The Nikon D800 is available for pre-order now. See links below.
- Amazon – Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E
- Adorama – Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E
- B&H – Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E
- J&R – Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E
Earlier, Nikon announced the much anticipated D800. With a price of $2,999 for the body only, it’s sure to sell out quickly. Most places are anticipating an arrival date of mid to late March for those who pre-order now.
Priced just above what the D700 usually was selling for a month or two ago, in the photography world it might just be a bargain. I actually thought it would be closer to $4,000, so I’m in the “nice price” group.
If you missed my previous post about the features of the D800, here they are:
- 36 MP (7360 x 4912 resolution)
- FX Format (35.9 x 24mm)
- ISO 100-6,400 expandable to 25,600
- 3.2 inch LCD screen – 921,000 pixels
- 6fps continuous shooting (DX mode) and 4fps FX
- Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps and 720p 24/25/30/60 fps
- Live View/Movie recording
- Shutter rated to 200,000 actuations (cycles)
- 100% viewfinder coverage
- 51-point AF system w/face recognition
- 86k pixels RGB sensor
- Dual memory card slots – SD/CF
- High-speed USB 3.0 transfer
- Uncompressed HDMI video out
If you miss out on any of the pre-order slots, don’t worry I suspect Nikon thought ahead this time and will be able to meet customer demands. However, don’t expect to get this camera at most larger retail outlets, it’s target customers are established advanced photographers.