Nikon D800 Review: 36 Megapixels Of Full Frame Fury

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The flash has front and rear curtain sync, as well as a few Red-eye reduction syncs and a Slow sync. I was highly impressed with the performance of the built-in flash. Very few images exhibited that ghastly washed out flash look, and portraits of people were not marred by red devil eyes. The only issue I ran into with the D800s flash was that the 24-70mm lens was too monstrous at base focal lengths. So, I had to back up and zoom in to avoid the infamous lens shadow in order to use it, even with the lens hood removed. With a fixed aperture prime lens, the built-in flash will be fine, but if you plan on tossing on a behemoth piece of glass like the one Nikon sent me, then your best bet is to rely on the trusty old Speedlight, hosted by the D800s hot shoe. Interface Im not a fan of Nikons Coolpix menus and interfaces, but in the DSLR world, its a whole different sleeve of Newman-Os.
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Nikon confirms 36.3-megapixel D800, we go hands-on

From image processing to transfer, the new engine is capable of processing massive amounts of data, exacting optimal color, rich tonality and minimized noise throughout the frame. Despite the immense data, the new EXPEED 3 also contributes to energy efficiency, affording the ability to shoot longer. The D800 also features the Advanced Scene Recognition System with the 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Meter III to provide unrivaled metering in even the most challenging of lighting conditions. At the system’s core is a newly designed RGB sensor that meticulously analyzes each scene, recognizes factors such as color and brightness with unprecedented precision and then compares all the data using Nikon’s exclusive 30,000 image database.
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