Nikon D800 SLR Body – Refurbished
What kind of features make a professional-quality camera…well, a professional-quality camera? We can answer that exact question simply by describing the Nikon D800 SLR Body—Refurbished camera. This is a camera for pros, capable of advanced scene recognition and plenty of cinematography:
- With Advanced Scene Recognition, you’ll be able to snap professional-quality shots at a moment’s notice, as the RGB Matrix Metering System (coming in at 91,000 pixels) allows for the ideal exposure in every single shot.
- Cinematographers at heart will appreciate the ability of the Nikon D800 to easily record HD 1080p, as well as the ability to record clips nearly half-an-hour long. With easy data compression and HDMI capacity, you’ll never have to worry about capturing easy, effective video again.
- With a large, clear LCD that’s quiet, and plenty of image stabilization, you’ll be able to outperform amateur photographers simply by virtue of the quality of your camera.
Ideal for family photos, landscapes, studio shots, weddings, and live video, the Nikon D800 can handle just about anything your career as a professional photographer will demand. The only question that remains: can you handle a camera of this quality? We think you can.
Learn about the Nikon D800 SLR Body – Refurbished
Professional photographers know the importance of a trustworthy, reliable camera. And cameras like the Nikon D800 SLR Body (Refurbished) provide that reliability with the features and characteristics that make it much more than your run-of-the-mill “built for amateurs as well as professionals” camera.
But don’t take our word for it. The Nikon D800 for sale here at Adorama has plenty of features that make it practically sell itself. Read through the Nikon D800’s distinguishing characteristics for yourself:
- A 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System. While matrix metering sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, the concept is actually simple. The camera’s meter will handle much of the exposure based on the different “zones” of the scene you’re shooting. This means a consistent, thoroughly enjoyable image without fussing over the exposure, which is as great for portraits as it is live events like weddings. The 91,000 pixels—well, what can we say other than, “that’s a lot of pixels”? The entire Advanced Scene Recognition systems of the Nikon D800 are stunning, as Nikon will compare your scene with a database of tens of thousands of images.
- Plenty of videography shooting power. This camera can shoot 1080p video with a 30fps rate. Featuring an uncompressed HDMI output and manual shooting control, you’ll have plenty of direct say over three quality of the video this camera shoots for you. There’s no muss and no fuss when it comes to shooting video with this Nikon, which allows you to move seamlessly from portraits to live events.
- Seriously, lots of cinematic power. You thought we were kidding. But think about these additional features: you can record up to 29:59 minute clips thanks to a B-Frame data compression. You can easily shoot MPEG4 AVC format video, or H.264. You can record full HD 1080p, as mentioned, or even 720p. And you’ll have the option of a low-pass filter: note that the Nikon D800e is the model without this low-pass filter.
- Not just an upgrade, but an overhaul. You may remember Nikon’s old version of this model, a discontinued 12MP D700. This is not just an upgrade over that model—it’s something entirely new. Geared toward professional photographers, this camera allows DX-format lens users to use them on the D800—just use a 15.4MP resolution setting and you’re good to go.
- Durability, plain and simple. Both the D800 and D800E models use UMDA6 and UMDA7 compact flash cards, featuring moisture protection and dust protection. The durable magnesium alloy ensures that your camera won’t smash into pieces at the slightest nudge, giving you the confidence to carry this camera around with you for spontaneous landscapes as well as live events. This is a must-have if you have an active Instagram account. Even an Adorama D800, refurbished piece can be a major upgrade to your collection.
Perfect for professionals, this camera can handle the demands of studio/fashion shots, weddings, live photography, and plenty of landscape and scenery photographs. You’ll be able to create stunning portrait shots for families, as well. At Adorama, the Nikon D800 SLR Body—Refurbished camera is a durable, versatile option for someone who wants to take the step from amateur to professional with just one purchase. Whether you require 15mm or 14mm for your photography needs, this Body will deliver a complete photography package you can rely on day in and day out.
From the Manufacturer
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 D800 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D800 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D800 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D800: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet