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Nikon D800 now available for pre-order

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Here are several Nikon D800 and D800E pre-order options:

B&H:

Adorama:

J&R:
BestBuy:

Amazon:

Amazon Germany:

Amazon Japan:

Amazon UK:

Jessops (UK):

Nikon MB-D12 battery grip for D800 pre-order options:

more pre-order options coming soon...

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  • http://eleventhphotograph.com elph
    • Steven Georges

      Aside from the smaller USB connection on the other side, is there anything special about this cable? Anything wrong with a cheeper USB cable? (with the same small connection?)

      • WoutK89

        The cable should be included with the camera.

  • FF

    Got mine from amazon within seconds of link being posted above. Pretty stoked and should be in the first batch.

    • http://brandondoranphotography.com Brandon Doran

      I know B&H doesn’t charge until it ships but does anyone know if Amazon work the same way? Looks like B&H pre-order is not available anymore.

      • FF

        Same. Charge when shipped.

    • WoutK89

      Release date, may 2018? No picture, so I guess placeholder and a mistake. Move along, nothing to see here.

    • LightImaging

      Since a long time.
      But “Verlag: Franzis (Mai 2018)”
      Maybe just a placeholder, and no sign for an upcoming announcment.

  • http://www.jpgmag.com/people/markwjr Mark

    UPDATE: Well, if anyone really cares, I ordered the D800E through BHPV, and the D800 through Amazon. Time will tell which is superior for my needs. This is going to be one hell of a fun, albiet controversial, ride!

    Mark

    • http://www.moonencreative.com.au Andre

      Keep me updated if you can! I’m in Australia so i won’t be able to get a hold of one for a couple of months…

  • http://www.flickr.com/__max Max

    Yay pre-ordered my D800 from amazon! Hopefully all of us who pre-ordered within minutes of the link being posted will all be in the first batch!

    • suprchunk

      I hope you are also in the first batch. That way you guys can find all the problems that need fixing for us that don’t have to be first to buy something and then go around telling people that don’t care.

      • http://leicaglow.com Axel

        I’m with you. I’ll wait for the second or third batch, thank you.

        TO NIKONRUMORS: Thank you for your outstanding coverage of the D800, and holding our hands ’til this point. Very nice job, and very professional, the whole way. Thanks!

        • http://Www.kirkvagg.com Kirk Vagg

          I second this !
          Thanks Admin!

          I’m still happy with my D700 as video does not appeal to me at all. However, the 36Mp does. It’ll be great for portraits and retouching (i hope).
          I’ll reserve my decision til I see a thorough review and/or hands on comparison and not just a specs comparison..

      • http://photosynthesis.gr/photoblog georgekalogeris

        haaaahaaaaa
        absolutely right !!

      • komalkumar

        +3 Wait for all the bugs to be addressed and get it and enjoy :)

  • dileep

    Any one placed the order D800 at Adorama and if possible any link please. Only Adorama ships to my place (Qatar)

    • BenCK

      My guess is Adorama will post their pre-order page tomorrow. They don’t seem to work overnight like Amazon or B&H in this case. I could be wrong though.

  • German Rodriguez

    Thanks for the heads up, I just pre-ordered the D800 from Amazon!

  • xab

    Is March 22nd the delivery day?

  • Dean

    “We took a look at side-by-side images captured by the D800 and D800E, but weren’t able to differentiate between the low-resolution samples. Nikon reps explained that the differences can be incredibly subtle, and are most distinguishable when capturing fine details, such as individual hairs in an uncompressed D800E image. ”

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/06/nikon-d800-hands-on/

  • Dean

    Release dates…

    The new Nikon D800 is a new full frame Digital SLR from Nikon (the second this year) and features a whopping 36.3 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor. The camera is designed to sit along-side the Nikon D700 and has an RRP of £2399 with a release date of the 22nd of March.

