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Nikon D800 sample and movie poster removed from flickr

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The "Tatouage" movie poster and the questionable image on flickr are now gone. You will be able to see them again in 5 days.

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  • Moe Jacknally

    So – shit’s getting real……..

  • J0rge

    This confirms that they were made with the D800.

  • http://www.truphotos.com gnohz

    I’m sure many people have already downloaded the image :D

    • rhlpetrus

      Hehehe, one here ;).

    • http://alloraphotography.com.au MB

      Oh darn, I miss it already

    • http://www.larssteenhoff.com Lars Steenhoff

      I found a link to the removed image by using google image search with exact picture size option.

      And have posted the deleted image on my blog

      http://www.larssteenhoff.com/2012/02/03/nikon-d800/

      It just has some motion blur form the subjects movement, that why not all parts look sharp.

  • Edd

    Yes, can’t wait any longer ;)

  • Moe Jacknally

    Too bad the IQ of these images was pretty awful.
    But I’m staying optimistic + looking forward to the official Nikon Sample Pictures / Videos…..

    • Saint_Francesc

      Nevertheless, it was shot under ISO6400…

      • rhlpetrus

        I think at 6400 it was quite good. I downloaded it and reduced res to 12MP. Noise-wise great. Lighting was bad for detail, and there seems to be some camera shake as well.

        • Scared

          If we have to reduce the resolution of the image in order to get a reasonable quality, what’s the point on putting 36mp?? It’s such a shame that Nikon has gone the easy way, packing more pixels in the same size sensor. This camera will be actually an ISO200-400 camera at best. Higher ISOs will be nearly useless..

          • bintang

            I think you are wrong Sir.
            Even if it has a less good sensor for high iso, you can use the 36Mpixel resolution up to iso 400-800 for sure without any problem. -My D7000 is fine till iso 800, and the pixel density would be the same with a 36Mpixel FX sensor.- This would be perfect for product/studio/landscape photographers. Above that you can have 1-1,5 stop better noise/signal performance by simply down-sampling the photo from 36Mpixel to 24 or even 16-12 Mpixel which could eliminate the difference between this sensor and the sensor in the D3/D700. This will make the D800 acceptable for event photographers as well.
            With this step Nikon can win many photographers who jumped ship to Canon 5DMKII because of the higher resolution, but they can keep most of the D700/D3 users as well as the DX users who want to upgrade to FX.
            The 16Mpixel DX feature will won many additional hobby photographer who are for FX, but can’t afford the professional 400-600mm tele lenses for wildlife photography.

            But I guess, we don’t have to wait too much for some real world performance data.

            Sorry if I made any grammar mistake. English is not my mother tongue.

            • Simon

              Hey bintang
              Since you mentioned that English is not your mother tongue, I was wondering if you are an Indonesian? I’m asking because when I used to travel to Indonesia Bintang was my favorite beer brand. But I’m afraid, as of now they stopped serving any alcohol in many places.

              But back to photography: It may be a stupid question but is downsampling the same as resizing?
              And does the D800 let you adjust for DX even if you have an FX lens mounted?

          • rhlpetrus

            No, that’s not it. One uses images a various sizes. It’s obvious that enlarging more reduces IQ, that’s true now as was with film, remember that? Try printing this image and a similar D700′s at a large size, same idea. A crappy p&s printed at 4×6″ will look better than a D3s’ file printed at 40×60″. So, for a proper comparison of two cameras with same sensor size, print at same size. Then you’ll see which is better. I bet the D800 will beat the D700 at each printing size, more so as size gets larger.

          • http://mike.heller.ca/blog Mike

            Is the D7000 useless above ISO400? No, it works great. You have no clue.

        • John

          What camera shake ?. There is none. It’s what you get when you crammed 36MP on a FF made by Sony aka blurry.

          • Fabiografia

            Look the elbow. If you’d have downloaded the image it would be easy to see it.
            Sometimes it would be nice to see only smart comments under a nikonrumors entry.

            • John

              Smart comment eh….see the shoulder of the guy on the right…sharp.

          • kyoshinikon

            You my friend have never shot a canon…

            • John

              Eeeekkkkk…try again.

  • Adrifter

    Ha, excellent choice of photo for this post.

  • Moe Jacknally

    We’ve never been this close….

  • http://www.aerofotea.com/ Aero

    Hmmm. I just hope the focus check button is on the right shoulder, and single press can give me 10x magnification. That’s all.

  • Jade

    Cool it’s coming.

  • Captain Howdy

    Well, gotta love that straight to basic cable from the late 80′s art direction on that poster :-)

  • http://nikonrumors Son of FE

    Pick all that apply:

    “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!”

    “I’m very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening’s over. ”

    “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow. ”

    “As God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again. ”

    “After all, tomorrow is another day”

    This is just great.

  • Gareth O’Neill

    If I was Nikon HQ I would want that bloody horrible picture down too!

  • Gareth O’Neill

    If I was Nikon HQ I would want that horrible picture down too. It was not a pleasant thing to look at.

  • Gareth

    that picture is soooooooo awful, can’t say I blame Nikon.

