Dpreview.com has published an in-depth review of the Nikon D800. and D800e. The 29 page article discusses the features of the new camera, and compares them to both the preceding Nikon models and the new Canon 5D MkIII. It also features large numbers of test shots using the new cameras. Their conclusion shows that the folks at dpreview.com are very impressed with the new camera and they award it their “Gold Award”. They do strike a cautionary note though:
“…..if you’re truly after 36MP performance, be prepared to do some work. Flawless technique, fast shutter speeds and top-shelf equipment (particularly lenses and a tripod) along with a low ISO are requirements not options.”
Wetpixel has taken delivery of a D800 and the housing is awaiting customs clearance as we write. It should be “wet” in the next day or so, when we will start to put it through its underwater paces. The results will be posted both here and in the forums, so please keep checking back for updates.