    It comes in two flavours, the Nikon D800 “standard” DSLR, or the Nikon D800E with AA / Anti-Aliasing filter removed for even higher quality images. With the D800E* camera there is more risk of moire (coloured patterns appearing incorrently in images) however Nikon will have an updated version of Nikon Capture NX2 with a moire filter to resolve this problem. The D800E is designed to get the maximum resolution from the sensor and would be suited to landscape or fashion photography and will be available from select retailers. The Nikon D800E has an RRP of £2689 with a release date of the 12th of April.
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-d800-d800e-digital-slr-hands-on-review-18420

    D800/D800E comparison sample..
    http://www.ephotozine.com/articles/nikon-d800-d800e-digital-slr-hands-on-preview-18420/images/highres-nikond800d800esample2_1328546891.jpg

  • Chris

    Ordered from amazon at 1:14 AM EST

  • Dave

    just ordered mine from b&h…. :)

    • Jack

      Ahh..you beat me to it by several seconds…I was busy re-reading my shipping information to be sure I didn’t err.

  • treehaus

    ahhh, i cant decide. D800E or D800

  • Dean

    It should be noted that the D800E does still include a low-pass filter, but it functions only on a vertical axis, and its effects are cancelled out by a second low-pass filter layer that reverses the effect. We’re currently trying to determine the reason that the low-pass filter layers haven’t been removed altogether, but speculate that either it’s necessary to retain a low-pass filter in the image path so as not to alter the camera’s optical properties, or perhaps that it serves a secondary purpose as an infrared cut filter. Either way, given that its effects are reversed by the secondary layer, it shouldn’t reduce sharpness.

    We understand that the Nikon D800E will still attempt to detect and remove moire in firmware, and that this will happen before raw processing, meaning that even raw files will potentially have already had moire removed in software. Should moire make it past this filter, however, Nikon will also be providing a color moire correction tool in its Capture NX2 imaging suite.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d800/nikon-d800A.HTM

  • JVS

    Got my preorder in a few minutes ago right after the Amazon D800 link went live too. (and the D800E preorder earlier for good measure.) Weren’t the D4 preorders limited? If so that makes me think they’ll have an allotted amount for their first shipment of the D800 too and stop taking preorders after that number is up. Anyone have an idea on that?

  • ken

    sweeeeeeeeeeet..just ordered the D800 non-E version from B&H it’s up!!!!! cancelling amazon now!!

    • ken

      ***WARNING ON B&H!! They put a pending transaction for the FULL amount on my card….!! AMAZON only put a $1 pending transaction…**** JUST a warning :) time to go now read up on the new beast

      • Rob

        Thanks for the warning. Ordered from Amazon, cause I don’t know how long the authorization stays there. I assume just a few days, but don’t want to risk having funds tied up for 6 weeks.

      • http://www.bandh.com/ Henry Posner

        That’s a lien, a pre-authorization. If you pay with a credit card no money goes from you to us until we actually ship your order.

        Henry Posner
        B&H Photo-Video

    • dileep

      Will Amazon allow one to cancell the order? If so I will place the order there and if lucky with Adorama when they open the order (only Adorama ships to my location) I will cancell it.

      • ken

        yes amazon allowed me to cancel my order no issues..just left a pending 1$ charge on my card will probably dissappear overnight or tomorrow

      • BenCK

        It’s incredibly easy to cancel on Amazon. Just go to your open orders and hit cancel.

  • AXV

    Just ordered through amazon!!!
    D800 for me (not E)

  • Stephen White

    Just ordered the D800E from B&H! Here’s hoping it’s in the first batch. BTW, why don’t they have an in-store pickup option when ordering? I’m in NYC…

  • when?

    When are shipments likey to start for d800 and d800E

    d800 in march and d800E in aprl? news on the exact dates?

    • Dean

      I think this is in England….

      Release dates…

      The new Nikon D800 is a new full frame Digital SLR from Nikon (the second this year) and features a whopping 36.3 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor. The camera is designed to sit along-side the Nikon D700 and has an RRP of £2399 with a release date of the 22nd of March.

      It comes in two flavours, the Nikon D800 “standard” DSLR, or the Nikon D800E with AA / Anti-Aliasing filter removed for even higher quality images. With the D800E* camera there is more risk of moire (coloured patterns appearing incorrently in images) however Nikon will have an updated version of Nikon Capture NX2 with a moire filter to resolve this problem. The D800E is designed to get the maximum resolution from the sensor and would be suited to landscape or fashion photography and will be available from select retailers. The Nikon D800E has an RRP of £2689 with a release date of the 12th of April.
      http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-d800-d800e-digital-slr-hands-on-review-18420

      Read more on NikonRumors.com: http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/07/nikon-d800-now-available-for-pre-order.aspx/#ixzz1lg1LPmYe

      • WoutK89

        You could have just copied dates, now you copied the entire story AGAIN.

