Canon vs. Nikon rivalry is always a hot topic among photographers and in online debates. After both companies started shipping their entry level full frame DSLR cameras, the Nikon D800 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III, can we actually declare a winner? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on April 3rd, 2012. No Comments.

The Nikon D800 may be Nikon’s most anticipated DSLR camera. Its great feature list especially the massive pixel count attracted many people to pre-order. The demand has been unprecedented and there are wide spread shortages reported. In the mad rush, are early adopters of Nikon D800 the Guinea Pigs to expose issues with the camera? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Miscellaneous on March 28th, 2012. 2 Comments.

Visitors of Nikon USA’s D800 product page will see the page title “Nikon D800 D-SLR Camera | High Dynamic Range Camera”. Apparently the high dynamic range is one of its highlighted features. How high is the dynamic range of the Nikon D800 and how does it compared with other cameras? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 25th, 2012. No Comments.

One of the most anticipated DSLR cameras the Nikon D800 finally starts to get into the hands of photographers world wide. Based on Amazon sales rankings (for example, in Camera & Photo and Digital SLR Cameras categories), it may be outselling the closest competition, the Canon EOS, by a large margin. The popularity appears to have surprised Nikon, which is having hard time meeting the demands. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 23rd, 2012. No Comments.
Nikon D800 file size vs ISO

Does Nikon D800 apply noise reduction even when High ISO NR is turned off in camera shooting menu? That seems to be what the Nikon D800 User Manual says as shown in the screen capture below. Does this affect only JPEG/TIFF output or NEF raw image as well? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 18th, 2012. 1 Comment.
Nikon D800 User Manual

Nikon USA has just made the user’s manual for Nikon D800 available for download (pdf). If you are like many others who are anxiously waiting for the arrival of their Nikon D800, what can be better than reading through the 472 page booklet during the early spring weekend? It may actually be a good read with some little surprises here and there. :-) Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 16th, 2012. No Comments.

You may have already seen the D800 vs. D700 high ISO comparison post (and anther one) on Nikon Rumors website a while ago. The 100% crop images from Nikon D800 clearly win with less noise and more details when they are scaled down to D700 size. If you were still not convinced, here is another comparison.

A Romanian wedding photographer took a spin with the Nikon D800 at a local store and came away with raw NEF images from the camera. He also shot the same scene with a Nikon D700. Even though the images were all shot handheld and the white balances also seemed different the comparison should still give you a good idea about how the two cameras compare in the high ISO shooting situations. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 13th, 2012. No Comments.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a significantly improved full frame DSLR over its predecessor except the pixel count, which got just a minor increase. Canon, through some media outlets, claimed two stops improvement in high ISO noise performance. Could it be true? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 11th, 2012. No Comments.
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