Nikon D800/D800E full specs comparison

Nikon have just unveiled the most anticipated megapixel-loving Nikon D800/D800E, though Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L II have steal some limelight for all sorts of digital photography buzz, pros are sure delighted whether they belong on either Canon or Nikon faction. Do a virtual jump pass through the break and you’ll have the full specification comparison of D800/D800E versus Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon D700, D3X and D4.

Nikon D800/D800E full specs comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Nikon D700 Nikon D800/ D800E Nikon D3X Nikon D4
Sensor (effective resolution) 21.1-megapixel CMOS
4-channel readout
14 bit
12.1-megapixel CMOS
n/a
14 bit
36.3-megapixel CMOS
n/a
14 bit
24.5-megapixel CMOS
12-channel readout
14 bit
16.2-megapixel CMOS
16-bit pipeline
36 mm x 24mm 36 mm x 23.9mm 35.9 mm x 24mm 35.9 mm x 24mm 36mm x 23.9mm
Focal-length multiplier 1.0x 1.0x 1.0x 1.0x 1.0x
Sensitivity range ISO 50 (exp)/100 – ISO 6400/25,600 (exp) ISO 100 (exp)/200 – ISO 6400/ 25,600 (exp) ISO 50 (exp)/100 – ISO 6400/ 25,600 (exp) ISO 50 (exp)/ 100 – ISO 1600/6400 (exp) ISO 50 (exp)/100 – ISO 12,800/204,800 (exp)
Continuous shooting 3.9fps
14 raw/310 JPEG
5fps
17 raw/100 JPEG
4fps
n/a
(5fps with battery grip)
5fps
n/a
10fps
n/a
Viewfinder
magnification/ effective magnification
100% coverage
0.71x/0.71x
95% coverage
0.72x/0.72x
100% coverage
0.70x/0.70x
100% coverage
0.70x/0.70x
100% coverage
0.70x/ 0.70x
Autofocus 9-pt AF
1 cross type
51-pt
15 cross type
51-pt
15 cross type; 11 cross type to f8
51-pt
15 cross type
51-pt
15 cross type; 9 cross type to f8
AF exposure range -0.5 – 18
EV
-1 – 19 EV -2 – 19 EV n/a -2 – 19 EV
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/200 sec x-syn 1/8000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync 1/8000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync 1/8000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync 1/8,000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync
Shutter durability 150,000 cycles 150,000 cycles 200,000 cycles 300,000 cycles 400,00 cycles
Metering 35-zone TTL 1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II 91,000-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering III 1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II 91,000-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering III
Metering exposure range 1 – 20 EV 0 – 20 EV 0 – 20 EV 0 – 20 EV -1 – 20 EV
Image stabilization Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical
Video H.264 QuickTime MOV 1080/30p/ 25p/24p; 720/60p/50p None H.264 QuickTime MOV
1080/30p/ 25p/24p; 720/60p/50p/ 25p/24p
None H.264 QuickTime MOV 1080/ 30p/25p/24p; 720/60p/50p/ 25p/24p
Rated estimated max HD video length at best quality 4GB
(approx 12 minutes)
n/a 20 minutes n/a 20 minutes
Audio mono; mic input n/a mono; mic input; headphone jack n/a mono; mic input; headphone jack
LCD size 3 inches fixed
920,000 dots
3 inches fixed
921,000 dots
3.2 inches
921,000 dots
3 inches fixed
921,000 dots
3.2 inches
921,000 dots
Memory slots 1 x CF (UDMA mode 7) 1 x CF (UDMA mode 6) 1 x CF (UDMA mode 7), 1 x SDXC 2 x CF (UDMA mode 6) 1 x CF, 1 x XQD
Wireless flash No Yes Yes No n/a (probably no)
Battery life (CIPA rating) 850 shots
(1800 mAh)
1000 shots
(1500 mAh)
850 shots
(1800 mAh)
4400 shots
(1900 mAh)
n/a
Dimensions (inches, WHD) 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6
Body operating weight (ounces) 32.9 38.7 31.7 (est) 43 (est) 47.3 (est.)
Mfr. Price $2,499.00 (body only) $2,699.95 (body only) $2,999.95/ $3,299.95 (body only) $7,999.95 (body only) $5,999.95 (body only)
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ship date November 2008 July 2008 March 2012/ April 2012 December 2008 February 2012

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