The D800 was designed to replace and possibly outperform medium format digital cameras, and with 36MP and a full-frame sensor there is no other DSLR as well suited to fine art. The FX-sized sensor means that the D800 can use virtually any Nikkor lens for nearly limitless creative possibilities. A 51-point autofocus system combined with the Expeed III Image Processing system perfected in Nikons flagship D4 allows the D800 to transform memorable moments into masterpieces.
51-point autofocus system
A 51-point system with 15 cross-type sensors gives the D800 autofocus capability every bit as fast and sharp as any professional-grade DSLR. Even at 4fps at FX or 6fps at DX-format the autofocus is accurate, and the low-light capabilities are astonishing.
Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III
The Scene Recognition System analyzes all aspects of each scene and compares figures to similar scenes in a giant database. All of this is done instantly, capturing action and vivid colors.
Unrivaled Lens Compatibility
The full-frame (FX) D800 can be used with virtually any Nikkor lens made for 35mm film cameras, and it can also use the DX lenses made especially for Nikons smaller processor DX SLRs. Virtually any Nikkor AF, AF-I, AF-D or AF-S lens made since the mid-1980s works flawlessly with the D800, and older manual focus Nikon F bayonet mount lenses also work well, even with full metering functionality.
EXPEED 3 Image Processor
This is the same processing method that Nikon perfected in its professional-grade D4 SLR. It delivers fast, true images in both still frame and video. With supercomputer-like speed the Expeed 3 image processor handles multiple processes simultaneously to deliver superior color and tone.
Just as in still photography, the D800 provides a range of video recording choices between fully automatic and manual control. 1080p, 720p, and smaller formats are available, and constant autofocus keeps video sharp. The built-in microphone is always ready, and the D800 can be supplemented by an optional external stereo microphone.
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