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Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera Body - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A. Refurbished

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Product Highlights

  • 1080p HD quality video & minimized rolling shutter
  • 3.2-inch super-sharp 921,000-dot LCD monitor
  • 4 fps continuous shooting at full format resolution
  • 91,000 Pix 3D Metering w Advanced Scene Recognition
  • Dedicated Nikon Picture Control Button
  • Expand Dynamic Range using built-in HDR
  • Extreme 36.3 MP (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF system
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About Nikon D800E

The Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP professional HDSLR that breaks new ground in resolution and metering technology. More than an upgrade to the just-discontinued 12MP D700, the D800 is a major overhaul. Unlike the D700, which was positioned as a "prosumer" camera, the Nikon D800 is definitely geared towards pro users especially studio, fashion, and wedding and portrait photographers. The D800 has a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition, and what Nikon says is an improved 51-point AF system. It has a relatively small form factor for a pro camera, similar in size to the D700. For videographers, the camera can capture 1080p video at up to 30fps with manual control and uncompressed HDMI output.

Unlike the 16MP D4, Nikon's recently-announced new flagship camera that boasts an ISO range of 100-204-800, the D800's native ISO range is 100-6400, expandable to 50 and 25,600. However, Nikon says improvements in light transmission to the sensor photodiodes, changes in sensor design, an enhanced Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and 14 bit A/D conversion with a high signal to noise ratio will translate into outstanding low-light, high-ISO performance. Also unlike the D4, the D800 delivers only 4fps burst rate at full resolution, 6fps in DX mode (see below).

Nikon users who have invested in DX-format lenses will be able to use them on the D800 by using the 15.4MP resolution setting. In this setting, only the pixels that cover a DX-sized portion of the sensor will be active, giving the camera a 1.5x crop.

Other features include Advanced Scene Recognition, which compares the scene with Nikon's 30,000 image database. Face recognition has been refined, with the Color Matrix Meter placing priority on exposures of detected faces. Nikon says it has also improved white balance to better recognize both natural and artificial light.

D800: Tool for serious cinematography
For videographers, the D800 is a serious tool. Able to record full HD 1080p at 30 or 25p and 720p at 60/30p, the D800 records H.264 or MPEG4 AVC format video using the B-Frame data compression method for up to 29:59-minute clips. Rolling shutter distortion a common problem for HDSLRs is said to be minimized thanks to fast data read rates at the sensor. High-ISO performance is said to allow filmmakers to capture footage where previously impossible.

The D800 is available both with and without a low-pass filter (the model without the low-pass filter is the D800E. The D800E cancels anti-aliasing properties and allows light to be delivered directly to the photodiodes. This is said to offer the highest possible color fidelity and dynamic range that, according to Nikon, delivers near-medium-format image quality. Color moire correction ise available within Capture NX2.

Both the D800 and D800E will use UMDA6 and UMDA7 Compact Flash cards as well as SD SDXC and UHS-1 cards in two card slots. The camera is protected from moisture and dust and is constructed of magnesium alloy. Nikon also claims up to 900 image captures and 60 minutes of HD video recording per battery charge.

The Nikon D800E is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D800E is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D800E: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, High ISO performance and Large clear LCD

