After quite a lot of thought I just cancelled my D-800 order and instead pre-ordered a D-4. I just don't see myself making billboard sized prints & I already get exquisitely detailed A-3 size prints via my D3X.
I've been using a D3 and a D3X and I feel that I can use the D4's attributes to replace the D3 and the D3X, with 24.4 megapixels, will allow me to make large prints of excellent quality.
I'm not saying I won't buy a D-800 in the future but I want to handle one and try one out when they become available to see if it's something I want/need.
Sorry to hear you cancelled the order . I'm still using my D300 so turning down the FX with a smaller file size or DX lens will be better than what I have . I feel most user wont shoot Large RAW files all the time . So its a 25 - 15 MP camera for average use . 36 MP is just more cropping acreage.
If I had a D3x, I would not be getting a D800 either. It remains to be seen by how much, if anything, the D800 might improve on the D3x image quality. I doubt it will make a difference. The D4 looks to be a much better complement to the D3x, so I think you made the right call.
>If I had a D3x, I would not be getting a D800 either. It >remains to be seen by how much, if anything, the D800 might >improve on the D3x image quality. I doubt it will make a >difference. The D4 looks to be a much better complement to the >D3x, so I think you made the right call.
I agree, Tom. I'm extremely happy with my D3X photos and don't see a reason to get a D800. I don't have a D3S so the D4 looks like my next body unless the D400 is a real killer. I will be looking for an upgrade to my D300 eventually.
>how much.. the D800 might improve on the D3x image >quality. I doubt it will make a difference. >The D4 looks to be a much better complement to the >D3x, so I think you made the right call.
You are right - if you have a D3x and have no D3s - you should better add a D4. But if you have both D3x and D3s - the situation is different. D4 is even a less a step forward in comparison to D3s. Maybe the most wise scenario is to ignore both new cameras - but NAS forces me to buy at least one of them, and D800 is cheaper
Lucky for me, I will have up to 30 days to evaluate the D800 before deciding whether to keep it or go for the D4. I am relieved that the D4 has been delayed.
I am first on both list and was afraid I would have to pass on the D4. The extra weight of the D4 will not balance well if I take all those extra C-notes out of my wallet, but I may need that extra High ISO capability. So, if I actually like the D800 enough to keep it, I may end up with a used D3s as dedicated Event camera. Otherwise, I will get the D4 to use at Events and for Video.
Quote>You are lucky Roger, my GF only likes Italian high heels >which each comes at a price of a decent FX lens;>) They >DO look nice however. >Stan >Quote<<<
Lucky indeed! She pays for her own shoes out of her SS money and they are the $20 variety. Kathy is a comparably "low maintenance" and very loving wife of almost 28 years. Quite the contrast to my first one, who luckily left me after only 10 years.