D800 wins the Camera Grand Prix 2012 award in Japan
Established in 1963, the Camera Grand Prix awards are organized by the Japanese “Camera Journal Press Club.” Nikon's D800 has been awarded the prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2012 title and also won the public vote for best camera. Please check out the reasons in the web site. The original website is in Japanese, I have included the Google translation.
Camera Grand Prix website
The last time Nikon won this was for the D3.
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