Nikon D800E Specifications

Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount
Effective Pixels
36.3 million
Image Sensor
CMOS sensor, 35.9 x 24 mm; Nikon FX format
Total Pixels
36.8 Million
Dust-Reduction System
Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo
Image Are (pixels)
FX-format (L) 7,360 x 4,912 (M) 5,520 x 3,680 (S) 3,680 x 2,456
1:2 format (30 x 20) (L) 6,144 x 4,080 (M) 4,608 x 3,056
5:4 format (30 x 24) (L) 6,144 x 4,912 (M) 4,608 x 3,680 (S) 3,072 x 2,456
DX-format (L) 4,800 x 3,200 (M) 3,600 x 2,400 (S) 2,400 x 1,600
File Format - Still Images
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): lossless compressed 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline-Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
Picture Control System
Landscape - Monochrome - Neutral - Portrait - Standard - User-customizable Settings Vivid -
Storage Media
CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) - SD - SDHC - SDXC
Card Slot
1 CompactFlash (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30x24): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.70x
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
Built - in (-3 to +1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
19.5 (-1.0)
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview
Lens Aperture
Instant-return type
Depth-of-field Control
Lens Compatibility at a Glance
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses
Compatible Lenses
AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering III
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering III
DX AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) Image Size
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported
Non-CPU: Usable in [A] or [M] mode Center-Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Mazimum Aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8,000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
Shutter Release Modes
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 4 frames per second
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Speed
FX-format: CH: Up to 4 frames per second CL: Up to 4 frames per second
FX-format CH: Up to 4 frames per second CL: Up to 4 frames per second
DX-format CH: Up to 5 frames per second CL: Up to 5 frames per second
1:2 format CH: Up to 5 frames per second CL: Up to 5 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed
4 frames per second at full resolution
2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System
TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range
0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Exposure Modes
Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority (S)
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 o
Exposure Lock
Mirror Lock Up
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 - 6400
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
Lo-1 (ISO-50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent), Hi-2 (ISO-25,600 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low - Normal - High - Off
Active D-Lighting
Auto - Extra High - High - Normal - Low - Off
D-Lighting Bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame
3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode
Autofocus System
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
AF Detection Range
-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A);
predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-Area Mode
9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (51 points)
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
Autofocus Sensitivity
-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune
Built-in Flash
Flash Bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Built-in Flash Distance
39 ft. (ISO 100)
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes
1) Front-curtain sync (normal), 2) Slow sync, 3) Rear-curtain sync, 4) Red-eye reduction, 5) Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready Indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Accessory Shoe
Flash Sync Terminal
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
CLS Supported
White Balance
Auto (2 types) - Choose color temperature (2500K 10000K) - Cloudy - Direct Sunlight - Flash - Fluorescent (7 types) - Incandescent - Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) - Shade
White Balance Bracketing
2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Live View Shooting
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode
Face-priority AF - Wide-area AF - Normal-area AF - Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps) - 1280 x 720 (60p): 60 fps (59.94 fps) - 1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) - 1920 x 1080 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
Movie Maximum recording time
20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File Format
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Movie Audio recording Device
Built-in monaural microphone - External stereo microphone (optional)
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps - HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps - HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps - HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps - HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
Movie Audio
Built-in microphone, monaural - External stereo microphone (optional)
Monitor Size
3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
921,000 Dots
Monitor Type
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments
Brightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
Playback Functions
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
In-Camera Image Editing
Color Outline - Color Sketch - D-Lighting - Distortion Control -Edit Movie - Filter Effects Fisheye - Image Overlay - Miniature Effect - Monochrome - NEF (RAW) Processing -Perspective Control - Quick Retouch - Red-eye Correction - Resize - Selective Color - Side-by-Side Comparison - Straighten - Trim - Color Balance
Image Comment
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector - Headphone Connector - NTSC - Stereo Microphone Input - Super Speed USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Functionality
Eye-Fi Compatible - WT-4A
GP-1 GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings
Total custom Settings
My Menu
Yes with customization
Recent Settings
Supported Languages
Arabic - Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) - Czech - Danish - Dutch - English - Finnish - French - German - Indonesian - Italian - Japanese - Korean - Norweigan - Polish - Portuguese - Romanian - Russian - Spanish - Swedish - Thai - Turkish - Ukrainian
Date, Time and Daylight Savings
World Time Setting
EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
900 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)
AC Adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger
MH-25 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions
Width 5.7 in. (144.78mm) - Height 4.8 in. (121.92mm) - Depth 3.2 in. (81.28mm)
Approx. Weight
31.7 oz (900G)
Camera Body only
Mfr #
25498 B

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Upgraded my D700.

I had a D700 that I had grown very familiar with, and that I loved the performance of. Then a friend of mine got the D800 last year and I did notice a distinct difference in image clarity. We even did side by side shot comparisons, and I did see a big difference between the two. I have purchased a refurbished Nikon product before and was very satisfied, so I was comfortable buying this. I have only had this out a couple of times so far, but I am very happy. I am noticing great depth, c...

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I had a D700 that I had grown very familiar with, and that I loved the performance of. Then a friend of mine got the D800 last year and I did notice a distinct difference in image clarity. We even did side by side shot comparisons, and I did see a big difference between the two. I have purchased a refurbished Nikon product before and was very satisfied, so I was comfortable buying this. I have only had this out a couple of times so far, but I am very happy. I am noticing great depth, clarity, and fantastic detail to my shots. I am going out tomorrow to get some winter waterfall shots in southeastern Ohio and can't wait to see the results.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Unmatched excellence


A most excellent camera; thought about going for the D4s but couldn't justify spending $6500 so took a step down and, after looking at specs and reviews, decided on the D800E... and it was a great choice. I moved up from the 14MP D2Xs so it's taking some time to get used to 2 1/2 times more resolution and the pros and cons that go with it. I absolutely love the ability to use the live view to zoom in on a subject and adjust focus; one of the issues with extreme MPs is that focus is critical (though at points less than full resolution, subjects look more in focus than they actually may be). Moving from the D2 body, I tried to get used to the smaller size of the D800 but decided to add the extra battery pack (which sits on the bottom of the camera, much like motor drives back in the day). The increase in size makes it very similar to holding the larger bodied camera. The camera is very good at determing proper white balance, exposure, etc., when framing the shot (I shoot mostly landscapes, city scapes, nature, etc.), though if you're shooting something very dark or very light, you will need to adjust the exposure accordingly. I am still getting used to some of the details and extra bells and whistles that weren't available with my previous DSLRs but I must say I am very happy with my choice.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


love it


best digital camera i have seen. from the d600 the wow factor ain't that great but from a dx it blows your socks gives you more freedom to concentrate on what your shooting rather than trying to frame the shoot perfectly, like using a 6x7 format. i like the fact that it has a pc plug,makes it more convenient to use the more powerful flash units and studio lites. with the nx 2 program, it makes handling raw files very get better results from a slite under exposure.wish i got this before i got the d600 but it was not around then.i shot this photo while testing a flash. first photo to give you scale. the second is an enlargement made from the previous shot.


