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: Everything is pretty good about this camera. I miss the focus point selector on the outside that I have on my D300, You have to use the MENU to change this. Also I am confused about the single point focus (which I see on the D300) it appears to be only 51 & 11 (maybe I'm miss reading the manual). On the D300 it has 51, 9 & 1, on the D800 it has 51 & 11???. Also I have had to upgrade my PS Elements software to handle the new NEF RAW files.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: First class bit of kit from nikon . The only thing Im do not get is the quality of battery door when spending this much money it does seem flimsy also the camera strap just deos'nt seem top gear shame as camera in my eyes is 10 out of 10. Wex once again is the only place I will shop as Im never disappointed top service , had to return first unit because of fault and things where sorted with in two days .
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilisation
Summary: A decent buy if you have a small pocket pros: Decent resolution and detail at base iso # consistently reliable metering and good af accuracy useful highlight tone priority mode intuitive user interface beginner-friendly 'basic ' control screens on-screen q-menu offers good access to shooting settings good battery life
# comprehensive software bundle attractive price point.
Summary: [...] I have used Nikon for a number of years eg FA and wanted to be able to use AI lenses reasonably easily. Quite like complex equipment and AF controls and use still difficult for me even with simple Nikon AF lens. Not used movie mode yet and did not buy it for this. I do like enlarging parts of a picture (don't get close enough!) and this machine seems to be allowing me to do this better than other digital cameras I have used. I use flash synch socket a lot.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality