Excerpt: I bought my D800 back in February, and so far it hasn't let me down. The photos are immense, with incredible clarity and detail rendering (good lenses help with that, of course), and it pairs up nicely with the 85mm f/1.4 and f/1.8 G models (I own the latter, and sometimes rent the former). I did find that skin tones are rendered more pleasing in Capture One rather than ACR, but I've heard people say that about all camera systems, really.
Excerpt: I have been using pro series Nikon bodies since the D1 came out, so I have experience with their cameras and features. However, I have had to relearn a few things with this body. Be advised there may be a learning curve. I love this camera so far. The resolution is great, but that comes with some file size problems and can slow down your post production. You will need lots of storage space and larger CF/SD cards. The feel of the body is sturdy and not fragile.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Excerpt: The control lay out is a pro's dream, but, it's going to be confusing to someone who's not familiar with manual controls as there are a lot of buttons and dial. There is no "auto" mode like on entry level DSLRs. There is P mode, autofocus, auto white balance, and auto-ISO but you need to know what those are and what those do. This is NOT a good first DSLR for the uninitiated.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I've been a Nikon person for many years and it's just the best camera there is. I live only 32 miles from Glacier National Park so it's just a wonderful to have a camera of this quality. I also have a D700 that I love and now the D800 and I'm ready for anything.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Excerpt: The Nikon D800 is a beautiful camera that amazes me every time I use this camera! I do a lot of landscape, low light, time-lapse, and product photography with the D800 and excels at everything I use it for. The one thing about this camera that RAW shooters should be reminded of is the 36.3 megapixel sensor, and just how much space it takes up on your camera storage/computer storage media.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I haven't had the camera too terribly long, but from what little I've used it, it's performed great, exactly as expected. The LCD screen is a little tough to see in sunny conditions compared to my D7000, but aside from that, I really can't complain about much. The definition and clarity is amazing. Don't let people tell you that you won't see the benefit of 36 megapixels unless you make large prints.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Excerpt: This camera produces amazing photo and video quality. It so far has ceased to amaze me. By far one of the best cameras I have owned and has put my work on a much higher level as it raises the bar for those around my area.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Great body - a companion to another I already have. It concerns me that the strap mounting pin broke on the previous body after 1.5 years of moderate use but not what I expect is a common problem. The new D810 is also worth a look; I wish the D800 had a faster drive, and the 810 addresses that.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet