Nikon D800

Here’s our concise review of the Nikon D800 full-frame DSLR camera…

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Another golden oldie, the Nikon D800 is actually still in widespread use. It features a stunning 36.3MP full-frame sensor, but boasts a trusty 51-point AF system and 4fps continuous shooting speed. The ISO range is showing its age, with a low 100 and high of 6400. You’ll find a rear 3.2in 921k-dot screen, which isn’t as breathtaking as the latest offerings, but does the job well, and it also offers Live View.

The body has a sturdy reinforced magnesium alloy structure, and full weather sealing, making it very robust, and the high resolution stands up well against today’s more modern competition. You’ll also find a Full HD 1080p video mode, though it didn’t quite earn the plaudits of the Canon competition.

While image quality is great, and the autofocus still impressive, it does lack the finesse of many modern alternatives. The lack of a joystick for focusing, and the limited ISO range are both downsides. However, with a much-reduced price compared to launch, it still does a great job of delivering the goods.

Find out more at the Nikon website.

Pros
Image quality
Solid build
Reliable AF system

Cons
Low ISO range
No joystick
Lacks a touchscreen

Spec
Weight: 1000g
WxHxD: 146x123x82mm
Battery: 900 shots
Card type: SD, CF
AF: 51-point