Nikon D800 vs. D700 size comparison

Yes, The Nikon D800 will be smaller (and 100g lighter) than the D700.

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    • Jason

      If it just had 25,400 native ISO…. I would be in heaven.

      • nawab

        if i had just the money instead!

  • Bip

    Spoke to a dealer today and was told that the price for D800 is actually $3,900, and not $3,300. We’ll wait to see which one is more accurate.

    Would anyone trade in their D3S/D3X for this new D800?

    • No one would ever dare sell their D3s for it. But, someone may sell their D3x. If they needed the video features. But, if they’re going to buy the $8k D3x, they’re probably going to just add a D4 to their lineup and have the best of both worlds.


    • A.T.M


    • I have a D3s and have ordered a D4. I will likely order a D800 also and, depending upon my thoughts of the D4 when it arrives, may consider selling my D3s. I’ve had an increase in my studio and landscape shooting as of late so the 800 may be a good replacement for my D3s in this situation.

      • Envy

        Wish I had that many toys!

        • Believe me they’re not just toys for me! I love what I have of course, but it is very much my livelihood. Besides, I simply cannot afford to keep all three, but I will keep them long enough to decide which two fit me best right now.

    • twoomy

      Looks like your dealer was wrong. Unless of course he likes to mark things up $800. LOL.

  • Well, not that it will make too much of a difference, lol. I’d rather have something at least the size of the D700. But, like I said, not too much of a difference.

    Anyhow, the important thing is there is only approx 20 mins left until we hopefully hear some news!


  • Highly visible man

    Good things come in small packages. Well done, Nikon!

    Anyone know when is the pre-order date and shipment date?

    • In all likelihood, preorder date is tomorrow, or within a few hours. I’m guessing shipment at the middle-end of March. But I honestly have no idea.


  • shivaswrath

    the preorder on this is going to be nuts….

  • aaron

    this picture hurts my eyes

  • Ad Ronair

    I really didn’t expect the 36 mp is going to be real.

    Getting this new beast now means I have to buy a new laptop computer, a few more larger capacity CF/SD cards, and buy more portable disc drive for back up.

    It is an expensive update!

    • HRL

      I have set aside $7k.

      If I get the D4, I will have $1k to spare, but if I get the D800, I don’t have enough for all the upgrade that Ad R mentioned.

      What would you do?

    • welcome back

      ron, nice to have you back! what happened to your avatar?

    • No Name

      I think you should buy better lenses first! I’m very interested to see a list of lenses which can handle this sensor after F/8…

      • Ad Ronair

        I have a rather complete set of lenses: –

        1.) Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G
        2.) Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
        3.) Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G micro
        4.) Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
        5.) Nikkor 105mm f2.8G micro
        6.) Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G
        7.) Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G
        8.) Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G VRII
        9.) Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5 – 5.6G VR (when I am allowed to bring only one lens)

        Are they not good enough for the D800 resolution?

        • HRL

          I don’t have as many lenses. I have a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G, and item 4.) to 8.) that you have listed.

  • 120-300 OS

    Well i be not on the preorder list just bought in december 10th an 300 f2.8 lens but shure this is going too be my next camera Nikon Well done Admin and Yhanks Nikon after all this long waiting

  • Chandra


    I expect that you will post the actual release that details both the models and the pricing.

  • Scott

    Is anything else going to happen tonight? Are we going to get full details and photos of the back? People keep saying midnight…midnight for who? The Japaneses, the Brazilians or London? Anyone know? This has been a very exciting day. Hope the price is around $3500. I have the D700, but would love to see what Nikon can do with 36.3 megapixels. Of course we will have to wait a while until Photoshop updates for the D800. More storage will be needed and probably better ways to download files. It will work itself out. I think by summer, I will be getting one. I have enjoyed this site today, thanks! You guys were right!

    • Bip

      I was told by a very reputable dealer (I am a “big” customer of his) – I am not naming names. He told me the RRP will be around $3,999. We will find out how true is this in a couple of hours.

  • Juan Castillo

    I don’t know if the shorter grip is going to be better.

  • dj hanson
  • We’re totally bummed with this body… too many MP! And with that price point a used D3s makes much more sense for anyone shooting events.

    • zeroanalogue


    • Hmm

      I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there’s another camera, a D4, that was recently announced.

  • Maybe I’m not seeing this right…but the lens seems to be a 24-120 f/4 in both circumstances. But in one overlay, the lens is wider than in the other…which would mean it’s not an accurate comparison… What do you guys think?