wonderful camera


this camera does not feel any different to use than my D7000 yet physically it is bigger. I like the ISO picture quality. Because it is top of the line , It will take me time to fully use it as I am a slow at reading It has a CF slot and a SD slot I wish it had 4 SD slots

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


An amazing camera!


Although I am still learning the Nikon from Canon. I am really liking it - a lot. Of course I do Landscape photography.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Superlatives are earned for the D800E


I refrained from buying this camera b/c I could see no rationale for a 36mp image. After viewing the incredible sharpness of images directly out of camera I was sold. Furthermore I wanted a companion camera to my D4 and this is the only other Nikon without the silly consumer icon based controls on the top panel. The transition from one camera to the other is seamless.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing for the Studio Photographer


This camera has a relatively slow FPS but unless you're trying to shoot sports, it doesn't matter. The D4 gives you a big boost in FPS but falls short in my book for megapixels. So for me, this is the BEST offering Nikon currently has.


Full rich sharp detailed images!


I have only had this Nikon D 800E camera body for 2 weeks. I was going to wait awhile longer to write an evaluation. Today however, I really tested the resolution by photographing flowering plants with my 105mm F2.8 Micro Nikkor AI lens. I had chosen the E model as I had heard it was sharper than the D 800. In my 30+ years as a pro I have used every flim format from 8x10 sheet film to 35mm. This camera is like having a medium format or a 4x5 sheet film camera in a 35mm body. I still have to see how the camera and Nikon NX2 software handle the issue of morie. I am told that you can eliminate the problem by use of the software when importing the still images from the camera. I also understand that this problem is not resolved when shooting Video. I have shot some amazing available light HD Video clips I will have to experiment more but I am pleased with the initial results. If you are shooting more video I would suggest that you look to the D800. If you are shooting stills and do not mind a bit more post processing and has plenty of memory to store the HUGE Nef Files. BUY this camera!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Camera


My only complaint with Nikon is: It has been over a year, and I expected that by now they would have fixed the green tint issue. Well, they haven't, and while as a photographer I am beginning to get used to it - there are a number of times when we have to show the pictures being clicked to the client and a green tint does not help to inspire their confidence in you or your equipment. Yes, I understand I can send my camera to Nikon and they will fix it. Why will I send my camera - pay shipping and be without it for whatever time it takes them to fix it? Other than that - it is a great camera - I have no issues. This is my 6th Nikon and 8th overall camera.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Sometimes you get more than you expected


I had high expectations for this cameras performance and to my surprise .... it was better than expected

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)




Our first run with the D800E was an indoor wedding, and I cant count the shots that I was able to go without flash, out of 900 photos and 5 hrs I only used the SB910 flash about 50 times and all that was outdoor shots using it for flash fill. The photographs are impeccable and without blemish. Lighting in program matrix balanced fill flash is awesome. I would highly recommend. The wedding I shot at about 1/3 what the camera will actually shoot and I was still getting 9 mb jpegs. Raw, it is your call, awesome. We did a family session and shot all tiff and filled a 8 gig card quick so make sure you know how much memory you have, this camera is the top. If i take care of this one it ought to be good till 2020. The detail with the Nikon 28-300 that we usually shoot with is outstanding.


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Shopper  Does this refurb d800e come with the box? Thanks
CHARLES M  Yes, with cables and instruction book.
Shopper  Does this refurb d800e come with the box? Thanks
CHARLES M  Yes, with cables and instruction book.
Shopper  How many shutter actuations can I expect to have on my refurb 800E?
Andrew R  Unfortunately we have no way of knowing how many shutter actuations there may have been on a refurbished unit. Refurbished equipment is offered to us in batches from the manufacturer and the manufacturer does not specify what repairs or adjustments have been made during the refurbishment process. It's possible that the counter was reset during the refurbishment process. All refurbished items will have been checked over by the manufacturer by hand, inspected very thoroughly, diagnosed, and calibrated by experienced technicians, and could therefore turn out to be more dependable than a new item - which will only have been checked by a process of systematic quality control protocol (ie by random sampling as it comes off the conveyor belt). Refurbished goods are shipped with the firmware updates and latest fixes which were completed at whatever stage it was at when we took delivery. Refurbished goods sold by Adorama are all refurbished by the manufacturer (unless specified otherwise) to the original company's specifications.All refurbished equipment sold by Adorama include a 90-day return-to-manufacturer warranty
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