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Nikon-d800.33187925
8.9 out of 10

Nikon D800

As of February 7, 2012, among interchangeable lens digital SLR Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon D800

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Overall 4
4.0

Nikon customer service is terrible

wileydog, B&H Photo
12 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great camera as long as you don't have to deal with Nikon. Their customer service really sucks. I sent them an email with a question regarding their wireless capabilities. I could not believe the following: If I had purchased a D7100, I could buy a wireless xmitter for under $60. Since I purchased the D800, I was forced to buy an xmitter that costs well over $700.
  • Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Blurr

Mike, B&H Photo
13 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the first of many Nikon products I have owned over the years that I was not pleased with. Despite advance warning of immage blur due to camera movement and the very high resolution I took the camera out for a trial for a few days and took a variety of landscape, action and portrait photos without using a tripod, and without locking up the mirror on every shot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hate to rain on this parade.

John R, Adorama
15 May 2013
  • Excerpt: From reading the reviews here I thought I'd give the refurbished a try. I had heard of the negative focus issue with some bodies on forums. The body I received did not look mint. There were a couple of minor scuffs around the base area and noticeable scuffs on the LCD protector. <br /><br />The basic handling of the body was great coming from my D700. No problems getting started.
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Overall 4
4.0

It is leaking oil or lubricant onto the sensor

johan, Amazon
25 April 2013
  • Summary: It is leaking lubricant or oil on the 2nd replacement body.... see update below! 1st I did was to test the left focus to see if I have the problem as some people reported. I tested it on all 6 Nikon lens (24mm (D), 60mm (D), 85mm (D), 300mm(D), 17-55mm (DX, G) and a 24-120 zoom (G)) and am glad to find out that i don't have any of the issue that others mentioned. It is either Nikon had fixed it or the problem is lens related. (Likely through the lens data...
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Overall 4
4.0

High expectations - big disappointment!

Whosdadude?, Nikon
9 December 2012
  • Summary: Upon receiving my D800e body through an online retailer I did ~100 test shots indoors and outdoors under overcast sky. The camera turned out to be useless for my style of shooting (mostly hand held, no tripod, through viewfinder).
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Potential

Power2g, Nikon
21 September 2012
  • Summary: When this camera works, it really works!! I also was plagued with the AF issue in 4 different bodies but all 4 different bodies exemplified different focus issues but all were consistent with the left bank of focus point issues.
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Overall 4
4.0

Left AF issue - Going back (3039xxx)

Pasha, Amazon
15 September 2012
  • Summary: Well the camera is wonderful and has all the features plenty of us were dreaming about just a year ago. However, proliferating amount of cameras has Left AF issue. This is my first D800 from Amazon and third overall (previous two came from B&H). Now I will just wait for D600.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nikon D800

JLD, Amazon
13 September 2012
  • Summary: The first d800 I received had focusing problems (more noticeable with 24-70 and 70-200 lenses). I took a slew of test shots to make sure I wasn't the problem and almost sent it to Nikon but glad I didn't, Amazon's customer service was awesome. I'm still excited about the camera, but I'm also pot-committed to Nikon. It's hard to give a super positive review with a camera that you can't trust. I really feel like Amazon is cleaning up the mess Nikon is making.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too many disadvantages for this price point...

Professional Photographer Raleigh, Nikon
9 August 2012
  • Summary: I have owned the D300, D700 and now the D800. Other than the video capability I have been severely disappointed with this camera over the cheaper D700. It is slower (the time or buffer speed kills me in a wedding) I haven't see that problem since the Fuji S2 almost 11 years ago. Of course this may be explained by the large file sizes but I am more concerned with speed than having massive file sizes taht are eating up my hard drives, have to be manually output smaller...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Images -- can not use Adobe RAW or see SD card

Tim, the OLD nikon guy, retired teacher, Nikon
10 July 2012
  • Summary: I waited 6 months for the camera to be delivered and after getting all the accessories and new lenses I was ready (new CF & SD card, software updates from Adobe Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, USB 3.0 router, New GPS and Nikon Microphone) It finally arrive two days before Fatheru2019s day (great present for me) and I started shooting some test shots at La Jolla shores seals.
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