#92. "RE: How Are You Primarily Using Your D800 or D800E?" In response to In response to 90
This is true, and with the recent BM price drop, I've considered it. However, I still need to do stills as well... especially since I'll be selling my old D100 to my uncle, who has repeatedly suggested I upgrade for 2 years now so that I can sell it to him. (He seems quite taken with it.) And since I need a camera that is a bit of a "jack of all trades," it's hard to beat the D800. I also want to keep on using Nikon F mount lenses for the foreseeable future. And honestly, I'm not too keen to jump on the Black Magic bandwagon. If still photography was not a "must have" element, I'd be more interested in waiting for the new Digital Bolex D16.
However, the D800 is rather underrated in the DSLR video world, which is largely pro Canon. Perhaps with the exception of certain low light conditions, it can stand it's ground or surpass the DSLR competition on a toe to toe basis.
Is it the perfect camera for video? No, no one camera is for all possible situations. However, the D800 is currently the best solution for the majority of situations I'll find myself in for the plan-able future.
>Wow, > >I surely would be looking for something else for video if >that's your primary consideration. For less money you could >be into a Blackmagic Cinema camera. Get 2K RAW video. Hell >of a lot better than a D800 for $1k less. Or for $1k more get >their 4K version. > >-P > >>Yeah, I'm purchasing my D800 very soon here and my #1 >>deciding factor is for video production. If it wasn't for >>that, I'd be perfectly happy to keep using my D100 for >stills. >> >> >> >>-Starius >