  • Derek matarangas

    Wow no free shipping on BH lol

    • ken

      yeah getting rightly royaly screwed there i think..usually free shipping….

    • Jack

      BH free shipping is always UPS ground. It takes FOREVER. (I know we are waiting at least until the end of March, but I have a job I could use the camera for at the end of March, so every day counts.)
      Also, I expected the D800 to be $3300 (and the D800E to be $3700), and I budgeted $3400, so I can afford overnight shipping. PLUS B&H should be sending me a $300 rebate card on a delivery I just received on Friday. When they are ready to ship, I’ll order a lens. As for the hold on my credit card, they don’t actually charge, and there is no payment required.

  • Jack

    Just finished pre-order from B&H Photo for the 800. Good deal. I’m going to call them tomorrow and tell them how much I appreciate their web people staying up till past 2:00 am to do this!

    Shall we start a D800 user’s group?

  • ken

    Admin not sure if you should modify you posting about not being charged until shipping by B&H, i got a pending charge being processed for the full whack on a D800, may need to get others to verify though, but i got pre-charged for my pre-order, not so with Amazon just a $1 auth checkup..

    • Ben

      Per B&H: This is a new item being released in limited quantity, We are accepting orders and they will be filled in the order they are received. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. Your order will only be charged at time of shipment.

      • ken

        i expected a simple 1$ auth charge like amazon to verify the card etc..but not the full amount which is still being processed, i expect this will get posted to my account in a couple of days, my available credit is thus reduced. nobody else ordered from B&H get charged full or $1, do you think they’ll remove the charge? guess it’s a waiting game now..but why do the full amount if they can do a $1 just to verify account, especially if they aren’t charging you until shipping..

  • Bob

    Pre-ordered from Amazon for the regular D800 over B&H.

    Simple reason – Free Shipping, and 3% back ($90) with my Amazon Visa Card.

  • Steve Starr

    Anyone catch the Engadgets info about the MB-D12 base for the D800 to enable the 6 FPS speed? It takes the D4 battery, not like the EN-EL15 (same as D7000) in the body. Say huh?

    So you need an additional $770 for the base, battery, and overpriced charger for that alone. MH-26 battery charger is $350. A EN-EL18 (D4) battery is $170. The MB-D12 base may be $250 based on D7000 base. Total $770 more for the base to get 6FPS over stock 4FPS seems a bit much. Hope they package it at not so extreme a price.

    That makes it the rumored $4,000 camera now.

    • BenCK

      Don’t forget that 6 fps is only in DX mode too if I read the specs correctly.

      The increase in frame rate and the required battery was the same thing in the D700. To get the increase to 8 fps in the D700 it required the grip with either AA batteries or the D3 battery (which required a new charger and the adapter cover as well). So it’s no surprise to me at all that it’s similar for the D800. They figure if you can afford a $3000 camera then you can afford more accessories.

    • Rob

      For $770 I think I’d pass and use another body for sports/wildlife. It only adds fps in DX crop mode, so it’s only really useful for those two applications, and personally I don’t feel comfortable with only 6fps for those applications.

      • Rob

        I mean I won’t pass on the body, I’ll just use a different body when I’m shooting sports.

    • Jason

      Looks like it will do 5 fps without the grip in 1.2x or DX mode.

      • Stephen White

        Exactly! I was holding out hope for 5fps in DX mode, which wasn’t reported in any rumors and was largely denied in recent days. I was thrilled to read this is an option according to the dpreview.com “preview”.

        I had actually been weighing the options of getting my first battery grip had it been the only way to exceed 4fps, but I think this sets my mind squarely at ease knowing that I can get the same fps of my current D200 with 50% more pixels in DX mode.

        The news just keeps getting better. I’m glad they kept the price under wraps for so long because it’s been nothing but happy surprises tonight.

    • Zlik

      for 770$ you almost get a D7000 !

    • WoutK89

      Or you could just use AA batteries instead!

  • Gabor

    The Nikon D800 body also pre-order in Hungarian photo store: Artwork.hu
    http://www.artwork.hu/termek/0/336137/D800_tukorreflexes_fenykepezogep_vaz/index.php

  • Dan

    Anybody know a shop in Hong Kong that will do pre-orders? suggestions????? contacts? Thanks a bunch.

