To me, the D800 seems to be cleaner than the D700. As I said before, I believe that the D800 is a fantastic camera. There two main reasons I’m not upgrading my D700. Firstly, I am not longer willing to sell a camera with a zillion actuations left in it. Lastly, I just do not want to handle the file sizes. I use LR and send my photos to CS5 to apply the different filters and plug-ins like Nik Software. Right now, I get around 12 MB per raw file + 50-80 MB for each Tiff file (I keep both.) I have no idea what it would be like with a 36MP camera, but they are not small not to speak about the degradation of my PC performance. In addition, I only publish on the WEB and if I print, they are only 8X11.
I have never read so much negativity about a product that is not out yet and no one has (or better said: very few, but very few have.) I have always been very critical of Nikon for not announcing their upcoming products several months ahead of the release date so we can plan if we know what is coming down the road. Now that they do…
#3. "RE: Nikon D700 vs. Nikon D800 high ISO comparison" In response to Reply # 2
Thanks for the link Hektor. I don't have much technical experience to make a claim if the sample comparison was fair. The comparison between the two made the D800 appear to be cleaner.
However, if both files were printed on an A3 or A4 picture, the D800 might look cleaner since it tends to conceal the noise in the shadows better due to its larger file size. That is just my assumption based on what was previously explained to me.
With that said, I wonder how will the D800 fair against the D4 if you print the pictures and do a comparison at ISO 6400.