    • Adam

      Oops. Nevermind. I guess one of them is the old VR, 3.5-5.6 lens. That makes more sense. Carry on 🙂

  • Chandra

    Nikon usa has details now

    D800 for $3000 and D800E for $3300

    Late March for D800 and Mid April for D800E

  • Up $#!t’s Creek!

    not bad…

    The Nikon D800 will be available in late March for the suggested retail price of $2999.95.* The D800E version will be available in mid April 2012 for a suggested retail price of $3,299.95.* For more information about these models, NIKKOR lenses and other D-SLR cameras please visit

  • LDMarin

    It’s official

    D800 March 22
    D800E April 12

  • Jason

    “HD DSLR”… they are already calling it some thing different to straddle two markets.

    Terrfic specs, could use higher ISO, but will the price be a killer? And will images have noise like the other brand – that flaunts 51K + native ISO?

    • Up $#!t’s creek!

      i was hoping they would include sample images at something other than 100

  • CNET has pic of D800E, also rear D800 shot.

  • LDMarin

    It’s Official

    D800 March 22
    D800E April 12

    At least in Japan, no price…

  • Zhatash
  • Jake Sneed
  • Scott

    All the hype and more. The viewer enlarges 46 times to check your focus. I think my D700 goes about 8 times. 46? Fill the screen with half an eyelash.
    Great price, cool video and extreme detail. Now I have to decide on no AA or not. I shoot oil paintings, portraits and still life scenes, also landscapes. I think the E may be the ticket.

  • Is d800 really smaller than d700?
    d800 146 × 123 × 81,5 mm
    d700 147 x 123 x 77 mm
    Though it seems really lighter…

  • sip

    Surely this is a D4x, NOT a D800. This, in my mind does not replace the D700. I use my D700 for sports, 8fps, fast af, etc. The D800 is a studio/landscape camera ala the D3x. This has been aimed at the Canon 5d video users and not the nikon D700 users. When will the full frame 9fps D700 replacement be out?

  • Cesar

    Seems like the D700 is the smaller one in this picture! The grip of the D800 seems much larger (it’s the ghosty one, with the red “swoosh”, right?)

  • Remedy

    Idiotic, smaller grip is idiotic.

  • How does the size compare with the D7000? It looks to me like both bodies are very similar…

    • Remedy

      No mate, D7000 is much smaller. Compare D700 with D7000 and You are gonna get a picture of how D800 is bigger than D7000.

  • Remedy

    Idiotic, smaller grip is idiotic… and smaller.

  • Peter

    It will be a great camera for me – I have time! I prefer resolution – and I think all nature / landscape photographers do – this is a war declaration towards the mid size format cameras – Hasselblad / phase one are doing the same with more ISO restrictions …. and slower.
    The D800 is a great camera and I can not wait to shoot pictures out of a plane with it>
    Thank you Nikon – Great Job!
    I never wanna go over ISO1600
    A perfect camera for Landscape, Panorama and Aerealshots
    The D4 will do it for the rest – Why having 2 the same cameras, which are canibalizing their own marked instead of aiming to different markets?
    This is the same what Steve Jobs Did with the Macintoshs, when he came back – only on system for each segment!

    • Fortytwo

      It’ll be a cold day in hell before this gets close to the image quality of a proper digital back. There is just no substitution for a very large CCD inside. Don’t get me wrong, it looks like a very strong camera to me. But putting it side by side with a Phase One of Hasselblad back just isn’t fair. That’s a completely different league…

      • Peter

        I have faith in Nikon and the lenses are getting better and better – a build Nikon Lens today build by high quality standarts will be better than an old medium format lens with an older building technique
        – some call it evolution some call it revolution ….

        A lot of people are against big milestones – and I think the D800 will be one for the SLR Marked. But I think this are the same people which would be the one who claimed “Specialist” when someone came and said the earth is round or it is possible to fly supersonic – the history is repeating ….. in one of the other way.

  • Nikonsniper

    This is bigger then my D200

    D200 D800
    W 5.8 5.7
    H 4.4 4.8
    D 2.9 3.2

  • Sem

    So one question, will be also possible to control de camera by wireless with a computer ipad or any other tablet?

  • Will the AF in the D800 be comparable (as fast) to the AF in the D3 and D3s series…? Or Nikon will put the fast AF in the D4 only… It would be great to know. I guess I should order one and return it if I am not happy with the AF of the D800….

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