Summary: I love this camera, Resolution and DR are nice to have. Unfortunately I decided to sell it because it is just too big to use a walk around camera. I purchased a 6D instead and I am very satisfied with that.
Summary: This is one of the best DSLRs money can buy. You can create very large enlargements that maintain their sharpness because of the 36MP sensor. In addition, this camera captures a wide dynamic range. This means you can recover from under or overexposed pictures, or helps you create great HDR pictures from a single frame if you are in to that type of photography.
Pros: 36MP sensor, dynamic range and color reproduction
Cons: If you shoot fast action or sports, you may find the FPS and buffer may limit you. This camera can produce a moire effect, however it can easily be removed using some common software packages like Apple Aperture or Adobe Lightroom.
Summary: In the 90s, I was a Nikon film camera user. I started using Canon in digital era. Finally with this D800e. I decided to come back to Nikon. What I care is picture quality. and this is very good , as good as my Mamiya 67 medium format film camera.
Excerpt: I am having unfortunate experience with latest D800E’s. I had left autofocus issue with the D800E I bought on late March 2013 from Amazon (30124xx). Thanks to Amazon I got the replacement yesterday (301279x). Sadly both left & right autofocus (24mm 2.8 & 50mm 1.8) worse than the one before.
Summary: I have been waiting quite a long time before changing my camera from the D300 to D800e. The handling is about the same and that is the end of the similarity. I use Nikon optics as I have long learned that however good the other 'generic' brand lenses are they do not offer a significant advantage other than a marginal price difference.
Excerpt: Lives up to the hype. A great camera but not perfect. So far I have tried to use two different CF memory cards and the camera rejected them both. I e-mailed an inquiry to Nikon via their "ask Nikon" webiste. Their repsonse was to give me the list of approved CF cards which I already had - nothing else. Nikon support lives much to be desired. For this reasons I give only 4 stars. Without them I would have rated it 6 stars.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Quiet