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    Nikon D800 tested at DxOMark, gets the #1 spot | Nikon Rumors

    Beats the PhaseOne IQ 180 and the D4!!!

    Die die must buy!

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    I know ! I know !!
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    .... Until they test D800E

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    This could be the one I am waiting for, whether D800 or D800E. I will wait another 3 to 6 months for more evaluation and maybe the price will come down.
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    If you look closely at the measurements, the D700 and D800 is closer than the numbers suggest. The main improvements is actually the D800 has a ISO100 mode which outperforms D700 ISO200 mode by a fair margin. At higher ISO, the performance of the D700 and D800 in all the DXO metrics is remarkably similar.

    Frankly, at good light, I thought D700 IS200 pics are already extremely good. Is the improvements visible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dniwkh View Post
    If you look closely at the measurements, the D700 and D800 is closer than the numbers suggest.
    the key improvement I think is that they manage all those numbers while tripling the pixel count... whether one needs all those pixels should be a consideration though, especially if one doesn't print big...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dniwkh View Post
    If you look closely at the measurements, the D700 and D800 is closer than the numbers suggest. The main improvements is actually the D800 has a ISO100 mode which outperforms D700 ISO200 mode by a fair margin. At higher ISO, the performance of the D700 and D800 in all the DXO metrics is remarkably similar.

    Frankly, at good light, I thought D700 IS200 pics are already extremely good. Is the improvements visible?
    If you are someone who needs that extra dynamic range, then yes I think the improvements will be visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    If you are someone who needs that extra dynamic range, then yes I think the improvements will be visible.
    Yup, the DR is the only thing that I think is useful. The high ISO noise performance seems to be rather similar to D700 up to maybe ISO3200.

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    Hi friends,

    I have no experience in using a Nikon FF DSLR and am interested in either the D800 or the D800E. The specifications state that the D800 can also be used on the DX mode, APS-C, at 15.1 mp and 1.2x crop mode which is 25 mp. Does this mean that I can actually have 3 cameras in one, Fx, Dx and 1.2 crop? Can someone help explain whether my interpretation is correct? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Lee
    Hi friends,

    I have no experience in using a Nikon FF DSLR and am interested in either the D800 or the D800E. The specifications state that the D800 can also be used on the DX mode, APS-C, at 15.1 mp and 1.2x crop mode which is 25 mp. Does this mean that I can actually have 3 cameras in one, Fx, Dx and 1.2 crop? Can someone help explain whether my interpretation is correct? Thanks.
    Essentially yes. That also means if you set to DX mode you should be able to use your DX lenses with the body since the mount is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Lee
    Hi friends,

    I have no experience in using a Nikon FF DSLR and am interested in either the D800 or the D800E. The specifications state that the D800 can also be used on the DX mode, APS-C, at 15.1 mp and 1.2x crop mode which is 25 mp. Does this mean that I can actually have 3 cameras in one, Fx, Dx and 1.2 crop? Can someone help explain whether my interpretation is correct? Thanks.
    U missed out one more mode. Which is 5:4 portrait mode. By your definition, we have 4 cameras in 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Essentially yes. That also means if you set to DX mode you should be able to use your DX lenses with the body since the mount is the same.
    And here is some idea of the IQ... better than what my D7000 can do in ISO 6400 I would say:

    D800 DX cropped ISO 6400 theatre image: Nikon D4 - D1 / D800 Forum: Digital Photography Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Essentially yes. That also means if you set to DX mode you should be able to use your DX lenses with the body since the mount is the same.
    Thanks, this is exactly what I want to know, not unlike cropping a full frame image, but actually shooting on crop mode with a Dx lens.
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