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Nikon D800 Body
Product # NK25480

$2999.95

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D800, built for today’s multimedia photographer includes a groundbreaking 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor, Full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24p with stereo sound, class leading ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 25,600, 4 fps burst rate and Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91,000-pixel RGB sensor.

  • Every photo will astound. Every video will dazzle.
    Hold in your hands an HD-SLR able to capture images rivaled only by those produced with a medium-format camera: extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range and the most faithful colors. Meet the Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX-format HD-SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality, who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system. For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3 MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video and includes inputs for stereo microphones and headphones, peak audio meter display, DX crop mode to maximize NIKKOR lens selection and angle of view and much more.

  • Reveal every nuance, every detail. The 36.3 megapixel FX-format advantage
    Wedding, commercial or landscape, the D800 is the ultimate 36.3 MP FX-format camera for creative genius. Witness tonal range and precision rendered to supreme clarity, depth and texture. Make poster sized prints without sacrificing detail. Explore creative opportunities with ISO 100 to 6400 (expanded up to 25,600)—shoot from dawn to dusk. Experience Nikon's new Advanced Scene Recognition System featuring the 91,000-pixel RGB light meter capable of rendering unprecedented levels of accuracy to AF, AE, i-TTL flash control, face recognition and auto white balance. Nikon's new EXPEED 3 image processing reduces color phase shifts seen with lesser systems, producing more faithful colors and tones while managing massive amounts of data at breakthrough speed. With the D800 in your hands, achieve what was once unreachable.

  • Broadcast quality video. A full cinematic experience
    Filmmakers, multimedia professionals and event photographers—record Full HD 1080p at 30/25/24p or 720p at 60/50p in AVC format. Produce to your exacting vision when working in manual mode, controlling aperture, ISO, AF and shutter speed. Record uncompressed files via HDMI to an external recording device. via HDMI. Widen production perspective using either Nikon FX or DX lens formats at Full HD 1080p and 16:9 aspect ratio. Attach headphones and check audio levels or monitor input via peak audio meters as displayed on the camera's LCD monitor. Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted in up to 20 steps. Remotely start and stop video. Simultaneous Live View on the camera's LCD monitor and external monitor during recording are possible.

  • Render every megapixel with precision. Fast, precise 51-point wide area coverage
    Precise AF detection is critical to sharply render every pixel of the D800's massive resolution count. An improved 51- point AF system with 15 Cross Type AF sensors, versatile AF area modes and superb AF detection in even the dimmest lighting deliver immediate, pinpoint focus. Fast shot-to-shot time, full resolution frame rate up to 4 fps, 6 fps in DX crop mode and ultra fast CF and SD card write times. For more productive workflow, high-speed data transfer using USB 3.0 is realized. For demanding professionals, the D800 responds immediately and precisely.

  • Versatile shooting, fluid operation. Streamlined ergonomic design puts critical tasks a touch away
    Intuitive design makes D800 operation a thing of beauty. A streamlined ergonomic body allows critical photography and video tasks, including Movie Record, Live View, White Balance and Picture Control to be performed at the touch of a button. Confirm image capture and view menu options, histograms, video settings and more using the D800's super sharp 3.2-inch 921,000-dot LCD screen with 100% coverage. Anti-glare coating and auto brightness control ease of viewing, no matter the environment. Enlarge images up to 46x for on-the-spot focus confirmation. Magnesium alloy construction and environmental sealing make the D800 as comfortable in the field as in the studio.

  • EXPEED 3 image processing
    Nikon's EXPEED 3 technology extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISO's. EXPEED 3 is so powerful that it handles data-intensive tasks such as Full-HD video recording at 30p with ease.

  • Rich image previewing
    The D800's 3.2-inch super-sharp 921,000 LCD monitor automatically adjusts LCD brightness and visibility according to your environment for bright, crisp image playback, menu adjustment and Live View shooting. Enlarge images up to 46x to make on the spot focus confirmation—crucial for high resolution shooting.

  • Expand dynamic range with built-in HDR
    Create a single image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and rich color gradation than ever before. Combine two exposures at up to 3EV.

  • Dedicated picture control button
    The convenient Picture control button provides six preset options: Vivid, Monochrome, Neutral, Standard, Landscape and Portrait for stills and video while 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control.

  • Standard ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 50-25,600 equivalent
    Added ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent) and Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) extend versatility.

  • Continuous shooting at up to 4 fps at full FX-format resolution
    Commercial image quality teams with speed and handling to create new shooting possibilities—in the studio or on location. Shoot DX-format images up to 6fps using the optional MB-D12 Multi Power Battery Pack and batteries other than the EN-EL15

  • Rugged magnesium alloy construction
    Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and tested to exceed 200,000 cycles.

  • Compatible with third party video accessories
    As your multimedia work grows in importance, know that the D800 is compatible with a growing selection of third party video accessories.

  • High speed CF and SD dual memory card slots
    CF cards compatible with UDMA6 as well as UDMA7 are supported. For SD cards, SDXC and UHS-1 are supported.

  • Two axis Virtual Horizon graphic indicator
    Use either the LCD monitor or viewfinder to check if the camera is level—horizontally or with forward or rear rotation.

  • Rechargeable EN-EL15 Battery
    Up to approximately 900 images and 60 minutes of HD video per charge.

Includes
  • D800 Body
  • AN-DC6 Strap
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Battery Charger
  • UC-E14 USB Cable
  • BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
  • DK-17 Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • NikonView NX2 CD ROM
  • Nikon USA Warranty




Specifications
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Effective Pixels 36.3 million
Sensor Size 35.9mm x 24mm
Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 36.8 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) FX-format
(L) 7,360 x 4,912
(M) 5,520 x 3,680
(S) 3,680 x 2,456
1:2 format (30 x 20)
(L) 6,144 x 4,080
(M) 4,608 x 3,056
(S) 3,072 x 2,040
5:4 format (30 x 24)
(L) 6,144 x 4,912
(M) 4,608 x 3,680
(S) 3,072 x 2,456
DX-format
(L) 4,800 x 3,200
(M) 3,600 x 2,400
(S) 2,400 x 1,600
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): lossless compressed 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline-Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
Picture Control Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30x24): Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 19.5 (-1.0¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m¯¹)
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Compatible Lenses AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering III
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering III
DX AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) Image Size
Non-CPU: Usable in [A] or [M] mode Center-Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec.
Bulb
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 4 frames per second
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options FX-format
CH: Up to 4 frames per second
CL: Up to 4 frames per second
5:4 format
CH: Up to 4 frames per second
CL: Up to 4 frames per second
DX-format
CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 5 frames per second
1:2 format
CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 5 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 4 frames per second
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
AI
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority (S)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock Yes
Mirror Lock Up Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO-50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent), Hi-2 (ISO-25,600 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting Auto
Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area mode 9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (51 points)
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51
Autofocus Sensitivity -2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Built-in Flash Distance 39 ft. (ISO 100)
X-Sync Speed 1/250
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
Flash Sync Terminal Yes
White Balance Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
1280 x 720 (60p): 60 fps (59.94 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
Movie Maximum recording time 20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie Audio recording device Built-in monaural microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Movie HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
External stereo microphone (optional)
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Highlights
In-Camera Image Editing Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
Image Comment Yes
Interface HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
NTSC
Stereo Microphone Input
Super Speed USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible
WT-4A
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Total custom Settings 54
My Menu Yes with customization
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages Arabic
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norweigan
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 900 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger MH-25 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions Width 5.7 in. (144.78mm)
Height 4.8 in. (121.92mm)
Depth 3.2 in. (81.28mm)
Approx. Weight 31.7 oz. (900g)