Excellent performance but oil on sensor after 150 shots!
7 April 2013
Summary: I bought this camera from another site, but I wanted to include my experience here. Camera came on 4/4/13, had one of the latest serial numbers and was a great experience for 2 days. Performance, and image quality were excellent. As I was considering purchasing a series of quite expensive FX lenses to enhance my 28-300 lens experience for landscape photography, today and after about 150 shots a quite visible oil spot appeared on the upper left quadrant of the sensor.
Summary: I got the D800E after months of wait! The sensor was actually dirty (very unusual for a new camera!) and non of hundreds of taken pictures were focused and sharp, hopefully I was able to return it and have my money back.
Summary: Got this camera along with a $1900 lens, hoping it will deliver excellent picture, But result is only mediocre, no better than my Sony Nex 7 and other inexpensive Canon setup. And it is very heavy.
Summary: Just tested out and confirmed my D800e got the wide-spread left out of focus defects. I really don't know what to do, send to Nikon service center to get repaired or wait for a clear response from Nikon for explanation and instruction, obviously so far Nikon company has been in denial on this serious issue. How frustrated it is? Until they addressed this issue and acknowledged this existence this camera is NOT Recommended!!!!
Summary: I own both the d700 and d800e. There is not much difference in the print quality. I have printed several landscape photos at 20x30 (with exact same settings and controlled environment) and none of my friends have been able to tell a difference in either the d800e or d700. It is only noticable with prints larger than 24x36. Unless you are printing many photos larger than that it is not worth the price if you already have a good camera.