  • http://michaelhreed.com Michael

    After looking around at various prices I couldn’t help but notice that the price is $2,999 yet in the UK its £2,400 ??? that’s a £500 difference in the UK at today’s exchange rate???

    So its basically cheaper to Get on a plane, fly to New York, walk into B&H, buy your camera and then fly home!!!

    • Pete

      …and grab a few shots en route – perfect!

    • http://blog.dafyddowen.com Daf

      Even if you add UK VAT (20%) and postage it’s still cheaper!

      (no duty on digital cameras)

      • The Manatee

        This is what I have done, ordered from B&H and having shipped to the UK. Shipping via UPS will be $78. Saving myself some money.

        Also note, people buying in the States often have to pay sales tax. If you were to walk in store and buy the D800 when released at B&H you’d pay an extra $266.19 for sales tax (I know you can get around this with online ordering, but that will not last forever).

        • Dormant

          And when it needs a fix under warranty?

          You’ll have to send it to the US, as Nikon UK won’t recognise the US warranty.

          • The Manatee

            I’ve never had a problem getting my Nikon equipment serviced in the UK, although I know that the official line is that they will only honour a European warranty. In any case, worst case, my credit card issuer also covers me for a period of 3 years should anything go wrong.

        • http://www.bandh.com/ Henry Posner

          Nikon USA will not permit an authorized retailer to ship any digitla slr to any address outside the USA.

          FWIW, B&H is required to collect sales tax for any purchase made in the store if you take your merchandise with you and for any order shipped to an address inside NY state.

          Henry Posner
          B&H Photo-Video

    • Toecutter

      Thats why its called rip off Britain

    • http://www.garyjsphotography.co.uk Gary Stevenson

      When I saw the price in $ I was going to pre-order straight away since I know I’ll end up upgrading at some point – but when I saw the UK price I changed my mind! £500 more is such a rip off! What do we get for £500?! That’s a crazy mark up! Even the D700 was marked up at £1995 at launch but (the $ launch price was the same I think – $2995) so why the difference this time? Seriously Nikon UK? WHY? The exchange rate is roughly the same as it was when the D700 was launched too…

      • The Manatee

        You seem to forget about VAT.

  • Starbugs

    both D4 and D800 are overkill for me……hope D400 is announced within weeks

  • Ross Geller

    relax guyss…..wait for D400 before u decide

  • M

    When will the d900 be out? That’s what we need!

    • Pete

      Exactly. D800 is sooo last week. Looking forward to the new F7 (with interchangeable sensor capability!).

  • Niktarded

    I will not be ordering one of these. So, more for anyone dumb enough to give away their money. Good luck!

  • T.I.M

    I can believe I wakeup at 2 AM to order a camera !
    :o

    BTW, my DEBIT card was rejected (B&H), surprizing because I checked with my bank few days ago, they told me I can order up tp $5000, I had to use Paypal, so double check if you plan on using your DEBIT card.

    Well, I hope I’ll get my D800E soon !
    Have a good night guys, I’m going back to bed, it’s time to celebrate……
    :o

    • WoutK89

      “I’m going back to bed, it’s time to celebrate……

      TMI should be your name, lol

      • IndyGeoff

        WoutK89 … ROFL

  • http://www.chriswrightphotography.com Photographer Dundee

    Order about to be placed.

  • d
  • jackarm

    I used Paypal at B&H, and my account has been charged.

  • Zlik

    Any high ISO samples out ??

  • http://www.oliviabossert.com OliveBos

    Does anyone know when they actually start shipping?

  • Deivis D90

    Offtopic question – as a D90 owner I m awaiting for newer DX :) I mean replacement for d7000.

    • WoutK89

      Your question being?
      The D7100 is expected in september.

