Nikon D800 officially announced.

After countless “accidental leaks,” Nikon announced two new cameras: the D800 and D800E. The D800E is identical to the D800, except that it skips the anti-aliasing filter, which technically will offer sharper photos, but might also introduce color moire and chroma noise. According to Nikon, the “D800E is ideal for photographers who can control light, distance and the subject to mitigate the increased risk of moiré and false color.”

UPDATED: Adorama is allowing preorders on Nikon D800 ($3000 ships next month) and D800E ($3300 ships in April). First orders in, first boxes out. Hurry up!

Video Features

The D800 video features are almost identical to the D4, for half the price.
• 1080p/29.97fps and 720p/59.94fps
• Two memory card slots: Compact Flash (UDMA Mode 7) and SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-1)
• USB 3.0
• Mini-HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack for live audio monitoring, 3.5mm powered stereo microphone jack, PC sync and 10-pin remote socket

Interestingly, both the rear LCD and an HDMI-connected external monitor can display simultaneously.

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Interesting Features

• 35.9 x 24mm (FX Format) self-cleaning CMOS sensor
• 36.3-megapixels
• ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 25,600)
• 51-point AF system, 20% more sensitive than the D700

• 91k RGB 3D color metering
• 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion and 16-bit EXPEED 3 digital image processing
• 3.2-inch LCD screen
• 4 fps continuous shooting (5fps for DX shots)
Eye-Fi wireless/SDHC combo cards are officially supported.

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On paper, the D800 series competes with low-end medium format Digital Backs in terms of resolution, but not in sensor size and bit-depth.

Here are the complete tech specs. And below is Nikon’s product tour video:

Adorama is allowing preorders on Nikon D800 ($3000 ships next month) and D800E ($3300 ships in April).