I call BS. the motion in the D800 PALES in comparison to that of the pro bodies, and even further behind that of the medium format cameras. If this was a significant issue, pro's would have been screaming for 10 years. The fact is, it's not. The D800 is no harder to use than any other camera if you have good technique.
I can pick up my D800, Nikon 1 v1, D200, D3s, or D600, and shoot all of them at the same shutter speed on the same subject and not have a SINGLE problem. I've got 8x10s to 20x30s here in my room, shot handheld with the D800 and they look stunning.
If someone has a non-defective copy of the D800 and they can't get good files from it, it's not the camera. Period.
>Thanks James! >I have been reading this thread with high interest because I >am thinking about purchasing a D800. Your response to the >question that Craig poses is the first one that I find to be a >plausible explanation for why the D800 requires a faster >shutter speed. Craigs point that the D7000 and D800 have the >same sensor pixel density so it does not make sense that >similar hand-holding technique employed on the two different >cameras should result in any difference in focus sharpness at >the pixel level. When he looks at the images 1-1 on his >monitor in LR he should see similar performance – unless the >camera itself shakes more as you have proposed. Maybe when >(if) Nikon comes out with a D800s they will find a way to >dampen the mirror movement so it is less of a limitation. I >guess what this really means to me is that the effective >sensitivity for hand-held shooting is reduced by a ½ stop. I >shoot both portraits and sports so I’ll have to take this >limitation into account when deciding between the D800 and >D600. >Thanks again for this explanation! Very useful for me >