Nikon D800 Specifications

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Product
Name Nikon D800
Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2012
Release Date 2012-02-07
MSRP 2999 USD
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Camera Type
Camera Type DSLR
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DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras
Sensor
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
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Sensor Type CMOS
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Dust on the sensor? Read our Cleaning Guide
Resolution 7360 x 4912 pixels
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Megapixels 36,3 MP (36152320 total pixels)
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Image Processor EXPEED 3
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Image
ISO Range 100 - 25600
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White Balance Presets 12
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization No
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Uncompressed format RAW
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
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Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView

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Focus Points 51
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Lens Mount Nikon F

List of all compatible lenses
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Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3,2
Screen dots 921000
Touchscreen No
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Screen Type TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Live view Yes
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Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism)
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Viewfinder Coverage 100%
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Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
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Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 6 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds
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Built-in Flash Yes
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Built-in Flash Range 12 meters
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External Flash Yes
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse Yes
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average

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Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording Yes
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Video Format MPEG4
H.264

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Video Resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080

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Built-in Microphone Yes
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Built-in Speakers Yes
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Storage
Memory Card Compact Flash

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Connectivity
HDMI Output Yes
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Microphone Port Yes
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Headphone Port Yes
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Wireless Yes
Optional with Nikon Wireless Transmitter for D800 (WT-4A)

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Wireless SKU WT-4A
Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless)
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GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1

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GPS SKU GP-1
Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed Yes
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU EN-EL15
Battery Life 900 shots according to CIPA
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Issues with Battery life on Nikon D800?
Width 146 mm
Height 123 mm
Depth 82 mm
Weight 900 gram including battery
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