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D800 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body

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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.












  • 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
    (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
    User-customizable Settings


  • Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)


  • 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)


  • Viewfinder Eye-level Pentaprism 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): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical 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.


  • 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
    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


  • 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 Yes  


  • High ISO Noise Reduction Low


  • Active D-Lighting Auto
    Extra High


  • 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)
    Direct Sunlight
    Fluorescent (7 types)
    Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)


  • 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


  • In-Camera Image Editing Color Outline
    Color Sketch
    Distortion Control
    Edit Movie
    Filter Effects
    Image Overlay
    Miniature Effect
    NEF (RAW) Processing
    Perspective Control
    Quick Retouch
    Red-eye Correction
    Selective Color
    Side-by-Side Comparison
    Color Balance  


  • Image Comment Yes  


  • Interface HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
    Headphone Connector
    Stereo Microphone Input
    Super Speed USB 3.0  


  • Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible


  • 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)


  • 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)
    camera body only
Included in the box with this product:

  • Nikon D800 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body

  • AN-DC6 Strap

  • 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

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