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Nikon D800 - why I decided NOT to upgrade

km6xz

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Tue 13-Mar-12 08:49 PM

With the D3s 1.5 to 2 stops more light sensitivity, a big jump in QE, and a change in pixel pitch, the D3/D700 sensor is certainly not in the same league as the D3s sensor regardless of what Rockwell writes. He is honest enough to state clearly to not consider his writing as factual, but for entertainment.
With the D800, Nikon changes the state of the art again, this time in extremely wide dynamic range over anything else at lower ISO but also does well at high ISO. Not many people were expecting that such a large jump in pixel density could coexist with low light performance. A lot has changed in the 3+ years since the D3/D700 sensor was state of the art.
The biggest downside to the D800 is Nikon not having enough confidence in its sales potential, demonstrated by not investing in another production line, and using one for building another batch of D700's, making a great many people have to wait for 6-12 months before they can get theirs.
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