Monthly Archives: March 2012

Amazon now shipping Nikon D800 pre-orders

Amazon sent out email notifications today that they are shipping the Nikon D800 to existing pre-orders. The first deliveries are expected on Monday. On their website, the D800 is listed as “usually ships within 1 to 3 months“.

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Nikon D800 tested at DxOMark, gets the #1 spot

After the Nikon D4 got the second best DxOMark overal score on Tuesday, today there is a new king – the Nikon D800 is now the #1 rated camera – it even got a higher score than the Phase One IQ180 digital back. The detailed stats are available on DxoMark, here are few screenshots:

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The patent for the upcoming Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G full frame lens is now online

Patent application 20120069440 is for the upcoming Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G full frame lens. I have no exact announcement date yet, but I believe this lens will be introduced in 2012. The patent contains several different calculations and one of them is for 28mm f/1.8: f = 28.08 (focal length) FNO = 1.84 (aperture) 2ω = 76.4° (filed of view) Y = 21.6 […]

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Nikon D800 updates

I was lucky to get a D800 from BestBuy today. Check your local store – they may have some in stock. My Amazon order is still in a “not yet shipped” state (pre-ordered at 1:07 am the night of the announcement). Some readers already received shipping dates from Amazon. Many small dealers in the US […]

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Nikon D800 shipping to NPS members in the US

NPS members in the US who pre-ordered the D800, received an email notification today that their cameras are being shipped. The process will be the same as with the D4 – all NPS reservations will be filled first and then the remaining cameras will be shipped to “regular” pre-orders. As far as I know Amazon doesn’t […]

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First Nikon D800 cameras delivered in Japan and Europe

The first Nikon D800 cameras were delivered in Japan and Europe today. Nikon Australia is expected to have the D800 in stores tomorrow (March 22): No word when shipping will start in the US. Amazon sent out emails to existing pre-orders that they will receive the first D800 shipment on March 23, 2012:

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Nikon D4 tested at DxOMark, gets second best overall score

DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon D4 camera. The D4 automatically took the #2 spot, based on overall test score and just 2 points after the PhaseOne IQ180 digital back. Another interesting aspect is that the Nikon D3s got a better low-light ISO score than the new D4.

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Nikon D800 price drops £300 on Amazon UK

Here it is again – the price of the Nikon D800 dropped £300 (around $480) on Amazon UK. Not sure if this is a mistake or a special offer, but the same price drop happened also few days ago and then it went back to £2,399.99. Update: the Nikon D800 price on Amazon Italy also dropped […]

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