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    Attn: Nikon Fans - Nikon D800 and D800E Just announced


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    Re: Attn: Nikon Fans - Nikon D800 and D800E Just announced

    Pre-order pricing at Amazon - $2999 for the D800 and $3299 for the D800E

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    Re: Attn: Nikon Fans - Nikon D800 and D800E Just announced

    Crumbs!
    Does that make my poor old D700 redundant?
    Wonder why they haven't gone for the XQD card as in the D4? Although I don't know where you buy such cards yet.

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    Re: Attn: Nikon Fans - Nikon D800 and D800E Just announced

    I read about their release from their website itself, which witnessed quite heavy traffic through out the day, and has not been easily accessible...
    I wonder if our regular laptops would be able to easily handle the gigantic files that D800 would churn out... I have read that .NEF file would be around 76 MB...
    And would such a high resolution sensor not demand really top of the notch lenses??
    I am quite interested in buying a full-frame... But am quite confused
    I guess I would just let the froth settle and then decide...

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    Re: Attn: Nikon Fans - Nikon D800 and D800E Just announced

    I don't understand the logic of separating the D800 from the D800E. In that price bracket a $300 difference really doesn't mean much. With the only difference being the details of the RGB sensor and anti-aliasing I imagine the standard purchase will be the D800E. I think there are a few reasons for not going with the XQD. First off is backwards compatibility. A good number of people using that level of a camera are professionals whose backup camera would be a D700 or D300 type. It would just be an aggravation having to juggle different recording media. As with just about anything new, XQD will be very expensive until demand levels drop the production costs. You don't want to introduce a new camera then tick off your customers by having them need to kick out another few hundred for memory. The pixel size will obviously attract some users but with a majority of the photos in the world ending up as 72ppi on a monitor or 4X6 prints for most the move would be unnecessary. HD movies at the serious amateur level will see a benefit but really, how many of those are around? I think I'll be keeping my eyes open for some under-used D300 or D700.

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    Re: Attn: Nikon Fans - Nikon D800 and D800E Just announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew1 View Post
    I don't understand the logic of separating the D800 from the D800E.
    I guess it gives people the choice - if they want to take the risk.

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