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.
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: 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 often compared to the Cannon D5 Mark III. Both are superb cameras. The difference is like choosing a Mercedes or BMW. Both have their strengths and well.. strengths (just one does a little better than the other depending on conditions). Either way you will be delighted.
Summary: After reading many reviews, i hesitantly upgraded from a D700 to a D800. Video was a big reason, along with studio work. While I am not a true professional, I consider myself to be an enthusiastic amateur.
Summary: This is the most amazing piece of photographic equipment you'll ever add to your arsenal. I have a D7000 that I have absolutely loved, but honestly, the D800 really puts it all into perspective. It feels good in the hand. It performs amazing in low light.
Summary: I jumped up to this from a d40, lol. So I imagine anything between that and this model would have been amazing. But this is beyond what I needed. If you are not shooting ginormous landscapes it may be too much camera for you.
Summary: Coming from the D300 to a D800 is a pretty massive leap. It's still taking me a bit to get used to the new button location/configurations but its a small learning curve. First time my eye met the eyepiece i nearly cried (lol) fired off a few shots - the amount of information/detail 36mp captured was...
Summary: I bought the Nikon D800 to replace my Nikon D7000, which was a great camera in its own right. However, the D800 is in a class by itself, with its 36 megapixel full frame processor. This is not the kind of camera you use with cheap glass, so I got a Zeiss ZF2 25mm f/2 wide angle to go with it.