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.

The Nikon WT-4A Wireless Transmitter does more than file transfer, it allows wireless control of your Nikon camera using Camera Control Pro 2 software. But it is also very expensive. If you just need a wireless file transfer solution for your Nikon D800, you may want to consider the Eye-Fi Pro X2 8 GB Class 6 SDHC Wireless Flash Memory Card instead. For ~$92, it can wirelessly transfer your files (including RAW) from Nikon D800. What’s even better? The Nikon D800 comes with a SD card slot and built-in Eye-Fi support according to the User’s Manual. Read More…

Posted in Accessories on March 16th, 2012. 4 Comments.
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.

Jean-François Didelot, Founder of Victorimage, shot three videos using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Check them out after the break. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 8th, 2012. No Comments.

Here is another set of Nikon D800 samples taken from ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 25600 (hi-2). Full resolution versions are available so you can check out the high ISO image quality of Nikon D800 at any magnification you want to. The image quality of high ISO shots are quite good and they certainly impressed some people. However it appears that all images with ISO higher than 3200 were processed quite differently, making true high ISO noise performance evaluation difficult. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 6th, 2012. No Comments.
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