i started this thread with high hopes of a reasonable discussion about what is in the D800, and what isn't. what might be fun to try and what will be different from what exists already.
it seems all anyone on this board cares about is whether it is something other than what it is.
the specs are there for all to see. why are you complaining that it is not what you want? I don't care if you don't want it, don't buy it! and go and post in another thread.
3 pages of useless drivel and not a single piece of useful information.
No worries, All of the threads I've started got hijacked.
I am neutral on the D800. I really wanted between 5-6fps which is the dealbreaker for me. $6400 is too much to pay for the line of work I do so I may just get a D700. I feel like Nikon outdid the D800 in some categories and didn't maximize the tech in other. It feels like a 5dmk2 in a way. Over speced in a few categories and under-performing in others. It seems as if their prime target is 5dmk2 users. The problem with that goal is that all their D700 users ran to them with open wallets hoping for a D700 with video and more Fps, not a nikon 5Dmk2...
So what is it? 36mpx (still have to try it), The 100% viewfinder is welcome as is the battery type. I really like that it takes the same batteries as the D7000. I also like that the ISO is extendable to 50. If it has the same ISO performance as the D700 (which I doubt) I'll be happy. I have yet to try it to see if the Dx fps makes up for the cripple. I shoot sports so I have no ties to huge image size . I actually see architectural photogs snapping on this and nasa too. Im not digging it's sync speed. I find it odd that a "studio" type camera would only have a sync of 1/250 when some of their older (and current) models do faster.
1 Cf and 1 SD? They put a xqd slot in the d4 so why? Mabye to satisfy the D4/D800 user as well as the D800/D7000 user. It poses the question as to what the D400 will have.
16bit sync sounds like a welcome addition. I really wonder what working with a raw will be like for this. (I also wonder if CS6 will support D4/D800 raw on release)
I also wonder if it will have a sound out port like the D4?
I really like their new left Dial setup. Looks much easier to grip and adjust with one hand. Also love the price. I was cringing at the "projected" $4000 tag. Odd they kept the AF point lock ring when they dumped it off the D4. I was also hoping for the array of rubber flaps on the D4 but got just 1 flap instead...