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    D800/D800E vs D810

    Nikon released a handy comparison of the D800/D800E and D810

    It looks to me like this could have very well been called the D900 when you consider that the D610 was merely a shutter fix with a couple new things thrown in.


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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    I dunno man. At best, this looks like a D800s to me.
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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    I'm curious, not familiar with medium format but I have seen the new D810 being mentioned as basically a medium format camera. The sensor size is the same so how are people making this determination, just curious if anyone can speak on that.
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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    Am I correct, is Adorama and B&H preselling the D810 at the same price as the D800e?

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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    Quote Originally Posted by Krs_2007 View Post
    I'm curious, not familiar with medium format but I have seen the new D810 being mentioned as basically a medium format camera. The sensor size is the same so how are people making this determination, just curious if anyone can speak on that.
    Most of that is just marketing hubbub. You'll read some reviews and opinions from people who compare stats, but I doubt any of them have actually shot with a medium format camera. The D800 is very impressive, but I wouldn't call it a competitor.

    1. Sensor size
    The D800's sensor is massive. Forget about the 36MP for a moment, I'm talking about the actual sensor itself, in inches (or mm if that's your thing). It's already a full-frame sensor, which has benefits over crop, but it's large even for a normal full-frame. Still...as big as it is, it's not as big as a medium format sensor. You can get some great DoF with the D800, no doubt. But the DoF you can get with medium format is incredible. No comparison in my opinion.

    2. Dynamic range
    This is the other major comparison point of D800 vs medium format. I can honestly say that the dynamic range of the D800 is something to behold. As in, you can literally capture HDR-level range with a single exposure. It's that good. 12-14 stops of range, depending on who you ask/read. This is on par with medium format.

    3. Color capture
    This is the game changer. DSLRs capture in 14 bit, versus 16 bit for medium format. What's the big deal, right? It's 2 points.
    • 14 bit = 16,384 color values per channel
    • 16 bit = 65,536 color values per channel

    That's an enormous difference. Colors are richer and more true to life with medium format.

    Take a look at the photos of Annie Leibovitz and Joey L. They're two commercial photographers who use medium format to great effect.
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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    @Browncoat, thanks I get it now. I never shot medium format but have seen the results and just couldn't draw enough of a comparison to the statement I read. This clears it up
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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    Quote Originally Posted by Browncoat View Post
    1. Sensor size
    It's already a full-frame sensor, which has benefits over crop, but it's large even for a normal full-frame.
    ???? I am confused.

    35.9x24mm is large even for a normal full-frame? I am afraid I do not understand. "Full-frame" 35mm film image area was (is) 36x24mm. What cameras that the manufacturers refer to as "full-frame" are smaller than ~36x24mm?
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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    the high iso performance going to 12800 is the biggest plus here. but this is not a camera for wedding protogs. 20mp would be the perfect rez.

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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    That was some bad writing on my part, dancing back and forth between physical size and MP. I should've been more specific and referred to mm˛.
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    Re: D800/D800E vs D810

    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman122 View Post
    the high iso performance going to 12800 is the biggest plus here. but this is not a camera for wedding protogs. 20mp would be the perfect rez.
    I agree with the Higher ISO and possibly the group AF points as selling points.

    MP wise is subjective since some wedding photogs minimum requirement is 24mp.


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