Summary: Coming from Canon I have taken a little while to get used to the D800e and as mentioned by a previous reviewer am only just getting used to putting lenses on correctly. I have used 1 Series Canon's and 5D mkII etc etc and am super fussy about image quality.
Pros: Fabulous Image Quality. Dual card slots, resolution, noise performance, fast and accurate AF, decent battery life, a solid body that feels like it will stand years of use... Excellent dynamic range. A superb all round camera.
Cons: A bit heavy. Live View not as nice as on Canon. Video not as good as Canon.
Summary: D800 is a great camera for Fine Art and Abstract photographers. Also still photography. I've upgraded from FM models to F-3 to D70 ,D200, D300 and now D800. Night time shots are great. Stills are superb for live productions. And metering, ISO's and Speed.
Summary: Could be too much camera for me, but didn't have much choice at time. I do think I like the old-school controls, compared to the newer d750 or 7000. Lots of people seem to be jumping ship to mirrorless makers, for weight and size, but I like the proven Nikon dslr lenses despite having to change them...
Pros: High pixel count, great video quality, good battery life even with external gps, works well with inexpensive battery grip if using the live view more. can zoom live view to focus video, face detection focus mode works well for video. Love the controls, that are similar to d300 for me, which I was...
Cons: Very heavy. especially to carry all day, specially with grip. Size can be intimidating to your subjects but they get used to it. Very difficult to focus hand-held, sharp/without blur compared to D300 due to higher pixels and heaviness of camera and it's more apparent when reviewing later than on ...
Summary: I did not purchase this kit, but seeing this bundle made me absolutely furious. Who on earth sells a full frame (FX) camera and then bundles it with DX lenses (lenses for crop sensor bodies). This is the most pointless D800 kit I've ever seen. Do not buy this.
Stunning Images and Less Expensive than the Competition
9 July 2014
Summary: This is the best DSLR I've ever used. I feel like I'm shooting medium format. The image quality is remarkable. Of course I'm using the best glass nikon has available so this makes a difference!
Pros: Breathtaking images and a classic form factor
Summary: it attracts way too much dust on the sensor. My D200 was never this bad with dust. Granted, I'm changing lenses quite a bit (6 of my 7 lenses are primes), but the sensor cleaner DOES NOT WORK AT ALL!
Summary: I have been shooting with Canon 5D Mark II since it came out. Prior to that I was using Canon 5D. So I have a long history of using full-frame cameras in the opposite camp. Sure the 5D series had limitations, but so what, the images they took rivaled medium format film (not digital).
Summary: The D800 is a beast. Before this camera I was shooting DX only, with a D300s and a D90 as a backup. Over the years ive collected only FX lens’ and was waiting for a decent full frame camera (D610 sensor in a D700 body!!) and the D400 which never came to be.