I have changed my order from a D800 to a D800E and back to a D800, only because of concern with moire in video on a D800E. I have read this can be a real problem in video without the anti-aliasing feature of the D800. I don't mind the extra $300 and I could probably get an 800E sooner, but I don't think I would enjoy trying to correct 30 frames a second of moired video. Does anyone have actual experience with an 800E shooting video. I didn't see the problem with my D7000 and, of course, my D700 which I am selling, doesn't shoot video.
Thanks for the reply. On the surface looks reasonable, but there are a couple of comments that imply "stay away" from video for the 800E. Too much risk for me now that Henry's, a very good chain in Ontario, has stopped accepting returns for cameras above $2,500, unless there is a design flaw that stops you from using the camera. I guess too many were simply taking these cameras out for a test run and leaving Henry's with a used camera.
Well, thanks everyone for the advice on video 800 vs. 800E. Basically no difference
I think, however, on the still picture side that there is a moire situation that may require more correction on the 800E. If i get into doing weddings or event photography, I won't have the same light control nor time to check my shots that I would have in a static shoot. The tradeoff is slightly better Raw shots with the 800E but the potential for increased post-production time, and time is your enemy if you are getting paid to do a job, even assuming you can correct all the false colours and moire.