It’s a big time for HDSLR. The next generation of Nikon and Canon cameras is due to be delivered. The Nikon D800 will arrive tomorrow!
Although the Canon 5D mark III is an important camera and has very pleasing technical specs, the Nikon D800 is no less interesting. It is the first serious HDSLR to offer a clean, 4:2:2 hdmi signal that can be recorded with a field recorder for improved image quality.
The D800 is also known for its 1,2 crop video mode that provides a sensor crop readout without losing video resolution.
It’s not a cheap camera that’s for sure. At $3000 it sits almost at the top end of DSLR photo cameras, but for someone serious about HDSLR the D800 might be a viable option.
We have created a Nikon D800 Subforum. As always you can find it in our funky HDSLR forum selector that will save your forum selection for whenever you return to us:
The Nikon D800 will start shipping tomorrow March 22nd 2012 here:
B&H – $2999.95
Adorama – $2999.95
Europe: (probably shipping 22nd as well, contact the sellers) – around 2900,00€
Everybody’s talking about it: At yesterday’s Nikon press release the Nikon D800 was released and it looks nice for HDSLR:
It was a cool surprise when we saw that the new Nikon D4 would have clean hdmi output which means high quality recording with a field recorder like the Atomos Ninja that just received a firmware update. What was uncool about the D4 was its pricetag of $6000 and its unpleasant bulky size.
Well here’s the Nikon D800 that apparently offers the same clean hdmi output (4:2:2 8 bit) as the D4 and goes for $3000, available for preorder at B&H.