I recently bought a new camera, Nikon D800, after using my trusty Nikon D80 for the past 7 years and nearly 30,000 photos. It was quite a leap from the Nikon D80, considered a consumer DSLR at 10 megapixels, to the pro D800 at an astounding 36 megapixels. Technology has advanced so much since the D80 was released in 2006 and I wanted to take advantage of those enhancements. In addition to the fantastic resolution, I noticed that D800 images required very little post processing to look great while I had to work harder in post to get good results with the D80.
Since the D800 is a full frame DSLR while the D80 was DX, I had to also purchase a full frame lens to use as my main walk around lens. I decided on the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom. It has turned out to be a great combination for me.
A little more about the D800: A FX-format model that offers a noteworthy effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels. At its core is superior image quality equal to that achieved with medium-format digital cameras. The D800 is also equipped with a number of new functions for a high level of added value, all in a compact and lightweight body. In addition to a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, specifically optimized for Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D800 is equipped with a new 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor that supports the Advanced Scene Recognition System with its noteworthy advances in scene recognition performance. The camera is also equipped with a number of new functions, including Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie that enables movie recording using either the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format.
My New Nikon D800
My New Nikon D800
My Old Nikon D80