Feb. 7, 2012 at 9:36 AM ET
Nikon has made its latest high-end camera official. The full-frame DSLR is — predictably — called the D800 and its specs should be appealing to photographers and videographers alike.
The D800 offers a 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS censor, a 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system with Advanced Scene Recognition System, and an enhanced 51 pt AF system. The camera's ISO range goes up to 6400 (though it's expandable in Hi-2 mode, of course). The D800 has support for speedy USB 3.0, dual CF and SD card slots, and uncompressed HDMI out (which should make videographers pretty darn happy).
You can check out the D800's full spec sheet on Nikon's site for all the nitty-gritty details.
It's worth noting that the camera maker intends to offer an alternative model, the D800E, "for those professionals who demand even higher resolution." Nikon explains that this model will "effectively enhance the resolution characteristics of the 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor by cancelling the anti-aliasing properties of the OLPF inside the camera."
The Nikon D800 will become available at the end of March. It will set you back $3,000. The Nikon D800E, on the other hand, will become available in mid-April and cost $3,300.
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