    • Stefan

      But ISO noise for 6400 is looking alright … i start to get a tiny bit more optimistic that the D800 will be on my shopping list this February.

      • rhlpetrus

        Try downresing it to 12MP :).

        • chris

          resized to 12MP it looks good for a ISO 6400 Shot, leveled and sharpened in PS it looks great :)

  • Gareth

    sorry, glitch in the matrix

  • Pixelhunter

    I really hope that this was not an orchestrated attempt of viral marketing by Nikon in having somebody leaking shots on purpose.

    But even if not and some too proud photographer just wanted opportunistically to get once into the global limelight – what a poor presentation.

    For a project that has been anticipated for more than 18 months but the professional and semi-professional Nikon community one would expect a better control of communication activities and a high level approach.

    Hey, we deserve a nice party, don’t we?

  • rhlpetrus

    Well, to those saying it is bad: I downloadd the full res version, downres’d it to 12MP. Coming from a probable ooc jpeg with NR that’s blurring detal and grain, not bad at all (noise-wise).

    As for detail, of course the lighting and the possible camera shake blur are not helping much.

    • rhlpetrus

      Ooops, forgot to mention: it’s 6400ISO if exif reading is correct.

      • rhlpetrus

        Correction: EXIF at 6400 at DPR was for some other image posted earlier, not this one, so not clear ISO here.

  • http://richardcromptonphotography.com RichM0nster

    Stage managed leak or what! Tempt us, allow a few of us to download and view, then spirit it away to add to the mystique. Mouth is watering more than ever! Can’t wait to see a sample of a decent subject using the camera for its undoubted strengths rather than crossing into D4 territory. Would also be good to see a shot that has a full range of tones and of maybe someone looking a bit more happy that they have a D800 pointing at them!

  • Anonymous Maximus

    Maybe it’s the part of Nikon’s preprogrammed leak policy. They aim to prepare people for the worse, and cause a relief when the actual IQ is found much better.

    Otherwise people may start to moan even for acceptably good results at ISO 6400. Good tactics ;)

    • Robin

      Long and short of it is that, a crappy image was taken off because of all the bad publicity it caused. I am having second ‘second thoughts’ about D800, as is i was not too impressed with this 36mp dick is bigger than yours game and now this amateurish image with bad camera shake. What’s Nikon’s game here: I want the fabulous D4 – no you cant have it, its pricey and only for wannabe film directors. Okay I will settle for a D700 replacement, ha ha you cant have it – its for super steady hands robots and not for low light/action photographers. How about a D400 in time for the Olympics? Use the mirrorless it has replaced the pro DX line, but if you insist and to save our face we will introduce a D400 next year it will be pink, have 1,000,000,000 mp and will only accept exotic XQD card that nobody else uses, and yes it will cost 5,000,000 yens.

    • Jan

      If this was the same sensor tech as the D7000, then the DX crop would show the same SNR as a D7000 sample.

      Apart from backlit sensors, what new tech has there been?

    • Myl3s

      this is what i think

  • Scared

    If the sensor of the D800 is equivalent to the one in the Sony A77 but upscaled to FF and 36mp, then the image quality will be atrocious except for low isos (100-400). This will be shameful for Nikon. I’m really disappointed, was expecting a “d4 light” , just like d700 was a “d3 light”.

    • Dr Motmot

      Same here, a 16MP D800 would be great, D4 is too big and heavy to comfortably carry around all day and too intimidating for street photography.

    • Mim

      If X is Y, and if Y is horrible, then even tho I’m talking outta my ass and everything is my assumption, Company should be ashamed of it self for producing X, which it may or may not have done as I’m just assuming everything.

      So in conclusion, if everything is terrible, then everything must be terrible.

  • rhlpetrus

    I think you are given Nikon’s marketing dept too much credit ;).

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogdanboeru22/ Bogdan Boeru

    What EXIF? The Exif was stripped out of that image, that was the first thing I checked. I have it on my computer, and even Opanda Iexif can’t get anything out of it.

    I’m sure that’s not ISO 6400, it looks too good. Rather something between 1600-3200.

  • Baraldi

    Based on pictures from my D7000, this image is in ISO 1600, a maximum of 3200.

    If the image is really at ISO 6400 … Nikon may launch D4S …

    I still prefer to believe that this image was not made by a D800. It looks more like a medium format camera at ISO 800.

    • Baraldi

      5 days to know the truth!

    • http://mike.heller.ca/blog Mike

      Hard to say for sure, you don’t have the raw file to compare and one can assume there was some post processing done on the image, including noise clean up.

      I’m hoping quality is this good at ISO6400, but hard to tell until production samples of the body are available for testing.

    • Baraldi

      I agree! We need to view raw files in order to judge!

      I am a wedding photographer. In Brazil the majority of weddings are performed at night. I use a D7000. I have done tests on ISO 3200 and the results were acceptable.

      I believe that the ISO performance of the D800, will be between the D700 and D3s (when you make downsize to 12MP).

      So I have seen the following question:
      “What’s the big advantage of buying a D800″

      – Up to ISO 800, you will not need to downsize to remove noise!

      – ISO performance expected for a stop better than D700.