    • binarycodes

      What was the question again? :P

  • http://tonyanastasi.com Tony Anastasi

    low iso samples here – not full res but enough even at this res to see the noise in high iso – http://vimeo.com/36331631 and

    I sold my d3x for $7k a couple of months ago.. and the d3x was very avg after 1600- I’m guessing this is the same 1600+ avg noise issues. I’m keeping my d3 for high-iso for now and grabbing a couple of d800e’s i think for my video work .. waiting to see some video samples of each camera first before deciding which body does video better.. my feature doco starts end of march so time is running out for me.. otherwise it’ll be a couple of gh2′s which are perfectly fine for 1hour long videos with the new hacks out for it :)

  • http://tonyanastasi.com Tony Anastasi

    low iso samples here – not full res but enough even at this res to see the noise in high iso – http://weblog.robvanpetten.com/archive/nikon-d800

    I sold my d3x for $7k a couple of months ago.. and the d3x was very avg after 1600- I’m guessing this is the same 1600+ avg noise issues. I’m keeping my d3 for high-iso for now and grabbing a couple of d800e’s i think for my video work .. waiting to see some video samples of each camera first before deciding which body does video better.. my feature doco starts end of march so time is running out for me.. otherwise it’ll be a couple of gh2′s which are perfectly fine for 1hour long videos with the new hacks out for it :)

    • jodjac

      I think the D800e is not the best choice for video. Better look into that. My impression is that the OLPF is neccesary for video and the D800e is geared toward fine arse stills.

  • Chris

    Why is the price between Amazon US and Amazon Jp so different??

  • ALE

    GUYS ANY ADVISE TO GO FOR D800 OR D800E
    I’M NOT SURE???????
    IT WILL BE A BIG DIFFERENT IN RESULUTION???
    I DO MOST FASHION AND STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

    PS. ANY NEWS FOR D4X??????

  • http://www.jurnalfotografie.ro Robert

    Does anyone know how many MPX will have D800 in DX mode?

    • ALE

      16MP

      • The Manatee

        Close but not correct, 15.36MP in DX mode.

  • Opor

    All this ppl preordering…….it’s madness.

    • Vincent

      FYI.. I have pre-ordered 2 D800E.

  • Brian

    I think it’s too expensive. Really hard to make a decision. At this price, I can get the superb XPRO1 with two lens !!

    • Unyil

      D400 lahhh

  • sithbj

    Dreamed all the night and just got up and ordered both version on Amazon immediately. Thanks NR.
    By the way, this is my first post although I have checked d800 for two years on this site.
    One more story, recently bought a used canon 5d but fortunately I kept all the pro Nikon lenses. :-)

  • R!

    Yeah!!!!!!!!! where the Canon’s trolls at?????

  • jay biz

    well i ordered the d800E ( i am a fashion beauty photog) and than tossed and turned all night wondering if I just wasted $300 that could go towards hard drives, memory cards, new wacom ..etc so I jumped out of bed at 3am and just ordered the d800.. hopefully some info will come out and i can cancel one before they ship. my thoughts are people have been getting great shots with all the nikons before that had the AA filter. blahhh im off to bed.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilovewalkman/ Abhinav

    Where is pink coloured D800 ? :((

  • Gareth

    From UK Amateur Photographer web site today –
    “Though the long-awaited D800 is now out in the open, it seems Nikon is keeping the whereabouts of the camera’s factory strictly under wraps – at least for the time being.

    Nikon’s apparent reluctance to disclose, publicly, where the D800 will be made, emerged yesterday at a UK press briefing in central London.

    The current D700 is made in Japan – in line with other Nikon high-end DSLRs.

    But a Nikon UK spokesman declined to comment when asked by Amateur Photographer (AP) where the D800 will be manufactured.

    UK staff plan to seek clarification on the matter from their Japanese colleagues within the next few days.”

  • http://www.maths-rattrapage.com Duncan Dimanche

    Have we totally given up on inbody IS ? (or VR what ever one wants to call it)…. it would make life simpler/cheaper)

    and it seems that inlens IS is affecting the IQ….. anyways hopefully Nikon and Canon will follow all the others in this regard…

    • R!

      In body stabilisation makes no sens on optical viewfinder.

      • David

        Sure it does. You don’t see the effects in the viewfinder but the major benefit is that it works with EVERY lens.

        I shoot a Sony a850 with in-body stabilising. Although it’s an older camera and the high ISO is weaker than newer cameras, EVERY lens is stabilised, including 35, 50, 85/1.4 primes, ultra-wide angles etc that you would never get optically stabilised. That’s a huge advantage in some situations. Obviously it doesn’t help you freeze action, but for hand-held low light shots, it’s amazingly good.

        Sony proved that 2-4 stops of stabilising is possible with a full frame camera. I’m surprised that no other manufacturers are doing it yet.

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