Nikon D800 What You Need to Know for Best Performance
The D800’s original MSRP was US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
Used D800 cameras fall into a price range of $400 to $600. The difference will be due to condition and accessories included.
The Nikon D800 uses a Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger.
The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.
The Nikon D800 is compatible with Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) memory cards.
The D800 has two different memory card slots. Each slot uses a different card format.
One slot is compatible with Compact Flash Type I cards. These are thinner than the Type II cards. Type I cards are much more common.
The second slot uses SD memory cards. The camera can use cards with capacities of up to 2TB. Getting a card with UHS-I will ensure the card is fast enough for the D800.
The D800 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.
There is a list of the best Nikon D800 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.
- Active D-Lighting
- 4.0 fps continuous shooting
- Auto Active D-Lighting System
- Custom Setting Options
- Red eye correction
The D800 has an Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed 3 image processor.
The Nikon D800 can record video at 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) in MPEG-4, H.264. The fixed screen on the D800 can make shooting video difficult.
The lack of a fully articulated LCD screen is a big drawback for video use.
|MSRP||US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829|
|Body type||Mid-size DSLR|
|Max resolution||7360 x 4912|
|Other resolutions||6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600|
|Image ratio w:h||5:4, 3:2|
|Effective pixels||36.3 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||37 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|ISO||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50.0|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||25600.0|
|White balance presets||12.0|
|Custom white balance||Yes (5)|
|Image stabilization notes||None|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||['Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Tracking', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']|
|Number of focus points||51.0|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen type||TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|Built-in flash||Yes (pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync|
|Continuous drive||4.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)|
|Metering modes||['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Average', 'Spot']|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)|
|Storage types||Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini Type C)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Water and dust resistant)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||None|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)|
|Dimensions||146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23″)|