      – Much sharper images than the D700 (Besides reducing the noise, we can sharpen more aggressively when working with raw and then do downsize).

  • Tom Tang

    There are still some photos with same resolution; one of them is as below. Anyway it is not important, we just need to wait and see, and Feb 07 is at the corner.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dos-chin/6548440605/

    • rhlpetrus

      That’s not same res and it’s 4:3 aspect and exif says Hassy on that one.

  • Moe Jacknally

    @Admin:
    I believe the “Watanabe”- D800 samples were shot with early models/firmware – but you are the only one here who has seen more (unreleased) D800 samples – like the ones from the High ISO Test.

    Tell us. Are things considering the D800′s image quality really that bad?

  • http://www.jaysonandrachael.com Jayson

    I’m actually surprised it took them that long to take the pictures down. Anyway, it’s not like the D800 is a big secret or anything.

  • http://micahmedia.com Micah

    Hey Admin, was there more than just that one grey picture of the lady? Was that the one the exif data came from?

  • http://hydrogen.ro fov

    That image is processed, with a lot of saturation reduction. Can not tell how much noise reduction was applied. Can not tell DR from that processed image.

  • F

    glad I saved the pic then :D
    ISO 6400…sub-par lighting..low shutter speed..the pic is still very acceptable, so imagine a properly done well-lit shot at ISO 6400 ;)

    • rhlpetrus

      Did you get to read the EXIF? I could not. Likely not 6400 if from D800, from my D7000′s experience. This is too good.

    • http://wonderfultime.biz ben

      Can you maybe post the image and give the link for those who missed to see it?

  • Robin

    Long and short of it is that: a crappy image was taken off because of all the bad publicity it caused. I am having second ‘second thoughts’ about D800, as is i was not too impressed with this 36mp dick is bigger than yours game and now this amateurish image with bad camera shake.

    What’s Nikon’s game here: I want the fabulous D4 – No you cant have it, its pricey and only for wannabe film directors. Okay I will settle for a D700 replacement, ha ha you cant have it – its for super steady hands robots and not for low light/action photographers. How about a D400 in time for the Olympics? Use the mirror-less it has replaced the pro DX line, but if you insist and to save our face may be we will introduce a D400 next year it will be pink, have 1,000,000,000 mp and will only accept exotic XQD card that nobody else uses, and yes it will cost 5,000,000 yens.

    • http://micahmedia.com Micah

      …I don’t see the problem here: if you need great stills, get a D700. My experience with the D3s is that it’s a barely noticeable amount better at AF tracking, bigger buffer, and has two faster card slots. The D4 adds a little resolution to that and better video. The D800 will not be as fast as any of these cameras, but it will add enough resolution for the people who need it.

      If you need great stills today on short money, get a D700. I have one and it’s great.

      If you need great stills with a bigger buffer and a more tank-like build, get the D3s.

      If you don’t need more resolution, you can have the camera of your dreams today–no waiting.

      If you want more resolution, then you’ve got something to whine about–Nikon has yet to deliver, but all signs point to that changing soon.

      I don’t see any problem here in any of this. Get what you can today and go take pictures with it.

      (Of course there is one problem that I can think of: Nikon’s abysmal repair department took 10 months to get me a working camera, so whatever you do DON’T BREAK YOUR NIKON GEAR! …unless you can replace it.)

      • Robin

        I don’t want old technology for my new dollars, I already take great pictures with a old DX model (BTW: going on 105000 clicks) and its time for me to upgrade to FX now. So even though the fantastic D700 would magically add golden pixie dust to all my pictures, I want newer AF, Expeed, Battery life, Memory, DR, etc. Why the heck will I buy a rowing boat, if I want a speed boat selling at a affordable premium!

  • http://micahmedia.com Micah

    As a former owner of the D2x, D300, D90, D70, and current owner of the D700 and D7000, I assure you that the D700 has superior AF performance to all of these cameras. The processor is a little faster and the sub-mirror a little bigger, so even though it’s “the same” as the D300, it’s not.

    I tried long and hard to convince myself that the D300 was as good in low light if I shot raw. It’s not.

    New, old, whatever. If you don’t need video, it’s hard to beat the D700 in any way. Unless you use a hammer, which I don’t recommend.

  • echo

    what about this one:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsp_custom_photos/6807927869/in/photostream

    info
    1/100 @ f/1.4 ISO 6400

    36 megapixels (7360 X 4912)

    Tags
    * 36MP
    * D800 (!)

    • Moe Jacknally

      Now this one – if it is a real High ISo D800 sample picture – looks amazing

    • Anonee

      F a k E !

      Noise grains are too chunky, looks like upsampled from a less mp image.

  • http://www.photographydailynews.com Raph

    The Nikon D800 NDA broken by Chasseur d’Images, French magazine : http://www.photographydailynews.com/2012/02/nikon-d800-chasseur-dimages-breaks-the-nda/

  • http://www.larssteenhoff.com Lars Steenhoff

    http://www.larssteenhoff.com/2012/02/03/nikon-d800/

    Link to the image without photoshop overlay ( 2nd re-compression )

  • Nathan

    How is it that so many people seem to have the D800 to be creating movie posters and book covers?

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