapixels of resolution?

Given the popularity of the 5D2, I'd say a lot of people need 20-plus megapixels. Or at least they think they do :D

That's fair: I should've written ~20 megapixels; I'll go back and edit that section.

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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2012, 01:37:21 AM »
Question is.. Will we see a 5D3 without antialiasing?

I'd buy it.

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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2012, 01:40:42 AM »
Question is.. Will we see a 5D3 without antialiasing?

I'd buy it.

Me too, that would be fitting for new L series lens purchases.

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Re: D800 is finally here
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2012, 01:45:55 AM »
The specs for the D800 is exactly what I'd like (I like to shoot landscapes) but I guess as a Canon user I'm at least a generation away from getting that high resolution. I don't plan to switch brands though ;-).

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« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2012, 01:45:55 AM »