2 years ago – The Nikon D800

Todays blogpost is about the Nikon D800 which i had in 2013, i really loved this camera for its mega resolution of 36 megapixels, everytime i opend my raw files in lightroom i had a smile on my face because you have a ton of crop possibilities and you can still retain a lot of detail. I also really liked the “Nikon Colors” that came out of it and the dynamic range.

Why did i return it? It had the left focus issue, where you just could not focus when set your focus point to the left and i compared it to the Nikon D600 which has 24 megapixels, which was really enough for my photography needs and for social media like facebook 24 megapixels are more than you will ever need, and also 36 megapixel files will eat your harddrive very fast and the Nikon D800 is quite heavy.

Now of course we all now that the D600 with its sensor dust, oil spot issues, which i also had, wasn´t the best decision, but hey if i only had known i would have kept the D800 😉

About the Nikon D800

The Nikon D800 is a 36.3-megapixel  full-frame digital  camera. It was officially announced on February 7, 2012 and went on sale in late March 2012.


  • 36.8 (36.3 effective) megapixel full-frame (35.9 mm × 24 mm) sensor with ISO 100–6400 (ISO 50–25600 boost)
  • Nikon Expeed 3 image processor
  • 91,000 pixel RGB metering sensor with Advanced Scene Recognition System
  • Advanced Multi-CAM3500FX autofocus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, 11 points sensitive at maximum apertures as small as f/8)
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Expeed video processor. 1080p Full HD movie mode at 24/25/30 fps, 720p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps, HDMI HD video out with support of uncompressed video output, stereo monitor headphone out, and stereo input (3.5-mm diameter) with manual sound level control.
  • 4 frames per second in continuous FX mode or 5:4 crop mode. 5 frames per second in continuous 1.2× crop mode or DX (APS-C) mode. With the optional MB-D12 battery grip, fitted with either the EN-EL18 battery pack of the D4 or AA batteries, continuous shooting at 6 frames per second in DX mode is supported.
  • Buffer size for 17 RAW or 56 JPEG with maximum quality.
  • Built-in High dynamic range imaging (HDR) mode (2 frames up to 3EV apart)
  • ‘Active D-Lighting’ with 6 settings and bracketing (adjusts metering and D-Lighting curve)
  • Customizable ‘Picture Control’ settings affecting exposure, white balance, sharpness, brightness, saturation, hue; allowing custom curves to be created, edited, saved, exported and imported
  • Pop-up flash that doubles as a wireless flash controller
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Image sensor cleaning
  • Shutter rated at 200,000 actuations
  • Live View with either phase detect or improved contrast detect Auto Focus
  • Dual card slots, one CompactFlash UDMA and one SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-Fi (WLAN) compatible card slot (mirror, overflow, back-up, RAW on 1/JPEG on 2, Stills on 1/Movies on 2, copy)
  • Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body comparable to D700, but considered less robust than D4
  • GPS interface for direct geotagging supported by Nikon GP-1

Lets see some of my favorite pictures i shot with the D800. lenses i had where Nikkor 50mm 1.8, Nikkor 70-300 VR



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